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Exploring the perceptions and experiences of Tongan males towards gambling in NZ

47 months
Approved budget:
Dr Edmond Fehoko
Health issue:
Addiction (alcohol/drugs/gambling/smoking)
Proposal type:
Pacific Health PhD Scholarship
Lay summary
This study hopes to shed light on the lived experiences and perceptions of Tongan fathers and Tongan youth (males) on the health and social issues of gambling and gambling behaviours. Furthermore, it is hoped that the faikava will be developed as a research methodological framework with a combination of talanoa and phenomenology. Valuable insight into the gambling issues experienced by Pacific, more specifically Tongan, males will help in identifying strategies and interventions in minimising gambling.