Australian apprentices and gambling

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Dowling, Nicki, Clark, David, Memery, Lynda and Corney, Tim (2011) Australian apprentices and gambling. In: Apprentices: Young people in transition. Corney, Tim and du Plessis, Karin, eds. Incolink and Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, Calton, VIC, pp. 115-128.


Recent evidence suggests that young people are at an increased risk for developing problem gambling compared to adults. However, relatively little is known about the gambling behaviour and gambling-related problems of young workers. This survey of Australian apprentices revealed high rates of gambling and gambling-related problems, particularly in relation to gambling on games of skill, racing and casino table games, and low rates of help-seeking for gambling-related problems. The findings imply that there is a need for effective health promotion and intervention targeted at this group of young workers

Item type Book Section
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ISBN 9780646551883
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Keywords gambling behaviour, behavior, gambling-related problems, young workers, Australian apprentices, health promotion, intervention, youth gambling, problem gambling, building, construction industry
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