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"Vilka speciella människor vi blir": En studie om förändrade självbilder och livsstilar genom självhjälpsgruppen Al-Anon

Martinsson, Marika (2006)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to describe how individual members of the self-help group Al-Anon discuss the importance and the influence the group has/have concerning their own lifestyle and self-image. To find answer to this I carried out qualitative interviews with five female members of a local Al-Anon group and later on analyzed the interviews using various concepts based upon the symbolic interactionism. I have mainly used concepts as; role-taking, significant symbols and referencegroup. Through the analysis of the interviews I have seen that the respondents self-image and thereby also their self-esteem has changed since they became a part of their local Al-Anon group. I have also noticed changes in their behaviors in their way of... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to describe how individual members of the self-help group Al-Anon discuss the importance and the influence the group has/have concerning their own lifestyle and self-image. To find answer to this I carried out qualitative interviews with five female members of a local Al-Anon group and later on analyzed the interviews using various concepts based upon the symbolic interactionism. I have mainly used concepts as; role-taking, significant symbols and referencegroup. Through the analysis of the interviews I have seen that the respondents self-image and thereby also their self-esteem has changed since they became a part of their local Al-Anon group. I have also noticed changes in their behaviors in their way of life. As Al-Anon is a referencegroup to the respondents the group's significant symbols, in the language, has in a great extent become common to them. They use plenty of common concepts, for example; need to control, codependency and relapse. It is also clear how these significant symbols are used by the members to facilitate role-taking and thereby understanding. (Less)
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author
Martinsson, Marika
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Al-Anon, symbolisk interaktionism, självhjälpsgrupper, medberoende, Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1327266
date added to LUP
2006-07-18
date last changed
2006-07-18
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to describe how individual members of the self-help group Al-Anon discuss the importance and the influence the group has/have concerning their own lifestyle and self-image. To find answer to this I carried out qualitative interviews with five female members of a local Al-Anon group and later on analyzed the interviews using various concepts based upon the symbolic interactionism. I have mainly used concepts as; role-taking, significant symbols and referencegroup. Through the analysis of the interviews I have seen that the respondents self-image and thereby also their self-esteem has changed since they became a part of their local Al-Anon group. I have also noticed changes in their behaviors in their way of life. As Al-Anon is a referencegroup to the respondents the group's significant symbols, in the language, has in a great extent become common to them. They use plenty of common concepts, for example; need to control, codependency and relapse. It is also clear how these significant symbols are used by the members to facilitate role-taking and thereby understanding.},
  author       = {Martinsson, Marika},
  keyword      = {Al-Anon,symbolisk interaktionism,självhjälpsgrupper,medberoende,Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Vilka speciella människor vi blir": En studie om förändrade självbilder och livsstilar genom självhjälpsgruppen Al-Anon},
  year         = {2006},
}