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Unga vuxna inför samhällets dubbla budskap: Studenters uppfattningar om hälsa, övervikt, dieter, skönhetsideal i relation tillidentitet och självkänsla.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to compare students (both male and female), from the Linnaeus University in Kalmar, about their perceptions with a particular focus on identity and self-esteem. In regards to the current societal problem concerning obesity and beauty ideals, this paper aimed to study the student’s opinions concerning health and diets in order to fully answer the purpose of the study. The theory used in this paper is in particular regards to identity and self-esteem. In order to answer the study questions, a qualitative approach was conducted in the form of various focus groups. The result depicts that beauty ideals have a large impact, hence the choice of people using diets, fashion and fitness as well the informants' perceptions regarding their identity and self-esteem when looking at their own daily lifestyles.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Identity, self-esteem, beauty ideals, diets, obesity, health.
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34860OAI: diva2:722776
Subject / course
Social Sciences
Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2014-06-17 Created: 2014-06-09 Last updated: 2014-06-17Bibliographically approved

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