• Home
  • Doris Malischnig
Doris Malischnig

Doris Malischnig
Office of Addiction and Drug Policy of Vienna · Institute for Addiction Prevention Vienna

Doctor of Psychology

About

25
Publications
5,549
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
172
Citations
Introduction
Doris works as the Deputy Head and E-Mental Health Projectmanager at the Institute for Addiction Prevention, Office of Addiction and Drug Policy ofVienna and is responsible for the development and implementation of E-Mental Health services (mindbase.at). In her doctoral thesis (University of Bremen) she examined how training for lottery sales persons, their personal attitude to compliance rules and the conditions during test purchases influence adherence with regulations to protect young people.
Additional affiliations
December 2016 - February 2021
Office of Addiction and Drug Policy of Vienna
Position
  • Head of Department
August 2014 - August 2017
Universität Bremen
Position
  • PhD
Description
  • The purpose of the study: identifying influencing factors that affect retailer compliance concerning the selling of lottery products to minors. Results: in 13.1% of mystery shopping checks (n = 1421) lottery products were sold to a test purchaser under the age of 16 years. I.A. the analysis showed that the higher the number of responsible gambling training sessions completed in the past and the more positive the attitude towards mystery shopping, the higher the compliance rate not to sell.
Education
August 2014 - August 2017
Universität Bremen
Field of study
  • Gambling Prevention, Coping, Stages of Change, Motivation, Evaluation
October 1990 - June 1995
University of Vienna
Field of study
  • Coping Strategies with longterm illness

Publications

Publications (25)
Preprint
BACKGROUND Despite increasing demand for treatment among cannabis misusers in many countries, most misusers are not in treatment. Internet-based self-help offers an alternative for those hesitant to seek face-to-face therapy, though low-effectiveness and adherence issues often arise. Through adherence-focused guidance enhancement (AFGE), we aimed t...
Article
Abstract: Purpose: Numerous studies indicate a broad spectrum of frequently co-occurring mental disorders such as generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) in the treatment of persons with cannabis use disorders. Previous Internet-based studies have been able to show a reduction in cannabis use in certain cases, but have not considered frequent occurring...
Article
Full-text available
The novel coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had major impacts on most societies worldwide including the cancelation and postponement of sports events. This has had a major impact on the sports betting industry. The present study is first to investigate the behavior of a sample of online sports bettors before and after COVID-19 measures were...
Article
Full-text available
Illegal gambling by adolescent minors has become a major issue in many societies and lottery gambling is often considered a “gateway” to gambling more generally among this age group. The purpose of this study was to identify the influencing factors that affect retailer compliance concerning the selling of lottery products to minors. The research te...
Article
Full-text available
Austria is an EU member state in central Europe with a long history in gambling. Data on gambling participation, the severity of gambling-related problems, and the acceptance of measures for the protection of gamblers were collected in Austria for the first time in 2009, some of which were replicated by Kalke et al. in 2015. The prevalence rate of...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Prevalence rates for lifetime cannabis use and cannabis use disorder are much higher in people with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder than in those without. CANreduce 2.0 is an intervention that is generally effective at reducing cannabis use in cannabis misusers. This self-guided web-based intervention (6-week duration) consists...
Article
Full-text available
Background Though Internet- and mobile-based interventions (IMIs) and mindfulness-based interventions (generally delivered in-situ) appear effective for people with substance use disorders, IMIs incorporating mindfulness are largely missing, including those targeting frequent cannabis use. Methods This paper details the protocol for a three-arm ra...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Adolescents and young adults are a crucial target group for preventing harm related to substance use. Recently, declining alcohol and tobacco consumption in young people has been observed in many countries. Based on survey data from 2004 to 2020, we describe time trends for several subgroups of adolescents and young adults (based on co...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Depression and harmful alcohol use are two of the top five leading causes of years of life lost to disability in high-income countries. Integrated treatment targeting both at the same time is often considered more complicated and difficult and, therefore, more expensive. Consequently, integrated internet-based interventions could be a v...
Preprint
Full-text available
BACKGROUND Prevalence rates for lifetime cannabis use and cannabis use disorder are much higher in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those without. CANreduce 2.0 has been shown to be generally effective at reducing cannabis use in cannabis misusers. This self-guided web-based intervention (duration=6 weeks) consists o...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Prevalence rates for lifetime cannabis use and cannabis use disorder are much higher in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those without. CANreduce 2.0 has been shown to be generally effective at reducingcannabis use in cannabis misusers. This self-guided web-based intervention (duration=6 weeks) consists o...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Despite increasing demand for treatment among cannabis users in many countries, most users are not in treatment. Internet-based self-help offers an alternative for those hesitant to seek face-to-face therapy, though low effectiveness and adherence issues often arise. Objective: Through adherence-focused guidance enhancement, we aimed to...
Article
Full-text available
Background Despite increasing demand for treatment among cannabis users in many countries, most users are not in treatment. Internet-based self-help offers an alternative for those hesitant to seek face-to-face therapy, though low effectiveness and adherence issues often arise. Objective Through adherence-focused guidance enhancement, we aimed to i...
Article
Full-text available
The novel coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had major impacts on most societies worldwide including the cancelation and postponement of sports events. This has had a major impact on the sports betting industry. The present study is first to investigate the behavior of a sample of online sports bettors before and after COVID- 19 measures were...
Presentation
Full-text available
Recent data (Carli et al., 2014, Wagner et al., 2017) indicate that a significant proportion of young people are temporarily experiencing an increased risk behavior regarding the consumption of alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs and/or games of chance. At the same time, digital media play a major role in the daily lives of young people and young adul...
Presentation
Full-text available
Adolescent problem gambling is acknowledged as a public health concern. One approach to minimize the negative consequences of excessive gambling is to reduce the rate of the development of new cases of harm or disorder especially within underage persons by offering mandatory trainings for lottery retailer. Educational initiatives are intended to ch...
Book
Full-text available
Die Autorin analysiert, ob und in welchem Ausmaß Spielerschutzschulungen für Vertriebspartner der österreichischen Lotterien zur Umsetzung von Jugendschutzvorgaben (Compliance) führten. Sie untersucht darüber hinaus den Einfluss der persönlichen Einstellungen auf die Umsetzung von Präventionsmaßnahmen und die Rahmenbedingungen, die einem regelkonfo...
Article
Full-text available
One approach to minimizing the negative consequences of excessive gambling is staff training to reduce the rate of the development of new cases of harm or disorder within their customers. The primary goal of the present study was to assess suitable benchmark criteria for the training of gambling employees at casinos and lottery retailers. The study...
Presentation
Full-text available
Session 1-4-C ”Protecting the Young” A major challenge for lottery operators worldwide lies in motivating sales partners to check whether customers meet the minimum age requirement for the purchase of lottery products and thus use this control measure to prevent their sale to minors. Measures used by Austrian Lotteries to raise awareness of this to...
Article
Full-text available
Online gaming is more and more common and increasingly accessible. Due to a lack of social control the participation could be a potential risk for certain customers. The given article focuses on prevention measures that are provided by the Austrian online gaming operator, the Austrian Lotteries, provider of the online gaming platform win2day, in th...
Article
Full-text available
Certain gambling operators now provide social responsibility tools to help players gamble more responsibly. One such innovation is the use of pop-up messages that aim to give feedback to the players about the time and money they have thus far spent gambling. Most studies of this innovation have been conducted in laboratory settings, and although co...
Article
Full-text available
Online gaming is becoming more and more common and increasingly accessible. Yet a lack of social control could make participation a potential risk for certain customers. This article focuses on the prevention measures that have been developed and implemented by Austrian Lotteries, the Austria-based operator of the online gaming platform win2day, in...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Online gaming is becoming more and more common and increasingly accessible. Yet a lack of social control could make participation a potential risk for certain customers. This article focuses on the prevention measures that have been developed and implemented by Austrian Lotteries, the Austria-based operator of the online gaming platform win2day, in...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Projects (3)
Archived project
In my thesis at the University of Bremen (Univ. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Meyer) I examine on 1,036 sales partners whether and to what extent the trainings provided from 2010 to 2014 influenced adherence to provisions to protect minors (i.e. no sale to customers who didn’t achieve the minimum age). The study applied Kirkpatrick’s (1970) four level model and Ajzen’s (1991) theory of planned behavior to examine how a sales partner’s attitude to player protection measures, perception of pressure from society, assessment of barriers to implementation in the day-to-day sales setting and the training provided influence adherence to provisions to protect minors. Regression analyses are used to study the significance of these factors for adherence to such provisions, while CHAID analysis served to identify those traits that significantly distinguished the defined sales partner groups (no breaches versus breaches in mystery shopping tests) from one another.