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dc.contributor.authorBays, Joey M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-15T22:55:02Z
dc.date.available2020-10-15T22:55:02Z
dc.date.issued2011-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/11352
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2011en_US
dc.description.abstractWell-being affects all of us. It is intricately interwoven with our identity and interactions. This study explores the relational contexts in which well-being is created, maintained, and diminished. In order to accomplish this goal, three main themes were addressed: (a) the co-researcher's understanding of what well-being is, (b) the co-researcher's understanding of how community affects a person's well-being, and (c) a description of the co-researcher's best of times and worst of times. These phenomenological themes guide the context and process of this research. This study is grounded in the theoretical stance of interpretivism with a constructionism epistemology; the methodology employed is phenomenological research utilizing conversational interviewing methods. I thematically analyzed the emergent capta from the interviews into the following themes: (a) What is Well-Being?: a definition of well-being and (b) The Struggle in the Search: co-researchers lived experiences of wellness. These themes offer an in-depth exploration of understanding the meaning of well-being the lived experiences informing those understandings.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectwell-beingen_US
dc.titleWell-being: the looking glass in 4-Den_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemaen_US
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Communicationen_US
dc.contributor.chairRichey, Jean
dc.contributor.committeeArundale, Robert
dc.contributor.committeeAnahita, Sine
refterms.dateFOA2020-10-15T22:55:03Z


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