Professionalitet eller föräldrarskap?: Hur gode män till ensamkommande barn konstruerar innebörden av godmanskapet
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Professionalism or parenthood? : How guardians to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children construct the meaning of the assignment. (English)
The aim of this study was to examine constructions of the guardianship to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. More specifically its aim was to, through the guardians’ perspective, understand and analyze how they construct the guardianship. The study was based on individual semi-structured interviews with questions concerning the guardianship and the role as a guardian. Seven interview-participants, who are active as guardians in diverse municipalities in southern Sweden, are included in this study. The analysis was based on how the guardians describe the assignments in the guardianship, the unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and their needs and how they describe the relationship to them. As a conclusion we found two different constructions of the guardianship; one characterized by a guardianship based on limits, distance, clarity of role and assignments and a guardian similar to a tutor. The other perspective is characterized by a guardianship based on no limits for assignments, a close and familiar relationship to the children and a guardian similar to a parent or a friend. We found that the guardians are dominated by different types of social actions that affect the guardianship based on how they constructed the guardianship, the unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and the relationship.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
guardianship, guardian, unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, social constructions, social actions.
godmanskap, God man, ensamkommande barn, social konstruktion, socialt handlande
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-49001DiVA: diva2:895532
Subject / course
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Lundby, Erika, Lektor
Gustafsson, Kristina, LektorWahlgren, Paula, Lektor