The Couples’ Story: A narrative analysis of couples’ presentations of the experience of living with an eating disorder.

Dixon-Havers, Z. (2012). The Couples’ Story: A narrative analysis of couples’ presentations of the experience of living with an eating disorder.. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City, University of London)

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Abstract

Aims – To gain insight into the functioning and dynamics of couples living with an eating disorder by exploring their experiences.

Methodology- Narrative analysis is used, focusing on the content and performative elements of the stories of three couples and one single man, regarding being in a relationship and living with an eating disorder.

Findings – Content and performative elements of the narrators’ stories are explored in relation to what they suggest about the experience of living with an eating disorder in a relationship.

Discussion –The main findings from the analysis regarding what the narrators tell and how they tell it, what these content and performative elements and what they might imply for counselling psychology are discussed in relation to recovery from eating disorders and relationships functioning, Strengths and limitations of the research along with suggestions for further research are explored.

Publication Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: City, University of London theses
School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
City, University of London theses > School of Arts and Social Sciences theses
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/19603

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