Self-Guided Bibliotherapy for a Homosexuality-Related Breakup

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The study aimed to qualitatively scrutinize the process by which a female Taiwanese student utilized self-guided bibliotherapy to alleviate her emotional disturbances over a homosexuality-related breakup when she was a senior high in the summer of 2005. The research question is: How did the participant deal with her emotional difficulties and accept the breakup with her love? The data sources included MSN interviews, bibliotherapeutic materials, follow-ups, and a mind-map. This study facilitates a better understanding of the feasibility and importance of self-guided bibliotherapy in dealing with life problems such as breakup. Pedagogically speaking, educators and school counselors may employ bibliotherapy and offer bibliotherapeutic resources to increase their students’ mental literacy. Moreover, interested researchers may work on identical or further studies on the value of bibliotherapy in instructional contexts.


Keywords: Reading, Writing, Self-Guided Bibliotherapy, Literature, Break-Up
Stream: Literature, Literary Studies
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Self-Guided Bibliotherapy for a Breakup


Prof. Ching-Huang Wang

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Foreign Languages, National Formosa University
Yun-lin, Taiwan, Taiwan

Ching-huang Wang, Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Foreign Languages at National Formosa University in Taiean, is mainly engaged in research in bibliotherapy, identity, critical literacy, and syllabus design.

Pei-yi Yang

Junior, Department of Applied Foreign Languages, National Formosa University
Yunlin, Taiwan

Junior in the Department of Applied Foreign Languages at National Formosa University in Taiwan

Wan-yu Chiang

Junior, Department of Applied Foreign Languages, National Formosa University
Yunlin, Taiwan

Junior in the Department of Applied Foreign Languages at National Formosa University in Taiwan

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