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Perceptions of and exposure to games of chance, gambling, and video gaming: Self-reports of preadolescents and parents

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Perceptions of and exposure to games of chance, gambling, and video gaming : Self-reports of preadolescents and parents. / Zaman, Bieke; Van Mechelen, Maarten; De Cock, Rozane; Huyghe, Jonathan.

I: Journal of Gambling Issues, Bind 46, 12.2021, s. 242-278.

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Zaman, Bieke ; Van Mechelen, Maarten ; De Cock, Rozane ; Huyghe, Jonathan. / Perceptions of and exposure to games of chance, gambling, and video gaming : Self-reports of preadolescents and parents. I: Journal of Gambling Issues. 2021 ; Bind 46. s. 242-278.

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