Female frequent internet gamblers: a qualitative study of their gambling, its impact and their views on treatment and policy
Corney, Roslyn (2008) Female frequent internet gamblers: a qualitative study of their gambling, its impact and their views on treatment and policy. In: Invited Address, IUPsyS Invited Symposium, Invited Symposium, Symposium, Paper. Taylor and Francis Group, International Journal of Psychology, p. 431. ISSN 0020-7594 (print), 1464-066X (online)Full text not available from this repository.
Aims: to study the gambling history and stories of participants, motivations, impact and helpseeking.
Method: Details were advertised on websites and newspapers. 30 frequent gamblers were interviewed over the telephone for approximately one hour. Verbatim transcriptions were analysed using NVIVO and grounded theory. Results/conclusions: Not all women had gambled before. However, internet accessibility meant prolonged periods were spent gambling to the neglect of other life areas. Some were originally motivated by excitement but others gambled to escape from current difficulties. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks and suicide ideation were common. The women were ambivalent towards their gambling and receiving help.
|Item Type:||Conference Proceedings|
|Title of Proceedings:||Invited Address, IUPsyS Invited Symposium, Invited Symposium, Symposium, Paper|
|Additional Information:|| 0097 - hardcopy not submitted ****  The abstracts of the XXIX International Congress of Psychology (July 2008, Berlin) are published in Volume 43, Issue 3/4 of the International Journal of Psychology. The published volume includes the abstracts of the invited addresses, symposia, oral and poster presentations, numbering. ****  The abstract of this paper appears in a Special Edition of the International Journal of Psychology - the paper was delivered on Wednesday 23rd July 2008 as part of the FP-241: Substance abuse and addiction II part of the programme.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||internet gambling, women|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care|
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
|Last Modified:||18 Jul 2012 17:07|
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