Isla Carboon, BA (Hons)
Dept of Psychology, University of Melbourne
I am undertaking research into meaning-based coping and its relationship to psychological adjustment & quality of life in cancer patients. I am recruiting people at diagnosis and following them for a year in order to examine (potential) changes in their belief systems as well as post-traumatic growth. Ronnie Janoff-Bulman's assumptive world theory is being used to provide a conceptual structure for the study which incorporates both qualitative and quantitative data.
May 7, 2003