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Ungas psykiska hälsa i form av hanterbarhet: En kvantitativ studie utifrån ett genusperspektiv
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Mental Health and sense of being able to handle situations among young people : A quantative study from a gender perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this quantitative study was to from a gender perspective understand and measure the mental health among young people as a sense of managing to handle situations and also how satisfied young people are with their personal qualities. The study also aims to see if there is a connection between these two ways of explaining mental health. This study takes its standpoint from a gender theory and gender stereotypes. The study was conducted as a survey with 100 young girls and boys, all of whom was students of a Swedish upper secondary school. The result of the study show that young people in general has a good sense of being able to handle situations. There was as expected a difference between young girls and boys to be found, girls had in general a lower sense of managing to handle situations. Regarding the sense of being satisfied with the personal qualities, the girls and boys in this study show a general picture of being quite satisfied with their personal qualities. It has also shown that many of the results of this study is depending of gender and the beliefs and structures there is in society about how to be a “good” man or woman.

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Keyword [en]
Young people, mental health, sense of being able to handle situations, sense of coherence
Keyword [sv]
Unga människor, psykisk hälsa, hanterbarhet, känsla av sammanhang
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35653OAI: diva2:729724
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2014-06-26 Created: 2014-06-26 Last updated: 2014-06-26Bibliographically approved

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