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dc.contributor.supervisorFuchs, Don (Social Work)en_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Walter Wai Tak
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-08T17:12:05Z
dc.date.available2019-04-08T17:12:05Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-22en_US
dc.date.submitted2019-03-28T16:05:50Zen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/33839
dc.description.abstractLeadership in the psychiatric consumer and survivor movement is a relatively unexplored and unstudied phenomenon. This study examined leadership practices of 19 psychiatric consumers and survivors in western Canada using constructivist grounded theory. Comparing leadership in organizations controlled by consumers and survivors to organizations not controlled by people with mental health problems, such as mental health charities, the study found commonalities in organizational needs, activities, and struggles, except that poverty was a larger barrier for consumer and survivor organizations. The findings refuted the notion that consumer and survivor organizational leadership was more fractious and fragile than their non-consumer counterpart. The study found three attitudes underlying effective movement leadership and the numerous tasks leaders must accomplish to maximize their chances of success. Participants voiced the centrality of the journey to becoming a leader, from victim to survivor to inner warrior. They voiced that self-realization was leadership’s basis. The study concluded that the mainstream system – the psychiatric system and the government – are as much part of the solution as part of the problem; that is, the social movement can work with the mainstream system, not necessarily adopting its values, but aiming to reform the system from the inside. The findings corroborated with three out of the four components of authentic leadership theory, with implications for refining social movement leadership practice and furthering theory development.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectPsychiatric consumeren_US
dc.subjectPsychiatric survivoren_US
dc.subjectLeadershipen_US
dc.subjectSocial movementen_US
dc.subjectGrounded theoryen_US
dc.titleLeadership in the consumer and survivor movement in Western Canada: A constructivist grounded theory studyen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
dc.typedoctoral thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSocial Worken_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeBaffoe, Michael (Social Work); Hansen, Nancy (Disability Studies); Prince, Michael J. (University of Victoria)en_US
dc.degree.levelDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US
dc.description.noteMay 2019en_US
local.subject.manitobayesen_US


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