The overall purpose of this study is to reduce the prevalence of gambling risk in college
students by evaluating the effectiveness of different treatments in reducing gambling
behavior and related negative consequences.
Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to a personal feedback intervention
(PFI) or assessment only for 3 years. The PFI intervention will be delivered in a single
session. Measures will include the NORC DSM Screen for Problem Gambling (NODS), the South
Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS), Gambling Quantity and Perceived Norms, Perceived Injunctive
Gambling Norms, Gambling Problems Index, gambling frequency, attitudes and beliefs about
gambling and self-control, readiness to change, gambling expectancies, gambling motives,
gambling risk perception, psychiatric symptoms, assertiveness, coping skills, substance use,
alcohol-related problems, self-determination, and social desirability.
- College student
- South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) score greater than 3
- None, other than not meeting inclusion criteria