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Närhet och fredagsmys : Familjens betydelse för ungdomar

Nielsen, Anneli LU (2015) SOAM12 20151
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine how young people define their family and how they describe their own family relations. What makes the family a family from the perspective of a youth? The questions posed were: Who do you include in your family? and What makes family important?. Utilizing a qualitative method known as self-documentary data compilation, young people, aged 15, have written essays to answer the questions in focus. Selection was based on voluntary participation at three public schools in Malmö, Sweden.
The background for this study was a 1 year master’s thesis presented in 1995. The study directed attention toward a massmedial discussion during the mid-1990´s focusing parental withdrawal from the guidance of young people,... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine how young people define their family and how they describe their own family relations. What makes the family a family from the perspective of a youth? The questions posed were: Who do you include in your family? and What makes family important?. Utilizing a qualitative method known as self-documentary data compilation, young people, aged 15, have written essays to answer the questions in focus. Selection was based on voluntary participation at three public schools in Malmö, Sweden.
The background for this study was a 1 year master’s thesis presented in 1995. The study directed attention toward a massmedial discussion during the mid-1990´s focusing parental withdrawal from the guidance of young people, leaving the family arena open for peer regulation. The conclusions from the 1995 study contradicted media reports. The family was highly respected and deemed beneficial to participant young people. Further, no difference could be shown relating to such factors as socioeconomic standard or gender. The current study replicates the 1995 study, representing a period 15 years later In focus was whether youth have changed in their way to define the family. The result shows that young people today tend to be more open-minded as to whom they include when defining the family. Conventional family members, such as siblings, may be excluded from the core group. Important today is constancy; that those who belong to the family, whether relative or not, are unceasingly available. Young people also seem to be aware of their decision-making capacity regarding curfews, clothing choices, etc. The subject is complex and there remains more to discover. (Less)
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author
Nielsen, Anneli LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOAM12 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
self-documentary data, family construction, family, youth
language
Swedish
id
7864783
date added to LUP
2015-09-18 11:29:56
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2015-09-18 11:30:49
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine how young people define their family and how they describe their own family relations. What makes the family a family from the perspective of a youth? The questions posed were: Who do you include in your family? and What makes family important?. Utilizing a qualitative method known as self-documentary data compilation, young people, aged 15, have written essays to answer the questions in focus. Selection was based on voluntary participation at three public schools in Malmö, Sweden. 
The background for this study was a 1 year master’s thesis presented in 1995. The study directed attention toward a massmedial discussion during the mid-1990´s focusing parental withdrawal from the guidance of young people, leaving the family arena open for peer regulation. The conclusions from the 1995 study contradicted media reports. The family was highly respected and deemed beneficial to participant young people. Further, no difference could be shown relating to such factors as socioeconomic standard or gender. The current study replicates the 1995 study, representing a period 15 years later In focus was whether youth have changed in their way to define the family. The result shows that young people today tend to be more open-minded as to whom they include when defining the family. Conventional family members, such as siblings, may be excluded from the core group. Important today is constancy; that those who belong to the family, whether relative or not, are unceasingly available. Young people also seem to be aware of their decision-making capacity regarding curfews, clothing choices, etc. The subject is complex and there remains more to discover.},
  author       = {Nielsen, Anneli},
  keyword      = {self-documentary data,family construction,family,youth},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Närhet och fredagsmys : Familjens betydelse för ungdomar},
  year         = {2015},
}