Affiliations: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Note:  Address for correspondence: Carolyn Hawley, Ph.D, West Virginia
University, 502 Allen Hall, Box 6122, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA. Tel.: +1 304
293 3807; E-mail: Carolyn.Hawley@mail.wvu.edu
Abstract: Few rigorous research studies exist to define the impact problem
gambling may have on the workforce and the workplace. This study is an initial
attempt to address this void by exploring the vocational patterns and
demographics of callers with self report gambling problems to a state helpline.
It utilizes Chi-squared Automatic Interaction (CHAID) Technique analysis to
assess 1072 working age callers with gambling related problems. The goal of
this exploratory investigation is to determine if the issue of problem gambling
in the workplace warrants further research and, potentially, design of
interventions. Discussion centers on the use of the information for development
of employer based prevention and intervention efforts.