Development of an instrument for the analysis of problem gambling counselling practice

Jackson, Alun C., Holt, Tangerine A., Thomas, Shane A. and Crisp, Beth 2003, Development of an instrument for the analysis of problem gambling counselling practice, International gambling studies, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 67-87, doi: 10.1080/14459790304592.

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Title Development of an instrument for the analysis of problem gambling counselling practice
Author(s) Jackson, Alun C.
Holt, Tangerine A.
Thomas, Shane A.
Crisp, BethORCID iD for Crisp, Beth
Journal name International gambling studies
Volume number 3
Issue number 1
Start page 67
End page 87
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2003-06
ISSN 1445-9795
Summary This article provides an overview of the development and validation of a Counsellor Task Analysis (Problem Gambling) [CTA (PG)] instrument undertaken in order to document the activities of counsellors in problem gambling services. The CTA (PG) aims to provide a broad overview of the complexity of the counsellor's role; specify the range of tasks they perform; and document the relationship between the frequency of task performance and the counsellor's beliefs about the importance of the tasks performed.

The CTA (PG) instrument addresses nine dimensions of practice activity through nine subscales, all of which demonstrate internal consistency. It appears to be a strong instrument in terms of its measurement error characteristics for recommending its use with counsellors engaged in the field of gambling. The CTA (PG) gives counsellors the opportunity to document their practice and theories in use when dealing with a problem gambler, a member of the problem gambler's family and the community at large. The psychometric findings reported in this article should be viewed as the preliminary results of an ongoing research effort and further psychometric testing is anticipated.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14459790304592
Field of Research 160703 Social Program Evaluation
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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