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Född i Sverige med invandrarföräldrar - Vem är jag?: En kvalitativ studie av unga svenskfödda män med Mellanösternbakgrund och deras uppfattning av identitet samt upplevelse av etnisk stereotypisering.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology. Linnéuniversitetet.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology. Linnéuniversitetet.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Born in Sweden to Immigrant Parents - Who am I? : A qualitative study of young, Swedish-born men with Middle Eastern backgrounds and their perception of identity and experiences with ethnic stereotyping. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Forskning har visat att andra generationens invandrare kan uppleva identitetsförvirring som följd av oklar etnisk tillhörighet. Syftet med föreliggande studie var att undersöka hur unga vuxna män med invandrarbakgrund (Mellanöstern) uppfattade att leva med sin egen dubbelidentitet/två kulturer och om männen upplevde fördomar baserat på deras utseende. Åtta semistrukturerade intervjuer analyserades med tematisk analys. Resultatet utmynnade i fyra teman; kluvenhet, kulturkrock, berikande med två kulturer och utseendets påverkan. Studiens resultat visar att andra generationens invandrare upplever att de står utanför två kulturer vilket påverkar deras utformning av identitet. Utseendet var en väsentlig faktor för hur andra generationens invandrare betraktas i Sverige och påverkar således deras upplevelse av att inte fullt ut känna sig som svenskar. Skillnader i mentalitet med etniska svenskar (och med föräldrarnas kultur) var ytterligare en anledning till att inte känna tillhörighet. Att ha två kulturer beskrivs dock också som en tillgång för ökad förståelse och utvidgade perspektiv av olika människor samt tankesätt. Studien belyser behovet av ytterligare forskning inom ämnet andra generationens invandrare och faktorer som inverkar på identitetsskapande.

Abstract [en]

Research has shown that second generation immigrants can experience identity-confusion as a result of an unclear ethnic identity. The purpose of the following study was to explore how adult males with Middle Eastern backgrounds perceive their own identity as a result of being part of two cultures and if these males experience any kind of prejudice due to their ethnic appearance in Sweden. Eight semi-structured interviews were conducted and then analyzed using thematic analysis. The interviews resulted in four themes: split identity, cultural clashes, being enriched with two cultures and the impact of appearance. The result of the study shows that second generation immigrants in Sweden experience feeling excluded from both cultures which affects their sense of identity. Having an ethnic appearance was an essential factor for how second generation immigrants experience being viewed differently in Sweden and thus affects their feelings of not being fully Swedish. Differences in mentality with ethnic Swedes (and with the parent’s culture) was a further reason to feel a sense of not belonging. However, being a part of two cultures was also described as an access to better understanding different cultures and expanded worldviews and perspectives. This study highlights the need for further research within the subject of second generation immigrants and factors that influences identity creation. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 41
Keywords [en]
culture, identity, ethnicity, stereotypes
Keywords [sv]
kultur, identitet, etnicitet, stereotypisering
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84900OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-84900DiVA, id: diva2:1323795
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Psychology
Educational program
Psychologist Programme, 300 credits
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Available from: 2019-06-13 Created: 2019-06-12 Last updated: 2019-06-13Bibliographically approved

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