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De kallar sig maskrosbarn : En narrativ analys av fyra författares självbiografier

Sjöberg, Malin LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
Children who grow up with a parent with an addiction and/or mental illness are at higher risk of developing the same disorder. There are children who even when growing up under rough conditions succeed to overcome their childhood and grow up to be “normal” citizens. These children have a high level of resilience and are usually referred to as Superkids. The aim of this study was to understand what factors can be important to raise a child’s resilience, by reading autobiographies by self-declared Superkids. I also wanted to analyze the authors view on the Swedish social services. I chose to work with a narrative theory and a content analysis as my method to show how the authors' tell their story. I formulated five relevant categories to... (More)
Children who grow up with a parent with an addiction and/or mental illness are at higher risk of developing the same disorder. There are children who even when growing up under rough conditions succeed to overcome their childhood and grow up to be “normal” citizens. These children have a high level of resilience and are usually referred to as Superkids. The aim of this study was to understand what factors can be important to raise a child’s resilience, by reading autobiographies by self-declared Superkids. I also wanted to analyze the authors view on the Swedish social services. I chose to work with a narrative theory and a content analysis as my method to show how the authors' tell their story. I formulated five relevant categories to present the result: Social support, spirituality, creativity, turning points and contact with social services. The result showed both similarities and differences in the authors’ stories. They all have had social support, from a friend, step-parent or a professional. The authors all have had a notable meeting with social services and the majority expressed a negative view on that meeting. Although the meeting with social services was not portrayed in a positive way, three of the authors described a good contact with someone working with social work. (Less)
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Sjöberg, Malin LU
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SOPA63 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Swedish
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8915088
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  abstract     = {Children who grow up with a parent with an addiction and/or mental illness are at higher risk of developing the same disorder. There are children who even when growing up under rough conditions succeed to overcome their childhood and grow up to be “normal” citizens. These children have a high level of resilience and are usually referred to as Superkids. The aim of this study was to understand what factors can be important to raise a child’s resilience, by reading autobiographies by self-declared Superkids. I also wanted to analyze the authors view on the Swedish social services. I chose to work with a narrative theory and a content analysis as my method to show how the authors' tell their story. I formulated five relevant categories to present the result: Social support, spirituality, creativity, turning points and contact with social services. The result showed both similarities and differences in the authors’ stories. They all have had social support, from a friend, step-parent or a professional. The authors all have had a notable meeting with social services and the majority expressed a negative view on that meeting. Although the meeting with social services was not portrayed in a positive way, three of the authors described a good contact with someone working with social work.},
  author       = {Sjöberg, Malin},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {De kallar sig maskrosbarn : En narrativ analys av fyra författares självbiografier},
  year         = {2017},
}