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Vinna eller försvinna: En kvalitativ studie om spelberoende
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To win or to lose : A qualitative study about gambling addiction (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This is a qualitative study where the purpose was to investigate what professionals experience to be the reason for an individual to become addicted to gambling and continues to gamble even though it leads to negative consequences. The purpose was also to investigate what the professionals experienced was of importance for an individual to recover from a gambling addiction. The study was based on qualitative semi-structured interviews with knowledgeable individuals in the field. The main findings of the study were that the motivation for individuals with a gambling problem to continue gamble was that they saw gambling as the solution to their problems by winning back lost money. It was common that gambling was an escape from anxiety, guilt, shame, and other gambling-related problems such as financial liabilities. Identification with others in the same situation and a supportive network was important factors for a successful treatment and to recover from a gambling addiction.

Abstract [sv]

Detta är en kvalitativ studie där syftet var att undersöka vad professionella som arbetar med behandling av spelberoende upplever vara anledningen till att en individ blir spelberoende och fortsätter spela trots negativa konsekvenser. Syftet var även att undersöka vad de professionella tror vara viktigt för att en individ skall tillfriskna från ett beroende. Studien baserades på kvalitativa halvstrukturerade livsvärldsintervjuer med kunniga personer inom området. De viktigaste resultaten av studien var bland annat att motivationen för en person med ett spelberoende att fortsätta spela var att individen såg spelandet som lösningen på sina problem genom att spela tillbaka förlorade pengar. För många handlade spelandet om en flykt från ångest, skuld, skam och andra spelrelaterade problem som exempelvis ekonomiska svårigheter. Identifikation med andra i samma situation och ett stöttande nätverk var viktiga faktorer för en lyckad behandling och för att lyckas ta sig ur ett spelberoende. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Gambling addiction, gambling problems, risk factors, treatment
Keyword [sv]
Spelberoende, spelproblem, riskfaktorer, behandling
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-17734Archive number: SGSOK-2014-28OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-17734DiVA: diva2:758274
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work
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Available from: 2014-11-19 Created: 2014-10-26 Last updated: 2014-11-19Bibliographically approved

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