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Domains of Inner Wellbeing among University Students in the UK: An interview study using thematic analysis

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posted on 2020-12-18, 11:29 authored by Pauldy OtermansPauldy Otermans, Stanley GainesStanley Gaines

Substantive research has been done on the concepts of quality of life and wellbeing. In the current study, we explore a measure of inner wellbeing that was initially developed for use in the Global South. Inner wellbeing can be described as an individual’s thoughts and feelings about what they want to do and to be. Ten undergraduate students were interviewed on their thoughts and feelings about each aspect of inner wellbeing using a semi-structured interview. Using thematic analysis, six main themes were identified in the participants’ perception of wellbeing in their everyday life: Money; physical health; mental health; social relationships; values and meaning, and academia and performance. Implications for the study of inner wellbeing in the Global North as well as the Global South are discussed.

This dataset contains the ten interview transcripts that were analysed in this study.