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Indigenous gambling motivations, behaviour and consequences in northern New South Wales, Australia

journal contribution
posted on 10.08.2018, 00:00 by HM Breen, Nerilee HingNerilee Hing, A Gordon
Against a background of public health, we sought to examine and explain gambling behaviours, motivations and consequences of Indigenous Australians in northern New South Wales. Adhering to national Aboriginal and ethical guidelines and using qualitative methods, 169 Indigenous Australians were interviewed individually and in small groups using semi-structured interviews. Over 100 in-depth interviews were conducted. Using thematic analysis, the results indicate a range of contrasting social and more problematic gambling behaviours, motivations and consequences. Acknowledging the cultural distinctiveness of Indigenous gambling and distinguishing between their social and more problematic gambling behaviours, motivations and consequences can assist with public health prevention, harm reduction and treatment programs for Indigenous gamblers in all parts of Australia. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Funding

Other

History

Volume

9

Issue

6

Start Page

723

End Page

739

Number of Pages

17

eISSN

1557-1882

ISSN

1557-1874

Publisher

Springer New York LLC

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Cultural Warning

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologize for any distress that may occur.

External Author Affiliations

Southern Cross University; Centre for Gambling Education and Research

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction