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En pojkarnas diagnos? -en kvalitativ analys om genusskapande kring ADHD i skolans värld

Lagerqvist, Jessica LU and Carlström, Emilia LU (2010) SOPA63 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of our study was to examine how gender is created in the school world and how it affects the work with boys and girls. The questions we intended to look at were: How do you respond to ADHD in the school world depending on the sex of the child, and how does it differ; What difficulties do you face in the school world when working with boys and girls with ADHD, and how do you try to solve them; What attitudes around ADHD can be considered from a gender aspect of different professionals in school? These questions were answered through semi structured interviews with six people who have various degrees of contact with school, and various degrees of contact with adolescents with ADHD. We treated the gathered material with theories from... (More)
The aim of our study was to examine how gender is created in the school world and how it affects the work with boys and girls. The questions we intended to look at were: How do you respond to ADHD in the school world depending on the sex of the child, and how does it differ; What difficulties do you face in the school world when working with boys and girls with ADHD, and how do you try to solve them; What attitudes around ADHD can be considered from a gender aspect of different professionals in school? These questions were answered through semi structured interviews with six people who have various degrees of contact with school, and various degrees of contact with adolescents with ADHD. We treated the gathered material with theories from a social constructive perspective. The study showed that the respondents in varying degrees distinguished boys´ from girls´ specific characteristics at an ADHD problem. The interviewees generally felt that there was too little knowledge of girls' specific ADHD problem. However, they did not work with or respond to them in different ways because of gender differences, but would rather see the individual and its unique problem description. We discovered that the criteria for obtaining an ADHD diagnosis according to diagnostic manual DSM-IV seem to be designed on the basis of boys showed symptoms, which makes it difficult for girls to be discovered, noticed and ultimately get help. (Less)
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Lagerqvist, Jessica LU and Carlström, Emilia LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20101
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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ADHD, gender, social constructivism, school
language
Swedish
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1612591
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2010-06-07 12:12:40
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  abstract     = {The aim of our study was to examine how gender is created in the school world and how it affects the work with boys and girls. The questions we intended to look at were: How do you respond to ADHD in the school world depending on the sex of the child, and how does it differ; What difficulties do you face in the school world when working with boys and girls with ADHD, and how do you try to solve them; What attitudes around ADHD can be considered from a gender aspect of different professionals in school? These questions were answered through semi structured interviews with six people who have various degrees of contact with school, and various degrees of contact with adolescents with ADHD. We treated the gathered material with theories from a social constructive perspective. The study showed that the respondents in varying degrees distinguished boys´ from girls´ specific characteristics at an ADHD problem. The interviewees generally felt that there was too little knowledge of girls' specific ADHD problem. However, they did not work with or respond to them in different ways because of gender differences, but would rather see the individual and its unique problem description. We discovered that the criteria for obtaining an ADHD diagnosis according to diagnostic manual DSM-IV seem to be designed on the basis of boys showed symptoms, which makes it difficult for girls to be discovered, noticed and ultimately get help.},
  author       = {Lagerqvist, Jessica and Carlström, Emilia},
  keyword      = {ADHD,gender,social constructivism,school},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En pojkarnas diagnos? -en kvalitativ analys om genusskapande kring ADHD i skolans värld},
  year         = {2010},
}