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Demokrati i ungdomars livsvärldar: En kvalitativ studie om ungdomars tankar och erfarenheter kring demokratibegreppet
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Studiens syfte är ungdomars erfarenheter och upplevelser av demokrati i deras vardag samt hur det tar sitt uttryck. Flera författare har belyst att ungdomar tar lättvindigt på demokrati och att de inte ser demokrati som mer än valdeltagande och politik, och att de med andra ord inte ser demokratins värde. En kvalitativ metod valdes och det empiriska materialet samlades in genom fem individuella intervjuer samt fyra observationer vid olika fritidsgårdar. Frågorna i intervjuerna handlade om hur ungdomar upplever delaktighet och inflytande samt hur demokrati utförs och genomförs i deras livsvärldar såsom skolan, fritiden, familjen, vänner och media. Studien visade att ungdomarna upplevde delaktighet och inflytande som delar i demokrati och att det var viktigt för dem, då det innebar möjlighet att göra deras röster hörda men de var samtidigt omedvetna om den demokrati som fanns på andra arenor i deras vardag. Inflytandet och delaktigheten angående demokrati tog sitt uttryck på olika vis då ungdomarna upplevde medveten i sina hemmiljöer och en omedveten demokrati i skolor och på fritidsgårdar. Studien visade även på vilka sätt ungdomarna skapar demokrati genom till exempel skapandet av musik och engagemang inom idrotten. Slutligen visar studien att ungdomarna upplevde ett högt värde på demokrati samtidigt som de inte utnyttjade den till fullo vilket skapade en situation där ungdomarna inte värderade sin egen roll i en demokratisk kontext.

Abstract [en]

The study deals with youth’s experience of democracy in their daily lives and how it is being expressed. Several authors have highlighted a problem in young people ´s views on democracy. The problem at hand is that two days youth takes democracy lightly and that they see democracy as politics and elections, and that they don’t see the value of democracy. The aim of this study was to examine young people ´s experience and thoughts on the concept of democracy. A qualitive method was chosen and the empirical material was gathered through five individual interviews and four observations at various youth centres. The questions in the interviews where about how adolescence experiencing participation, influence and how democracy is carried out and implemented in their life, such as school, leisure, family, friends and media. The study showed that adolescence experience participation and influence as a part of democracy and that it is important to them, because it gives them an opportunity to make their voices heard, but they were also unconscious of some of the democracy that exists in their everyday lives. The level of awareness associated with democracy varied and the adolescence were experiencing awareness intheirhome environmentandthe unconsciousdemocracywere present in schools and recreations centres where it is not as visible to young people. The study also shows that adolescence creates democracy, by for example, the creation of music and involvement in sports. Finally, the study shows that young people experienced a high value on democracy even if they did not take advantage of it which lead to consequences because the adolescence did not value their own role in a democratic context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
Keyword [sv]
Ungdomar, demokrati, deltagande och inflytande, känslan av sammanhang
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-13887OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-13887DiVA: diva2:814589
Educational program
Study Programme in Health Promotion and Education
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Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-05-18 Last updated: 2015-06-16Bibliographically approved

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