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@article{aa0c1e4db29a45e8ac5a06b94ab6e979,
title = "Shifting narratives of the Self – students{\textquoteright} experiences of chronicity and multiplicity in the management of chronic illness at university",
abstract = "Drawing on the chronic illness scholarship and identity theories, this paper aims to deepen the understanding of the biographical disruptions experienced by undergraduate students living with a long-term health condition. Data are drawn from in-depth interviews with six undergraduate (female) students attending university in England. The analysis highlights the ways chronicity and multiplicity come together to shape students{\textquoteright} health and social identities. The findings reveal three narratives of the Self: the ill Self, the determined Self, and the authentic Self. These distinct, yet interconnected, narratives highlight the complex shifts in the Self as students sought ways to {\textquoteleft}push through{\textquoteright} multiple (academic, health, social) pressures. Maintaining their academic and social engagement met with significant challenge, ultimately shaping the emotional and social lives of these students. The paper offers a novel contribution to how undergraduate students navigate multiple identities in the face of ongoing illness. ",
author = "Grace Spencer and Kathryn Almack",
year = "2021",
month = dec,
day = "10",
language = "English",
journal = "Sociological Research Online",
issn = "1360-7804",
publisher = "Sociological Research Online",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Shifting narratives of the Self – students’ experiences of chronicity and multiplicity in the management of chronic illness at university

AU - Spencer, Grace

AU - Almack, Kathryn

PY - 2021/12/10

Y1 - 2021/12/10

N2 - Drawing on the chronic illness scholarship and identity theories, this paper aims to deepen the understanding of the biographical disruptions experienced by undergraduate students living with a long-term health condition. Data are drawn from in-depth interviews with six undergraduate (female) students attending university in England. The analysis highlights the ways chronicity and multiplicity come together to shape students’ health and social identities. The findings reveal three narratives of the Self: the ill Self, the determined Self, and the authentic Self. These distinct, yet interconnected, narratives highlight the complex shifts in the Self as students sought ways to ‘push through’ multiple (academic, health, social) pressures. Maintaining their academic and social engagement met with significant challenge, ultimately shaping the emotional and social lives of these students. The paper offers a novel contribution to how undergraduate students navigate multiple identities in the face of ongoing illness.

AB - Drawing on the chronic illness scholarship and identity theories, this paper aims to deepen the understanding of the biographical disruptions experienced by undergraduate students living with a long-term health condition. Data are drawn from in-depth interviews with six undergraduate (female) students attending university in England. The analysis highlights the ways chronicity and multiplicity come together to shape students’ health and social identities. The findings reveal three narratives of the Self: the ill Self, the determined Self, and the authentic Self. These distinct, yet interconnected, narratives highlight the complex shifts in the Self as students sought ways to ‘push through’ multiple (academic, health, social) pressures. Maintaining their academic and social engagement met with significant challenge, ultimately shaping the emotional and social lives of these students. The paper offers a novel contribution to how undergraduate students navigate multiple identities in the face of ongoing illness.

M3 - Article

JO - Sociological Research Online

JF - Sociological Research Online

SN - 1360-7804

ER -