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作者 Foskett, Allison
書名 Self-help reading: An autoethnography
國際標準書號 9780494380864
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說明 145 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 46-06, page: 2955
Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Calgary (Canada), 2008
This thesis involved an autoethnographic inquiry into self-help reading and how it can improve psychological, spiritual, and, or, practical well-being. I sought a more refined understanding of self-help reading as a constructive resource by: reviewing theoretical and research literatures, reflecting on personal experiences, and by consulting other readers who found self-help books useful. Using narrative analysis, I examined eight co-researchers' experiences and my own experiences with self-help reading from a holistic perspective (i.e., the socio-cultural, historical, political, and personal aspects of self-help reading). From this research I have concluded that self-help reading requires readers to be active and critically reflective participants who socially negotiate meanings from these texts based on their life contexts. Self-help books can be rich social resources that provide information, inspiration, and validation to readers in addressing life concerns. Suggestions regarding self-help reading pertaining to counselling, theory development, and future research are discussed
School code: 0026
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 46-06
主題 Education, Educational Psychology
Psychology, Clinical
Alt Author University of Calgary (Canada)
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