Deciding to use energy healing modalities: An exploratory study about motivational factors

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278723
Title:
Deciding to use energy healing modalities: An exploratory study about motivational factors
Author:
Sherman, Julia Van Wagenen
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to examine the decision-making process of individuals who use the energy healing modalities of homeopathy, reflexology, acupuncture, and Jin Shin Jyutsu. A qualitative design was selected because the personal nature of decision-making was best accessed through self account. Content analysis was used to examine the data because it both describes and quantifies phenomena. The study sample comprised nine volunteers who met study requirements. Data provided limited initial support of the motivating factors suggested in Astin's (1998) study. However, after consideration of all qualitative data, the original categorical definitions of dissatisfaction with conventional medicine, desire for personal control, and philosophical congruence were amplified or clarified. Additional motivating factors were also described and defined in this study. Therefore, this study identified healing system attributes, outcome, pleasure, timing, and recommendation as factors influencing the decision to use alternatives.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.; Psychology, Personality.; Health Sciences, Health Care Management.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Koithan, Mary

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDeciding to use energy healing modalities: An exploratory study about motivational factorsen_US
dc.creatorSherman, Julia Van Wagenenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSherman, Julia Van Wagenenen_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the decision-making process of individuals who use the energy healing modalities of homeopathy, reflexology, acupuncture, and Jin Shin Jyutsu. A qualitative design was selected because the personal nature of decision-making was best accessed through self account. Content analysis was used to examine the data because it both describes and quantifies phenomena. The study sample comprised nine volunteers who met study requirements. Data provided limited initial support of the motivating factors suggested in Astin's (1998) study. However, after consideration of all qualitative data, the original categorical definitions of dissatisfaction with conventional medicine, desire for personal control, and philosophical congruence were amplified or clarified. Additional motivating factors were also described and defined in this study. Therefore, this study identified healing system attributes, outcome, pleasure, timing, and recommendation as factors influencing the decision to use alternatives.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Personality.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Health Care Management.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKoithan, Maryen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1399728en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b40638169en_US
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