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Självskadebeteende hos unga flickor: en studie om sambandet mellan självskadebeteende och kamkamratgrupper och Internet
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Self-destructive behaviour is a more and more occurring phenomenon in today’s society and there are mostly young girls who are affected by this behaviour. There are different explanations to why the phenomenon appears. The purpose of this research essay is to give a literature overview of the phenomenon of self-harming behaviour of young girls. Two research questions have been used to study this phenomenon; How can groups of friends contribute to reinforce an identity with the self-destructive behaviour among young girls? How can Internet contributes to reinforce an identity with the self- estructive behaviour among young girls? For the analysis this research essay uses the social constructive theoretical perspective. The method used in this study is based on systematic searching of relevant literature and research. The findings indicate that groups of friends and the Internet constitute a forum where young people can create and develop their own identity. Therefore these two components can also have an important role in developing an identity with the self-destructive behaviour among young girls especially when they have a tendency to seek help from one another.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Self-destructive behaviour, Young girls, Internet, Identity, Peer influence
Keyword [sv]
Självskadebeteende, Subkultur, Adolescensen, Grupptryck
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-6690OAI: diva2:196878
Available from: 2007-02-26 Created: 2007-02-26Bibliographically approved

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