Departmental Bulletin Paper From Where does our Health Come? : The Sociology of Antonovsky’s Salutogenesis

Ikeda, Mitsuho  ,  Suh, Sookja

14pp.83 - 93 , 2016-03-31 , コミュニケーションデザイン・センター
In this paper, the authors examine critically the salutogenic theory/hypothesis addressed by Aaron Antonovsky (1923-1994). To remark our conclusion, the potential of salutogenic theory, which we value, should be highlighted in terms that it pointed out that health of human-beings is a dynamic and multi-dimensional status, and it has relative and more pragmatic aspects. We rather deem that the success in the measurement of Sense Of Coherence (SOC) using psychometric scales is less important, despite the fact that Antonovsky himself had high opinion on it as well as his peer scientists and the followers do. The authors discuss how we can develop the legacy of the research done by Antonovsky, focusing on the potential of qualitative research method.

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