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Jag vill ju bara vara lycklig! En studie av hur unga vuxna ser på sig själva och sin livssituation i förhållande till det senmoderna samhället.

Karlsson, Therese and Polding, Marie (2006)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine and illustrate how young adults look at themselves and their lifesituation in relation to the late modern society. More specifically its aim was to find out if the respondents have been affected by the ideals and norms of the late modern society in their lifechoises and their view of happiness. This study was based on interviews with eight young adults in the ages between 25 - 33. Out of the eight three were singles, two were married with children and three were in relationships. During the process four themes were identified: The importance and developement of an identity, fullfillment in the respondents lifesituations, the experience of happiness in the respondents lives and how the late modern... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine and illustrate how young adults look at themselves and their lifesituation in relation to the late modern society. More specifically its aim was to find out if the respondents have been affected by the ideals and norms of the late modern society in their lifechoises and their view of happiness. This study was based on interviews with eight young adults in the ages between 25 - 33. Out of the eight three were singles, two were married with children and three were in relationships. During the process four themes were identified: The importance and developement of an identity, fullfillment in the respondents lifesituations, the experience of happiness in the respondents lives and how the late modern society have influenced the respondents in their lives. The conclusion of the analysis shows that the respondents think it's important to create and have an identity. Identity is looked at as an always ongoing process that is developed in the interaction with others. For the developement of identity ontological security is seen as a fundamental factor. To feel satisfaction with life the respondents need balance between freedom and security, sparetime and work. For the respondents happiness is about undemanding fellowship, togetherness, and about beeing satisfied with where life has taken them. As a final conclusion we can see that the respondents have been affected by the late modern society in many ways. The late modern society is said to be more individual and by looking at the respondents answers we could see that they focus on their own well being firsthand. On the other hand we could see a strong longing and need for traditional family networks. (Less)
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author
Karlsson, Therese and Polding, Marie
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
identitet, senmodernt samhälle, lycka, unga vuxna, Social changes, theory of social work, Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete
language
Swedish
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1326729
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2006-07-11
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2006-07-11
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine and illustrate how young adults look at themselves and their lifesituation in relation to the late modern society. More specifically its aim was to find out if the respondents have been affected by the ideals and norms of the late modern society in their lifechoises and their view of happiness. This study was based on interviews with eight young adults in the ages between 25 - 33. Out of the eight three were singles, two were married with children and three were in relationships. During the process four themes were identified: The importance and developement of an identity, fullfillment in the respondents lifesituations, the experience of happiness in the respondents lives and how the late modern society have influenced the respondents in their lives. The conclusion of the analysis shows that the respondents think it's important to create and have an identity. Identity is looked at as an always ongoing process that is developed in the interaction with others. For the developement of identity ontological security is seen as a fundamental factor. To feel satisfaction with life the respondents need balance between freedom and security, sparetime and work. For the respondents happiness is about undemanding fellowship, togetherness, and about beeing satisfied with where life has taken them. As a final conclusion we can see that the respondents have been affected by the late modern society in many ways. The late modern society is said to be more individual and by looking at the respondents answers we could see that they focus on their own well being firsthand. On the other hand we could see a strong longing and need for traditional family networks.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Therese and Polding, Marie},
  keyword      = {identitet,senmodernt samhälle,lycka,unga vuxna,Social changes, theory of social work,Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Jag vill ju bara vara lycklig! En studie av hur unga vuxna ser på sig själva och sin livssituation i förhållande till det senmoderna samhället.},
  year         = {2006},
}