Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Resilience among old Sami women
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing. (Arcum)
2015 (English)In: Ageing & Society, ISSN 0144-686X, E-ISSN 1469-1779, 1-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is lack of research on old indigenous women’s experiences. The aim of thisstudy was to explore how old women narrate their experiences of wellbeing andlack of wellbeing using the salutogenetic concept of resilience. Interviews fromnine old Sami women were analysed according to grounded theory with the followingthemes identified: contributing to resilience and wellbeing built up from the categoriesfeeling connected, feeling independent and creating meaning; andcontributing to lack of lack of resilience and wellbeing built up from the categoryexperiencing lack of connectedness. The old Sami women’s narratives showedthat they were to a high extent resilient and experienced wellbeing. They felt bothconnected and independent and they were able to create meaning of being anold Sami woman. Having access to economic and cultural capital were for the oldSami women valuable for experiencing resilience. Lack of resilience was expressedas experiences of discrimination, lack of connectedness and living on the borderof the dominant society. Analysis of the Sami women’s narratives can give wider perspectiveson women’s health and deepen the perspectives on human resilience andincrease the understanding of minority groups in a multicultural world.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2015. 1-19 p.
Keyword [en]
Sami women, resilience, gender, grounded theory, narratives
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108073DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X15000719OAI: diva2:850963
Available from: 2015-09-03 Created: 2015-09-03 Last updated: 2016-05-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textURL

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Alex, Lena
By organisation
Department of Nursing
In the same journal
Ageing & Society

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 65 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link