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Självskadebeteende i skolvärlden: En kvalitativ studie kring skolkuratorers upplevelser och uppfattningar av självskadebeteende hos högstadieelever.
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
Self-harm in School Enviroment : A Qualitative Study of School Counselors Experiences and Beliefs in Meeting with Self-harm in Secondary School (English)
Abstract [en]

This study is of a qualitative phenomenological approach. Its background lies in recent reports that show the problem of self-harm increasing among adolescents. The intent of the study was to highlight school counselors’ view of self-harm, and their experiences of meeting self-harm through their work. Six school counselors, all employed in secondary school, have participated in semi-structured interviews. Data from these interviews have been categorized into themes named Girl Cutters, Waves, Meeting Self-harm, and Responsibility. These where analyzed according to a social constructionist approach and have been compared to previously known research. Results show that several of the school counselors defined self-harm as girls who cut themselves. It is also described that self-harm occurs in time-periods for groups of pupils, described as waves. A number of school counselors divided girls who self-harm in to two categories, depending on how severe it is considered to be. Several of the school counselors described that school take on a high responsibility for mental health among adolescents, more then they are legally responsible for. School counselors described signals for development of self-harm problems as over all changes in the pupils general behavior.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Self-harm, School counselors, experience, secondary school, adolescents
Keyword [sv]
självskadebeteende, skolkuratorer, upplevelse, högstadiet, ungdomar
National Category
Social Sciences Humanities
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20162OAI: diva2:535199
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-28 Created: 2012-06-19 Last updated: 2012-06-28Bibliographically approved

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