HomeIAMURE International Journal of Social Sciencesvol. 6 no. 1 (2013)

Disordered Gambling: Characteristics and Treatment Strategies for Special Subgroups

Shawn Andre Scott

Discipline: Social Science, Society



The National Research Council defines problem gambling as a behaviour that does not meet the criteria for pathological gambling but results in harmful effects to gamblers and their social network. The study investigated disordered gambling including its characteristics and treatment strategies for special subgroups. The study used the descriptive research design including content analysis and interviews of key informants. Results showed little evidence about subgroup characteristics and special personal traits. The study concludes that affected and at-risk groups have not been adequately intervened directly.