Broken into life: A grounded theory on the role of self-compassion in eating disorder recovery.

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  • Author(s): Saffi Biasetti, Ann. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Global Psychology with a concentration in Transpersonal Psychology, US
  • Source:
    Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Vol 76(12-B)(E), 2016.
  • Publisher:
    US : ProQuest Information & Learning
  • Language:
    English
  • Document Type:
    Dissertation
  • Publication Type:
    Dissertation Abstract
  • Additional Information
    • Other Journal Titles:
      Dissertation Abstracts International
    • ISSN:
      0419-4217 (Print)
    • ISBN:
      978-1321909883
    • Keywords:
      eating disorders, self-compassion, mental health disorders, anorexia, bulimia
    • Abstract:
      Eating disorders are one of the most prevalent and life threatening mental health disorders in the United States today. Most recent statistics estimate upwards of 24 million people in the United States alone are suffering with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, among others. Recovery from the disorder is poorly defined and often focuses on physical and behavioral changes, however typically does not explore psychospiritual dimensions of recovery. This constructivist grounded theory study sought to uncover a psychospiritual dimension of recovery through exploring the nature of the experience of self-compassion in those who reported sustained recovery from an eating disorder for over 3 years. Data were gathered through in-depth interviews with 21 women, honoring the cocreative process of meaning-making, guided by the assumption that social reality is multiple, processual, and constructed between researcher and participant. The constructed theory, Self-Compassion Spectrum of Recovery, consists of 9 sequential categories: broken; outside in influence; power and independence; embodiment; self-compassion as action/core experience; recovery through the lens of self-compassion; worthy of healing; healing and wholeness; and self-love. The findings illuminate how the body and embodiment play a central role in recovery along with self-compassion by creating movement toward worthiness, self-integration, and self-love. This study seeks to further advance clinical knowledge in defining recovery beyond the focus on behavioral changes toward whole-person, transformational recovery that is inclusive of body, mind, and spirit. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Dissertation Details:
      UMI Order Number: AAI3713987
      OpenURL: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqm&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:3713987
      Advisor(s): Dorit Netzer
      Degree: Ph.D., 2015
      Institution: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
      Department: Global Psychology with a concentration in Transpersonal Psychology
    • Subject Terms:
    • PsycINFO Classification:
      Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention (3300)
    • Population:
      Human
      Female
    • Location:
      US
    • Age Group:
      Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
    • Methodology:
      Empirical Study; Interview; Qualitative Study
    • Physical Description:
      Electronic
    • Publication Date:
      20160808
    • Publication Date:
      20190211
    • Accession Number:
      2016-21250-114
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SAFFI BIASETTI, A. Broken into life: A grounded theory on the role of self-compassion in eating disorder recovery. 2016. ProQuest Information & Learning, [s. l.], 2016. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2016-21250-114. Acesso em: 28 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Saffi Biasetti A. Broken into life: A grounded theory on the role of self-compassion in eating disorder recovery. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. 2016;76(12-B(E)). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2016-21250-114. Accessed February 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Saffi Biasetti, A. (2016). Broken into life: A grounded theory on the role of self-compassion in eating disorder recovery [ProQuest Information & Learning]. In Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering (Vol. 76, Issue 12–B(E)).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Saffi Biasetti, Ann. 2016. “Broken into Life: A Grounded Theory on the Role of Self-Compassion in Eating Disorder Recovery.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2016-21250-114.
    • Harvard:
      Saffi Biasetti, A. (2016) Broken into life: A grounded theory on the role of self-compassion in eating disorder recovery, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2016-21250-114 (Accessed: 28 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Saffi Biasetti, A 2016, ‘Broken into life: A grounded theory on the role of self-compassion in eating disorder recovery’, ProQuest Information & Learning, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 76, no. 12–B(E), viewed 28 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Saffi Biasetti, Ann. “Broken into Life: A Grounded Theory on the Role of Self-Compassion in Eating Disorder Recovery.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 76, no. 12–B(E), ProQuest Information & Learning, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2016-21250-114.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Saffi Biasetti, Ann. “Broken into Life: A Grounded Theory on the Role of Self-Compassion in Eating Disorder Recovery.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2016-21250-114.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Saffi Biasetti A. Broken into life: A grounded theory on the role of self-compassion in eating disorder recovery [Internet]. Vol. 76, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning; 2016 [cited 2020 Feb 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2016-21250-114