Självskadebeteende i skolvärlden: En kvalitativ studie kring skolkuratorers upplevelser och uppfattningar av självskadebeteende hos högstadieelever.
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)
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.
Self-harm, School counselors, experience, secondary school, adolescents
självskadebeteende, skolkuratorer, upplevelse, högstadiet, ungdomar
Social Sciences Humanities
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20162OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-20162DiVA: diva2:535199
Subject / course
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Petersson, Jan, Professor