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dc.contributor.advisorEakman, Aaron
dc.contributor.authorRumble, Morgan
dc.contributor.committeememberAtler, Karen
dc.contributor.committeememberSteger, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:39:00Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:39:00Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description2014 Spring.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractThe presence of meaning in one's life is recognized to be important for fostering health and well-being. Humans create meaning through occupation, but whether there are similarities across the components of meaning for individuals remains unanswered. Meaning is revealed through language and narrative, which necessitates a qualitative, interpretive approach to its study (Polkinghorne, 1988). Qualitative research has supplied rich data about the meaning of occupation for various cultures, populations, and activities, but to-date, there has not been a systematic review to identify if general patterns of meaning and experience exist in occupation. Following a framework synthesis approach to qualitative meta-synthesis, the current exploratory study examined positive subjective experiences associated with occupation to uncover elements of the meaning of occupation. Two higher-order themes were discovered, social meaning and selfhood, that contained multiple themes as well as four additional themes including satisfaction, pleasure/enjoyment, stimulating, and health and well-being. Complex interconnections between themes also arose and are discussed.
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dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifierRumble_colostate_0053N_12125.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/82481
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
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dc.subjectJournal of Occupational Science
dc.subjectqualitative study
dc.subjectoccupation
dc.subjectmetasynthesis
dc.subjectmeaning
dc.titleMeaning in occupation: a meta-synthesis of eleven qualitative research articles from the Journal of Occupational Science, The
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thesis.degree.disciplineOccupational Therapy
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)


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