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dc.contributor.advisorDarby, Richard
dc.contributor.advisorLewis, Yvette
dc.contributor.advisorCrawford-Docherty, Anne
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Maria
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.
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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wolverhampton
dc.subjectAsian
dc.subjectCounselling psychology
dc.subjectElderly
dc.subjectFaith communities
dc.subjectOlder adults
dc.subjectQuality of life
dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectService development
dc.subjectSikh
dc.titleEngaging Asian faith communities and counselling psychology perspectives in the development of older adult services.
dc.typeThesis or dissertation
dc.type.qualificationnameDCounsPsych
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-21T09:59:28Z
html.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.


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