A Qualitative Study on the Process of Gambling Addiction - Including a Concurrent Phenomenon -

도박중독 과정에 관한 질적연구 - 동시적 현상을 포함하여 -

  • Received : 2011.04.26
  • Accepted : 2011.06.01
  • Published : 2011.08.31


The aim of this study was to elucidate characteristics of ongoing and progressive gambling addiction. So a researcher reviewed existing studies on the gambling addiction and reflected the epistemological assumptions behind it. In this study, 4 men gamblers were participated and in-depth interviews were conducted, the data were analyzed using case studies. The results of this study were as followings; the process of gambling addiction was conducted based on a particular stage. In particular, we could find that the phenomenon of gambling addiction has 'concurrency' in each phase. Phenomenons often seen in each step and each other extraneous event were interpreted as mutually complementary meaning. Also they affected the transmission to next steps of gambling addiction.