My name is Delia Cotoros and I am a PhD student at the University of Auckland, in the Social and Community Health department. The aim of my PhD is to develop a survey to explore Problematic Internet Use in relation to a number of specific behaviours: online gambling, online shopping and online pornography use. This specific study is about Online Gambling.
If you are over 18 and have ever gambled online, you are invited to participate in a focus group that will discuss your opinions regarding what topics/items should be included in a new measure of Problematic Online Gambling.
You will NOT be required to discuss your own gambling behaviour, just your opinions regarding the topic and the questions/items a measure should have.
The focus groups will last between 1.5 and 2 hours. Refreshments and nibbles will be provided and you will receive a $30 Pak n Save or petrol voucher as a thank you for your time. You would be welcome to bring friends that can participate in the focus group, as long as they are over 18 and have gambled online.
If you would like to participate, please check out the Participant Information Sheet which contains more detail about the study and contact me by email ([email protected]).