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Title: Understanding stakeholders' experiences of the 'Coping through Football Project' : a grounded theory study
Author: Holt, R.
Awarding Body: University College London (University of London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2011
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Paper one reviews the qualitative literature that focuses on services users' personal experiences of sports and exercise participation. Despite the small number of studies with some methodological limitations, this review provides an important insight into the personal experiences of sports and exercise for people with mental illness. A number of common themes are identified and discussed. Paper two offers a qualitative account of the 'Coping through Football' project, (a community based football project for people with enduring mental health problems), based on the experiences of various stakeholders. Semi-structured interviews with service users, football coaches and facilitators were analysed using a grounded theory approach. The following categories emerged from the data: Identifying with past self; Service with a difference; Opening up the social world; Safety; Empowerment and Feeling good. These categories were then conceptualised within an overall model according to whether they represented an aspect of structure, process or outcome. Findings are considered in relation to existing research and theory. Clinical relevance and methodological limitations are also discussed. Paper three provides a critical appraisal of the study, reflecting on the overall research process and considers the merits and limitations of the methodology used.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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