The experience of emotional expression in the context of social relations for people diagnosed with schizophrenia : a phenomenological explication
Le Lievre, James Arthur (2009) The experience of emotional expression in the context of social relations for people diagnosed with schizophrenia : a phenomenological explication. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
The experience of emotional expression in the context of social relations is not well understood for people diagnosed with schizophrenia. Early phenomenological research on the experience of people diagnosed with schizophrenia traditionally focussed on self experience in isolation from others, with later research explicating isolated aspects of self experience in relation to others. The current research aimed to focus on the progressive experience of emotional expression of people diagnosed with schizophrenia in relation to others over 12 months, in order to gain a broad spectrum of experience. This study involved unstructured interviews with 7 participants, an average of 4 times each, over a period of 12 months. Due to the unstructured nature of the interviews, a great breadth of experience was explicated. From the interviews there emerged 6 themes grouped together as a transition into, and 5 themes grouped together as a recovery from, symptoms associated with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Special significance was given to the theme of relational confusion as an experience that provides an understanding of the relationship between social stressors and personal characteristics with responses that are associated with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. It was suggested that participants experienced themselves, including their distancing and isolating responses, as a part of a social system. The breadth of experiences that emerged afforded a framework of experiences within which prior phenomenological research findings on static moments of experience have been located. A more meaningful understanding of the transitioning into and recovery from the experiences associated with a diagnosis of schizophrenia will afford advances in mental health practice.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Schweitzer, Robert& Barnard, Alan|
|Keywords:||schizophrenia, psychosis, emotional shutdown, recovery, emotional expression, experience, phenomenology, qualitative|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||19 Apr 2010 10:33|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2011 05:56|
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