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dc.contributor.advisorClaypool, Timen_US
dc.creatorHill, Teresaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-07T12:00:14Z
dc.date.available2014-05-07T12:00:14Z
dc.date.created2014-03en_US
dc.date.issued2014-05-06en_US
dc.date.submittedMarch 2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2014-03-1464en_US
dc.description.abstractThis phenomenological study explored how physical activity is experienced as a means for resilience as well as the defining characteristics and meaning of that experience. Four participants were interviewed, aged 18 to 21 years; all of which were receiving a university education at the time of the interviews. Physical activity has been connected to various physical, intellectual, psychological, and social benefits during adolescence. The participants in this study described their journeys to achieving wellness despite growing up with adversities collectively deemed as adverse. Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was the methodology utilized to investigate the data generated through several semi-structured in depth interviews with the participants. The analyzed data formed the overarching theme of self development in the face of adversity, which was evident throughout the three superordinate themes: channeling energy, nurturing relationships, and challenging the self. The participants explained their passages through adolescence amidst adversities to be ones full of ups and downs, but ultimately progress towards their current accomplishments, goals, dreams, and personal growth. The themes are discussed within the context of the current literature and then followed by recommendations for future research, considerations for professionals, and a conclusion including words of wisdom from the participants.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectResilienceen_US
dc.subjectPhysical Activityen_US
dc.subjectAdolesent Femalesen_US
dc.subjectInterpretative Phenomenological Analysisen_US
dc.title'It's more than a game': Young women's experiences with physical activity as a means for resilience throughout adolesenceen_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.committeeMemberKowalski, Kenten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMolnar, Timen_US


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