The Relationship among Participation Motivation, Flow, and Problem Gambling in Bicycle Racing: Moderated Mediation Effect of Visit Frequency

경륜 장외발매소 이용자의 도박동기, 몰입, 문제도박과의 관계에서 이용빈도의 조절된 매개효과

Lee, Soyoung;Choi, Hyejin;Yoon, Suin;Choi, Soonlye;Lee, Hongjik;Yun, Seungtae

  • Received : 2019.02.07
  • Accepted : 2019.03.21
  • Published : 2019.03.28


The purpose of this study is to verify the path of the motivation, the flow, and problem gambling and intervention points. To this end, we verified the mediation effect of the motivation of the users outside sales offices influences the problem gambling through a flow and the moderated mediation effect of the frequency of the use of a bicycle racing tracks in that process. A total of 411 cases were analyzed using surveys conducted for one day on a weekday and weekend (September 13th and 15th 2018) for adults using an outside sales office in Jangan. According to the analysis, the causality of gambling by gambling motivation(amusement, excitement, avoidance, society, money) showed its effect positively by mediating the flow. The adjusted effect of the frequency of the use on the intermediary effect of the motivation ${\rightarrow}$ flow ${\rightarrow}$ problem gambling behavior, which is the main concern of this study, was found to be statistically significant. More specifically, the effect of adjusting the frequency of the use was statistically significant in both paths: motivation/flow and flow/problem gambling. It was also shown that, in the model with excitement, avoidance and social motivation, the adjustment of the frequency was only significant in the causal relationship between the flow and problem gambling. Based on these findings, this study made clinical and policy suggestions for intervention for gamblers and user protection regulations.


Behavioral Addictions;Problem Gambling;Participation Motivation;Flow;Moderated Mediation Effect;User Protection Regulations


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