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Det alternativa livet på landsbygden
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The alternative life on the countryside (English)
Abstract [sv]

Det ”alternativa livet” kan ses som en motrörelse till urbanisering, ökad konsumtion och ett allt snabbare tempo i samhället. Detta är en kvalitativ studie med syftet att undersöka det alternativa livet. Sex informanter intervjuades om deras upplevelser och uppfattningar av det alternativa livet. Intervjuerna transkriberades och analyserades utifrån en induktiv tematisk metod. Gemensamt för alla informanter är att de vill leva enkelt utifrån grundläggande behov, leva nära naturen, reducera saker livet som de upplever mindre viktiga, anta utmaningar och få mer tid över för sådant de upplever meningsfullt. Genom reduktion upplever infomanterna en större livskvalité och närvaro i nuet. Kombinationen av individuella faktorer och en vilja att leva mer miljömässigt hållbart kan ses som de stora orsakerna till varför de intervjuade väljer att leva alternativt. Resultaten har tolkats utifrån behovsmässig teori, existentiell psykologi och Antonovskys Känsla av Sammanhang. 

Abstract [en]

The “alternative life” can be described as a counter movement to the urban society, increased consummation and a stressful lifestyle. The aim of this qualitative study is to examine the alternative life on the countryside. Six informants were interviewed about their experiences and views about the alternative life. The data is transcribed and analyzed with an inductive, thematic approach. The informants want to live with more simplicity, intimate with their basic needs, live close to nature, reducing less important things in life, challenging themselves and having more time for things they find meaningful. The informants experience more quality in life and presence in the moment through reduction. The main reasons for the informants to live an “alternative life” are the combination of individual factors and a desire to live more environmentally friendly. The results have been analyzed from behavioral theory, existential psychology and Antovskys “Sense of Coherence”. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 82 p.
Keyword [en]
Alternative life, environmentally friendly, countryside, simplicity, thematic approach.
Keyword [sv]
Alternativ livsstil, miljövänlig, landsbygden, enkelhet, tematisk analys
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-33085OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-33085DiVA: diva2:687175
Subject / course
Psykologi, (psykologprogrammet)
Presentation
2013-12-20, Örebro, 08:15 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2014-02-06 Created: 2014-01-13 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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