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Medberoende - De som dansar med

Zetterberg, Rosanna LU and Wendahl Abbas, Melinda LU (2015) SOPA63 20142
School of Social Work
Abstract
Codependency - Those who dance along

The study examined how codependency effects individuals who define themselves as ‘codependent’. The dominant themes include how the codepences life has been affected, the consequences of living with a codependency and whether they define their codependency as a sickness. Through a narrative analysis, using four autobiographies as our data, the paper studies how the individuals describe their experience of living with a partner or a parent who has an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The aim was also to examine the psychological, emotional and social effects of this, whilst understanding the interactive behaviour between these individuals. The theories used are ‘General System Theory’; with... (More)
Codependency - Those who dance along

The study examined how codependency effects individuals who define themselves as ‘codependent’. The dominant themes include how the codepences life has been affected, the consequences of living with a codependency and whether they define their codependency as a sickness. Through a narrative analysis, using four autobiographies as our data, the paper studies how the individuals describe their experience of living with a partner or a parent who has an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The aim was also to examine the psychological, emotional and social effects of this, whilst understanding the interactive behaviour between these individuals. The theories used are ‘General System Theory’; with families as the system and ‘Hellsten’s (1997) Concepts’ about codependency. A key finding in this study was the contrast between the different codependent individuals and how they defined their situation. Amongst other findings, another key finding included a lack of a clear definition of what copendency actually is, and how that is hindering advancements in the research field and hindering the professionals currently working with codependent individuals. (Less)
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author
Zetterberg, Rosanna LU and Wendahl Abbas, Melinda LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20142
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
family dysfunction, dependency, Codependency
language
Swedish
id
4985869
date added to LUP
2015-02-10 16:55:01
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2015-02-10 16:55:01
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  abstract     = {Codependency - Those who dance along

The study examined how codependency effects individuals who define themselves as ‘codependent’. The dominant themes include how the codepences life has been affected, the consequences of living with a codependency and whether they define their codependency as a sickness. Through a narrative analysis, using four autobiographies as our data, the paper studies how the individuals describe their experience of living with a partner or a parent who has an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The aim was also to examine the psychological, emotional and social effects of this, whilst understanding the interactive behaviour between these individuals. The theories used are ‘General System Theory’; with families as the system and ‘Hellsten’s (1997) Concepts’ about codependency. A key finding in this study was the contrast between the different codependent individuals and how they defined their situation. Amongst other findings, another key finding included a lack of a clear definition of what copendency actually is, and how that is hindering advancements in the research field and hindering the professionals currently working with codependent individuals.},
  author       = {Zetterberg, Rosanna and Wendahl Abbas, Melinda},
  keyword      = {family dysfunction,dependency,Codependency},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Medberoende - De som dansar med},
  year         = {2015},
}