Gambling behavior of husbands of married women living in Turkey and risk factors

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Güney E., ALKAN Ö., Genç A., KABAKUŞ A. K.

Journal of Substance Use, vol.28, no.3, pp.466-472, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14659891.2022.2084785
  • Journal Name: Journal of Substance Use
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, Index Islamicus, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.466-472
  • Keywords: Gambling activity, married men, survey, gompit regression, risk factors, PREVALENCE, INTERNET
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Gambling is a problem that has dated back to early history, across the world and in most cultures. Gambling behavior has a lot of negative health, social and environmental effects. The purpose of this study is to determine the risk factors influencing the gambling behavior of husbands of married women in Turkey. Method: This study utilized a micro dataset from “National Research on Domestic Violence against Women in Turkey” conducted by Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies in 2014. The factors affecting on the gambling behavior of the husbands of married women were determined by gompit and binary logistic regression analyses. Results: The analysis results concluded that the best model was the gompit regression model. The findings from the application of this model suggested that variables of regional differences, household welfare level, men’s alcohol and drug use influenced the gambling behavior of married women’s husbands. Conclusion: In order to develop preventive strategies to reduce gambling behavior, individuals living in Southern Turkey and households with low-income should be primarily addressed, and men who use alcohol and drugs, should be addressed as well.