Problem gambling family impacts: Development of the Problem Gambling Family Impact Scale

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Dowling, N. A., Suomi, Aino, Jackson, A. C. and Lavis, T.. (2016). Problem gambling family impacts: Development of the Problem Gambling Family Impact Scale. Journal of Gambling Studies. 32(3), pp. 935 - 955. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-015-9582-6
AuthorsDowling, N. A., Suomi, Aino, Jackson, A. C. and Lavis, T.
Abstract

Although family members of problem gamblers frequently present to treatment services, problem gambling family impacts are under-researched. The most commonly endorsed items on a new measure of gambling-related family impacts [Problem Gambling Family Impact Measure (PG-FIM: Problem Gambler version)] by 212 treatment-seeking problem gamblers included trust (62.5 %), anger (61.8 %), depression or sadness (58.7 %), anxiety (57.7 %), distress due to gambling-related absences (56.1 %), reduced quality time (52.4 %), and communication breakdowns (52.4 %). The PG-FIM (Problem Gambler version) was comprised of three factors: (1) financial impacts, (2) increased responsibility impacts, and (3) psychosocial impacts with good psychometric properties. Younger, more impulsive, non-electronic gaming machine (EGM) gamblers who had more severe gambling problems reported more financial impacts; non-EGM gamblers with poorer general health reported more increased responsibility impacts; and more impulsive non-EGM gamblers with more psychological distress and higher gambling severity reported more psychosocial impacts. The findings have implications for the development of interventions for the family members of problem gamblers.

Keywordsgambling; family; significant others; impact; counselling; treatment
Year2016
JournalJournal of Gambling Studies
Journal citation32 (3), pp. 935 - 955
PublisherKluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
ISSN1573-3602
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-015-9582-6
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85015071580
Page range935 - 955
Research GroupInstitute of Child Protection Studies
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Grant IDARC/LP0989331
Place of publicationUnited States of America
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