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Varför självmord? En teoretisk analys över existerande självmordsteorier

Omander, Kerstin (2003)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this paper was to examine which theories on suicide that exist, and to compare the reasons given by the different theories why some people kill themselves. This has been done as an analysis of litterature within the field. The two main theories are the sociological theory and the psychological theory. The sociological theory explains suicides to be due to factors in society, while the psychological theory uses personal factors to explain suicide. I have then applied the different models of explanation to Swedish statistics of what people commit suicide in Sweden. I have found that neither theory can by itself or both combined give a complete explanation why some people commit suicide, given the variables in the official... (More)
The aim of this paper was to examine which theories on suicide that exist, and to compare the reasons given by the different theories why some people kill themselves. This has been done as an analysis of litterature within the field. The two main theories are the sociological theory and the psychological theory. The sociological theory explains suicides to be due to factors in society, while the psychological theory uses personal factors to explain suicide. I have then applied the different models of explanation to Swedish statistics of what people commit suicide in Sweden. I have found that neither theory can by itself or both combined give a complete explanation why some people commit suicide, given the variables in the official statistics in Sweden. Therefore we need to do more research in this area, before we can fully explain the underlying reasons for suicides, if ever we will be able to do that. (Less)
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author
Omander, Kerstin
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358430
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
date last changed
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The aim of this paper was to examine which theories on suicide that exist, and to compare the reasons given by the different theories why some people kill themselves. This has been done as an analysis of litterature within the field. The two main theories are the sociological theory and the psychological theory. The sociological theory explains suicides to be due to factors in society, while the psychological theory uses personal factors to explain suicide. I have then applied the different models of explanation to Swedish statistics of what people commit suicide in Sweden. I have found that neither theory can by itself or both combined give a complete explanation why some people commit suicide, given the variables in the official statistics in Sweden. Therefore we need to do more research in this area, before we can fully explain the underlying reasons for suicides, if ever we will be able to do that.},
  author       = {Omander, Kerstin},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Varför självmord? En teoretisk analys över existerande självmordsteorier},
  year         = {2003},
}