Bonusföräldraskapets många ansikten: en kvalitativ studie av roller och rollskapandet bland bonusföräldrar
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of our study is to examine stepparents´experiences of their role in the new family, we also want to examine if the role as stepparent is affected to the role as a biological parent. Our study is based on six semi-structured interviews, with three stepmothers and three stepfathers.
By using role theory and symbolic interactionism our results indicate the requirement of constant negotiation as well as acknowledging the need to consider the other familymembers, those you may not have chosen to live with.
We can see that the division of responsibility is governed by what is best for the family - to make life as easy as possible. It is clear that many stepparent lack guidance in what is expected of them in their new role; howeverr, they have been able to grow into it.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 56 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13270OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-13270DiVA: diva2:428243
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits