Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Moodley, Joelene email@example.com URN etd-09272010-185850 Document Title An interpretive phenomenological analysis of the effects of burnout as experienced by volunteer lay counsellors (VLCs) Degree Master of Arts Department Psychology Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Ms C A Prinsloo Committee Chair Keywords
- qualitative research
- multiple voices
- volunteer lay counsellors
- interpretative phenomenological analysis
Date 2010-09-03 Availability unrestricted AbstractThis study aimed to explore and describe burnout from the perspectives of VLCs who struggled with this phenomenon at some stage during their work as VLCs. Phenomenology provided the epistemological framework and a qualitative research approach was used. Five in-depth interviews were conducted with five participants who are VLCs. The data was analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). The participantsí stories were reconstructed as themes. A systematic analysis of the narratives was conducted and then linked to relevant literature. This study created an understanding of the complexity of burnout as it relates to VLCs. The themes highlighted the importance of exploring the experiences of VLCs and giving voice to their stories.
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