Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Van der Berg, Louis Jan firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-05192008-113718 Document Title The experience of female cyclists participating in a cycling club at a South African university Degree MA (Counselling Psychology) Department Psychology Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Dr L H Human Supervisor Keywords
- tertiary institution
- qualitative research
- cycling club
- self development
Date 2007-09-05 Availability unrestricted Abstract
The study focuses on the experiences of female cyclists who participate in the cycling club at a tertiary institution in South Africa. By qualitatively exploring these experiences an attempt was made to understand how female cyclists narrate themselves within a specific context.
In embarking on this research I have worked from a narrative position that focuses on experiences that people live on a daily basis. The way people tell about these experiences allows them to make sense of their lives. People’s experiences are shaped by history and culture which allows them to tell their narratives differently as context and time differs.
The methodology employed is that of narrative analysis which entails attending, telling, transcribing, analysing and reading the text presented by the participants. Themes introduced by the participants were analysed and commented upon by the researcher in the final chapters.
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