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Mångkulturen ur skilda perspektiv: En studie av gymnasieelevers sociala miljö och dess påverkan av synen på det mångkulturella samhället
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this research is to evaluate whether the social environment of Swedish high school students affects their views on the multicultural society. The research material was collected through the use of two focus groups containing high school students from two different schools, one group is used to a multicultural social environment while the other group is used to a less multicultural social environment. With the researcher acting as a moderator in the focus groups, the students discussed different questions regarding multiculturalism, gender equality and religion. The theory that this research is based on suggests that the social environment and the social capital affects the students views on the multicultural society. The results of the research were evaluated and connected to the theory. The evaluated results were then further analyzed and two conclusions were made, first, that the social environments and the social capital has an affect on the students views on multiculturalism and second, that the educational system of the schools also affects the students and provides them with the elementary values that the society is based upon.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Multiculturalism, gender equality, social environment, social capital, focus groups
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34887OAI: diva2:722949
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Politics Studies, specialization Political Analysis, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-06-10 Created: 2014-06-09 Last updated: 2014-06-10Bibliographically approved

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