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Narratieve toekomstverbeelding: een mogelijk middel tot verbetering van positieve geestelijke gezondheid en versterking van veerkracht en hoop ?

Tönis, K.J.M. (2016) Narratieve toekomstverbeelding: een mogelijk middel tot verbetering van positieve geestelijke gezondheid en versterking van veerkracht en hoop ?

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Abstract:Introduction: To continue the research on the effect of future imagination and the usability to improve the components of positive mental health and to strengthen hope and resilience, this research has been focused on empirically proven the effect of narrative future imagination. Based on research that has been is expected that narrative future imagination has an amplifying effect on psychological and emotional wellbeing, hope and resilience. Besides that is expected that insight in social patterns in narrative future imagination has an amplifying effect on social wellbeing. To look further into this, has been looked at the effect of describing social situations on social wellbeing and are content descriptions of social situations studied. Method: To answer these research questions is the research divided into three parts: the pretest, writing the letters and the posttest. After filling in the pretest the participants are placed in one of the three conditions (four letters of the future, one letter of the future and one memory letter). Letters of the future are an operationalization of narrative future imagination, were the participant write a letter from the future to someone in the present. After application of the exclusion-criteria are the data and letters of 32 participants analyzed. The effect of narrative future imagination on the five outcome variables is tested by carrying out an ANOVA with Repeated Measures five times, with the pre- and posttest as within-subject variables and the conditions as between-group factor. The effect of the number of described social situations on social wellbeing is tested by carrying out a regression analysis with the number (described) social situations as predictor. To do a content analysis at the descriptions of social situations a model for social situations is drawn. Results: No effect was found for writing letters of the future on hope, resilience, and emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. The number of described social situations in the letters of the future and the memory letters is not a significant predictor for the difference between the post- and pretest on social wellbeing. The content analysis showed that a wide variety of social situations is described in the letters. Discussion: These findings can be explained because this research has focused on another type of future imagination, namely narrative future imagination, the overlap between remembering and future imagination and the possibility that the model for social situations does not fit for letters of the future and memory letters.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69935
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