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The self concepts and possible selves of problem gamblers : a qualitative exploration

Carnie, Kendall and Lewis, Andrew 2005, The self concepts and possible selves of problem gamblers : a qualitative exploration, in NAGS 2005 : Proceedings of the 15th National Association for Gambling Studies Conference, Canberra, 2005, [National Association for Gambling Studies Inc], [Alice Springs, N.T.), pp. 41-61.

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Title The self concepts and possible selves of problem gamblers : a qualitative exploration
Author(s) Carnie, Kendall
Lewis, Andrew
Conference name National Association for Gambling Studies. Conference (15th : 2005 : Alice Spring, Northern Territory)
Conference location Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Conference dates 10-12 November 2005
Title of proceedings NAGS 2005 : Proceedings of the 15th National Association for Gambling Studies Conference, Canberra, 2005
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2005
Conference series National Association for Gambling Studies Conference
Start page 41
End page 61
Total pages 310 p.
Publisher [National Association for Gambling Studies Inc]
Place of publication [Alice Springs, N.T.)
Summary The study investigated the self-concepts and possible selves of pathological gamblers. Six female egm users were recruited from a Victorian problem gambling counselling service. Three participants were currently gambling and three were not gambling. They were interviewed in-depth and using thematic analysis four dominant themes were identified. (1) Self-concepts tended to be consistent across all participants, (2) having a past self as being the dominant characteristics of possible selves coincided with greater possible selves clarity, (3) non-gambler’s had more elaborate and specific plans for how to create change than did gambler’s, and (4) non-gambler’s had more plans to become possible selves which address goals of intrinsic meaning, rather then having a general goal to ‘not gamble’. The findings are discussed in terms of implications for the cognitive theory of possible selves and suggestions for further research to investigate the utility of the constructs as a basis for a treatment modality.
Notes This paper is located on the 41st page in the attached link.
ISBN 9780958535830
0958535833
Language eng
Field of Research 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2006, National Association for Gambling Studies
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022194

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Psychology
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