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Female frequent internet gamblers: a qualitative study of their gambling, its impact and their views on treatment and policy

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 & Francis Group, International Journal of Psychology, p. 431. ISSN 0020-7594 (Print), 1464-066X (Online) (doi:10.1080/00207594.2008.10108485)

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Abstract

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: [1] 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. [2] 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
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2245

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