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dc.contributor.authorVercillo, Tabitha
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-04T19:43:09Z
dc.date.available2015-02-04T19:43:09Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/6055
dc.description.abstractAlthough there is a growing body of literature that shifts the focus of chronic illness and trauma research to personal growth, there is limited literature on the role that leisure has in this process (e.g., Tedeschi & Calhoun, 2004). This qualitative study explored the role of leisure in the phenomenon of posttraumatic growth (PTG) for individuals living with cancer. The findings revealed that leisure influences PTG in four domains: (a) building meaningful relationships, (b) providing experiences to develop and maintain a sense of self, (c) creating opportunities to experience positive emotions, and (d) finding purpose in life. Findings provide insight on how individuals living with cancer perceive the role that leisure has in facilitating positive change after diagnosis. These findings will better enable healthcare and leisure providers to understand the unique needs of individuals living with cancer, and help them to facilitate meaningful leisure programs to encourage PTG.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectLeisureen_US
dc.subjectPosttraumatic Growthen_US
dc.subjectCanceren_US
dc.subjectChronic Illnessen_US
dc.titleLeisure as a Facilitator of Posttraumatic Growth in Individuals Living with Canceren_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-31T01:50:37Z


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