Pilot Study of Gambling Attitudes and Behaviors Among Iowa College Students, December 2013

(2013) Pilot Study of Gambling Attitudes and Behaviors Among Iowa College Students, December 2013. Public Health, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)


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Combining both qualitative and quantitative dimensions, this pilot study was designed as a preliminary investigation of gambling behaviors and attitudes among Iowa college students, particularly as they relate to the treatment of problem gambling. As the first phase of a larger proposed study of college gambling behavior among Iowa college students, this project evaluated an overall research design, the quantitative survey instrument and qualitative focus group questions, and assessed potential response rates. The report includes a review of the extant literature on gambling among college students, and summarizes the findings from a small pilot survey of one comprehensive university as well as providing key themes from two focus groups that were conducted at the comprehensive university. The original design included data collection at both a comprehensive university and a community college. However, because response rates varied dramatically between the two institutional populations, the decision was made to exclude the community college data from the report.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Gambling, Iowans, Survey, college students
Subjects: Health and medicine > Public health
Recreation and tourism
Recreation and tourism > Gambling
ID Code: 31789
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2020 16:53
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2020 16:53
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/31789