Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Overview and Origins of Salutogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maurice B. Mittelmark
      Pages 3-5 Open Access
    3. Maurice B. Mittelmark, Georg F. Bauer
      Pages 7-13 Open Access
    4. Avishai Antonovsky, Shifra Sagy
      Pages 15-23 Open Access
    5. Hege Forbech Vinje, Eva Langeland, Torill Bull
      Pages 25-40 Open Access
  3. Salutogenesis: New Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Shifra Sagy
      Pages 43-44 Open Access
    3. Maurice B. Mittelmark, Torill Bull, Laura Bouwman
      Pages 45-56 Open Access
    4. Orly Idan, Monica Eriksson, Michal Al-Yagon
      Pages 57-69 Open Access
    5. Maurice B. Mittelmark, Torill Bull, Marguerite Daniel, Helga Urke
      Pages 71-76 Open Access
    6. Stephen Joseph, Shifra Sagy
      Pages 83-88 Open Access
  4. The Salutogenic Construct of the Sense of Coherence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Monica Eriksson
      Pages 91-96 Open Access
    3. Monica Eriksson, Maurice B. Mittelmark
      Pages 97-106 Open Access
    4. Orly Idan, Orna Braun-Lewensohn, Bengt Lindström, Malka Margalit
      Pages 107-121 Open Access
    5. Orna Braun-Lewensohn, Orly Idan, Bengt Lindström, Malka Margalit
      Pages 123-136 Open Access
    6. Maria Koelen, Monica Eriksson, Mima Cattan
      Pages 137-149 Open Access
  5. The Application of Salutogenesis in Everyday Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151

About this book


This in-depth survey of salutogenesis shows the breadth and strengths of this innovative perspective on health promotion, health care, and wellness. Background and historical chapters trace the development of the salutogenic model of health, and flesh out the central concepts, most notably generalized resistance resources and the sense of coherence, that differentiate it from pathogenesis. From there, experts describe a range of real-world applications within and outside health contexts, from positive psychology to geriatrics, from small towns to corrections facilities, and from school and workplace to professional training. Perspectives from scholars publishing in languages other than English show the global relevance of the field.

Among the topics in the Handbook:

·         Emerging ideas relevant to the salutogenic model of health

·         Specific resistance resources in the salutogenic model of health

·         The sense of coherence and its measurement

·         The application of salutogenesis in communities and neighborhoods

·         The application of salutogenesis to health development in youth with chronic conditions

·         The application of salutogenesis in mental health care settings

The Handbook of Salutogenesis summarizes an increasingly salient field for graduate and professional students of public health, nursing, psychology, and medicine, and for their instructors. It will also appeal to health-related academicians and professionals who wish to have a thorough grounding in the topic.


Generalised Resistance Resource Deficits culture and salutogenesis salutogenesis salutogenic model of health sense of coherence and aging sense of coherence and health

Editors and affiliations

  • Maurice B. Mittelmark
    • 1
  • Shifra Sagy
    • 2
  • Monica Eriksson
    • 3
  • Georg F. Bauer
    • 4
  • Jürgen M. Pelikan
    • 5
  • Bengt Lindström
    • 6
  • Geir Arild Espnes
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of Health Promotion and DevelopmentUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.Martin Springer Center for Conflict Studies and Department of EducationBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeershebaIsrael
  3. 3.Department of Health SciencesUniversity WestTrollhättanSweden
  4. 4.Division of Public and Organizational Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention InstituteUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  5. 5.WHO-CC Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health CareLudwig Boltzmann Institute Health Promotion ResearchViennaAustria
  6. 6.NTNU Center for Health Promotion and ResourcesNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  7. 7.NTNU Center for Health Promotion ResearchNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04599-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04600-6
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