Maraika Black

B.A. Sociology

Research interests

  • Recreational gambling
  • Seniors
  • Aging
  • Quality of life
  • Research projects
    • The gambling experience of older people
      • Subject of research: People over the age of 65 playing games of chance and money. Few studies focus on gambling and the population over 65.
      • The goal of the project is to examine the subjective experience of casual gamblers over the age of 65 to complete our understanding of the elements necessary for successful aging.
      • Hypothesis: seniors benefit from social interaction with other clients during their gambling activities.
      • This study will provide a better understanding of how play contributes to the quality of life of older adults
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