B3525 - Young adults gambling behaviour in lockdown - 12/05/2020

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Principal applicant name: 
Alan Emond | University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Dr Linda Hollen, Prof Agnes Nairn , Prof Sharon Collard
Title of project: 
Young adults’ gambling behaviour in lockdown
Proposal summary: 

The ALSPAC Gambling study is an ongoing investigation of gambling behaviour in young people, and the antecedents and consequences of problem gambling. The young participants in ALSPAC have previously completed gambling questionnaires and the Problem Gambling Severity Index, at 17, 20- and 24-years.
This proposal will survey the ALSPAC cohort again during the COVID 19 lockdown. This is an excellent opportunity to investigate in real time the effects of COVID-19 mitigation on gambling activities at home by young adults, and to compare individual’s behaviour with what was previously reported at 24 years.

Impact of research: 
These will be unique data, collected during 'real time' of the COVID 19 mitigation, from a well characterized cohort which has answered identical questions previously. The project will provide an insight into the behaviour of young adults during the lockdown.
Date proposal received: 
Friday, 1 May, 2020
Date proposal approved: 
Monday, 4 May, 2020
Mental health - Psychology, Psychiatry, Cognition, Addiction - e.g. alcohol, illicit drugs, smoking, gambling, etc., Statistical methods, gambling, addiction