Developing and validating a scale to measure the enacted and felt stigma of gambling

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This research project aimed to explore the stigma associated with problem gambling. The study designed and tested the following two measures of stigma for use in future research: The Gambling Perceived Stigma Scale measures perceived stigma against problem gamblers (or recreational gamblers, if desired). The Gambling Experienced Stigma Scale measures experiences of stigma associated with gambling behaviours. The study found both scales have strong psychometric properties and are suitable for use in future research, although further validation of the Gambling Experienced Stigma Scale is required…

Source: Donaldson, P., Best, T., Langham, M. E., Browne, M., & Oorloff, M. A. (2015). Developing and validating a scale to measure the enacted and felt stigma of gambling. Victoria, Australia: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

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