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Boredom proneness in pathological gambling.
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PMID:  2236416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To test the hypothesis that pathological gamblers seek stimulation as a means of reducing aversive under-aroused states of boredom and/or depression, the Beck Depression Inventory, Zuckerman's Sensation Seeking Scale and a Boredom Proneness Scale were administered to 48 diagnosed pathological gamblers and a control group of 40 family physician patients. Analyses of variance showed pathological gamblers obtained significantly higher boredom proneness and depression scores than those of controls. That the Boredom Proneness Scale failed to correlate with the Zuckerman Boredom Susceptibility subscale suggested the two measure differing dimensions. Results indicated the possible existence of three subtypes of pathological gamblers, one group characterized by boredom, another by depression, and a third by a mixture of both depression and boredom.
A Blaszczynski; N McConaghy; A Frankova
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological reports     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0033-2941     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rep     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-07     Completed Date:  1990-12-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376475     Medline TA:  Psychol Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Psychology, Westmead Hospital, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Gambling / psychology*
Personality Tests

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