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What behaviours and cognitions support responsible consumption of gambling? Results from an expert survey

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posted on 20.04.2018, 00:00 by Nerilee HingNerilee Hing, Alexander RussellAlexander Russell, A Hronis
This study analysed expert views on (1) the adequacy of the current promotion of responsible gambling, (2) the practicality and worth of developing an evidence-based set of responsible gambling consumption behaviours and cognitions and (3) the relative importance of behaviours and cognitions promoted as supporting responsible consumption of gambling. Experts (N = 107) rated the importance of 61 behaviours and cognitions, distilled from a systematic literature review and content analysis of 30 websites, and grouped into seven categories. Behaviours and cognitions considered most important for problem gamblers related to ensuring gambling is affordable, limiting persistence at gambling, and using help and support. Those for at-risk gamblers related to understanding gambling, ensuring gambling expenditure is affordable, and keeping gambling in balance. For non-problem gamblers, important behaviours and cognitions related to understanding gambling, keeping gambling in balance, and positive motivations for gambling. Current promotion of responsible gambling was considered inadequate. Efforts to develop, validate and promote evidence-based responsible gambling consumption behaviours and cognitions can build on those identified in this research. © 2017, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

15

Issue

6

Start Page

1320

End Page

1341

Number of Pages

22

eISSN

1557-1882

ISSN

1557-1874

Publisher

Springer, USA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of Technology Sydney

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction