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dc.contributor.advisorNicol, Jennifer J
dc.contributor.advisorMurphy, Shaun
dc.creatorMills, Kelly Jean 1990-
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-24T21:06:34Z
dc.date.available2018-04-24T21:06:34Z
dc.date.created2018-01
dc.date.issued2018-04-24
dc.date.submittedJanuary 2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/8515
dc.description.abstractThis narrative inquiry explored the experiences of three older women who belonged to an ongoing community-based writing group. The meaningfulness and personal impact of writing and sharing stories with other older women was investigated. Field texts were gathered from semi-structured interviews, participant writing samples, and participant observation. Narrative threads that connected the women’s experiences were identified, and two overarching findings were generated; engagement with the writing group was understood to enhance (1) the women’s sense of self-compassion, and (2) their hopefulness for the future. The present inquiry extends research on adaptive aging and suggests new directions for both practice and research in this area.
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dc.subjectNarrative inquiry
dc.subjectWriting
dc.subjectWriting group
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subjectAging
dc.subjectSelf-compassion
dc.subjectHope
dc.titleWriting and Sharing Life: Older Women’s Experiences in a Grassroots Writing Group
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-04-24T21:06:34Z
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Psychology and Special Education
thesis.degree.disciplineSchool and Counselling Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewan
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Education (M.Ed.)
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dc.contributor.committeeMemberHoltslander, Lorraine
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLovrod, Marie
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMartin, Stephanie L
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-1250-7330


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