Colorado State University
Turner, Kristin M.
Development of occupation from the therapeutic activity of yoga.
Degree: MS(M.S.), Occupational Therapy, 2018, Colorado State University
Participation in occupation is essential for human health and well-being. While therapeutic activities and techniques can be useful, they do not contribute to survival, health, or well-being in the powerful way that occupation does; therefore, it is important to understand how occupation develops. While there has been some research on how children develop occupations, little research has been conducted to understand the ways in which adults develop new occupations or the ways in which activities transform into occupations. This study explored the development of one potential occupation, yoga, among a group of eight people participating in a study of yoga for chronic pain. Interviews and a focus group were used to explore the process, supports, and barriers of yoga developing as an occupation. Several results were most significant. First, the process of yoga developing as an occupation varied among participants and progressed non-sequentially. The process included the elements of initial reluctance, consistency, meaning increase, transfer, and identity. Second, the process of yoga developing as an occupation was supported by several factors: the yoga classes being adapted and accessible to participant abilities; the class transforming into a socially meaningful group experience; and yoga becoming more meaningful as participants recognized their personal benefits.
Advisors/Committee Members: Schmid, Arlene A. (advisor), Hooper, Barbara (committee member), Dickman Portz, Jennifer (committee member).
Subjects/Keywords: chronic pain; yoga; occupational science; adult development of occupation
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APA (6th Edition):
Turner, K. M. (2018). Development of occupation from the therapeutic activity of yoga. (Masters Thesis). Colorado State University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10217/189258
Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):
Turner, Kristin M. “Development of occupation from the therapeutic activity of yoga.” 2018. Masters Thesis, Colorado State University. Accessed March 03, 2021.
MLA Handbook (7th Edition):
Turner, Kristin M. “Development of occupation from the therapeutic activity of yoga.” 2018. Web. 03 Mar 2021.
Turner KM. Development of occupation from the therapeutic activity of yoga. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Colorado State University; 2018. [cited 2021 Mar 03].
Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/189258.
Council of Science Editors:
Turner KM. Development of occupation from the therapeutic activity of yoga. [Masters Thesis]. Colorado State University; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/189258