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Drama groups: Stigma challenging and well-being of individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Dramagrupper: Stigma utmaning och välmående hos individer som lever med HIV/AIDS i Uganda. (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this narrative study was to describe the role and potentials of drama groups for enhancing and maintaining well-being for female drama group members living with HIV in Uganda. Six semi-structured interviews were carried out and analyzed through a thematic analysis. The analysis was made within a theoretical framework based upon Sen's notion of the capability approach and social psychological theories of the self. The results showed that the activities carried out by the drama group empowered the women through increasing their access to important capabilities such as inclusion and self-respect. It further indicated that the women needed other forms of support before being able to benefit from these activities. However, some capabilities were still inaccessible to the women due to obstacles as poverty and harmful gender norms.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med den här narrativa studien var att beskriva dramagruppers roll och potentialför att förbättra och upprätthålla välmåendet för kvinnliga dramagruppmedlemmar somlever med HIV i Uganda. Sex semi-strukturerade intervjuer genomfördes ochanalyserades genom en tematisk analys. Analysen gjordes inom ett teoretisk ramverkbaserat på Sen's idé av the capability approach som kombinerades medsocialpsykologiska teorier om självet. Resultatet visade att aktiviteterna som utfördes idramagruppen stärkte kvinnorna genom att öka deras tillgänglighet till viktigakapabiliteter såsom social inkludering och självrespekt. Vidare tydde resultaten på attkvinnorna var i behov av annat slags stöd innan de kunde gagnas av dessa aktiviteter.Dock var vissa kapabiliteter fortfarande oåtkomliga för kvinnorna, vilket orsakades avbegränsningar som fattigdom och skadliga könsnormer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 55 p.
Keyword [en]
HIV, well-being, the capability approach, Amartaya Sen, stigma, drama group, performing art, Uganda.
Keyword [sv]
HIV, välmående, the capability approach, Amartaya Sen, stigma, dramagrupp, scenkonst, Uganda.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10707OAI: diva2:790098
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Social Psychology
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Social Psychology - Study Programme
Available from: 2015-09-08 Created: 2015-02-23 Last updated: 2015-09-08Bibliographically approved

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