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Raiisi F. Cognitive analysis of quality of life metaphors from the perspective of health promotion students. Health Educ Health Promot. 2022; 10 (2) :1-8
URL: http://hehp.modares.ac.ir/article-5-55358-en.html
Institute of Cognitive Science Study,Tehran, Iran , elhamaraiisi@gmail.com
Abstract:   (132 Views)
Aims: The purpose of this study was cognitive analysis of quality of life conceptual metaphors from the perspective of health promotion students of Tehran University.
Methods: This qualitative study has been done among 35 health promotion students of Tehran Medical University through cognitive analysis in 2021. They were selected by purposive sampling method. Participants were asked to compare the dimensions of quality of life (WHO-36) to what they perceived. Their conversation was recorded and collected by WhatsApp voice recording. The population of 946 metaphorical phrases were obtained. According to the theoretical saturation rule, 300 phrases were selected purposively.  Phrases and sentences in which the quality of life was metaphorically expressed were manually separated and categorized.
Findings: The results of this study showed that there were 8 salient source domains for quality of life.  They are respectively included object, place or location, path, direction, product, strength and power, human and money. There are different metaphorical mappings for each source domains. Moving and edible objects are most mappings for quality of life is object.  The most important mappings for the quality of life is place or location are container and depth. 
Conclusion: Like abstract concepts, it seems that quality of life can be understood and conceptualized as material things according to embodiment rule. This fact has cultural roots as well. Paying attention to the leads to quality of life promotion.
Article number: 4
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Article Type: Qualitative Research | Subject: Quality of Life
Received: 2021/09/4 | Accepted: 2022/01/3 | Published: 2022/05/31

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