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A Qualitative Exploration of the Interplay among Running, Spirituality Well - being, and Holistic Health: Focused on a Guide Runners Community Helping the Blind to Run

LEE BO-MI 1

1세종대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to explore the interplay among leisure, spirituality well-being, and holistic health on 10 runners helping the blind to run. This study set out to explore the interplay among leisure, spirituality well-being, and holistic health using a qualitative research. In-depth interviews with 10 participants revealed an amount of spiritual well-being associated with running, which in turn contributed positively to their holistic health. The findings of spiritual well-being were divided into five common themes which were making meaning, making value, emotional connecting, transcendence experience, and deeper awareness. The findings help explain the roles of leisure in the development spiritual well-being and maintenance of holistic health, which Heintzman and Mannell(2003) argued warrant attention. Theses findings along with implications for practitioners and future research are provided.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.