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dc.contributor.advisorStrong, Tom
dc.contributor.advisorParry, Alan
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Marnie
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-13T21:22:30Z
dc.date.available2012-11-13T08:01:37Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-13
dc.date.submitted2012en
dc.identifier.citationRogers, M. (2012). Co-constructing stories of "we" and "us" with cohabitating couples (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/25342en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/201
dc.description.abstractIn this research, I examine how cohabitating couples co-constructed stories of mutuality and “we-ness” in conversations with me. Using Gubrium and Holstein’s (2009) approach to analyzing narrative reality, based within a social constructionist perspective, I study how participants and I co-narrated and co-edited stories of relational identity. I pay particular attention to my role as researcher, and how I was active in inviting and shaping these stories of “we-ness.” In my analysis, I also attend to how participants and I co-managed the stakes of storytelling, as we were developing plotlines about who they were as a couple and where they were going as partners. In their interviews, participants indicated that talking with me about “we-ness” had strengthened their sense of relational identity. I discuss the implications of my results for both research and counselling, and particularly for how counsellors can actively invite clients into telling stories of “we-ness.”en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectEducational Psychology
dc.subject.classificationCounsellingen_US
dc.subject.classificationcouplesen_US
dc.subject.classificationNarrativeen_US
dc.titleCo-constructing stories of "we" and "us" with cohabitating couples
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/25342
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid268
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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