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dc.contributor.authorJonsson, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, MWen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSjőberg, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCarlbring, Pen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-18T02:45:34Z
dc.date.available2017-10-18T02:45:34Z
dc.date.copyright2017-10-16en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01807
dc.identifier.issn1664-1078en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10879
dc.description.abstractTraditionally, gambling and problem gambling research relies on cross-sectional and retrospective designs. This has compromised identification of temporal relationships and causal inference. To overcome these problems a new questionnaire, the Jonsson-Abbott Scale (JAS), was developed and used in a large, prospective, general population study, The Swedish Longitudinal Gambling Study (Swelogs). The JAS has 11 items and seeks to identify early indicators, examine relationships between indicators and assess their capacity to predict future problem progression. The aims of the study were to examine psychometric properties of the JAS (internal consistency and dimensionality) and predictive validity with respect to increased gambling risk and problem gambling onset. The results are based on repeated interviews with 3818 participants. The response rate from the initial baseline wave was 74%. The original sample consisted of a random, stratified selection from the Swedish population register aged between 16 and 84. The results indicate an acceptable fit of a three-factor solution in a confirmatory factor analysis with ‘Over consumption,’ ‘Gambling fallacies,’ and ‘Reinforcers’ as factors. Reinforcers, Over consumption and Gambling fallacies were significant predictors of gambling risk potential and Gambling fallacies and Over consumption were significant predictors of problem gambling onset (incident cases) at 12 month follow up. When controlled for risk potential measured at baseline, the predictor Over consumption was not significant for gambling risk potential at follow up. For incident cases, Gambling fallacies and Over consumption remained significant when controlled for risk potential. Implications of the results for the development of problem gambling, early detection, prevention, and future research are discussed.en_NZ
dc.publisherFrontiers Mediaen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01807/fullen_NZ
dc.rightsCopyright © 2017 Jonsson, Abbott, Sjöberg and Carlbring. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
dc.subjectPredictive; Reinforcers; Over consumption; Gambling fallacies; CFA; Longitudinal; Gambling problem
dc.titleMeasuring Gambling Reinforcers, Over Consumption and Fallacies: The Psychometric Properties and Predictive Validity of the Jonsson-Abbott Scaleen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01807en_NZ
aut.relation.volume8, Article 1807en_NZ
pubs.elements-id315140
aut.relation.journalFrontiers in Psychologyen_NZ


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