Chinese international students' narratives: from gaming to gambling

Li, Wendy Wen (2008) Chinese international students' narratives: from gaming to gambling. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co., Saarbrücken, Germany.

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This book is concerned with how Chinese international students develop their various levels of participation in gaming/gambling activities and how they cope with that when gambling becomes problematic in a New Zealand context. It takes up an impressive challenge and opportunity to clarify the socio-cultural specifics of this important topic which in turn will benefit Chinese international students who are affected by problem gambling. A narrative design investigates the unique characteristics, self-reported thoughts, feelings and participation and cessation for some students. Such a design enables Chinese international students to tell their stories so that the stereotypes that have been imposed on them can be challenged and alternative stories can be promoted. This book is one of the first attempts nationally and internationally to reveal all the complex challenges faced by Chinese international students in dealing with gambling addiction and stress associated with studying in a foreign environment. It will contribute to the debate and add to the body of knowledge in cross-cultural studies on gambling and/or problem gambling in a global context.

Item ID: 18853
Item Type: Book (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-3-639-04628-1
Keywords: Chinese international students, gambling, narrative, culture
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 02:08
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920503 Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 50%
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