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En kvinna är alltid en gåta …: Våldsutsatta kvinnors välbefinnande och hälsa
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Studien handlar om hur våldsutsatta kvinnor upplever sitt välbefinnande och sin hälsa efter att de har varit utsatta för våld och har gått ur relationen. En av kvinnorna är kvar i relation med sin man. Våldsutsatthet kan vara psykiskt, fysiskt, ekonomiskt och sexuellt. Alla kvinnor som har varit utsatta för våld bär med sig det livet ut och det påverkar både deras hälsa samt välbefinnande. Samtidigt påverkar det deras känslor vid andra relationer. Syftet med min studie är att studera kvinnors upplevelser av att ha varit utsatta för våld i parrelation och deras upplevelse av hur detta har påverkat deras hälsa och välbefinnande. Fokus ligger på kvinnornas egna perspektiv och upplevelser och valet av forskningsinsats blev hermeneutiken. Djupgående intervjuer användes i datasamlingen där kvinnor fick utrymme att fritt talar om sina upplevelser. Teorier som används i tolkningen av resultatet var makt, sociala band och emotioner. Resultatet visar att kvinnor som har varit utsatta för våld i parrelation upplever att deras hälsa och välbefinnande är påverkad men att samtidigt finns också positiva upplevelser om erfarenhet i form av nya kunskaper som kvinnorna kan ha nytta i sitt liv. Det har hänt att de varit utsatta för mer än bara en typ av våld. Att vara våldsutsatt av sin partner är väldigt ”hjärtskärande och skrämmande” och bygger på en känsla av inre försvar som att det händer inte ”bara mig”, det är ”bara så”. När de har gått ur relationen insåg de hur allvarligt det har varit och vad de har gått igenom. Uppfattningar skiljer sig dock en aning, likaså hälsoupplevelser, självkänsla och välbefinnande. Min studie bidrar till att förklara hur välbefinnande ändras hos kvinnor som levde i en våldutsatt parrelation och hur deras upplevelser kan bidra till både positiva och negativa effekter för välbefinnande. 

Abstract [en]

This study is about how women experience their health and wellbeing after they have left a relation where they have been subject to domestic violence. Furthermore one of the women in this study is still in the relationship with her ​​husband after being subject to domestic violence. The exposure to violence can be of physical kind as well as psychological, economic and also sexual. All women that have been subject to any of these types of violence carry this with them for the rest of their lives, something that affects their health and wellbeing as well as their feelings in other relationships. The purpose of this study is to study the experiences that these women have had, being subject to violence within a couples relationships, and how   they experience the effect on their health and wellbeing in retrospect. Within this study there is a strong focus on the women’s own perspective and experiences, and for this the choice of research efforts follow the hermeneutics. In depth interviews were used for collecting the data, where the women were given a chance to speak freely of their experiences. The theories used interpretation the results of this study were, power, social connections and emotions. The result shows that women who have been subject to violence in couple relationships experience that their health and wellbeing has been affected by this, however there are also some positive experiences in from of gained knowledge which these women find useful in their lives. Some of these women have also been subject to more than one type of violence. Being subjected to violence by a partner is very “heart-rending and frightening” and builds a sense of inner defense which often builds on the views that “this does not happen only to me” and “it just it so”. First after the women have gotten out of the relationships have they realized how serious the violence has been and what they have been through. Some of their views do however slightly differ on this, as well as their experiences of health, self-esteem and wellbeing. This study contributes to the explanation of how wellbeing changes for women that have lived in couples relationships where they have been subject to violence, as well as how their experiences can have both positive and negative effects on their wellbeing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
violence, well being, health, shame, crimes against women, patriarchy, fear, hermeneutic
Keyword [sv]
våld, välbefinnande, hälsa, skam, brott mot kvinnan, patriarkat, rädsla. hermeneutiken
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Sociology Social Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28709OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-28709DiVA: diva2:846924
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Sociology
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Available from: 2015-09-11 Created: 2015-08-18 Last updated: 2015-09-11Bibliographically approved

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