The Catalonia survey: Personality and intelligence structure in a sample of compulsive gamblers

Angel Martínez-Pina, José Luis Guirao de Parga, Rafael Fusté i. Vallverdú, Xavier Serrat Planas, Miguel Martín Mateo, Víctor Moreno Aguado

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    Abstract

    A sample of fifty-seven pathological gamblers and one hundred and fifteen controls (two per pathological gambler, matched as regards age and sex) was investigated. This sample received a complex battery of psychometric tests designed to evaluate two different axes: psychopathology and intelligence. The results obtained show that pathological gamblers have an unstable family and work background, that pathological gambling correlates with other addictions (alcohol, illness prone behavior, absenteeism, risk working, living alone and bereavement), that all the general and specific psychopathology vectors were significant in the addicts, and that the pathological gamblers' intelligence has characteristic factors. © 1991 Human Sciences Press, Inc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)275-299
    JournalJournal of Gambling Studies
    Volume7
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1991

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