162: Loot Boxes, Gambling, and Problem Gambling Among Young People: Results from a Cross-Sectional Online Survey

Dr Heather Wardle, University of Glasgow & Dr David Zendle, University of York (2021)

A summary of the findings from a large-scale quantitative study examining the association between loot box purchase and problem gambling among those 16–24 years of age. The research also investigated the extent to which any evident association was accounted for by shared sociodemographic, economic, or personality traits such as impulsivity. Cross-sectional data were analyzed from wave 1 of the Emerging Adults Gambling Survey, an online survey of 3,549 people, aged 16-24. Data were collected between June and August 2019. The survey asked about gambling, gaming, social media, and health-related behaviors.

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