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For poorer: how men experience, understand and respond to problematic aspects of a partner's gambling


Patford, J, For poorer: how men experience, understand and respond to problematic aspects of a partner's gambling, Gambling Research, 19, (1 - 2) pp. 7-20. ISSN 1832-4975 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Gambling is now big business in Australia and public expenditure on gambling is high. Some individuals gamble to excess with adverse consequences for themselves and their partner. The present study targeted men who had concerns about a current or previous partner's gambling and employed a qualitative methodology to explore their experiences, understandings and responses. A range of recruitment strategies was used to attract a diverse group of participants. The final sample comprised thirteen men from different walks of life who had different attitudes and behaviours in regard to gambling. Data were gathered by means of in-depth interviews and subjected to thematic analysis. Findings from the study indicate that men are likely to be the victims and enablers of their partner's gambling and are also likely to provide informal help and care. Implications for community education programs, formal services and Australian law are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Social policy
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Families and family services
UTAS Author:Patford, J (Dr Janet Patford)
ID Code:52456
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2008-08-01
Last Modified:2013-09-13
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