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dc.contributor.authorKwan, Edward
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-11T04:26:00Z
dc.date.available2019-02-11T04:26:00Z
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/220563
dc.description© 2019 Dr Edward Kwan
dc.description.abstractAlthough problematic gambling is a widespread problem among Chinese populations across the globe, there is limited research on how it affects Chinese female spouses of problem gamblers. The purpose of this study was to explore how Chinese female spouses of problem gamblers (PGs) in Hong Kong were affected and what strategies they adopted to cope with the impact of a spouse’s problematic gambling. For the study, I have interviewed with 23 adult Chinese female spouses of PGs. These study participants were recruited from five different gambling counselling centres in Hong Kong. This study employed a grounded theory methodology in the collection and analysis of the data. Nine categories of impact experienced by participants were identified, and 17 types of paradigmatic coping strategies were identified. Based on these findings, a grounded model of multiple selves and multiple paradigms (MSMP) was constructed. The model provides a self-based theoretical framework to understand how participants perceived and interpreted the impact. The model also postulates that coping strategies were guided by three major paradigms operated by participants namely the PGs-Centered Paradigm (PGCP), Family Relationship-Centered Paradigm (FRCP) and SELF Care-Centered Paradigm (SCCP). Implications for counselling and directions for future research are discussed.en_US
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dc.subjectChinese female spouses of problem gamblersen_US
dc.subjectimpacts of problem gamblingen_US
dc.subjectcoping strategiesen_US
dc.subjectparadigm shiften_US
dc.titleThe experience of Chinese female spouses of problem gamblers in Hong Kong: a grounded theory study of multi-dimensional impacten_US
dc.typePhD thesisen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne Graduate School of Education
melbourne.thesis.supervisornameAlun, Jackson
melbourne.contributor.authorKwan, Edward
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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