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posted on 20.09.2022, 02:05 authored by L Holdsworth, E Nuske, Nerilee HingNerilee Hing
This study aimed to explore how gambling involvement and gambling-related problems may be affected by significant life events, psychological co-morbidities and related social factors. Twenty recreational gamblers and 20 people experiencing gambling problems were interviewed, with reflective first-person accounts being analysed to develop a grounded theory. While both groups had experienced various significant life events and psychological co-morbidity, they coped with such events in different ways. The problem gambling group was found to increase their gambling involvement, unlike the recreational gambling group. In contrast to the problem gambling group, most recreational gamblers had strong social support networks and a resilience that helped them cope with significant life events and co-morbidities. A major finding of this study is the importance of resilience and social support when coping with adversity as protective factors against gambling problems. A grounded theory framework is presented as a basis for further research in this area.

Funding

Other

History

Volume

13

Issue

2

Start Page

257

End Page

273

Number of Pages

17

eISSN

1557-1882

ISSN

1557-1874

Publisher

Springer, USA

Additional Rights

Open Choice allows you to publish open access in the majority of Springer’s subscription-based journals

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

External Author Affiliations

Southern Cross University

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction