Gambling, Its Effects and Prevalence on College Campuses
Health, Safety, and Well-being Financial Wellness Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives
August 20, 2013
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