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Cross-cultural Comparison of Recovery College Implementation Between Japan and England: Corpus-based Discourse Analysis

Kotera, Yasuhiro; Miyamoto, Yuki; Vilar-Lluch, Sara; Aizawa, Ikuya; Reilly, Owen; Miwa, Akihiro; Murakami, Michio; Stergiopoulos, Vicky; Kroon, Hans; Giles, Kirsty; Garner, Kennedyrae; Ronaldson, Amy; McPhilbin, Merly; Jebara, Tesnime; Takhi, Simran; Repper, Julie; Meddings, Sara; Jepps, Jessica; Simpson, Adelabu Jonathan; Kellermann, Vanessa; Arakawa, Naoko; Henderson, Claire; Slade, Mike; Eguchi, Shigeyuki

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Authors

Yuki Miyamoto

Ikuya Aizawa

Owen Reilly

Akihiro Miwa

Michio Murakami

Vicky Stergiopoulos

Hans Kroon

Kirsty Giles

Kennedyrae Garner

Amy Ronaldson

Tesnime Jebara

Julie Repper

Sara Meddings

Jessica Jepps

Adelabu Jonathan Simpson

Vanessa Kellermann

Claire Henderson

MIKE SLADE M.SLADE@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion

Shigeyuki Eguchi



Abstract

Recovery Colleges (RCs) are mental health learning communities, operated in 28 countries across cultures. However, the RC operational model is informed by Western countries sharing similar cultural characteristics such as individualism and short-term orientation. How RC operational model needs to be adapted to non-Western culture remains unknown. We investigated how RCs are introduced to the public in two countries with contrasting cultural characteristics: Japan (collectivism, long-term) and England (individualism, short-term). Corpus-based discourse analysis on 22,827 words from promotional texts (13 RCs in Japan, 61 in England) revealed that both countries emphasised mental illness lived experiences. In Japan, the focus was on the relational and long-term aspects of recovery. In England, the focus was on personal learning and skill acquisition. People attending RCs in Japan may anticipate experiencing collectivistic and long-term elements, which are viewed unfavourably in the operational model. Findings suggest refinements to the operational model to include under-represented cultural characteristics.

Citation

Kotera, Y., Miyamoto, Y., Vilar-Lluch, S., Aizawa, I., Reilly, O., Miwa, A., …Eguchi, S. (2024). Cross-cultural Comparison of Recovery College Implementation Between Japan and England: Corpus-based Discourse Analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-024-01356-3

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 19, 2024
Online Publication Date Jul 5, 2024
Publication Date Jan 1, 2024
Deposit Date Jun 20, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jun 20, 2024
Journal International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Print ISSN 1557-1874
Electronic ISSN 1557-1882
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-024-01356-3
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/36300279
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11469-024-01356-3
Additional Information Accepted: 19 June 2024; First Online: 5 July 2024; : ; : All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). Informed consent was obtained from all patients for being included in the study.; : Not applicable.; : Not applicable.; : The authors declare no competing interests.

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