An ecological exploration of personal recovery in the context of severe mental illness

Spencer, Matt (2013) An ecological exploration of personal recovery in the context of severe mental illness. D.Clin.Psych. thesis, Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Abstract

This study had two objectives: to develop an ecological understanding of personal recovery in the context of severe mental illness (SMI) with a UK-based sample, and to develop a model of the discovery of hope and meaning in recovery, and relevant helping and hindering factors.
A grounded theory methodology was employed as a framework for collecting and analysing qualitative data.
The study provides an emergent ecological model of growth in the context of personal recovery incorporating seven theoretical categories including; prevailing contexts, the importance of relationships, purposeful goals, values-commitment, emerging self-efficacy, wellness experience, and tangible and intangible hope.
The emergent model provides a novel understanding of the individual, ecological and interactional factors facilitating the discovery of hope and meaning in life. It is anticipated that such findings will benefit the provision of statutory and peer-run mental health services, and support further research into growth in the context of SMI.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0636 Applied psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0790 Mental health services. Mental illness prevention
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Mrs Kathy Chaney
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 13:20
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 15:48
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/12477

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