Quinte Longitudinal Study of Gambling and Problem Gambling

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The Quinte Longitudinal Study is a prospective study of gambling and problem gambling conducted in the Quinte Region of Ontario, Canada from 2006 to 2011.  A sample of 4,121 adults, 17 and older, was recruited with 26% of the sample selected for higher levels of gambling involvement. A high retention rate of 93.9% after 5 years was achieved. 

The study examined four main questions:  

  1. what are the normal patterns of continuity and discontinuity in gambling and problem gambling over time;
  2. what individual, social and structural variables mediate the development of responsible gambling and problem gambling;
  3. what etiological model of gambling and problem gambling emerges from these findings; and
  4. what are the implications of these results for the prevention of problem gambling.