Date of Award
Master of Science
Behavior Analysis and Therapy
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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