Adolescent gambling on a great lakes Indian reservation

Robert B. Peacock, Priscilla A. Day, Thomas D. Peacock

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Abstract

The gambling habits of adolescents and the relationship between gambling, other high-risk behaviors and self-esteem were investigated. One hundred eighty-five American Indian and non-Indian students in grades 7-12 in two schools (one tribal and one public) were surveyed on a Great Lakes Indian Reservation. The seventy-eight item survey replicated a previous study on another reservation. The instrument reported data by age, gender, school, ethnicity, socio-economic status, incidence of high-risk behaviors, self-esteem indicators, and incidence(s) of individual and family gambling. The results indicated statistically significant relationships between gambling habits, parental gambling, other high-risk behaviors, and self-esteem. These findings have implications for American Indian youth and their families, for tribal leaders making policy decisions, and for social workers who provide services to these communities. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail address: getinfo@haworthpressinc.com].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVoices of First Nations People
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Services Considerations
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages5-17
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781317948513
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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    Peacock, R. B., Day, P. A., & Peacock, T. D. (2019). Adolescent gambling on a great lakes Indian reservation. In Voices of First Nations People: Human Services Considerations (pp. 5-17). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315862378-2