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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title Speloist
Author Marberg, Jenny
Date 2012
English abstract
This thesis aims to examine the phenomenon of gambling and consequences that may result from having a gambling problem. The thesis also intends to investigate opportunities for support and a few explanatory- and treatment models. Games are taking on new shapes and access to gambling for money is on the rise. Studies on gambling have primarily been focusing on epidemiological factors rather than factors increasing or decreasing the risk of developing gambling-related problems. The empirical material is based on eight qualitative semi-structured interviews. Five interviews were made with former gamblers and three with professionals working with gamblers. The analysis made was based on symbolic interactionism. The result shows that community support is limited and has to be developed further. The result also shows that game environment and game design can have effect on gambling-related problems.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Hälsa och samhälle
Pages 51
Language swe (iso)
Subject Spelproblem
svensk spelpolitik
Spelberoendes förening Malmö
Kolmårdens behandlingshem
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