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What Influences the Types of Help that Problem Gamblers Choose? A Preliminary Grounded Theory Model

Hing, Nerilee, Nuske, Elaine, Tolchard, Barry and Russell, Alex (2015). What Influences the Types of Help that Problem Gamblers Choose? A Preliminary Grounded Theory Model. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction,13(2):241-256.

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Title What Influences the Types of Help that Problem Gamblers Choose? A Preliminary Grounded Theory Model
Author Hing, Nerilee
Nuske, Elaine
Tolchard, Barry
Russell, Alex
Journal Name International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 13
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1557-1882   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84928630176
Start Page 241
End Page 256
Total Pages 16
Place of Publication United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract 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.
Keywords Problem gambling
Help-seeking
Interventions
Grounded theory
Counselling
Self-exclusion
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11469-014-9525-y   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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