AUTHOR : 조혜정,박은아,이재경
INFORMATION : page. 243~263 / 2017 Vol.24 No.3
The goal of this study is to examine the trends in research related to gambling in Korea, and provide directions for future research. A total of 335 studies from 1988 to June, 2016 were extracted from domestic and international Master's and Ph.D. theses, academic journals, conference, and research reports using six search engines, and the trends of the research in this topic were analyzed. The study drew a number of conclusions following the analysis. First, the number of studies regarding gambling has rapidly increased since 2003, and more of them were focused on quantitative studies. Second, there were substantially more studies on the members of general public than addicts as many were focused on both men and women, college students and adulthood. Third, most quantitative studies set gambling addiction as a variable, and correlation analysis and regression analysis were the most frequently conducted analysis methods. Many of qualitative studies focused on addiction and the recovery process, and most frequently performed phenomenological analysis to derive the results. Fourth, the most frequently used gambling screening scale was CPGI. Fifth, the most frequent personal variables most frequently linked to gambling were depression and anxiety, the most common environmental variables were gambling habits and problems of parents, and gambling accessibility; variables related to gambling itself were motive and irrational faith in gambling. Based on these results, suggestions were made for future research; limitations of this study are also discussed.