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Religiös coping i tolvstegsprogrammet: En studie av tolvstegsprogrammets funktion för icke-missbrukare
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Psychology of Religions.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose with this study is to examine how the twelve-step program is described by the author J Keith Miller (2004) in his book Steg in i livet and by the author Olle Carlsson (2012) in his book 12steg för hopplösa. The aim for the study is to highlight the twelve steps usage on people without addiction problems. In the study, the two author’s thoughts and experience of the twelve-step program is analysed and interpreted by Pargaments (1997) theory of religious coping. The research questions in this study are: 1. How is the twelve-step program described by Olle Carlsson and J Keith Miller based on Pargaments theory of religious coping concerning conservation and transformation of significance? 2. How is negative and positive religious coping described from a religious coping perspective by Olle Carlsson and J Keith Miller in their books about the twelve-step program? The method used is a qualitative method with hermeneutical approach and a theory driven analyse in Template Analyse Style. The conclusions are sorted in three themes on the basis of Pargaments (1997) theory; conservation, transformation of significance and positive and negative religious coping. Placed in conservation of significance is category 2; sin, confession and forgiveness and category 3; social support because this mainly motivated people to maintain good habits. Placed in transformation of significance is category 1; admit powerless and let go. This aspect where described as important for the statement of the twelve-step program and a radical change in life. Placed in themes positive and negative religious coping is category 4; the relation to and the image of/to God or a higher power. This is because the authors highlight the important aspects of this regarding faith and that it is part of the description of positive and negative religious coping.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 36 p.
Keyword [sv]
Tolvstegstegsprogramet, religiös coping, anonyma alkoholister, spiritualitet, självhjälpsgrupp
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-255108OAI: diva2:820893
Subject / course
Psychology of religion
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Theology and Religious Studies
Available from: 2015-06-15 Created: 2015-06-12 Last updated: 2015-06-15Bibliographically approved

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