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AS-bra arbetskraft: En studie om personer med Aspergers syndrom (AS) och arbete
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
AS good as anyone : A study of people with Asperger syndrome (AS) and work (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to highlight the type of actions that can facilitate people with Asperger syndrome to get and keep a job in the regular labour market. Four interviews were done with people who have been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and who got a job in the regular labour market. The study shows that efforts from society and friends at work have played a role when they had got their jobs and when they managed to keep it. The study shows that these efforts have strengthened their self-image and confidence. The study also shows that adaptations in the work, the ability to control over social contacts and the importance of having a job may have contributed to the respondents stayed in the workplace. The study also shows that counseling has played a role in the investigated people’s career development and helped them to find a job. The study draws no general conclusions when the result concerns four peoples own views.  However, the above factors have played a role for the respondents. The result cannot be interpreted to apply to all persons who have Asperger syndrome, it is important to see the individual behind the diagnosis.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att belysa vilken typ av insatser som kan underlätta för personer med Aspergers syndrom att få och behålla ett arbete på den reguljära arbetsmarknaden.  Fyra intervjuer genomfördes med personer som har diagnosen Aspergers syndrom och som har ett arbete på den reguljära arbetsmarknaden. Studien visar att insatser från samhället och från arbetskamrater i kombination med en egen drivkraft har haft betydelse när de respondenterna fått sitt arbete och när de klarat av att behålla det. Insatserna har stärkt självbild och självförtroende. Studien visar även att anpassningar i arbetet, möjlighet att själv styra över sociala kontakter samt betydelsen av att ha ett arbete kan ha bidragit till att respondenterna stannat kvar på sin arbetsplats. Studien visar också att studie- och yrkesvägledning har haft betydelse för respondenternas karriärutveckling samt hjälpt dem till arbete. Studien drar inga generella slutsatser då resultatet avser fyra personers egna uppfattningar. Dock konstateras att ovanstående faktorer har haft betydelse för respondenterna. Slutsatserna kan heller inte tolkas att gälla alla personer som har Aspergers syndrom, det är viktigt att se individen bakom diagnosen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Asperger syndrome, job, counseling, support, adjustments, KASAM
Keyword [sv]
Aspergers syndrom, arbete, vägledning, stöd, anpassning, KASAM
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Work Sciences Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-28281OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-28281DiVA: diva2:223396
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Available from: 2011-02-23 Created: 2009-06-12 Last updated: 2011-02-23Bibliographically approved

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