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Upplevelsen av vad som påverkat måendet hos unga vuxna med självrapporterade erfarenheter av självskadebeteende

Noväng, Eleanor LU (2019) PSPR14 20191
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate the experience of what impacts well-being in seven young adults with self-reported experience of self-harm. The participants have previously participated in a survey-based study and reported self-harm at some point. Semi-structured interviews were analysed using thematic analysis. The results suggested that participants experience an external influence on their well-being where occupation, guidance from others, being in phase with your peers and different life events impact well-being, while participants deal with decreased well-being by being strong, putting on a happy face, and by destructive behaviors and in some cases self-harm. The participants also described a surrounding that in most cases... (More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the experience of what impacts well-being in seven young adults with self-reported experience of self-harm. The participants have previously participated in a survey-based study and reported self-harm at some point. Semi-structured interviews were analysed using thematic analysis. The results suggested that participants experience an external influence on their well-being where occupation, guidance from others, being in phase with your peers and different life events impact well-being, while participants deal with decreased well-being by being strong, putting on a happy face, and by destructive behaviors and in some cases self-harm. The participants also described a surrounding that in most cases did not notice they were not feeling well or acted to help them even though there were signs of their distress like irritation and tiredness. Self-destructive behaviors and self-harm were experienced as a consequence of decreased well-being and a strategy to deal with this psychological distress. The results are useful for healthcare professionals who meet young adults because they can facilitate an increased attentiveness of both self-destructive behavior and general psychological distress in this group, facilitate a better understanding of what the self-destructive behavior stands for, and facilitate a more empathic response. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Syftet var att undersöka upplevelsen av vad som påverkat måendet hos sju unga vuxna med självrapporterad erfarenhet av självskadebeteende. Urvalet har skett i en grupp som tidigare varit med i en enkätstudie vid tre tillfällen och vid något av dessa tillfällen rapporterat självskadebeteenden. Semistrukturerade intervjuer analyserades med tematisk analys. Resultaten visade att deltagarna upplever en stark yttre påverkan på måendet där sysselsättning, vägledning från andra, att vara i fas med jämnåriga och olika livshändelser upplevs påverka måendet, samtidigt som deltagarna hanterat sitt mående genom att vara starka, ha en fasad, genom destruktiva beteenden och, i vissa fall, självskadebeteende. Deltagarna beskrev också en omgivning som i... (More)
Syftet var att undersöka upplevelsen av vad som påverkat måendet hos sju unga vuxna med självrapporterad erfarenhet av självskadebeteende. Urvalet har skett i en grupp som tidigare varit med i en enkätstudie vid tre tillfällen och vid något av dessa tillfällen rapporterat självskadebeteenden. Semistrukturerade intervjuer analyserades med tematisk analys. Resultaten visade att deltagarna upplever en stark yttre påverkan på måendet där sysselsättning, vägledning från andra, att vara i fas med jämnåriga och olika livshändelser upplevs påverka måendet, samtidigt som deltagarna hanterat sitt mående genom att vara starka, ha en fasad, genom destruktiva beteenden och, i vissa fall, självskadebeteende. Deltagarna beskrev också en omgivning som i de flesta fall inte sett att de mått dåligt eller agerat på ett sätt som hjälpt dem i måendet trots att det funnits tecken på dåligt mående såsom irritation, trötthet och bristande motivation. Självdestruktivitet och självskadebeteende hos deltagarna upplevdes ha uppstått som en konsekvens av dåligt mående och en strategi för att hantera måendet. Resultaten anses viktiga för exempelvis sjukvårdspersonal som möter unga vuxna för att de kan underlätta att både självdestruktiva beteenden och ett generellt dåligt mående uppmärksammas, underlätta förståelsen av vad beteendet står för, samt möjliggöra ett mer empatiskt bemötande. (Less)
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Noväng, Eleanor LU
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PSPR14 20191
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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NSSI, självskadebeteende, självdestruktivitet, identitet, tonåringar, unga vuxna, tematisk analys, kvalitativ studie, fenomenologi
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Swedish
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  author       = {Noväng, Eleanor},
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  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Upplevelsen av vad som påverkat måendet hos unga vuxna med självrapporterade erfarenheter av självskadebeteende},
  year         = {2019},
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