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Att möta de osynliga: En kvalitativ studie om killar med självskadebeteende
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 (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To meet the invisible population : A qualitative study of men with deliberate self-injury (English)
Abstract [en]

Author: Madeleine Ahlström and Hanna Puonti

Title: To meet the invisible population - A qualitative study of men with deliberate self-injury [Att möta de osynliga - En kvalitativ studie om killar med självskadebeteende]

Supervisor: Anders Östnäs

Assessor: Jan Petersson

 

This study aims to provide a picture of the underlying causes why men deliberately hurt themselves. It also aims to provide a picture revolving how men self-harm and what the direct effects are from their self-harm. The study describes their behaviour and how the behaviour has evolved over time. There is also a focus in the study to illustrate how society´s operative approach towards men makes their self-harm invisible, and make them an invisible population that neither the scientists nor the general population chooses to see. Self-injury is strongly associated with girls and their way of harming themselves. Men have been excluded from studies of self-injury, also have there been very few scientists that found them of interest to study.

 

This is a study with a qualitative approach wich executed eight semi-structured interviews with men who have had a behavior of self-injury. The study takes on a hermeneutic approach to knowledge, to have the possibility to interpret in the analysis of the empirics. To analyse the data we have used a qualitative content analysis according to Graneheim and Lundman (2004). The results has been analysed by Antonovsky´s (2005) KASAM theory.

The study has found that men have a self-injury that is multifaceted. The men in the study use different behaviours to manage various emotional factors that affect them. Deliberate self-injurious behaviours become a coping strategy for the men when they didn’t have other strategies to cope with when their faced difficulties.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
Men AND self-harm, self - mutilation, deliberate self- harm and boys, masculinity and self harm, NSSI Non suicidal self-injury
Keyword [sv]
Självskadebeteende AND killar, män AND självskadebeteende, manlighet
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-19938OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-19938DiVA: diva2:533609
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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