Pacific Families Replication (PIF)

Research Organisation: Auckland University of Technology
Primary contact: Rebecca Coombes

Contract Value: $150,000 (excl GST)
Contract Start date: 20 March 2009
Contract End date: 30 June 2011

Summary of project/aims

This piece of research is a replication of the gambling module in the AUT Pacific Island Families Longitudinal study (PIF).

The PIF project is a longitudinal study of Pacific Island families, originally undertaken in 2000 and funded by multiple government agencies. The overall aim of the PIF study is to determine the pathways leading to optimal health, development and social outcomes for Pacific Island children and their families as they negotiate critical developmental transitions.

The Ministry has funded collection of gambling specific information as part of this study to:

  • Assess the extent of gambling and problem gambling amongst Pacific parents
  • Identify any ethnic difference in gambling/problem gambling between the major different Pacific cultures (in particular Samoan, Tongan and Cook Island)
  • Identify gender differences in problem gambling prevalence
  • Examine the risks and correlates of problem gambling in Pacific mothers and fathers
  • Assess the impact of gambling and problem gambling on family and child health and wellbeing
  • Assess the relationship between problem gambling and specific gambling types
  • Assess how standard problem gambling measures perform when used with Pacific groups.

Final Report:

Report due February 2011

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