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- Jag kunde prata med min son: En fokusgruppsstudie av föräldrars deltagande i föräldragrupp
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of our study is to examine how parents experienced their participation and their involvement in a solution-focused parenting group. The parenting groups are a part of the social welfare system in a town in south of Sweden. The study is conducted as a qualitative study with focus groups. 11 parents have participated. The study´s theoretical framework considers solution focused theory, social constructionism and process within groups.In the study we found that participants generally perceived their participation as positive and that they received confirmation by meeting other parents in the same situation. Participants’ expectations for practical tips and advice were fulfilled indirectly through their participation, but the focus of the parent group was to strengthen the participants themselves by thinking solution-focused. Although the participants did not receive the practical advice they initially expected, the parent group's approach felt to be positive and the participants have understood the idea behind the solution-focused approach. Overall, participants felt that they have become stronger as people and thus also as parents.The study shows that based on the parents’ statements the group leaders have throughout the parenting groups been faithful to the solution focused idea and have implemented this way of thinking within its participants.This study can be seen as a contribute to the development of future solution focused parenting groups. It also shows that there is a need for parenting groups and that this kind of activity can generate positive effects for participants.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
parental support, parenting group, solution-focus, focus group
Keyword [sv]
Föräldrastöd, föräldragrupp, fokusgrupp, lösningsfokus
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8125OAI: diva2:423008
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-09-13 Created: 2011-06-14 Last updated: 2011-09-13Bibliographically approved

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