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Gamblers tell their stories: life patterns of gambling

By Lise Saugeres, Anna C. Thomas, Susan Moore and Glen W. Bates


This study explored changes and patterns in gambling over the life course, for low-risk, moderate-risk, or problem gambling behaviours. Based on interviews with 48 gamblers in Victoria, the study investigated the factors that influence commencement and continuation of gambling, how patterns of gambling relate to lifetime history of gambling, the factors that influence transitions between safe and risky patterns of gambling behaviour, and how gambling patterns and behaviours impact on different aspects of life. Key findings include the influence of early family life and the impact of major life events

Topics: Gambling, Life stage transitions, Behaviour problems, Family background, Effects, Surveys, Victoria
Publisher: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Year: 2012
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