Intentional strengths interviewing in occupational justice research

Crawford, Emma and Turpin, Merrill June (2017) Intentional strengths interviewing in occupational justice research. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 25 1: 52-60. doi:10.1080/11038128.2017.1322635

Author Crawford, Emma
Turpin, Merrill June
Title Intentional strengths interviewing in occupational justice research
Journal name Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1651-2014
Publication date 2017-05-02
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/11038128.2017.1322635
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 52
End page 60
Total pages 9
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Abstract Background: Occupational justice research can generate knowledge about societal conditions that support participation in meaningful occupations. This is useful because occupational therapy’s human rights goal is to create societal conditions that are conducive to occupational engagement. Participants in this research field are likely to be vulnerable and need special ethical considerations. However, no model exists to support ethical considerations for vulnerable participants in occupational justice research. Aim: This study aimed to develop a model for additional ethical considerations for occupational justice research with vulnerable participants. Materials and methods: A secondary analysis was carried out on data from a previous study with asylum seekers. Data included semi-structured interview transcripts with seven asylum seekers, researcher memos, and text from the researcher’s written report. Template analysis was employed. Results: The Intentional Strengths Interviewing model was developed. It has three component strategies: strengths-informed interview processes, strengths questioning, and strengths responding. Conclusion and significance: This model might be considered in the design of future occupational justice research involving vulnerable participants in order to best support their inclusion. This model might support future occupational justice research and might be evaluated in other contexts.
Keyword Asylum seekers
Human rights
Occupational therapy
Qualitative research
Strengths approach
Vulnerable people
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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