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dc.contributor.authorNeighbors, Clayton
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, Lindsey M.
dc.contributor.authorRinker, Dipali
dc.contributor.authorAgana, Maigen
dc.contributor.authorGonzales, Rubi G.
dc.contributor.authorTackett, Jennifer L.
dc.contributor.authorFoster, Dawn W.
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-26T23:09:23Z
dc.date.available2018-02-26T23:09:23Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier10.1037/a0039125
dc.identifier.citationCopyright 2015 Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. This is a post-print version of a published paper that is available at: http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2015-23039-001. Recommended citation: Neighbors, Clayton, Lindsey M. Rodriguez, Dipali V. Rinker, Rubi G. Gonzales, Maigen Agana, Jennifer L. Tackett, and Dawn W. Foster. "Efficacy of Personalized Normative Feedback as a Brief Intervention for College Student Gambling: A Randomized Controlled Trial." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 83, no. 3 (2015): 500-511. doi: 10.1037/a0039125. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/2391
dc.description.abstractObjective: Social influences on gambling among adolescents and adults have been well documented and may be particularly evident among college students, who have higher rates of problem and pathological gambling relative to the general population. Personalized normative feedback (PNF) is a brief intervention designed to correct misperceptions regarding the prevalence of problematic behavior by showing individuals engaging in such behaviors that their own behavior is atypical with respect to actual norms. The current randomized controlled trial evaluated a computer-delivered PNF intervention for problem gambling college students. Method: Following a baseline assessment, 252 college student gamblers scoring 2+ on the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) were randomly assigned to receive PNF or attention-control feedback. Follow-up assessments were completed 3 and 6 months postintervention. Results: Results indicated significant intervention effects in reducing perceived norms for quantities lost and won, and in reducing actual quantity lost and gambling problems at the 3-month follow-up. All intervention effects except reduced gambling problems remained at the 6-month follow-up. Mediation results indicated that changes in perceived norms at 3 months mediated the intervention effects. Further, the intervention effects were moderated by self-identification with other student gamblers, suggesting that PNF worked better at reducing gambling for those who more strongly identified with other student gamblers. Conclusions: Results support the use of PNF as a stand-alone brief intervention for at-risk gambling students. Extending this approach more broadly may provide an accessible, empirically supported gambling prevention option for universities and related institutions.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
dc.subjectGambling
dc.subjectEmerging adults
dc.subjectCollege students
dc.subjectPerceived norms
dc.subjectSocial identity
dc.titleEfficacy of personalized normative feedback as a brief intervention for college student gambling: A randomized controlled trial
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