Problem gambling and help seeking among Chinese international students: narratives of place identity transformation

Li, Wendy Wen, and Tse, Samson (2015) Problem gambling and help seeking among Chinese international students: narratives of place identity transformation. Journal of Health Psychology, 20 (3). pp. 300-312.

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Abstract

This article uses examples of problem gambling and help seeking among Chinese international students in New Zealand to demonstrate place identity transformation. Two-wave narrative interviews were conducted with 15 Chinese international students. Place identity among participants is shown to be a process that features the transformation of participants' identity. While the casinos in which the Chinese international students gambled gave rise to negative place identities, positive place identities facilitated the participants to change their problematic gambling. Through the investigation of place identity transformation, this article promotes a strength-based, non-labelling approach to intervention for people who are concerned about their gambling behaviours.

Item ID: 37779
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1461-7277
Keywords: Asian, narrative, place identity, problem gambling, young adults
Funders: Trust Waikato, New Zealand and the New Zeland Building Research Capability for Social Sciences (BRCSS) Network
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 04:36
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 100%
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