This study examined the relationship between trauma and meaningful hobbies. I combined the scholarship on collecting with the broader research on leisure, coping, and posttraumatic growth to explore how meaningful collections may have helped victims metabolize their traumatic experiences. I interviewed self-selected trauma survivors who felt that they had a collection that was related to a traumatic experience. Through qualitative interviews and interpretative phenomenological analysis, I explored collectors' experiences with trauma and hobbies. The purpose of this study is to better understand the retrospective connections people make between their chosen hobbies and the trauma they have experienced. This study could potentially have implications for treating survivors of trauma.
|Commitee:||Fauth, James, Junno, David, Mangione, Lorraine|
|School Location:||United States -- Ohio|
|Source:||DAI-B 79/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||Collecting, Hobbies, Leisure, Posttraumatic growth, Resilience, Trauma|
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