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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Gambling careers: A longitudinal, qualitative study of gambling behaviour
Authors: Reith, Gerda
Dobbie, Fiona
Contact Email: fiona.dobbie@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Gambling careers
longitudinal qualitative research
social factors
environment
sociology
Issue Date: Oct-2013
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Citation: Reith G & Dobbie F (2013) Gambling careers: A longitudinal, qualitative study of gambling behaviour, Addiction Research and Theory, 21 (5), pp. 376-390.
Abstract: This article presents findings from a five year study of ‘gambling careers' designed to explore the ways that individuals move in and out of problematic behaviour over time. A longitudinal qualitative methodology was used to investigate patterns of stability and change in a cohort of 50 problem and recreational gamblers. The study found that change, rather than stability, was the norm in gambling behaviour and identified four different trajectories of behaviour: progression, reduction, consistency and non-linearity. Drawing on rich narrative accounts of respondents' gambling behaviour, the study begins to suggest reasons for these different types of movement, highlighting the role of material factors such as employment, environment and social context in each. It concludes that gambling behaviour is highly variable over time, and recommends that future research focus on patterns of behaviour rather than on ‘types' of gamblers.Read More: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/16066359.2012.731116
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/17038
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/16066359.2012.731116
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Affiliation: University of Glasgow
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