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"Det finns inget som får vara fult eller helt okej" - En kvalitativ studie av hur skolkuratorer på gymnasieskolor ser på och arbetar med psykisk ohälsa i relation till sociala medier

Ahlberg, Hanne LU and Malm, Greta LU (2018) SOPA63 20181
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine how school counselors work with the mental health of students in relation to social media, and how these methods may affect the relationship between the student and the counselor. In order to answer the purpose of the study, six semi-structured interviews were conducted. The respondents were school counselors at various upper secondary schools. The result was analyzed using Bourdieu’s theory of habitus, fields and capital and showed that the school counselors, in their professional role, generally have a negative attitude towards the students' use of social media. The school counselors have no education in how to work with the correlation between social media and mental health and the knowledge the... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine how school counselors work with the mental health of students in relation to social media, and how these methods may affect the relationship between the student and the counselor. In order to answer the purpose of the study, six semi-structured interviews were conducted. The respondents were school counselors at various upper secondary schools. The result was analyzed using Bourdieu’s theory of habitus, fields and capital and showed that the school counselors, in their professional role, generally have a negative attitude towards the students' use of social media. The school counselors have no education in how to work with the correlation between social media and mental health and the knowledge the school counselors have about social media, has been received in dialogues with the students. The majority of the school counselors stated that they do not work with this kind of issues, due to heavy workload, but that there is will to do so. In conclusion, a discussion about how to proceed with this result was presented. (Less)
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Ahlberg, Hanne LU and Malm, Greta LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20181
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
social work, school counselor, counselling, social media, mental health
language
Swedish
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8945117
date added to LUP
2018-06-05 14:59:03
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine how school counselors work with the mental health of students in relation to social media, and how these methods may affect the relationship between the student and the counselor. In order to answer the purpose of the study, six semi-structured interviews were conducted. The respondents were school counselors at various upper secondary schools. The result was analyzed using Bourdieu’s theory of habitus, fields and capital and showed that the school counselors, in their professional role, generally have a negative attitude towards the students' use of social media. The school counselors have no education in how to work with the correlation between social media and mental health and the knowledge the school counselors have about social media, has been received in dialogues with the students. The majority of the school counselors stated that they do not work with this kind of issues, due to heavy workload, but that there is will to do so. In conclusion, a discussion about how to proceed with this result was presented.},
  author       = {Ahlberg, Hanne and Malm, Greta},
  keyword      = {social work,school counselor,counselling,social media,mental health},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Det finns inget som får vara fult eller helt okej" - En kvalitativ studie av hur skolkuratorer på gymnasieskolor ser på och arbetar med psykisk ohälsa i relation till sociala medier},
  year         = {2018},
}