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Vilka personliga egenskaper är utmärkande för spelberoende indivder samt vilka konsekvenser medför ett spelberoende för individen
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

For many individuals gambling gives an opportunity for relaxation and social relations. The positive effects of gambling are for most individual’s considerable more than the negative effects. Even if gambling gives positive effects there is individuals that cannot control there gambling and therefore develop an addiction which disturb there life situation and health. The aim of this study was to describe which personal characteristics distinguish people with a pathological gambling and which psychological, physical and social consequences this pathological gambling causes for the individual. The method of the study was a literary study and was based on twenty scientific articles. These articles were found in different scientific databases. The result of the study indicated that pathological gamblers have a higher grade of impulsivity and therefore they are seeking for quick satisfaction. The characteristic of pathological gamblers causes psychological, physiological and social consequences. Pathological gamblers have a increased risk of economical problems, work loses, anxiety, fear and depression. The consequences of pathological gambling does not only affect the individual with the addiction but also people in the person’s environment; therefore it is important that the society receive increased knowledge about pathological gambling. Further research about which individual’s that have an increased risk of become pathological gamblers, research about the increased accessibility to gamble and the mass medium effect on the individual is a desire.

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Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Hälsa och Samhälle (HOS) , 2007.
Keywords [sv]
Addiction, Characteristics, Consequences, Pathological gambling
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-571Local ID: 2082/913OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-571DiVA, id: diva2:237751
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2007-03-15 Created: 2007-03-15 Last updated: 2009-08-24

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