‘The notorious gambling class’: Patterns of gambling among young people in Denmark: a longitudinal qualitative study

Kristiansen, S., Reith, G. and Trabjerg, C. M. (2017) ‘The notorious gambling class’: Patterns of gambling among young people in Denmark: a longitudinal qualitative study. Journal of Youth Studies, 20(3), pp. 366-381. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2016.1232480)

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Abstract

In this study, using a three wave qualitative longitudinal data set, we explored patterns of change in gambling behavior among a sample of young Danes. A total of 48 informants participated in all three sweeps of interviews. The overall aim was to explore the complexities and social contexts, as well as the subjective meanings that underlie gambling behavior changes. We identified four different types of gambling pathways, each illustrating different types of movement over time: intensification; reduction; stability, and those that were non-linear. Our overall finding was that transitions or oscillations in behavior are more common than a progressive linear gambling pattern, and that these changes are affected by a number of contextual factors. The implications for further research and policy are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by Danish Council for Independent Research – Social Science [Forskningsrådet for Samfund og Erhverv] [grant number 2102-07-0001].
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Reith, Professor Gerda
Authors: Kristiansen, S., Reith, G., and Trabjerg, C. M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Youth Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:1367-6261
ISSN (Online):1469-9680
Published Online:05 October 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
First Published:First published in Journal of Youth Studies 20(3):366-381
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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