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På väg mot frihet - unga kvinnors tankar om sig själva, livet och framtiden

Arnstad, Anna-Karin (2004)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to examine and shed light on how girls in their late teens look upon themselves, their present situation and their future. The aim was also to show how they through different experiences have shaped and developed their identity. ¨ What is the girls point of view according to general ideals and norms directed to women, and what do they think about different characters, styles, opinions and behaviour? ¨ How do they perceive themselves and their possibilities in relation to boys? ¨ In what way has various events and experiences influenced their personal development and self-confidence? ¨ What are their plans and wishes in life and how do they relate to spirituality and a greater purpose in life? To answer these... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to examine and shed light on how girls in their late teens look upon themselves, their present situation and their future. The aim was also to show how they through different experiences have shaped and developed their identity. ¨ What is the girls point of view according to general ideals and norms directed to women, and what do they think about different characters, styles, opinions and behaviour? ¨ How do they perceive themselves and their possibilities in relation to boys? ¨ In what way has various events and experiences influenced their personal development and self-confidence? ¨ What are their plans and wishes in life and how do they relate to spirituality and a greater purpose in life? To answer these questions I gathered information about the subject through literature and completed an interview-study with seven girls in their nineteen’s. Tolerance and free choice was brought out as important values. The study showed a correlation between self-esteem and looks, and it brought out that social relations are important for self-confidence and personal development. The girls were optimistic regarding the future and together with work and family there’s a direction towards self-realisation. (Less)
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author
Arnstad, Anna-Karin
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358366
date added to LUP
2004-11-08
date last changed
2004-11-08
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to examine and shed light on how girls in their late teens look upon themselves, their present situation and their future. The aim was also to show how they through different experiences have shaped and developed their identity. ¨ What is the girls point of view according to general ideals and norms directed to women, and what do they think about different characters, styles, opinions and behaviour? ¨ How do they perceive themselves and their possibilities in relation to boys? ¨ In what way has various events and experiences influenced their personal development and self-confidence? ¨ What are their plans and wishes in life and how do they relate to spirituality and a greater purpose in life? To answer these questions I gathered information about the subject through literature and completed an interview-study with seven girls in their nineteen’s. Tolerance and free choice was brought out as important values. The study showed a correlation between self-esteem and looks, and it brought out that social relations are important for self-confidence and personal development. The girls were optimistic regarding the future and together with work and family there’s a direction towards self-realisation.},
  author       = {Arnstad, Anna-Karin},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {På väg mot frihet - unga kvinnors tankar om sig själva, livet och framtiden},
  year         = {2004},
}