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dc.contributor.authorFiakos, Kristina M.
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-10T19:16:38Z
dc.date.available2019-06-10T19:16:38Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/70768
dc.description.abstractThe researcher’s aim is to examine how individuals structure the narrative of their own life story and examine how this influences their own sense of identity and psychological well-being. This qualitative study involved two structured interviews, one with a 23-year-old white male and the other with a 56-year-old white female. Participants were sought through word of mouth and had minimal acquaintance to the researcher. Each participant participated in an in-depth semi-structured interview, where they were asked to narrate the story of their life. Interviews were coded both inductively and deductively to determine the nature of how these stories were articulated by the participant and their relationship to the participant’s well-being. It was found that the participant who had more redemptive sequences and themes of agency throughout their narrative had a stronger sense of identity within themselves and had a higher sense of life satisfaction. Being that there were only two participants, these results are not generalizable. However, they can be used as a reference for future research and forming hypotheses.en_US
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dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Psychologyen_US
dc.subjectQualitative researchen_US
dc.subjectRedemptionen_US
dc.subjectContaminationen_US
dc.subjectCoherenceen_US
dc.subjectCommunionen_US
dc.subjectAgencyen_US
dc.subjectNarrative identityen_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.titleNarratives in psychology: a qualitative analysis of individuals’ life storiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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