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|Other Titles:||An Analysis on Reading Materials' Emotional Healing Efficacy for Undergraduates|
Chen Su-may Sheih, Hung Hsin-Jou
Graduate institute of library and information studies ,NTNU
In this highly competitive and ever-changed modern society, undergraduates have to deal with great pressures come from interpersonal relationship or career planning. As a result, undergraduates may feel depressed or uncertain toward their future lives. Literature have shown that reading can help readers modify their mind condition, deal with mental or emotional disturbance problems, release pressures, soothe tense emotions, have one's catharsis and further resume positive attitude. This is in where “bibliotherapy” lies. To understand the emotional healing efficacy of different reading materials for undergraduates, the researcher collected 20 participants' experience of emotional healing reading through semi-structured in-depth interviews. All of the participants were undergraduates in a university located in Taipei. Based on bibliotherapy theories, the researcher analyzed if the participants have undergone the three emotional healing processes of “identification”, “catharsis”, and “insight” during the reading. The result has shown that most of the fictions can provide emotional healing efficacy. Picture book, comics, biography, prose, and poetry are non-fictions which may help the participants deal with emotional disturbance problems. However, the emotional healing efficacy of humorous text and self-help book is not apparent. Besides, depending on identical readers, the emotional healing efficacy of reading materials may be different.
|Appears in Collections:||圖書館學與資訊科學|
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