Organic food as a healthy lifestyle : A phenomenological psychological analysis

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Organic food as a healthy lifestyle : A phenomenological psychological analysis
Author(s) von Essen, Elisabeth ; Englander, Magnus
Date 2013
English abstract
This study explored the phenomenon of the lived experience of choosing a healthy lifestyle based upon an organic diet as seen from the perspective of the young adult. Interviews were collected in Sweden and analyzed using the descriptive phenomenological psychological research method. The results showed the general psychological structure of the phenomenon, comprising four constituents: (1) the lived body as the starting point for life exploration, (2) a narrative self through emotional-relational food memories, (3) a conscious life strategy for well-being and vitality, and (4) a personal set of values in relation to ethical standards. The results provide plausible insights into the intricate relation between psychological meaning and the natural world.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/qhw.v8i0.20559 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher CoAction
Host/Issue International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being;
Volume 8
ISSN 1748-2631
Pages 20559
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Health psychology
qualitative method
well-being
nature
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/16010 (link to this page)

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