Problem gambling and the five‐factor model of personality: A large population‐based study.

Abstract Background and aims:Knowledge of the personality characteristics of individuals who develop gambling problems is important for designing targeted prevention efforts. Previous studies of the relationship between the five‐factor model of personality and gambling problems were based on small samples not representative of the general population. We estimated differences in Neuroticism, Extroversion, Intellect, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness between non‐problem gamblers and individuals with low, moderate and severe gambling problems. DesignCross‐sectional survey SettingNorway Participants10 081 (51.5% female) individuals aged 16 to 74 years (mean age 46.5 years). MeasuresThe Problem Gambling Severity Index, The Mini‐International Personality Item Pool, and demographic variables. Differences between groups of gamblers were analyzed by ordinary least squares regression models separately for each personality trait adjusting for gender, age, cohabitation, level of education and work status. FindingsGamblers with low level, moderate level and severe level of gambling problems differed significantly from non‐problem gamblers in Neuroticism (b = 0.16, 0.34 and 0.66 respectively, all p 
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