Date of Submission

1-3-2014

Abstract

Poststructural models of psychotherapy such as narrative therapy propose concepts of self or selves that are a construction, formed in large part by relationship with others. Because people in the Christian community conceive of a “personal relationship” with God, this study sought to explore the contribution and nature of this human-Divine relationship to the notion of the relationally constructed self.

A qualitative exploratory project was conceived and 20 people who identified as Protestant Christian were interviewed about the influence of their relationship with God on their construction of self. A second interview about relationship with a significant person in their life was conducted to provide a comparison. A narrative analysis, a descriptor analysis, and a metaphor analysis were performed on transcripts of the interviews...

School/Institute

School of Psychology

Document Type

Thesis

Access Rights

Open Access

Extent

276 pages

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Faculty

Faculty of Health Sciences

Included in

Psychology Commons

Share

 
COinS