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Title: Processes involved in losing religious faith following traumatic events : a narrative analytic study
Author: Lochner, Jennifer H.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2681 917X
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2009
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Objectives: This study examines two narrative accounts of the processes involved in losing religious and spiritual beliefs following traumatic life events. Design: A dual case study narrative analytic approach was used to examine participants’ meaning-making processes Method: Detailed semi-structured interviews were conducted with two (female) participants who had lost their religious faith following a traumatic life event which had occurred more than one year ago. Data were analysed using an adapted form of Me Adam’s (1993) Autobiographical Approach. Results: Participants discussed issues including moments of realisation, intellectual questioning, renegotiation of relationships and social identity, isolation, searching for meaning and finding new meaning. Conclusions: Implications for therapeutic practice are considered, as are recommendations for future research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Psych.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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