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dc.contributor.authorDark, Esther
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-05T10:44:26Z
dc.date.available2020-02-05T10:44:26Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-23
dc.identifier.citationDark, E. and Carter, S. (2019). 'Shifting identities: exploring occupational identity for those in recovery from an eating disorder'. Qualitative Research Journal, 20(1), pp. 127-139. DOI: 10.1108/QRJ-07-2019-0054en_US
dc.identifier.issn1443-9883
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/qrj-07-2019-0054
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624452
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to explore the nature, transition and formation of occupational identity for those in recovery from eating disorders (EDs). Semi-structured “episodic” interviews were carried out with six women, self-identifying in recovery from an ED. Narrative-type-analysis produced a distilled narrative of participant’s accounts, before use of thematic analysis compared and extracted pertinent themes. During recovery from an ED, significant shifts occurred in occupational identities, moving from sole identification with the ED, to a greater understanding of self; facilitated by increased engagement in meaningful occupations, adapting occupational meaning, connecting with self and others and the importance of becoming and belonging. This is the first known piece of research exploring occupational identity in relation to EDs. The findings are applicable to occupational therapists and add to the growing body of qualitative research into ED's.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEmeralden_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/QRJ-07-2019-0054/full/htmlen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Social Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectNarrative researchen_US
dc.subjectOccupational Therapyen_US
dc.subjectEating disordersen_US
dc.subjectEating disorders recoveryen_US
dc.subjectSociocultural perspectivesen_US
dc.titleShifting identities: exploring occupational identity for those in recovery from an eating disorderen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalQualitative Research Journalen_US
dc.source.volume20
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage127-139
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-11-20
dc.author.detail784996en_US


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