Characterization and prediction of gambling behavior in adolescents using the COM-B model

Published: 24 October 2022| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/fsd2cgcmc8.2
Álvaro Botella,


Raw paired data from 354 students, aged 14-16 years (both inclusive), 52.54% female, taken in three waves (2016, 2017 and 2018). The variable_description folder contains the text files (docx and pdf formats) in which the measured variables are described, in English (variable_description_en-US) and Spanish (variable_description_ES). The variables measure sociodemographic data and constructs that are considered risk or protective factors for gambling-related problems, according to the existing literature. In the "Data" folder, two data file formats are available, in RData format and in CSV format. With these data we have tried to understand gambling behavior in adolescents and to interpret the risk and protective factors according to the COM-B model ( Capability Opportunity Motivation-Behavior)



Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia Facultad de Psicologia, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche


Adolescent, Gambling, Gambling Addiction