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Table 5 Perceived negative consequences of parental gambling ( N= 155)

From: A Hong Kong school-based survey: impacts of parental gambling on adolescent gambling behavior and mental health status

Question Items Yes No
n(%) n(%)
Factor 1: Disrupted family relationship   
5. Gambling led to conflicts between parents 59 (38.1%) 94 (60.6%)
2. Gambling affected your relationship with parents 53 (34.2%) 101 (65.2%)
3. Gambling parent(s) spent less time with you (e.g. talking, playing, family gatherings) 51 (32.9%) 103 (66.5%)
1. Gambling parent(s) spent less time at home 47 (30.3%) 107 (69%)
4. Gambling parent(s) failed to fulfill his/her Parental responsibilities 45 (29%) 109 (70.3%)
8. Gambling parent(s) could not be trusted with money issues 40 (25.8%) 114 (73.5%)
7. Felt insecure at home because of parental gambling problems 37 (23.9%) 117 (75.5%)
6. Gambling parent begged to be given a chance to change 31 (20%) 123 (79.4%)
Factor 2: Diminished need fulfillment   
14. Parental gambling affected learning at school 22 (14.2%) 132 (85.2%)
13. Parental gambling affected social activities 17 (11%) 137 (88.4%)
12. Parental gambling problem affects basic need (such as food and clothing) 11 (7.1%) 143 (92.3%)
Factor 3: Family financial difficulties   
10. Financial problems at home because of gambling 36 (23.2%) 118 (76.1%)
11. The gambling parent(s) asked for money to pay debts 14 (9.0%) 139 (89.7%)
9. Annoyance/harassment due to gambling debts 6 (3.9%) 147 (94.8%)