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"Osynliga orchidébarn" - Självskadebeteende hos ungdomar sett ur de professionellas perspektiv

Thorkell, Camilla and Winblad, Petra (2006)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the professionals´ views concerning self-harm behaviour in adolescents they meet. We interviewed nine different professionals. Our questions were: What do the professionals believe are the reasons to self-harm? How do the professionals experience self esteem and identity in adolescents with self-harm behaviour? How do the professionals look at the self-harm behaviour from a gender perspective? How do the professionals think a diagnosis can affect adolescents with self-harm behaviour? In our responses we noticed beliefs about the cause as a combination of environmental relationships and the individual who is born with a certain vulnerability. The professionals believe that the adolescents have... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the professionals´ views concerning self-harm behaviour in adolescents they meet. We interviewed nine different professionals. Our questions were: What do the professionals believe are the reasons to self-harm? How do the professionals experience self esteem and identity in adolescents with self-harm behaviour? How do the professionals look at the self-harm behaviour from a gender perspective? How do the professionals think a diagnosis can affect adolescents with self-harm behaviour? In our responses we noticed beliefs about the cause as a combination of environmental relationships and the individual who is born with a certain vulnerability. The professionals believe that the adolescents have trouble finding their identity. They have a poor self esteem and feel ashamed because of their behaviour. The interviewed agree to the conclusion that boys also have a self-harm behaviour, but not to the same great extent. The professionals don't think boys are outspoken about self-harm, because it's not a "masculine" behaviour. A diagnosis can be a relief. It can also be a way to label a person, according to the professionals. The individual may only be seen as the diagnosis instead of the true person. (Less)
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Thorkell, Camilla and Winblad, Petra
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organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
självskadebeteende, ungdomar, orsaker, identitet, genus, diagnos, Sociology, Sociologi, Social changes, theory of social work, Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete
language
Swedish
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1327279
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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 the professionals´ views concerning self-harm behaviour in adolescents they meet. We interviewed nine different professionals. Our questions were: What do the professionals believe are the reasons to self-harm? How do the professionals experience self esteem and identity in adolescents with self-harm behaviour? How do the professionals look at the self-harm behaviour from a gender perspective? How do the professionals think a diagnosis can affect adolescents with self-harm behaviour? In our responses we noticed beliefs about the cause as a combination of environmental relationships and the individual who is born with a certain vulnerability. The professionals believe that the adolescents have trouble finding their identity. They have a poor self esteem and feel ashamed because of their behaviour. The interviewed agree to the conclusion that boys also have a self-harm behaviour, but not to the same great extent. The professionals don't think boys are outspoken about self-harm, because it's not a "masculine" behaviour. A diagnosis can be a relief. It can also be a way to label a person, according to the professionals. The individual may only be seen as the diagnosis instead of the true person.},
  author       = {Thorkell, Camilla and Winblad, Petra},
  keyword      = {självskadebeteende,ungdomar,orsaker,identitet,genus,diagnos,Sociology,Sociologi,Social changes, theory of social work,Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Osynliga orchidébarn" - Självskadebeteende hos ungdomar sett ur de professionellas perspektiv},
  year         = {2006},
}