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”Attack är bästa försvar”: en kvalitativ intervjustudie med före detta mobbare
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The objective of this study was trying to understand bullying focusing on the bully. The questions at issue were: What can contribute in the making of a bully? What are the benefits and losses in bullying? What are the former bullies’ thoughts on bullying, now in comparison to in their youth. This was investigated with a qualitative approach from a former bullys perspective, hence three former bullies were interviewed. The result was presented in themes and was then analysed from a social psychological and social constructionist perspective. In the discussion the result was also compared to the previous research.

Results showed that all interviewed former bullies claim to have had a secure childhood. They all moved and transferred to another school, after which the bullying began or escalated. The interviewees or their friends started using tobacco, alcohol and drugs at an early age. They were deviant in several ways and the bullying was a part of their behaviour. The interviewees had a central position in their groups of friends. The interviewees testified that they had been aggressive and had a bad temper.

The interviewees used the bullying partly to conceal their insecurity. Often the bullying concerned status and struggle for social position. The interviewees did not feel remorse at the time and they did not see them self as bullies. Now they consider that what they did was wrong, but they do not feel guilt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Bullying, Bullies, Bully, Social psychology, Youth relations
Keyword [sv]
Mobbning, Mobbare, Socialpsykologi, Ungdomsproblem, Ungdomsrelationer
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7070OAI: diva2:197587
Available from: 2007-09-11 Created: 2007-09-11Bibliographically approved

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