Engaging Asian faith communities and counselling psychology perspectives in the development of older adult services.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/123591
Title:
Engaging Asian faith communities and counselling psychology perspectives in the development of older adult services.
Authors:
Thompson, Maria
Abstract:
This mixed methods study investigates how counselling psychology perspectives can collaborate with the Sikh community in the development of Older Adult Psychology Services. 73 Sikh participants, aged 45-65 years contributed in English and Punjabi through interview, questionnaire or focus group at multiple community sites across 3 metropolitan boroughs in Sandwell. Qualitative data from validated scenarios and personal experience were analysed by a thematic approach informed by Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. Master themes were identified for religion, quality of life and service development. The SF12v2 (Ware et al., 2005) is a measure of health and well-being which showed just below average population norms for physical and mental health components of well-being for the Sikh Community. The God Locus of Health Control Scale (Wallston et al., 1999) demonstrated religion‟s importance, and how karma is integral to Sikhs‟ understanding and management of health. 80.6% (N=31) prefer older adult service providers to account for their religious beliefs and counselling psychologists are recommended to address this request in their engagement with this community. Preferences in the modes of delivery, types of psychological intervention and aids to service uptake are provided with recommendations for clinical practice, training and future research.
Advisors:
Darby, Richard; Lewis, Yvette; Crawford-Docherty, Anne
Publisher:
University of Wolverhampton
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/123591
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of the University of Wolverhampton for the degree of Doctor in Counselling Psychology.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorDarby, Richarden
dc.contributor.advisorLewis, Yvetteen
dc.contributor.advisorCrawford-Docherty, Anneen
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Mariaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-04T10:42:08Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-04T10:42:08Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/123591-
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of the University of Wolverhampton for the degree of Doctor in Counselling Psychology.en
dc.description.abstractThis mixed methods study investigates how counselling psychology perspectives can collaborate with the Sikh community in the development of Older Adult Psychology Services. 73 Sikh participants, aged 45-65 years contributed in English and Punjabi through interview, questionnaire or focus group at multiple community sites across 3 metropolitan boroughs in Sandwell. Qualitative data from validated scenarios and personal experience were analysed by a thematic approach informed by Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. Master themes were identified for religion, quality of life and service development. The SF12v2 (Ware et al., 2005) is a measure of health and well-being which showed just below average population norms for physical and mental health components of well-being for the Sikh Community. The God Locus of Health Control Scale (Wallston et al., 1999) demonstrated religion‟s importance, and how karma is integral to Sikhs‟ understanding and management of health. 80.6% (N=31) prefer older adult service providers to account for their religious beliefs and counselling psychologists are recommended to address this request in their engagement with this community. Preferences in the modes of delivery, types of psychological intervention and aids to service uptake are provided with recommendations for clinical practice, training and future research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.subjectAsianen
dc.subjectCounselling psychologyen
dc.subjectElderlyen
dc.subjectFaith communitiesen
dc.subjectOlder adultsen
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen
dc.subjectReligionen
dc.subjectService developmenten
dc.subjectSikhen
dc.titleEngaging Asian faith communities and counselling psychology perspectives in the development of older adult services.en
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameDCounsPsychen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
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