ERIC Number: EJ937204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 128
Self-Referent Constructs and Medical Sociology: In Search of an Integrative Framework
Kaplan, Howard B.
Journal of Health and Social Behavior, v48 n2 p99-114 Jun 2007
A theoretical framework centering on four classes of self-referent constructs is offered as a device for integrating the diverse areas constituting medical sociology. Guidance by this framework sensitizes the researcher to the occurrence of parallel processes in adjacent disciplines, facilitates recognition of the etiological significance of findings from other disciplines for explaining medical sociological phenomena, and encourages transactions between sociology and medical sociology whereby each informs and is informed by the other.
Descriptors: Self Concept, Medicine, Sociology, Reflection, Etiology, Diseases, Family Environment, Context Effect, Neurological Organization, Educational Research, Higher Education, Communities of Practice, Barriers, Intellectual Disciplines
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://sagepub.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A