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A longitudinal study on the transformation of 15 occupational therapist students'paradigms into occupational therapists' paradigms
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Sociology.
2006 (English)In: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, ISSN 0045-0766, Vol. 53, no 2, 87-97 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background and Aim: This study describes the transformation of 15 occupational therapist students'paradigms into occupational therapists'paradigms according to Törnebohm's theory of paradigms over a period of 6 years. This research particularly considers the paradigm components world view and field of action view in Törnbohm's sense. Method: Qualitative data were collected using essay questions on three occasions: First week and last semester at the Occupational Therapy Programme at the School of Health Sciences, Jönköping, Sweden, and after 3 years of occupational therapy practice. A content analysis of the collected materials was performed. Conclusion: The transformation of the informants'views could be characterised as comprising three different perspectives: A 'public'view in 1995, a 'theoretical' view in 1998 and an 'experiential/contextual' view in 2001. © 2006 The Authors Journal compilation © 2006 Australian Association of Occupational Therapists.

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2006. Vol. 53, no 2, 87-97 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-34742DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2006.00545.xLocal ID: 23031OAI: diva2:255590
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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