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What influences the types of help that problem gamblers choose? A preliminary grounded theory model

journal contribution
posted on 21.12.2017, 00:00 by Nerilee Hing, E Nuske, B Tolchard, Alexander Russell
© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York.Research has not fully explored factors that influence types of help used from the suite of available options once problem gamblers reach an action stage of change. This study aimed to explore critical factors influencing choice of help (or interventions) once people have decided to address their gambling problem. Particular emphasis was on counselling and self-exclusion, given their demonstrable effectiveness for most users. Interviews were conducted with 103 problem gamblers taking action to address their gambling problem. Inductive analysis revealed nine critical influences on type(s) of help chosen, presented as a grounded theory model. Independent variables were goals of taking up the intervention, problem gambling severity, and level of independence/pride. Six mediating variables helped to explain relationships between the independent variables and choice of intervention. Understanding key influences on choice of gambling help can illuminate how to encourage further uptake and better align interventions with gamblers’ preferences, to reduce barriers to help-seeking.

Funding

Other

History

Volume

13

Start Page

241

End Page

256

Number of Pages

16

eISSN

1557-1882

ISSN

1557-1874

Publisher

Springer New York LLC

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Southern Cross University; University of New England

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction