Rural men getting through adversity: stories of resilience

Hegney, Desley and Gorman, Don and McCullagh, Bronwyn and Pearce, Susanne and Rogers-Clark, Cath and Weir, Jim (2003) Rural men getting through adversity: stories of resilience. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]


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The aim of this study was to identiy the factors that have helped rural men to move through adversity. A total of ten men from Queensland took part in the study. Participants shared their experiences through in-depth, unstructured interviews.
The participants shared a diverse range of difficulties in their lives, but on analysis it become apparent that there were similarities in how the participants overcame those difficult times. Two major themes identified in the study were: the individual and inner strength and support and strategies.

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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:48
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 06:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: resilience; rural men; rural suicide; mental health; men's mental health; males; rural communities
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920504 Men's Health

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