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Ungdomars föreställningar om tvångstankar och tvångshandlingar – En kvantitativ studie
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 thesisAlternative title
Teenager’s perception of obsessions and compulsive acts - A quantitative study (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this quantitative study has been to investigate teenager’s perception of obsessions and compulsive acts. Teenager’s perceptions and experiences as well as connections between the taboos surrounding the topic and the perception have been examined. The study has taken in to consider gender perspective, in regards to certain topics. As a result the differences and similarities between male and females’ perspective, regarding the topic, have been highlighted. Thus, our sample group contained teenagers, as a vital part has been to highlight their perspective. The teenagers that have been participating in the study have been in school year 9, meaning ages fifteen to sixteen. Altogether a total of eighty-eight students have taken part in the study, split between two schools, one based in a middle sized county and one in a small size county, both based in Sweden. The study has used a survey as a data collection model. The students, in the sample group, have answered a questionnaire which surrounds the topic. The answers have generated some interesting results and by the means of labelling theory and the notion of taboo, the results have been analysed. The study has established how labelling, stigmatization and taboo can be seen as cohesive with teenager’s perception. With relation to earlier studies and the results, our reasoning surrounding information and its significant function is highlighted.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 52 p.
Keyword [sv]
Tvångstanke, Tvångshandling, OCD, Tvångssyndrom, Ungdomar, Tabu
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20645OAI: diva2:539008
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-07-05 Created: 2012-07-02 Last updated: 2012-07-05Bibliographically approved

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