Mindfulness and impulsive urgency are related but not interacting predictors of disordered gambling

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Potoczny, Camilla, Gill, Peter ORCID: 0000-0001-7772-4849, Ohtsuka, Keis ORCID: 0000-0002-2338-0697 and Scarfo, Jessica (2022) Mindfulness and impulsive urgency are related but not interacting predictors of disordered gambling. Journal of Gambling Issues. ISSN 1910-7595 (In Press)


Research suggests that emotion regulation problems are involved in disordered gambling. A cross-sectional correlational study of 296 Australian community gamblers investigated trait mindfulness as a protective factor for emotionally impulsive gamblers. Moderated regression revealed that gender, and positive and negative urgency predicted problem gambling and gambling frequency. Mindfulness did not moderate the urgency/problem gambling or urgency/gambling frequency pathways. While causal inferences cannot be inferred, we suggest that the inability to regulate extreme positive mood states is significantly involved in disordered gambling. The role of mindfulness in these processes remains unclear and requires further research using multidimensional measures of mindfulness.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/43506
DOI 10.4309/PYDQ5415
Official URL https://cdspress.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/JGI...
Subjects Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 5203 Clinical and health psychology
Current > Division/Research > College of Arts and Education
Keywords mindfulness, impulsivity, negative urgency, positive urgency, disordered gambling, moderation
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