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Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Meiženis, Egidijus;Sondaitė, Jolanta
Title: Įsitraukimą į azartinius lošimus skatinančių ir mažinančių veiksnių kokybinė analizė
Other Title: Qualitative analysis of factors that increase and reduce involvement in gambling
Is part of: Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai, 2015, nr. 16 (2), p. 99-117
Date: 2015
Keywords: Azartiniai lošimai;Patologinis lošėjas;Teminė analizė;Gambling;Pathological gambler;Thematic analysis
Abstract: Šiame straipsnyje analizuojami įsitraukimą į azartinius lošimus skatinantys ir mažinantys veiksniai. Tyrime dalyvavo penki asmenys, turintys priklausomybę nuo azartinių lošimų. Apklausa vykdyta taikant pusiau struktūruotą interviu. Duomenys analizuoti naudojant teminę analizę. Tyrimo metu buvo išskirtos keturios azartinius lošimus skatinančios ir mažinančios veiksnių grupės: psichologiniai veiksniai, socialiniai santykiai, materialinė gerovė, gyvenimo būdas.
During the rapid development of gambling business, the number of pathological gamblers is increasing as well. The problem of pathological gambling is just as important as alcoholism or drug addiction. However, there is a lack of information and research of this topic in Lithuania.The aim of work: to investigate and analyse the factors that increase or reduce involvement in gambling.Research questions: 1) What factors increase involvement in gambling? 2) What factors reduce involvement in gambling?Critical case sampling was used for selection of the participants. Subjects were required to a) have experience of involvement in gambling for at least one year; b) have experience of negative impact of gambling on quality of life; c) have at least 6 months of gambling abstinence. Five individuals participated in the research; all of them were males who live in Vilnius. Age of the participants varied from 19 to 45. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. Interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim. The matic analysis of the data led to the identification of four major the matic categories: psychological factors; social relations; material well being; quality of life.There search results show that negative childhood experience, gambling friends, escaping from various troubles, disputes in family and high financial needs can increase involvement in gambling. Factors that reduce involvement in gambling are: feeling support of social environment, proper evaluation of financial position, awareness of one‘s own addiction to gambling and desire to change life.
Appears in Collections:Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai / Social Work. Experience and Methods 2015, nr. 16(2)

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