Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
Fifty-two individuals 60 years of age or older participated in this research study. This study is of significance because as opportunities to gamble are becoming more available and accessible, older adults are participating in gambling activities for leisure and recreational benefits. This phenomenon is of concern because older adults may be at risk for problems related to gambling that they may not be able to recover from. Furthermore, senior center directors and social workers need to know how to assess, evaluate and intervene with older adults who may have gambling problems or problems related to their gambling behavior.
Johnson, Debra Fay, "An assessment of the gambling behavior of older adults in a senior center setting" (2007). Theses Digitization Project. 3073.