Mechanisms of action in the relationship between mindfulness and problem gambling behaviour

de Lisle, Steven, Dowling, Nicki A. and Allen, J. Sabura 2014, Mechanisms of action in the relationship between mindfulness and problem gambling behaviour, International journal of mental health and addiction, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 206-225, doi: 10.1007/s11469-014-9475-4.

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Title Mechanisms of action in the relationship between mindfulness and problem gambling behaviour
Author(s) de Lisle, Steven
Dowling, Nicki A.ORCID iD for Dowling, Nicki A. orcid.org/0000-0001-8592-2407
Allen, J. Sabura
Journal name International journal of mental health and addiction
Volume number 12
Issue number 2
Start page 206
End page 225
Total pages 20
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Gemany
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1557-1882
1557-1874
Summary Previous studies have found an inverse relationship between mindfulness and problem gambling severity. This paper presents the findings from two studies of treatment seeking problem gamblers designed to explore the role of mindfulness in problem gambling. Treatment-seeking problem gamblers displayed significantly lower mindfulness scores than adult community members and university students. Mindfulness was significantly related to most indices of gambling, and psychological distress was an important mechanism in these relationships. Rumination, emotion dysregulation and thought suppression were also implicated as mediators in the inverse relationship between mindfulness and psychological distress. Taken together, the findings provide theoretical support for existing models of mindfulness which suggest that mindfulness operates by reducing psychological distress through these cognitive mechanisms. They also suggest that mindfulness training may be a new and innovative avenue for therapy to improve treatment effectiveness for problem
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11469-014-9475-4
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Springer Verlag
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30059094

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