Problem Gambling and Family Violence in Help-Seeking Populations: Co-occurrence, Impact and Coping

Four hundred and fifty-four clients of problem gambling treatment services took part in a short survey on gambling and family/whānau violence and abuse. There were 370 gamblers and 84 affected others (e.g. partners, other family members and friends). The survey took place from June 2013 to March 2015.

The purpose of the research was to identify the level of family/whānau violence and abuse in people seeking help for problem gambling, and to increase our understanding of these issues. A wide definition of family/whānau violence was used, which included physical violence and coercive control (most often thought of as violence), as well as psychological and emotional abuse (more often thought of as conflict), and sexual abuse.

Please email us if you would like a copy of this document in a different format.

Commissioning agencies
Date of last publication
May 2017
Organisation conducting the research
Auckland University of Technology

Other projects from this agency

Projects from same research category