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dc.contributor.authorScull, Sue
dc.contributor.authorWoolcock, Geoffrey
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:22:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:22:51Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.modified2009-10-02T06:02:22Z
dc.identifier.issn14459795
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14459790500097939
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/15510
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides an overview of qualitative research into problem gambling among non-English speaking background (NESB) communities in Queensland, Australia. The focus for this pilot study was the Chinese, Greek and Vietnamese communities. Using qualitative methodologies, this community-based research explored the motivations for gambling, and the impacts of problem gambling upon individuals and communities. Findings indicate that problem gambling is evident in each of the communities of study, but the issue is characterised by a pervasive sense of denial. Gambling is an issue of enormous shame and stigma, not only for the problem gambler but their entire family. As a result, most problem gamblers do not seek professional help but try to resolve the problem themselves or within the family unit. Research findings indicate that service access could be increased through a range of strategies including the provision of culturally appropriate community education and gambling help services, partnerships between NESB communities, gambling help services and community workers, and the development and implementation of preventative strategies.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeLondon, UK
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14459795.asp
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom29
dc.relation.ispartofpageto44
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Gambling Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode379999
dc.titleProblem Gambling in Non-English Speaking Background Communities in Queensland, Australia: A Qualitative Exploration
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWoolcock, Geoffrey W.


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