This study investigated developmental issues of youth gambling by building on previous research conducted by lead investigator Ken Winters. This study was one of the first to examine young gamblers’ progression or involvement in gambling as they aged into young adulthood.

The study conducted an assessment of young adults that characterized their long-term gambling involvement and related psychosocial outcomes; examined the relationship of prior underage gambling severity and psychosocial functioning to current young adult outcomes in these domains and evaluated a developmental model of youth gambling involvement. The study provided significant breakthroughs in understanding the course of early onset gambling.

The findings of this study were published Psychology of Addictive Behaviors in 2001.

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