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Document ID (ISN)109583
CIS number 09-742
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lee T.K., LaBrie R.A., Rhee H.S., Shaffer H.J.
Title A study of South Korean casino employees and gambling problems
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, Vol.58, No.3, p.191-197. 23 ref.
Internet access http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/58/3/191 [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to identify differences in the mental health status and social attitudes among casino employees in South Korea depending upon whether or not they reported any gambling problems. Data were collected by means of questionnaires from 388 employees on the prevalence of gambling problems, alcohol and tobacco use and depression. Employees were grouped according to their scores on the Korean version of South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS). The employees who gambled without experiencing any gambling problems were compared to those who reported any gambling problems. Exploratory factor analyses identified the domains of casino employee social attitudes towards gambling. Employees who reported gambling problems reported more smoking, alcohol consumption and depression compared to employees who did not report gambling problems. Implications of these and other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; Korea, Republic of; state of health; social aspects; mental health; casinos; human behaviour
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; alcoholism; sex-linked differences; questionnaire survey; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceKorea, Republic of; USA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Alcohol and drug abuse
Entertainment services and sports
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Psychological factors