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First-time parents' appropriation of online and urban health promoting social spaces.
Folkhälsan Research Centre, Helsinki, Finland.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3452-3761
Folkhälsan Research Centre, Helsinki, Finland.
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background: Social support is considered to be a crucial health-enhancing facator for first-time parents. Becoming a parent is an interruption in lifestyle (life stressor) and in daily routines and practices when priority has to be given to a small child's needs. Furthermore, parents in western cities today are faced with new urbanized patterns of living, including fewer accessible social support networks, a "do-it-yourself" reality, a "reduced-place-dependency" and an inner-city life which is becoming increasingly commercialized. Parents, fathers as well as mothers, are in need of "settings" - as meeting places for both spontaneous and more planned get-togethers with friends. Aim: Explore which urban and digital social arenas first-time urban parents need and use and how they form, maintain, perceive and combine these arenas as a health-promoting settings. Focus will be on places/settings whre parents find social support and parental resources. Underlying theories: The theoretical frameworks developed by Aaron Antonovsky, Pierre Bourdieu, Alfred Schutz and Henri Lefebvre will be used. Method: A participatory and exploratory qualitative study design will be adopted and data gathered through group interviews, walk-abouts, key-informant interviews, on-line group interviews and observations. Context: Respondents recruited among Swedish-speaking parents in Finland and parents in Gothenburg, Sweden. Outcomes: This paper presents preliminary findings of the ongoing study. My plan is to publish the findings in internationel journals as a part of my doctoral thesis. The results will be useful in planning healthy living environments.

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Birmingham, 2011.
Keywords [en]
parents, health promotion, social spaces
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Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-3464OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-3464DiVA, id: diva2:427037
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Well-Being 2011: International Conference exploring the multi-dimensions of wellbeing, 18-19th July, 2011, Birmingham, UK
Available from: 2011-06-27 Created: 2011-06-27 Last updated: 2014-12-30Bibliographically approved

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