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Hälsofrämjande teater - teater som prevention mot psykisk ohälsa bland studenter

Andersson, Katarina LU (2019) SOPA63 20191
School of Social Work
Abstract
Mental illness in various shapes and forms is the new national disease. It’s increasing among young adults and is more commonly occurring among university students than the rest of the population. Studies show a correlation between mental illness and lesser study results and the interruption of studies. Studiehälsan are overburdened and it can take a while before you get help; a preventive intervention is needed to combat the strains of studying. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of the creative process in theatre in relation to students’ mental health and studies to see if theatre can be used in social work as a preventive intervention of mental illness. The method chosen for this study was qualitative interviews with... (More)
Mental illness in various shapes and forms is the new national disease. It’s increasing among young adults and is more commonly occurring among university students than the rest of the population. Studies show a correlation between mental illness and lesser study results and the interruption of studies. Studiehälsan are overburdened and it can take a while before you get help; a preventive intervention is needed to combat the strains of studying. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of the creative process in theatre in relation to students’ mental health and studies to see if theatre can be used in social work as a preventive intervention of mental illness. The method chosen for this study was qualitative interviews with five young adult students (18-29 years old) studying at university and participating in theatre in their spare time. In analysing the results, I applied two theories: KASAM – Sense of Coherence as well as the Six criteria of psychological well-being which help to understand well-being. These illustrate the complexity of the relation between the creative process and the students’ mental health and ability to study. This study found that students’ participation in the creative process of theatre had positive effects on their mental health and studying abilites. This study has attempted to highlight the importance of using art, specifically theatre, as a preventation in social work. (Less)
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Andersson, Katarina LU
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SOPA63 20191
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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theatre, social work, creativity, preventive intervention, mental health
language
Swedish
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8993511
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2019-09-02 08:55:31
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  abstract     = {Mental illness in various shapes and forms is the new national disease. It’s increasing among young adults and is more commonly occurring among university students than the rest of the population. Studies show a correlation between mental illness and lesser study results and the interruption of studies. Studiehälsan are overburdened and it can take a while before you get help; a preventive intervention is needed to combat the strains of studying. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of the creative process in theatre in relation to students’ mental health and studies to see if theatre can be used in social work as a preventive intervention of mental illness. The method chosen for this study was qualitative interviews with five young adult students (18-29 years old) studying at university and participating in theatre in their spare time. In analysing the results, I applied two theories: KASAM – Sense of Coherence as well as the Six criteria of psychological well-being which help to understand well-being. These illustrate the complexity of the relation between the creative process and the students’ mental health and ability to study. This study found that students’ participation in the creative process of theatre had positive effects on their mental health and studying abilites. This study has attempted to highlight the importance of using art, specifically theatre, as a preventation in social work.},
  author       = {Andersson, Katarina},
  keyword      = {theatre,social work,creativity,preventive intervention,mental health},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hälsofrämjande teater - teater som prevention mot psykisk ohälsa bland studenter},
  year         = {2019},
}