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Då datorn får en allt större plats i barns vardag : En kvalitativ studie ur de professionellas perspektiv om högfrekvent datoranvändande bland barn och den problematik som då uppstår i relationen mellan barn och föräldrar.

Bengtsson, Sannie LU (2010) SOPA63 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine the professional’s experience of children’s computer use in families where the parents are seeking advice considering the question. Media writes about that the problem only can be found in the child and that most parents are in need of assistance. The study was based on qualitative interviews with five professional’s that have had contact with parents who were in need of help regarding their children's computer habits. The collected materials were transcribed and coded for the study question. I chose to let the empirical study work closely with social constructivism as theory and analysis tools. One conclusion was that when computer usage is seen as problematic is context-bound, we shape our reality and... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine the professional’s experience of children’s computer use in families where the parents are seeking advice considering the question. Media writes about that the problem only can be found in the child and that most parents are in need of assistance. The study was based on qualitative interviews with five professional’s that have had contact with parents who were in need of help regarding their children's computer habits. The collected materials were transcribed and coded for the study question. I chose to let the empirical study work closely with social constructivism as theory and analysis tools. One conclusion was that when computer usage is seen as problematic is context-bound, we shape our reality and based on that we defined what is a deviant behaviour. It also appeared that the conflict partly due to generational differences. Parents who do not possess the same knowledge and experience on computers, conflict arises when the values and reality perceptions are different. I also find that it is problematic to see the children's computer use as an addiction, because it will also attribute certain characteristics that are interconnected with the concept of dependence. Professional’s can see the problematic use of computer as part of an overall need for change for the family and not only for the child. The perception of using computers will evolve over time, the generation that now growing up creating a reality where the computer may have a natural place in everyday life. (Less)
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Bengtsson, Sannie LU
supervisor
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course
SOPA63 20101
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
computer, generational difference., children, social construction
language
Swedish
id
1667370
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2010-09-06 16:13:34
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine the professional’s experience of children’s computer use in families where the parents are seeking advice considering the question. Media writes about that the problem only can be found in the child and that most parents are in need of assistance. The study was based on qualitative interviews with five professional’s that have had contact with parents who were in need of help regarding their children's computer habits. The collected materials were transcribed and coded for the study question. I chose to let the empirical study work closely with social constructivism as theory and analysis tools. One conclusion was that when computer usage is seen as problematic is context-bound, we shape our reality and based on that we defined what is a deviant behaviour. It also appeared that the conflict partly due to generational differences. Parents who do not possess the same knowledge and experience on computers, conflict arises when the values and reality perceptions are different. I also find that it is problematic to see the children's computer use as an addiction, because it will also attribute certain characteristics that are interconnected with the concept of dependence. Professional’s can see the problematic use of computer as part of an overall need for change for the family and not only for the child. The perception of using computers will evolve over time, the generation that now growing up creating a reality where the computer may have a natural place in everyday life.},
  author       = {Bengtsson, Sannie},
  keyword      = {computer,generational difference.,children,social construction},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Då datorn får en allt större plats i barns vardag : En kvalitativ studie ur de professionellas perspektiv om högfrekvent datoranvändande bland barn och den problematik som då uppstår i relationen mellan barn och föräldrar.},
  year         = {2010},
}