Gambling, Its Effects and Prevalence on College Campuses

George McClellan, James Caswell, Beth Beck, Carol Graves Holladay, Alice A. Mitchell, and Kathleen Wong O'Connor


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While campus health topics such as substance use, risky sexual behaviors, depression, and violence have captured the attention of student affairs professionals, there is another health issue that has received far less attention: problem gambling. Understanding this issue affords student affairs professionals the important opportunity to recognize its occurrence, deter its effects, and improve student learning and persistence. This invited paper focuses on a NASPA study that examined problem gambling among students and its effects on their behavior. The paper offers student affairs professionals recommendations for action based on the research.

Invited Paper | 2002 | 12 pages

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