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Äldre: Lite äckliga eller kära? : Unga vuxnas bild av äldre och äldres sexualitet

Fjellheim, Hannah LU and Sandberg, Linnéa LU (2019) SOPA63 20191
School of Social Work
Abstract
Older people: Disgusting or in love? - Young adults’ descriptions of older people and their sexuality.

The purpose of this study was to investigate young adults’ descriptions of elder and older peoples’ sexuality. A qualitative approach was chosen for this study, in which eight semi- structured interviews were conducted. The respondents, who were all young adults between the ages of 20-30 years old, discussed their reflection of elder and older peoples’ sexuality. They were also asked to describe their future image of their sexuality as older people. Critical age studies were used as theoretical approach, where the concepts making of age, on-time, off-time as well as the ambiguous role were used as perspectives for analysing and... (More)
Older people: Disgusting or in love? - Young adults’ descriptions of older people and their sexuality.

The purpose of this study was to investigate young adults’ descriptions of elder and older peoples’ sexuality. A qualitative approach was chosen for this study, in which eight semi- structured interviews were conducted. The respondents, who were all young adults between the ages of 20-30 years old, discussed their reflection of elder and older peoples’ sexuality. They were also asked to describe their future image of their sexuality as older people. Critical age studies were used as theoretical approach, where the concepts making of age, on-time, off-time as well as the ambiguous role were used as perspectives for analysing and understanding the collected empirics. Despite an unclear description of older people and their sexuality, negative attitudes flourished among the respondents. Ageing is inevitable, so how do the respondents relate to the negative attributes they ascribe elder and older peoples’ sexuality, when they discuss their future selves? This study suggests that young adults ascribed their own aging a differentiation compared to their description of older people in general. This strategy becomes a way to relate to the fact that they themselves eventually will belong to the group of older people, but they will be different. (Less)
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author
Fjellheim, Hannah LU and Sandberg, Linnéa LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20191
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Young adults, attitudes, elder, sexuality, critical age studies.
language
Swedish
id
8979494
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2019-06-11 16:50:38
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  abstract     = {Older people: Disgusting or in love? - Young adults’ descriptions of older people and their sexuality.

The purpose of this study was to investigate young adults’ descriptions of elder and older peoples’ sexuality. A qualitative approach was chosen for this study, in which eight semi- structured interviews were conducted. The respondents, who were all young adults between the ages of 20-30 years old, discussed their reflection of elder and older peoples’ sexuality. They were also asked to describe their future image of their sexuality as older people. Critical age studies were used as theoretical approach, where the concepts making of age, on-time, off-time as well as the ambiguous role were used as perspectives for analysing and understanding the collected empirics. Despite an unclear description of older people and their sexuality, negative attitudes flourished among the respondents. Ageing is inevitable, so how do the respondents relate to the negative attributes they ascribe elder and older peoples’ sexuality, when they discuss their future selves? This study suggests that young adults ascribed their own aging a differentiation compared to their description of older people in general. This strategy becomes a way to relate to the fact that they themselves eventually will belong to the group of older people, but they will be different.},
  author       = {Fjellheim, Hannah and Sandberg, Linnéa},
  keyword      = {Young adults,attitudes,elder,sexuality,critical age studies.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Äldre: Lite äckliga eller kära? : Unga vuxnas bild av äldre och äldres sexualitet},
  year         = {2019},
}