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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2015;24(3):196-206.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2015.24.3.196    Published online September 30, 2015.
Factors Influencing Family-function in Families of Pathological Gamblers.
Soo Yang, Jung Ah Hong
1College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Aansan University, Ansan, Korea. karen3115@naver.com
This study was done to identify levels of family function, codependency, depression, and self-esteem, and to identify factors influencing family function in families pathological gamblers. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey design was used. Participants in the survey for this study were 103 families pathological gamblers from gambling counseling G center in Gyung-gi province. Data were collected from January to December, 2012 using self-report structured questionnaires. Data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients and Stepwise regression with SAS program. RESULTS: Codependency, depression, self-esteem and family function showed strong correlations (p<.001). Family status, type of housing tenure, codependency and self-esteem were identified as factors influencing family function in families pathological gamblers. These variables explained 27% of family function. CONCLUSION: Findings of this study suggest that these variables should be considered in developing nursing intervention programs to improve family function in families pathological gamblers.
Key Words: Gambling; Family health; Codependency; Self concept


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