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Solokvist eller ensamvarg: Socialt samspel hos personer med psykosproblematik
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: People diagnosed with psychosis are often described as introvert, isolated and with little or no ability to create and maintain social relationships. While every angle of a phenomena is valid and important, we believe that the first-person perspective provides the only direct access to the diagnosed persons’ feelings and experiences.

Aims: The aim of this study is to explore how a few people diagnosed with psychosis describe their experiences of social interaction.

Method: This study is conducted in a Grounded Theory manner. An analysis has been performed on interviews made with five individuals, all diagnosed with a psychosis diagnosis.

Results: The main result of this study is that the self-image is a core factor in the individuals experiences of, and initiative to, social interaction. The social interactions are linked to the individuals own relation to their diagnosis in a dynamic process where all components affect each other in the creating of the self-image.

Conclusion: This study concludes that people diagnosed with psychosis is no different than other people when it comes to dreaming and longing for functional social relationships, but that they have some difficulties in actually finding them due to both social stigma and a poor self-image.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Psychosis, Social interaction, Grounded Theory, Self-image, Sense of self
Keyword [sv]
Psykos, Socialt samspel, Grundad Teori, Självbild, Självkänsla
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-77283OAI: diva2:531089
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-10-14 Created: 2012-06-05 Last updated: 2013-10-14Bibliographically approved

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