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"Stress är väldigt svårdefinierat, stort på något vis": En kvalitativ studie om hur skolsköterskor och kuratorer definierar och arbetar med stress på skolan
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Mental ill-health has increased in the community and especially among young people. Stress is considered as a conduciveness cause to the increasing mental ill-health and stress can lead to angst, worry, depression etcetera. The purpose with this study is to investigate how school nurses and welfare officers in high schools within defines and works with stress among the youths. The study also investigates how the school nurses and the welfare officers work to prevent stress in the schools and if there is cooperation between the two professions. The study is based on a social constructive perspective and a system-thinking. The study has been performed from a qualitative method in the shape of semi-structural interviews. The result of the study shows that school nurses and welfare officers defines stress diversely. The school nurses talks about stress as a natural and physiological reaction that makes people to perform whereas the welfare officers talks about stress as something that is difficult to define and as an imbalance between resources and demands on the individual. The causes of stress explain the respondents be the demands from the environment, the family situation and the situation in school. The respondents’ work with stress is not clear and there are no guidelines. Instead, the work is geared to the youths that are stressed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 56 p.
Keyword [sv]
stress, gymnasieskola, skolungdom, elevhälsa, arbete, samarbete
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17424OAI: diva2:496615
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-02-29 Created: 2012-02-10 Last updated: 2013-04-02Bibliographically approved

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