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"Wrist-cutters": En explorativ studie över socionomstudenters bild av en person med självskadebeteende och den följande problematiken
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 thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to analyse and describe social work students’ view on a person with self-injurious behaviour and the following issues. The aim and focus is on the general depiction. The theoretical perspectives have been intersectionality and its focus on social constructivism, and gender perspectives. The method was semi-structured interviews with eight social work students at Linnaeus University Kalmar. The collected data was the social work students’ opinions and it was contrasted with the previous research and was analysed from the above perspectives. The main conclusion is that social work students’ view on a person with self-injurious behaviour generally not consistent with the previous research. Previous research says that a person with self-injurious behaviour generally is a young, blonde, normal female. The majority of the social work students say that a person with self-injurious behaviour is a depressed, young female with dark hair and dark clothes. The social work students focus more on why a person goes to such extremes and hurts themselves.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
self-injurious behaviour, self-destructive behavior, mental illness, adolescents, social work students.
Keyword [sv]
självskadebeteende, självdestruktivt beteende, psykisk ohälsa, ungdomar, socionomstudenter
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-21769OAI: diva2:556214
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-24 Created: 2012-09-24 Last updated: 2012-09-24Bibliographically approved

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