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Erfarenheter från en tid som arbetslös: Aktivitetsmönster och möjligheter till delaktighet i meningsfulla aktiviteter: En kvalitativ studie
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of the study was to describe the experience of activity pattern and the ability to participate in meaningful activities among unemployed.Method: A qualitative study with semi-structured interviews were conducted with three long-term unemployed participants. Data was collected through two interviews with each participant, an initial and a follow-up. Collected data were analyzed by qualitative content analysis and three categories were constructed.Results: The results showed that the participants did not have a functional activity pattern while unemployed and found it difficult to fill their free time with activities which complicated to maintain the activity pattern. The economy complicated the ability to carry out meaningful activities and the stress of being unemployed affected the participation in meaningful activities.Conclusion: The situation as unemployed implies reduced psychological wellbeing and affects the motivation to perform activities. There is a complexity between pattern of activity and participation in meaningful activities. Further studies are needed to explore the details of activity pattern, meaningful activities and participation linked to the lifestyle as unemployed in order to provide support for preventive actions.

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Medicin, Arbetsterapi, arbetslöshet, aktivitetsmönster, meningsfulla aktiviteter, delaktighet
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45836Local ID: 37f60fa7-4a9e-4dc0-a0a9-929c75f461eeOAI: diva2:1019134
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
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Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Validerat; 20160608 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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