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Ungdomar, alkohol och narkotika - Skolkuratorns perspektiv på preventiva insatser

Brynjolfsdottir, Silja LU (2016) SOPA63 20151
School of Social Work
Abstract
This is a bachelor essay written as a part of a social studies education. The purpose of this essay was to examine school counselor’s opinions about the alcohol and drug preventive interventions in high school. The study was made through a quantitative method. To collect empirical data, a survey was sent out through e-mail to 70 school counselors in Skåne County, which is in the south of Sweden. There were 20 respondents which gave an answering frequency of 28,6 %. The theoretical framework used to analyze the empirical data was a symbolic perspective from an organizational theory and social construction. The statistical program SPSS was used to compile and analyze the data.
This essay discusses that preventive interventions are highly... (More)
This is a bachelor essay written as a part of a social studies education. The purpose of this essay was to examine school counselor’s opinions about the alcohol and drug preventive interventions in high school. The study was made through a quantitative method. To collect empirical data, a survey was sent out through e-mail to 70 school counselors in Skåne County, which is in the south of Sweden. There were 20 respondents which gave an answering frequency of 28,6 %. The theoretical framework used to analyze the empirical data was a symbolic perspective from an organizational theory and social construction. The statistical program SPSS was used to compile and analyze the data.
This essay discusses that preventive interventions are highly valued, since it is commanded from a political level, that the preventive interventions are supposed to be performed on multiple levels in the society. Research shows that preventive interventions mostly have a positive outcome, by being health promoting. Studies also show that leaders of preventive interventions are highly valued and important factors in the process. It was found that school counselors who work at schools, which do not have preventive interventions, more strongly suspect that their pupils consume too much alcohol and narcotics, compared to the opinion of school counselors who work at schools which employ preventive interventions. It was also found, that the school counselors find it difficult to see what effect, if any, the preventive interventions contribute. But they hope the effects will help the students develop risk awareness, and acquire tools which will help them handle situations connected to alcohol and drugs. In this study the school counselors opinioned that their own professions, school nurses and teachers, are the most suitable to moderate the interventions. These professions, alcohol and drugs are discussed as symbols from a symbolic point of view. It is found that these symbols are associated with meanings from the normative perspective in the society, and that the symbols paired together leads to an important function. (Less)
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Brynjolfsdottir, Silja LU
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SOPA63 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Preventive intervention, alcohol, drugs, high school, school counselor
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Swedish
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8876445
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  abstract     = {This is a bachelor essay written as a part of a social studies education. The purpose of this essay was to examine school counselor’s opinions about the alcohol and drug preventive interventions in high school. The study was made through a quantitative method. To collect empirical data, a survey was sent out through e-mail to 70 school counselors in Skåne County, which is in the south of Sweden. There were 20 respondents which gave an answering frequency of 28,6 %. The theoretical framework used to analyze the empirical data was a symbolic perspective from an organizational theory and social construction. The statistical program SPSS was used to compile and analyze the data.
This essay discusses that preventive interventions are highly valued, since it is commanded from a political level, that the preventive interventions are supposed to be performed on multiple levels in the society. Research shows that preventive interventions mostly have a positive outcome, by being health promoting. Studies also show that leaders of preventive interventions are highly valued and important factors in the process. It was found that school counselors who work at schools, which do not have preventive interventions, more strongly suspect that their pupils consume too much alcohol and narcotics, compared to the opinion of school counselors who work at schools which employ preventive interventions. It was also found, that the school counselors find it difficult to see what effect, if any, the preventive interventions contribute. But they hope the effects will help the students develop risk awareness, and acquire tools which will help them handle situations connected to alcohol and drugs. In this study the school counselors opinioned that their own professions, school nurses and teachers, are the most suitable to moderate the interventions. These professions, alcohol and drugs are discussed as symbols from a symbolic point of view. It is found that these symbols are associated with meanings from the normative perspective in the society, and that the symbols paired together leads to an important function.},
  author       = {Brynjolfsdottir, Silja},
  keyword      = {Preventive intervention,alcohol,drugs,high school,school counselor},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ungdomar, alkohol och narkotika - Skolkuratorns perspektiv på preventiva insatser},
  year         = {2016},
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