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Sorgens uttryck -en socialpsykologisk studie om sorg i bloggar

Hagdahl, Christel LU and Bengtsson, Linn LU (2012) SOPA63 20121
School of Social Work
Abstract
Title: Expressions of grief - a social psychological study
Authors: Christel Hagdahl, Linn Bengtsson
Supervisor: Anders Östnäs
The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze human grief via social
media from a social psychological perspective. We found it interesting to study
blogs to illustrate the diversity in expressions of grief and to analyze which social
norms that influence the process of grief. As social workers we will meet people
in grief, to approach these people best way possible, it’s important to have this
knowledge. We chose to do a qualitative content analysis of Swedish blogs
written by bereaved adults. We divided the blogs into three categories; accident,
disease and suicide. The result showed that there... (More)
Title: Expressions of grief - a social psychological study
Authors: Christel Hagdahl, Linn Bengtsson
Supervisor: Anders Östnäs
The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze human grief via social
media from a social psychological perspective. We found it interesting to study
blogs to illustrate the diversity in expressions of grief and to analyze which social
norms that influence the process of grief. As social workers we will meet people
in grief, to approach these people best way possible, it’s important to have this
knowledge. We chose to do a qualitative content analysis of Swedish blogs
written by bereaved adults. We divided the blogs into three categories; accident,
disease and suicide. The result showed that there where no greater differences in
people’s expression of grief. There are assumptions in the society of how the
process of grief should develop, and this is something our bloggers are well aware
of. Furthermore, we found that the social environment address the mourner
differently, depending on cause of death. Although, research shows that we
generally lack good communication patterns that can help us talk about grief and
mourning. The use of internet as a way of expressing grief has become more
common. The study also showed a tendency of decreasing acceptance of
alternative way of grieving. (Less)
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Hagdahl, Christel LU and Bengtsson, Linn LU
supervisor
organization
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SOPA63 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
expressions, social interaction, social media, grief
language
Swedish
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3050961
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2012-09-07 09:17:34
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2012-09-07 09:17:34
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  abstract     = {Title: Expressions of grief - a social psychological study
Authors: Christel Hagdahl, Linn Bengtsson
Supervisor: Anders Östnäs
The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze human grief via social
media from a social psychological perspective. We found it interesting to study
blogs to illustrate the diversity in expressions of grief and to analyze which social
norms that influence the process of grief. As social workers we will meet people
in grief, to approach these people best way possible, it’s important to have this
knowledge. We chose to do a qualitative content analysis of Swedish blogs
written by bereaved adults. We divided the blogs into three categories; accident,
disease and suicide. The result showed that there where no greater differences in
people’s expression of grief. There are assumptions in the society of how the
process of grief should develop, and this is something our bloggers are well aware
of. Furthermore, we found that the social environment address the mourner
differently, depending on cause of death. Although, research shows that we
generally lack good communication patterns that can help us talk about grief and
mourning. The use of internet as a way of expressing grief has become more
common. The study also showed a tendency of decreasing acceptance of
alternative way of grieving.},
  author       = {Hagdahl, Christel and Bengtsson, Linn},
  keyword      = {expressions,social interaction,social media,grief},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sorgens uttryck -en socialpsykologisk studie om sorg i bloggar},
  year         = {2012},
}