Advanced

"Har du tänkt söka upp dina rötter?". En kvalitativ intervjustudie om identitet och anknytning med vuxna adopterade från länder utanför Europa

Örneland, Hajro LU (2014) SOPA63 20141
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract
Author: Hajro Örneland
Title: “Well then, are you planning to find your roots?” A qualitative interview study about identity and attachment with adults adopted from non-European countries.
Supervisor: Carina Tigervall and Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed
Assessor: Anna Angelin

Adoption is a topic often discussed in various social contexts as well as in media, through for example different TV shows. Research carried out on adoption has typically focused on problems related to adoption and specific groups of adopted individuals. The aim of the current study was to get a more in-depth understanding of how individuals adopted from non-European countries relate to their identity. The material used for this study was collected through... (More)
Abstract
Author: Hajro Örneland
Title: “Well then, are you planning to find your roots?” A qualitative interview study about identity and attachment with adults adopted from non-European countries.
Supervisor: Carina Tigervall and Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed
Assessor: Anna Angelin

Adoption is a topic often discussed in various social contexts as well as in media, through for example different TV shows. Research carried out on adoption has typically focused on problems related to adoption and specific groups of adopted individuals. The aim of the current study was to get a more in-depth understanding of how individuals adopted from non-European countries relate to their identity. The material used for this study was collected through a series of qualitative, semi-structured interviews with six adults adopted from countries outside of Europe. The analysis was based on theories of identities and social constructions. More specifically, the investigation focuses on two themes. The first theme covered the ambient interest of the adoptee’s roots and origin. The second theme dealt with the issue of identity related to factors such as physical appearance, and inherency, features that are socially constructed and mirrored through the eyes of the beholder. This theme also included if and how the adopted has discussed identity with the closest family and friends. Previous research and investigations have had a tendency to put forward the adoptee as a particularly vulnerable group of individuals. The findings presented in this composition indicate that questions related to identity and appearance might not be much more essential for the adopted compared to other groups in society.

Key words: adoption, identity, social constructivism, interviews, qualitative method. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Örneland, Hajro LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20141
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
qualitative method, interviews, social constructivism, adoption, identity
language
Swedish
id
4628588
date added to LUP
2014-09-10 16:39:47
date last changed
2014-09-10 16:39:47
@misc{4628588,
  abstract     = {Abstract
Author: Hajro Örneland
Title: “Well then, are you planning to find your roots?” A qualitative interview study about identity and attachment with adults adopted from non-European countries.
Supervisor: Carina Tigervall and Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed
Assessor: Anna Angelin

Adoption is a topic often discussed in various social contexts as well as in media, through for example different TV shows. Research carried out on adoption has typically focused on problems related to adoption and specific groups of adopted individuals. The aim of the current study was to get a more in-depth understanding of how individuals adopted from non-European countries relate to their identity. The material used for this study was collected through a series of qualitative, semi-structured interviews with six adults adopted from countries outside of Europe. The analysis was based on theories of identities and social constructions. More specifically, the investigation focuses on two themes. The first theme covered the ambient interest of the adoptee’s roots and origin. The second theme dealt with the issue of identity related to factors such as physical appearance, and inherency, features that are socially constructed and mirrored through the eyes of the beholder. This theme also included if and how the adopted has discussed identity with the closest family and friends. Previous research and investigations have had a tendency to put forward the adoptee as a particularly vulnerable group of individuals. The findings presented in this composition indicate that questions related to identity and appearance might not be much more essential for the adopted compared to other groups in society.

Key words: adoption, identity, social constructivism, interviews, qualitative method.},
  author       = {Örneland, Hajro},
  keyword      = {qualitative method,interviews,social constructivism,adoption,identity},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Har du tänkt söka upp dina rötter?". En kvalitativ intervjustudie om identitet och anknytning med vuxna adopterade från länder utanför Europa},
  year         = {2014},
}