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Spelmissbrukaren och det dubbla stigmat - En studie om behandlares uppfattningar om spelproblem utifrån ett genusperspektiv

Änghede, Robin LU (2015) SOPA63 20142
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine how treaters of gambling problems apprehend and work with gambling problems, as well as examine what kind of meaning the gender differences in gambling problems has for the treaters. The study was based on phone interviews with five treaters who all were spread out over Sweden. Some worked in the private sector and some worked in the public sector. The results of this study showed that the treaters shared a lot of opinions about how to treat gambling problems. They all used some form of either MI-treatment (Motivational Interviews) or CBT-treatment (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) or a mix of both. Further results were analysed with three different kinds of perspectives: Raewyn Connell’s theory about... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine how treaters of gambling problems apprehend and work with gambling problems, as well as examine what kind of meaning the gender differences in gambling problems has for the treaters. The study was based on phone interviews with five treaters who all were spread out over Sweden. Some worked in the private sector and some worked in the public sector. The results of this study showed that the treaters shared a lot of opinions about how to treat gambling problems. They all used some form of either MI-treatment (Motivational Interviews) or CBT-treatment (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) or a mix of both. Further results were analysed with three different kinds of perspectives: Raewyn Connell’s theory about gender and hegemony masculinity, Tina Mattsson’s definition of the term “könsmaktsordning” and Erving Goffman’s theory about Stigma. These results showed that seemingly all of the treaters’ clients were stigmatized, but furthermore that this was a gendered problem. Women (and sub-groups that were not part of the hegemonic masculinity) with gambling problems were even more stigmatized compared to the group hegemonic masculinity with a gambling problem. Men were, as the statistic shows, overrepresented. They tended to have more gambling problems and the treaters said that around 80 % of their clients were men. Another result of this study was the fact that the treaters were in a complete agreement that no one in Sweden took responsibility for giving problem gamblers treatment. The Swedish Social services often tend to push away the responsibility onto Swedish health care organisations, and vice versa. (Less)
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Änghede, Robin LU
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SOPA63 20142
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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gambling problems, treaters, gender, stigma, phone interviews
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Swedish
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5010929
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine how treaters of gambling problems apprehend and work with gambling problems, as well as examine what kind of meaning the gender differences in gambling problems has for the treaters. The study was based on phone interviews with five treaters who all were spread out over Sweden. Some worked in the private sector and some worked in the public sector. The results of this study showed that the treaters shared a lot of opinions about how to treat gambling problems. They all used some form of either MI-treatment (Motivational Interviews) or CBT-treatment (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) or a mix of both. Further results were analysed with three different kinds of perspectives: Raewyn Connell’s theory about gender and hegemony masculinity, Tina Mattsson’s definition of the term “könsmaktsordning” and Erving Goffman’s theory about Stigma. These results showed that seemingly all of the treaters’ clients were stigmatized, but furthermore that this was a gendered problem. Women (and sub-groups that were not part of the hegemonic masculinity) with gambling problems were even more stigmatized compared to the group hegemonic masculinity with a gambling problem. Men were, as the statistic shows, overrepresented. They tended to have more gambling problems and the treaters said that around 80 % of their clients were men. Another result of this study was the fact that the treaters were in a complete agreement that no one in Sweden took responsibility for giving problem gamblers treatment. The Swedish Social services often tend to push away the responsibility onto Swedish health care organisations, and vice versa.},
  author       = {Änghede, Robin},
  keyword      = {gambling problems,treaters,gender,stigma,phone interviews},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Spelmissbrukaren och det dubbla stigmat - En studie om behandlares uppfattningar om spelproblem utifrån ett genusperspektiv},
  year         = {2015},
}