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Attitydspeglingar om hemlöshet

Nilsson, Rebecka LU and Persson, Sandra LU (2011) SOPA63 20102
School of Social Work
Abstract (Swedish)
The aim of our study was to examine society‘s attitudes towards the causes of homelessness
and to identify where the responsibility lies. We have compared the attitudes of men and
women and also analysed our results from the perspective of stigma. We have conducted our
study in a training facility using questionnaires.
We have investigated what people believe is the reason why individuals become homeless.
We have come to the conclusion that people believe that the primary cause of homelessness is
due to abuse and mental ill-health. There were many similarities between what men and
women believe although there were some differences in specific questions. We have also
concluded that people think that the responsibility for no longer... (More)
The aim of our study was to examine society‘s attitudes towards the causes of homelessness
and to identify where the responsibility lies. We have compared the attitudes of men and
women and also analysed our results from the perspective of stigma. We have conducted our
study in a training facility using questionnaires.
We have investigated what people believe is the reason why individuals become homeless.
We have come to the conclusion that people believe that the primary cause of homelessness is
due to abuse and mental ill-health. There were many similarities between what men and
women believe although there were some differences in specific questions. We have also
concluded that people think that the responsibility for no longer being homeless rests more
with the homeless person than society.We have interpreted our results using a stigma
perspective which shows that people believe that the homeless are deviant. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Rebecka LU and Persson, Sandra LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
homelessness, attitudes, stigma and causes
language
Swedish
id
1857448
date added to LUP
2011-03-21 10:21:57
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2011-03-21 10:21:57
@misc{1857448,
  abstract     = {The aim of our study was to examine society‘s attitudes towards the causes of homelessness
and to identify where the responsibility lies. We have compared the attitudes of men and
women and also analysed our results from the perspective of stigma. We have conducted our
study in a training facility using questionnaires.
We have investigated what people believe is the reason why individuals become homeless.
We have come to the conclusion that people believe that the primary cause of homelessness is
due to abuse and mental ill-health. There were many similarities between what men and
women believe although there were some differences in specific questions. We have also
concluded that people think that the responsibility for no longer being homeless rests more
with the homeless person than society.We have interpreted our results using a stigma
perspective which shows that people believe that the homeless are deviant.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Rebecka and Persson, Sandra},
  keyword      = {homelessness,attitudes,stigma and causes},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Attitydspeglingar om hemlöshet},
  year         = {2011},
}