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dc.contributor.authorTrivedi, Rohit*
dc.contributor.authorTeichert, T.*
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-26T09:40:42Z
dc.date.available2018-04-26T09:40:42Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-01
dc.identifier.citationTrivedi R and Teichert T (2017) The Janus-Faced Role of Gambling Flow in Addiction Issues. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 20(3): 180-186.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/15645
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractFlow experience has been widely investigated in experiential activities such as sports, the performing arts, gaming and Internet usage. Most studies focus on the positive aspects of flow experience and its effect on performance. In stark contrast, gambling research focusing on the negative side of addiction lacks an in-depth investigation of gamblers’ (positive) flow encounters. This separation of research lines seems out of place given that recent research indicates connections between flow and addiction. Joining both constructs in a causal effects model helps to gain a better understanding of their relationship and its contingencies. This paper empirically investigates whether and how it is possible to observe a “Janus face” of flow with its various sub-dimensions in online gambling. Empirical data was collected from 500 online gamblers by applying a structured questionnaire with established scales. The data was analyzed with a confirmatory factor analysis and a double-hurdle model to separate casual gamblers who are unsusceptible to any addiction issues from gamblers affected by initiatory addiction issues. The findings indicate that online gambling addiction is negatively influenced by two sub-dimensions of flow experience, namely a sense of control and concentration on the task at hand, while enhanced by a transformation of time and autotelic experience.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights© 2017 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Full-text reproduced in accordance with the publisher’s self-archiving policy. Final publication is available from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2016.0453.en_US
dc.subjectFlow experience; Addiction; Double-hurdle model; Online gamblingen_US
dc.titleThe Janus-Faced Role of Gambling Flow in Addiction Issuesen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2017-09-01
dc.date.application2017-02-21
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2016.0453
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-29T01:11:52Z


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