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|dc.identifier.citation||Journal of Gambling Studies, 2005; 21(2):133-155||en|
|dc.description||The original publication can be found at www.springerlink.com||en|
|dc.description.abstract||Although prevalence studies consistently indicate that many thousands of Australians experience gambling-related problems, only a relatively small proportion of these people seek professional help. This study examines the principal motivations for, and impediments to, help-seeking in a sample of 77 problem gamblers recruited from agencies and the general community. The results indicated that profession help-seeking is predominantly crisis-driven rather than being motived by a gradual recognition of problematic behaviour. Shame, denial and social factors were identified as the most significant barriers to change rather than a lack of knowledge, or dislike of, treatment agencies. The value of early interventions including the screening of gamblers in routine medical consultations and partner support strategies is discussed.||en|
|dc.description.statementofresponsibility||Lyn Evans and Paul H. Delfabbro||en|
|dc.publisher||Human Sciences Press, Inc.||en|
|dc.subject||Humans; Behavior, Addictive; Gambling; Intention; Self Efficacy; Social Environment; Adult; Middle Aged; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; South Australia; Female; Male; Surveys and Questionnaires||en|
|dc.title||Motivators for change and barriers to help-seeking in Australian problem gamblers||en|
|dc.identifier.orcid||Delfabbro, P. [0000-0002-0466-5611]||en|
|Appears in Collections:||Psychology publications|
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