Gambling and Alcohol Misuse among Workers in Anambra State
A Predictive Study
Keywords:Alcohol Misuse, Gambling, Workers
The study investigated gambling as predictor of alcohol misuse among workers in Anambra State. Two hundred and twenty-six (226) workers served as participants for the study. They were drawn from Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) and Ministry of Works in Awka, Nnewi, and Onitsha city, Anambra State. The participants comprise of 91(40.3%) male and 135(59.7%) female. The participants’ ages range from 24 to 56 with mean age of 35.22 and standard deviation of 8.53. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the organizations, while accidental sampling technique was used to select the participants. Two Instruments were used: Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), and Victorian Gambling Screen. Correlational design and Multiple Linear Regressions Statistics were used to analyze the data collected. The study results showed that gambling dimensions like enjoyment and harm to others did not predict alcohol misuse. Conversely, harm to self significantly predict alcohol misuse. The study detailed recommendations.