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The Relationship between Adolescents` Stress Coping Behavior and Gambling Addiction: Mediating effect of irrational belief of gambling
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The Relationship between Adolescents` Stress Coping Behavior and Gambling Addiction: Mediating effect of irrational belief of gambling
Kim, Sung-Bong; Jang, Jung-Im;
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This study examined the effects of adolescents` stress coping behavior on gambling addiction using the irrational belief of gambling as a mediating variable. For this, a questionnaire survey was conducted on 377 high school students in Jeju. Data processing analysis of the research was verified by Baron & Kenny`s regression analysis in 4 phases and a Sobel Test was done to verify the significance level on the mediation effect. The study results can be summarized as follows. First, while problem-focused coping had a negative (-) correlation with gambling addiction, emotion-focused coping had a positive (+) correlation with gambling addiction. Second, the irrational belief of gambling had no mediating effects on the relationship between problem-focused coping and gambling addiction. Third, the irrational belief of gambling had a full mediating effect on the relationship between emotion-focused coping and gambling addiction. In conclusion, emotion-focused coping under stress situations would enhance the gambling behavior by increasing the irrational belief of gambling. Therefore, it is necessary to develop programs to improve the adolescents` stress coping skills and rationally correct their irrational belief of gambling, which will be helpful in preventing adolescents` gambling addiction. The limitations of this study are discussed together with suggestions for future research.
emotion-focused coping;gambling addiction;irrational belief of gambling;problem-focused coping;stress coping behavior;
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