Browsing Alberta Gambling Research Institute by Author "Abbott, Max W."
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- ItemOpen AccessGuest Editorial: International Gambling Conference(eCOMMUNITY: International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction, 2005-06-06) Abbott, Max W.This special edition of the journal consists of papers based on selected presentations given at the May 2004 International Gambling Conference, "Gambling and Problem Gambling in New Zealand: Taking Stock and Moving Forward on Policy, Practice and Research." Prior to final acceptance, papers were subject to peer review and revision. The conference was held in con-junction with the International Think Tank on Presenting Populations and First Contact Services. Both events were organized and hosted by the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Gambling Research Centre and New Zealand Gambling Problem Helpline.
- ItemOpen AccessPacific Islands Families: The First Two Years of Life: Gambling Amongst Pacific Mothers(eCOMMUNITY: International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction, 2005-06-06) Bellringer, Maria E.; Cowley-Malcolm, Esther T.; Abbott, Max W.; Williams, Maynard M.Pacific peoples in New Zealand are at high risk of developing gambling-related problems; estimated to be six times more likely than the risk for New Zealand Europeans. However, there is a paucity of research investigating Pacific people’s gambling within a New Zealand context. This paper presents preliminary data, from the first data collection point, about gambling activity per se (as opposed to problem gambling) from a cohort of mothers who are part of the longitudinal Pacific Islands Families study. The data are analysed against various associated demographic and cultural variables. These early results indicate that cultural differences could play a part in gambling behaviour, for example, Tongans are more likely to gamble than Samoans, and those who partake in traditional gift giving customs are also more likely to gamble. Additionally, the data show an increased propensity for gambling amongst those with comorbid disorders, such as alcohol misuse.