An electronic version of Aaron Antonovsky’s first book, Health, Stress and Coping (Jossey-Bass, 1979) is now without charge available. Please fill in the copyright form, send it to Avishai Antonovsky and you will get a personal copy of the book.








salutogenesis_cover_1_796_02Out of order. A revised edition is in progress 2017.



For further information please contact:

Bengt Lindström, 



In French!

Lindström B, Eriksson M. La Salutogenѐse. Petit guide pour promouvoir la santé. Les Presses de l`Université Laval here.

For further information please contact:

Michel O'Neill,




camino_salutognico_hacia_la_promocin__300 In Spanish!


Lindström B, Eriksson M. Guía del autoestopista salutogenico.
Camino salutogénico hacia la promoción de la salud.
In Spanish. Girona 2011. Universitat de Girona.

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Selected papers on salutogenesis


Lindström B, Eriksson M. The Hitchhiker's Guide to Salutogenesis. Salutogenic pathways to health promotion. Helsinki December 2010. Please order the book here. 

Lindström B, Eriksson M. Guíja del autoestopista salutogénico. Camino salutogénico hacia la promoción de la salud. Girona 2011. Universitat de Girona.

Lindström B, Eriksson M. From health education to healthy learning: Implementing salutogenesis in educational science. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 2011;39(Suppl 6):85-92.

Lindström B, Eriksson M. From healthy settings to sustainable healthy societies. The salutogenic approach to planning and health promotion. World Health Design, April 2011, 66-75.

Eriksson M, Lindström B. Bringing it all together - The salutogenic response to some of the most pertinent public health dilemmas. In: Morgan A, Davies M, Ziglio E. (Eds.) Health assets in a global context: Theory, methods, action. Springer, New York, 2010, pp. 339-352.
1. Lindström B, Eriksson M. A salutogenic approach to tackling health inequalities. In: Morgan A, Davies M, Ziglio E (Eds.) Health assets in a global context: Theory, methods, action. Springer, New York, 2010, pp. 17-40. 

Lindström B, Eriksson M. The salutogenic approach to health promotion.[In Finnish]. In: Pietilä A-M. (Toim.) Terveyden edistäminen, teorioista toimintaan. WSOY. Porvoo 2010. 

Eriksson M, Lindström B. Life is more than survival: Exploring the links between Antonovsky’s salutogenic theory and the concept of resilience, some conceptual considerations. In: Kathryn M.Gow and Marek J. Celinski (Eds.) Wayfinding Through Life's Challenges: Coping And Survival. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2011, In press.


Lindström B, Eriksson M. The salutogenic approach to the making of HiAP/Healthy Public Policy: illustrated by a case study. Global Health Promotion 2009; 16(1):17-28.

Kalland M, Von Koskull M, Pajulo M, Rancken-Lutz Y, Forsten C, Vestergård U, Andersson G. Parents First. Intervention for early phase parenting among first-time parents. Swedish manual for group leaders. Folkhälsans Förbund.


Lindström B, Eriksson M. The salutogenic theory focuses on the resources of the good life. [In Finnish]. Suomen Lääkärilehti 2008;63(6):517-519.

Lindström B, Eriksson M. Salutogenesis – Health in the River of Life. [In Swedish]. Suomen Lääkärilehti 2008;63(6):519a-519b.

Eriksson M, Lindström B. A Salutogenic Interpretation of the Ottawa Charter. Health Promotion International, 2008: doi:10.1093/heapro/dan014.

Eriksson M, Lindström B. Promoting mental health - Evidence of the salutogenic framework for a positive health development. European Psychiatry, 2008;23(Suppl. 2):S83.

Eriksson M, Lindström B. Focusing on resources of health: The contribution of the salutogenesis for health promotion and education. Abstracts of the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, July 20-25.2008, Berlin, Germany. International Journal of Psychology.2008;43(3-4):269.

Suominen S, Lindström B Salutogenesis. Editorial. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2008;36(4):337-339.


Eriksson M, Lindström B. Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence Scale and It's Relation With Quality of Life - A Systematic Review. J Epidemiol Community Health, 2007;61:938-944. 

Eriksson M. Unravelling the Mystery of Salutogenesis. The evidence base of the salutogenic research as measured by Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence Scale. Åbo Akademi University Vasa. [Doctoral thesis]. Folkhälsan Research Centre, Health Promotion Research Programme, Research Report 2007:1. Folkhälsan. Turku 2007. 

Lindström B, Eriksson M. Go, Canada, Co! The Interplay of Canadian and Nordic Health Promotion. In: O'Neill M, Pederson A, Dupéré S, Rootman I. Health Promotion in Canada. Critical Perspectives. Toronto 2007.

Eriksson M, Lindström B, Lilja J. A sense of coherence and health. Salutogenesis in a societal context: Åland - a special case? J Epidemiol Community Health, 2007;61:689-694.


Olausson B, Utbult Y, Hansson S, Krantz M, Brydolf M, Lindstrom B, Holmgren D. Transplanted children's experiences of daily living: children's narratives about their lives following transplantion. Pediatr Transplant 2006;10(5):575-585.

Lindström B, Eriksson M. Contextualising salutogenesis and Antonovsky in public health. Health Promotion International 2006;21:238-244.

Eriksson M, Lindström B. Antonovsky's sense of coherence scale and the relation with health: a systematic review. J Epidemiol Community Health 2006;60:376-381. 


Lindström B, Eriksson M. The salutogenic perspective and mental health. In: Herrman H, Saxena S, Moodie R. (eds.) Promoting mental health. Concepts, emerging evidence, practice. Geneva. WHO. 2005, pp. 50-51.

Koelen MA, Lindström B. Making healthy choices easy choices: the role of empowerment. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2005;59(suppl 1):10-16.

Lindström B, Eriksson M. Salutogenesis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2005;59:440-442.

Eriksson M, Lindström B. Validity of Antonovsky's sense of coherence scale: a systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2005;59:460-466.

Lindström B, Eriksson M. Professor Aaron Antonovsky (1923-1994): the father of the salutogenesis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2005;59:511.