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Relationer och sexualitet på serviceboenden

Ellingsen Larsson, Andrea LU and Eklund, Louise LU (2012) SOPA63 20121
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this paper was to investigate which norms staff members hold regarding sexuality and personal relationships for disabled people living in sheltered housing (serviceboenden). The social framework was analyzed using concepts including normalizing ideology and deviance theory. We used a semi structured interview model to explore the staff’s views on the categories sexuality, personal relationships, kinship as well as background information on their career history and the accommodations they service. We performed eight interviews evenly divided across two sheltered housing units in a small Swedish community. The clients suffered from various mental disabilities (sometimes also physical), but were able to live independently, only... (More)
The aim of this paper was to investigate which norms staff members hold regarding sexuality and personal relationships for disabled people living in sheltered housing (serviceboenden). The social framework was analyzed using concepts including normalizing ideology and deviance theory. We used a semi structured interview model to explore the staff’s views on the categories sexuality, personal relationships, kinship as well as background information on their career history and the accommodations they service. We performed eight interviews evenly divided across two sheltered housing units in a small Swedish community. The clients suffered from various mental disabilities (sometimes also physical), but were able to live independently, only occasionally assisted when needed. Over the course of our research we discovered respondents’ frames clustered around four norms: Firstly, the respondents perceived the client’s sexuality as something personal, natural and private. Secondly, homosexuality is accepted. Thirdly, respondents regarded the sexuality and relationships of their clients as no other than their own. Finally, most interviewees wish not to interfere with their client’s relationships and sexuality. (Less)
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author
Ellingsen Larsson, Andrea LU and Eklund, Louise LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Sexuality, relationships, disability, descriptive norms, sheltered housing
language
Swedish
additional info
Examiner: Hans-Edvard Roos
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2702038
date added to LUP
2012-06-07 09:50:25
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2012-06-07 09:50:25
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  abstract     = {The aim of this paper was to investigate which norms staff members hold regarding sexuality and personal relationships for disabled people living in sheltered housing (serviceboenden). The social framework was analyzed using concepts including normalizing ideology and deviance theory. We used a semi structured interview model to explore the staff’s views on the categories sexuality, personal relationships, kinship as well as background information on their career history and the accommodations they service. We performed eight interviews evenly divided across two sheltered housing units in a small Swedish community. The clients suffered from various mental disabilities (sometimes also physical), but were able to live independently, only occasionally assisted when needed. Over the course of our research we discovered respondents’ frames clustered around four norms: Firstly, the respondents perceived the client’s sexuality as something personal, natural and private. Secondly, homosexuality is accepted. Thirdly, respondents regarded the sexuality and relationships of their clients as no other than their own. Finally, most interviewees wish not to interfere with their client’s relationships and sexuality.},
  author       = {Ellingsen Larsson, Andrea and Eklund, Louise},
  keyword      = {Sexuality,relationships,disability,descriptive norms,sheltered housing},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Relationer och sexualitet på serviceboenden},
  year         = {2012},
}