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Självkonceptet och Aspergers syndrom: En kvalitativ studie med åtta unga tjejer.

Andersson, Anni LU and Sallnäs, Malin LU (2010) PSPT01 20101
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of this study was to explore the formation of the self-concept in female adolescents with diagnosed Asperger syndrome. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight females between 16 and 19 years of age, who at the time of the study attended a school for youths with this diagnosis. The method of thematic analysis was employed. In the first step a number of themes were formulated and then, in the second step, structured according to the model of self-concept by Adamson, Hartman and Lyxell (1999). The main conclusions were that the extent of the diagnosis’ incorporation into the self-concept varied, and that even though a sense of being different was common, few participants expressed a desire to have it any other way.... (More)
The aim of this study was to explore the formation of the self-concept in female adolescents with diagnosed Asperger syndrome. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight females between 16 and 19 years of age, who at the time of the study attended a school for youths with this diagnosis. The method of thematic analysis was employed. In the first step a number of themes were formulated and then, in the second step, structured according to the model of self-concept by Adamson, Hartman and Lyxell (1999). The main conclusions were that the extent of the diagnosis’ incorporation into the self-concept varied, and that even though a sense of being different was common, few participants expressed a desire to have it any other way. Pictures of the self in the past and future seemed to be present and the participants experienced a positive shift in the way they perceived themselves and their lives. Social relationships were described as important and family and friends constituted significant parts of the self-concept. The results are discussed in relation to the existing limited research on the subject, and suggestions for further research are presented. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Studiens syfte var att nå en ökad förståelse för hur självkonceptet kan konstrueras hos unga tjejer med diagnosen Aspergers syndrom. Semi-strukturerade intervjuer genomfördes med åtta tjejer mellan 16 och 19 år, som vid tidpunkten för studien var elever på en skola som riktar sig till ungdomar med denna diagnos. Genom tematisk analys utformades teman som i rapporten har strukturerats utifrån Adamson, Hartman och Lyxells (1999) modell för självkonceptets uppbyggnad. Till studiens huvudsakliga slutsatser hörde att graden av diagnosens integration i självkonceptet varierar. Även om flertalet av tjejerna uppfattade sig som annorlunda så fanns ingen påtaglig önskan om att passa in. Analysen visade också att både det man tidigare upplevt och... (More)
Studiens syfte var att nå en ökad förståelse för hur självkonceptet kan konstrueras hos unga tjejer med diagnosen Aspergers syndrom. Semi-strukturerade intervjuer genomfördes med åtta tjejer mellan 16 och 19 år, som vid tidpunkten för studien var elever på en skola som riktar sig till ungdomar med denna diagnos. Genom tematisk analys utformades teman som i rapporten har strukturerats utifrån Adamson, Hartman och Lyxells (1999) modell för självkonceptets uppbyggnad. Till studiens huvudsakliga slutsatser hörde att graden av diagnosens integration i självkonceptet varierar. Även om flertalet av tjejerna uppfattade sig som annorlunda så fanns ingen påtaglig önskan om att passa in. Analysen visade också att både det man tidigare upplevt och bilden av sig själv i framtiden var närvarande samt att en positiv utveckling av livet och dem själva har skett. Sociala relationer och den egna personen i relation till familj och vänner tycktes utgöra en betydande aspekt av självkonceptet hos de deltagande tjejerna. Studiens resultat och slutsatser diskuteras mot den begränsade forskning som finns på området och avslutas med en diskussion kring implikationer och förslag till vidare forskning. (Less)
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Andersson, Anni LU and Sallnäs, Malin LU
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PSPT01 20101
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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självkoncept, tematisk analys, tonår, diagnos, kvinnor, Aspergers syndrom
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Swedish
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1632634
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2010-08-30 14:56:38
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  author       = {Andersson, Anni and Sallnäs, Malin},
  keyword      = {självkoncept,tematisk analys,tonår,diagnos,kvinnor,Aspergers syndrom},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Självkonceptet och Aspergers syndrom: En kvalitativ studie med åtta unga tjejer.},
  year         = {2010},
}