OS Literature Sample

Example of Chronological Scope of Occupational Science Scholarship 

Credit is Due to John White, PhD, FAOTA  for development of this compliation of the progression and scope of Occupational Science Development since the founding of Occupational Therapy in the United States. This is a small sample of the scope and geographic depth and breath of Occupational Science Scholarship. It is organized cronlogically by topic. Title are bolded to aid in skimming topics for interest. 

White, John. (2022, August 18–20). Tracing an occupational science research trajectory from Adolph Meyer’s “Philosophy of occupational therapy”[Conference Presentation]. Inaugural World Occupational Science Conference, Vancouver, Canada. DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2022.2111001

On Occupation: (Chronological Literature Sample)

Czikszentmilhalyi, Milhaly. (1993). Activity and happiness. Jounal of Occupational Science, 1(1), 38-42. 

Trombly, Catherine A. (1995). Occupation: Purposefulness and meaningfulness as therapeutic mechanismsAJOT, 49(10), 960-971. 

Gray, Julie McLaughlin. (1997). Application of the phenomenological method to the concept of occupation. Journal of Occupational Science: Australia, 4(1), 5-17. 

Howard, B.S., & Howard, J. R. (1997). Occupation as spiritual activity. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 51(3), 181-185. 

Townsend. (1997). Occupation: Potential for personal and social transformation. Journal of Occupational Science4(1), 18–26. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.1997.9686417

Jackson, Jeanne, Carlson, Michael, Mandel, Deborah, Zemke, Ruth, & Clark, Florence. (1998). Occupation in lifestyle redesign: The well-elderly study occupational therapy programAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy, 52(5), 326-336. 

Thibeault, Rachel. (2002). Occupation and the rebuilding of civil society: Notes from the war zone. Jounal of Occupational Science, 9(11), 38-47. 

Marshall, Amy. (2003). Water quality and the contextual nature of occupation. Paper presented at the SSO: USA 2nd Annual Research Conference, Park City, Utah. 

Iwama, Michael. (2005). Occupation as a cross-cultural construct. In G. Whiteford & V. Wright-St.Clair (Eds.), Occupation and practice in context (pp. 242-253). London: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.

Whiteford, Gail E, & Wright-St.Clair, V. (2005). Occupation & practice in context. Elsevier: London.

Dickie, Virginia A., Cutchin, Malcolm P., & Humphrey, Ruth. (2006). Occupation as a transactional experience: A critique of individualism in occupational scienceJournal of Occupational Science, 13(1), 83-93. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2006.9686573

Matuska, Kathleen M. &. Christiansen, Charles H. (2008) A proposed model of lifestyle balance, Journal of Occupational Science, 15:1, 9-19, DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2008.9686602

Hasselkus, Betty Risteen. (2011). The meaning of everyday occupation (2nd ed.). Thorofare, NJ: Slack.

Fehringer, Elaine, Marshall, Amy, Summers, Karen, & Pierce, Doris. (2014). Putting knowledge of occupation to work for youth at risk. In D. Pierce (Ed.), Occupational science for occupational therapy (pp. 335-346). Thorofare, NJ: SLACK.

Wilcock, Ann A., & Hocking, Clare. (2015). An occupational perspective of health (3rd ed.). Thorofare, NJ: Slack. (& Doing, being, and becoming concept from CJOT 1998)

Håkansson, Gunnarsson, A. B., & Wagman, P. (2021). Occupational balance and satisfaction with daily occupations in persons with depression or anxiety disordersJournal of Occupational Scienceahead-of-print(ahead-of-print), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2021.1939111

Menéndez Álvarez, Díez, E., & Arberas, E. J. (2021). Analysis of daily occupations and engagement in Sahrawi refugee camps. Journal of Occupational Science, 28(1), 173–184. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2021.1897964

Bailliard, & Dickie, V. (2022). JOS Special Issue: Things people do: Toward a comprehensive understanding of human occupationsJournal of Occupational Science29(1), 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2022.2057398

Lieb. (2022). Occupation and environmental sustainability: A scoping review. Journal of Occupational Science, 29(4), 505–528. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2020.1830840

On Adaptation:

King, Lorna Jean. (1978). Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship: Toward a science of adaptive responsesAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy, 39(12), 429-437. 

Gilfoyle, Elnora, Grady, Ann, & Moore, Josephine. (1990). Children adapt (2nd ed.). Thorofare, NJ: Slack.

Schkade, J, & Schultz, S. (1992). Occupational adaptation: Toward a holistic approach for contemporary practice, Part 1American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 46(9), 829-837. 

Frank, Gelya. (1996a). The concept of adaptation as a foundation for occupational science research. In R. Zemke & F. Clark (Eds.), Occupational science: The evolving discipline (pp. 47-56). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

White, John A. (1996). Temporal adaptation in the intensive care unit. In R. Zemke & F. Clark (Eds.), Occupational science: The evolving discipline (pp. 363-371). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

Schkade, J, & McClung, M. (2001)Occupational adaptation in practice: Concepts and casesThorofare, NJ: Slack.

Beagan, Brenda L., & Hattie, Brenda. (2015). LGBTQ Experiences with Religion and Spirituality: Occupational Transition and Adaptation. Journal of Occupational Science, 22(4), 459-476. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2014.953670

Walder, Kim, & Molineux, Matthew. (2017). Occupational adaptation and identity reconstruction: A grounded theory synthesis of qualitative studies exploring adults’ experiences of adjustment to chronic disease, major illness or injury. Journal of Occupational Science, 24(2), 225-243. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2016.1269240

Dowers, White, C., Kingsley, J., & Swenson, R. (2019). Transgender experiences of occupation and the environment: A scoping review. Journal of Occupational Science26(4), 496–510. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2018.1561382

Johansson, Fristedt, S., Boström, M., Björklund, A., & Wagman, P. (2019). Occupational challenges and adaptations of vulnerable EU citizens from Romania begging in Sweden. Journal of Occupational Science26(2), 200–210. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2018.1557071

Cabatan, Grajo, L. C., & Sana, E. A. (2020). Occupational adaptation as a lived experience: The case of Filipino occupational therapy academic educators. Journal of Occupational Science27(4), 510–524. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2020.1741020

On Time:

Harvey, Andrew S. (1993). Quality of life and the use of time theory and measurement. Journal of Occupational Science, 1(2), 27-30. doi: 10.1080/14427591.1993.9686381

White, John A. (1996). Temporal adaptation in the intensive care unit. In R. Zemke & F. Clark (Eds.), Occupational science: The evolving discipline (pp. 363-371). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

Clark, F. (1997). Reflections on the human as an occupational being: Biological need, tempo, and temporality. Journal of Occupational Science (Australia), 4(1), 86-92.

Zuzanek, Jiri. (1998). Time Use, Time Pressure, Personal Stress, Mental Health, and Life Satisfaction from a Life Cycle Perspective. Journal of Occupational Science, 5(1), 26-39. doi: 10.1080/14427591.1998.9686432

Yalmambirra. (2000). Black time … white time: My time … your time. Journal of Occupational Science, 7(3), 133-137. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2000.9686476

Larson, Elizabeth A., & Zemke, Ruth. (2003). Shaping the temporal patterns of our lives:  The social coordination of occupationJournal of Occupational Science, 10(2), 80-89.

Pemberton, Sue, & Cox, Diane. (2011). What happened to the time? The relationship of occupational therapy to timeBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(1), 78-85.

Pemberton, Susan, & Cox, Diane. (2014). Perspectives of Time and Occupation: Experiences of People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Journal of Occupational Science, 21(4), 488-503. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2013.804619

Wood. (2019). Envisioning the environment, time, and occupation. Journal of Occupational Science26(4), 456–469. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2019.1595097

Davis, & Greenstein, T. N. (2020). Households and work in their economic contexts: State-level variations in gendered housework performance before, during, and after the great recession. Journal of Occupational Science, 27(3), 390–404. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2020.1741430

Werner, & Jozkowski, A. C. (2022). Comparing graduate occupational therapy students’ perceived time use, temporality, and tempo of occupational participation before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Occupational Science29(3), 295–305. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2022.2061037

On Assessment:

Harvey, Andrew S. (1993). Quality of life and the use of time theory and measurement. Journal of Occupational Science: Australia, 1(2), 27-30.

Bernspäng, Birgitta. (1998). Focusing on occupation in assessment and intervention. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 37(1), 8-16. doi: 10.1080/20566077.1998.11800240

Meltzer, Phyllis J. (2000). Self-discovery tapestry: Leader's guide (pp. 21). Redondo Beach, CA: LifeCourse Publishing.

Law, M., Baptiste, S., Carswell, A., McColl, M., Polatajko, H.J., & Pollock, Nancy. (2005). The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (4th ed.). Toronto, Ontario: CAOT.

Baron, Kathi, Kielfhofner, Gary, Iyenger, Anita, Goldhammer, Victoria, & Wolenski, Julie. (2006). The Occupational Self-Assessment (OSA). Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago.

Kielhofner, G. (2008). A model of human occupation: Theory and application (4th ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Park, Steve. (2013). The Day-To-Day Qu.E.S.T. - Quality of Experience Spending Time - Developing a self-report assessment for use in occupational therapy practice (Ph.D), University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.   

Brown, Catana. (2014). The test of grocery shopping skills: Assessing occupation in a natural environment. In D. Pierce (Ed.), Occupational science for occupational therapy. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK.

Eakman, A.M. (2014) A subjectively-based definition of life balance using personal meaning in occupationJournal of occupational science. 2016;23(1):108-127. doi:10.1080/14427591.2014.955603

Atler, Karen E., Eakman, Aaron, & Orsi, Becky. (2016). Enhancing construct validity evidence of the daily experiences of pleasure, productivity and restoration profileJournal of Occupational Science, 23(2), 278-290. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2015.1080625

On Narrative Research Methods

Fassiotto. (1984). Lives: An anthropological approach to biography. Biography, 7(3), 264–266. https://doi.org/10.1353/bio.2010.0572

Frank. (1996). Life histories in occupational therapy clinical practice. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 50(4), 251–264. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.50.4.251

Molineux, & Richard, W. (2003). Storied approaches to understanding occupation. Journal of Occupational Science, 10(1), 52–60. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2003.9686511

Tatzer, van Nes, F., & Jonsson, H. (2012). Understanding the role of occupation in ageing: Four life stories of older viennese women. Journal of Occupational Science, 19(2), 138–149. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2011.610774

Rudman, & Aldrich, R. M. (2017). Discerning the social in individual stories of occupation through critical narrative inquiry. Journal of Occupational Science, 24(4), 470–481. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2017.1369144

Chan, S.C. (2018). Meaning making through occupational storytelling: Case study of a Chinese retiree. Journal of Occupational Science, 25(2), 214–221. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2017.1363079

Schneider, Page, J., & van Nes, F. (2019). "Now I feel much better than in my previous life": Narratives of occupational transitions in young transgender adults. Journal of Occupational Science, 26(2), 219–232. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2018.1550726

Morrison, Araya, L., Valle, J. D., Vidal, V., & Silva, K. (2020). Occupational apartheid and human rights: Narratives of Chilean same-sex couples who want to be parents. Journal of Occupational Science, 27(1), 39–53. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2020.1725782

Baranek, Frank, G., & Aldrich, R. M. (2021). Meliorism and knowledge mobilization: Strategies for occupational science research and practice. Journal of Occupational Science28(2), 274–286. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2020.1824802

Huff, Rudman, D. L., Magalhães, L., Lawson, E., & Kanyamala, M. (2022). Enacting a critical decolonizing ethnographic approach in occupation-based research. Journal of Occupational Science, 29(1), 115–129. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2020.1824803

On Habit:Fair, Ann, & Barnitt, Rosemary. (1998). Making a cup of tea as part of a culturally sensitive service. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(5), 199-205. 

Francis-Connolly, E. (2002). The unpredictability of habits and routines for mothers of pre-school childrenOTJR; Occupation, Participation, and Health, 22(supplement 1), 94S-95S. 

Kielhofner, Gary. (2002). A model of human occupation: Theory and application (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Reich, J. W. (2003). Exploring the properties of habits and routines in daily lifeOTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 23(2), 48-56. 

Clark, F., Sanders, K., Carlson, M., Blanche, E., Jackson, J. (2007) 'Synthesis of habit theory' Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 27(S)

Davidson, Larry. (2007). Habits and other anchors of everyday life people with psychiatric disabilities may not take for granted. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 27(Suppl1), 60S-68S. 

Bristol. (2021). Co-occupation and co-constructed habits, routines, and sense of place: An argument for exploration of human-canine interaction. Journal of Occupational Science, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2021.2011385

Carlsson, Granbom, M., Fristedt, S., Jonsson, O., Hägg, L., Ericsson, J., & Kylén, M. (2022). A hundred days in confinement: Doing, being, becoming, and belonging among older people in Sweden during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Occupational Science, 29(3), 402–416. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2022.2057572

On Occupational Justice:

Whiteford, Gail. (1997). Occupational deprivation and incarcerationJournal of Occupational Science: Australia, 4(3), 126-130. 

Whiteford, Gail. (2000). Occupational deprivation: Global challenge in the new milleniumBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63(5), 200-204. 

Algado, Salvador Simo, & Burgman, Imelda. (2005). Occupational therapy intervention with children survivors of war. In F. Kronenberg, S. S. Algado & N. Pollard (Eds.), Occupational therapy without borders: Learning from the spirit of survivors (pp. 245-260). London: Elsevier.

Townsend, E, & Whiteford, G. (2005). A participatory occupational justice framework. In F. Kronenberg, S. S. Algado & N. Pollard (Eds.), Occupational therapy without borders: Learning from the spirit of survivors (pp. 110-126). London: Elsevier.

Wood, Wendy, Hooper, Barbara, & Womack, Jenny (2005). Reflections on occupational justice as a subtext of occupation-centred education. In F. Kronenberg, S. Algado & N. Pollard (Eds.), Spirit of survivors: Occupational therapy without borders (pp. 378-389). Edinburgh: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone.

Hammell, K.W. (2008). Reflections on...well-being and occupational rights. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75, 61-64. 

Frank, Gelya. (2012). The 2010 Ruth Zemke Lecture in Occupational Science- Occupational Therapy/Occupational Science/Occupational Justice: Moral Commitments and Global Assemblages. Journal of Occupational Science, 19(1), 25-35. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2011.607792

Durocher, Evelyne, Gibson, Barbara E., & Rappolt, Susan. (2013). Occupational Justice: A Conceptual ReviewJournal of Occupational Science, 21(4), 418-430. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2013.775692

Agner, Joy. (2017). Understanding and applying empowerment theory to promote occupational justice. Journal of Occupational Science, 24(3), 280-289. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2017.1338191

On Occupational Balance:

Primeau. (1996). Work and leisure: Transcending the dichotomy. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 50(7), 569–577. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.50.7.569

Jonsson, & Persson, D. (2006). Towards an experiential model of occupational balance: An Alternative perspective on flow theory analysis. Journal of Occupational Science, 13(1), 62–73. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2006.9686571

Matuska & Christiansen (2009). Life Balance: Multidisciplinary Theories and Research (1st ed.). Slack Incorporated.

McAdam, Franzsen, D., & Casteleijn, D. (2019). Identification of occupations in a South African rural less-resourced community. Journal of Occupational Science, 26(3), 379–393. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2019.1614476

Hernandez, Vidmar, A., & Pyatak, E. A. (2020). Lifestyle balance, restful and strenuous occupations, and physiological activation. Journal of Occupational Science, 27(4), 547–562. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2020.1732229

Parnell. (2022). Occupational imbalance in hurried African American working mothers. Journal of Occupational Science, 29(1), 82–96. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2020.1839785

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