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dc.contributor.advisorMartin, Dr. Stephanieen_US
dc.creatorWiebe, Angelaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-03T22:27:35Z
dc.date.available2013-01-03T22:27:35Z
dc.date.created2011-11en_US
dc.date.issued2011-12-22en_US
dc.date.submittedNovember 2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2011-11-196en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the present study was to examine the lived experiences of spiritual coping among adult women survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). It has recently been suggested that the research on the adjustment of CSA survivors be broadened to include new aspects of coping, as well as the processes that promote resilience. Studies have only recently started to examine how religious and/or spiritual coping impact adjustment to significant life events including illness, death of a child, and terrorist events. However, very few empirical studies have specifically investigated the role of spiritual coping in relation to CSA. Spirituality has been found to be a protective factor for the development of various psychological problems such as the development of depression, shame, and interpersonal difficulties. For some CSA survivors, spirituality or religion has been found to be a factor in resilience and healing. Giorgi’s Empirical Phenomenological Approach guided the exploration of the lived experience of women who have experienced spiritual coping in relation to healing from their CSA. Three women between the ages of 45 and 48 were recruited through purposeful sampling and data were generated through in-depth interviews. The data was analyzed following the empirical phenomenological approach and generated five invariants and an essential structure. The invariants that emerged were: “Innately Bad:” Blame and Responsibility; “Living a Lie:” Confronting Hypocrisy; “Wandering the Wilderness:” Searching; “Worm to Butterfly:” Transformation; “Bringing Me to Shore:” Support. The implications of the invariants and essential structure as well as considerations for future research and for mental health professionals are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectChild Sexual Abuseen_US
dc.subjectSpiritual Copingen_US
dc.subjectPositive Spiritual Copingen_US
dc.subjectNegative Spiritual Copingen_US
dc.subjectResilienceen_US
dc.titleTHE EXPERIENCE OF SPIRITUAL COPING AMONG ADULT WOMEN SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSEen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Psychology and Special Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSchool and Counselling Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Education (M.Ed.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcIntyre, Dr. Laureenen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNicol, Dr. Jenniferen_US


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