Date of Award

12-2015

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Dixon, Mark

Second Advisor

Pingo, john

Third Advisor

Redner, Ryan

Abstract

The following study compares the relationship between the potential functions of gambling with the severity of gambling across several demographics including gender, race, annual income, and level of education. Two assessments were given to each participant, the Gambling Functional Assessment III and the South Oaks Gambling Screen and their responses were scored according to the respective scoring sheet for each assessment. The current study did find moderate significance between the SOGS scores and the functions in the GFA-IV. A component analysis was conducted and determined that the questions in the GFA-IV were not evenly split between the four functions of behavior, which could lead individuals’ scores to possibly relate to more than one function.

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