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Tillhörighet i Sverige: En kvalitativ intervjustudie med sex ensamkommande ungdomar om erfarenheter av tillhörighet i Sverige
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Belonging in Sweden : A qualitative interview study with six unaccompanied youths about experiences of belonging in Sweden (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to understand and lighten the interviewees’ descriptions and their experiences of being unaccompanied youths in Sweden. In order to research this, we have analyzed the barriers, opportunities and the strategies they use to become a part of the society but also to strengthen their position in the society. The method we have used is the qualitative method and the data has been gathered by semi structured interviews with six unaccompanied youths. In order to analyze our results we have used symbolic interactionism and Antonovsky’s theory about sense of coherence. The results of the study have shown that most of the interviewees experienced having a difficult first period in Sweden considering the fact that they left their family and their home country to start a new life in Sweden, young and alone. With the use of different strategies, this became better over time as they developed their Swedish language skills, started to study, entered the labor market and expanded their social contact network. At the same time they have faced multiple opportunities to become a part of the society in different ways. They have also faced several barriers which has prevented them of becoming a part of the society and also weakened their position in the society. Therefore they have developed and used different strategies to get through these barriers. The main conclusion is that there are more positive aspects and possibilities than barriers for the unaccompanied youths to feel that they are a part of the society.

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2019.
Keywords [en]
Unaccompanied, unaccompanied youths, belonging, symbolic interactionism, sense of coherence
Keywords [sv]
Ensamkommande, ensamkommande ungdomar, tillhörighet symbolisk interaktionism, känsla av sammanghang
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-86244OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-86244DiVA, id: diva2:1335921
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Social Work
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Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
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Available from: 2019-07-10 Created: 2019-07-08 Last updated: 2019-07-10Bibliographically approved

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