This study aimed to explore the development of youth gambling by building on previous research led by Ken Winters. It was among the first to investigate how young individuals' gambling behaviors evolve as they transition into young adulthood.

The researchers assessed young adults to understand their long-term gambling involvement and its impact on their psychosocial well-being. They also examined the connection between earlier gambling experiences during underage years and their current outcomes in terms of psychosocial functioning. Additionally, the study proposed a developmental model to explain youth gambling involvement. The study's findings provided valuable insights into the trajectory of early-onset gambling.

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

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