J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2013 Mar;22(1):34-44.

Job Analysis and Curriculum Development for Gambling Addiction Prevention Counselors based on DACUM

  • 1College of Nursing, The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. sungjae@snu.ac.kr
  • 2Cheongju University, Department of Social Welfare, Cheongju, Korea.


Recently, gambling problem have increased in Korea and the prevalence rate is much higher than in western countries. Prevention of gambling addiction is very important at this point, but we have no accreditation or certification system for gambling addiction prevention counselors. The purpose of this study was to analyze the job and to develope a curriculum for Gambling Addiction Prevention Counselor (GAPC).
The definition of GAPC, job analysis and curriculum development were done based on developing a curriculum(DACUM) method.
The duties performed by GAPC are categorized as planning & implementing, public education, outcome evaluation and professional development, which are classified into 8 tasks. The curriculum for training GAPC had 20 lectures covering 6 subjects: Introduction to gambling addiction, Prevention policy & institute, Methods of prevention education, Development of prevention programs, Prevention programs for target population, Empowerment for prevention counselors. Among the total 50 hours, 27 were for theory and 23 for practice. The mean of CVI (Content Validity Index) was 77 by multidisciplinary professional panels.
The specific tasks for gambling addiction prevention activities can be identified and curriculum developed for utilization in training GAPCs.


Job analysis; Curriculum; Gambling addiction; Prevention
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