Samtal om sexualitet: En studie om socialsekreterares upplevelser och reflektioner kring att samtala om sexualitet med ungdomar som är föremål för utredning
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Talking about sexuality (English)
This essay reflects on the thoughts and experiences of social workers in child protection agencies when it comes to talking about sexuality with teenagers, age 13-20, who is being subjected to inquiry. The research is qualitative and based on five semi-structured interviews. It has a phenomenological position and has been analyzed hermeneutically through cognitive and gender theory. Previous research shows that youths who get in contact with child protection often have issues about their sexuality. This study show that social workers in the agencies lack knowledge about this issue and that they seldom talks about it with the teenagers or their own colleagues. They are however aware of risks involved with the youth’s sexual activities and the problems that may evolve from it. Despite this they sometimes avoid the subject. Their reason is that they are afraid of investigating more than necessary and by doing so offend the clients. Sexuality for them is a private area and they feel that they need motivation for asking certain questions. The study also shows that they find it easier to talk with teenagers of the same gender as themselves. The teenagers therefore get varied help and treatment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 40 p.
Sexuality, inquiry, teenager, social worker
Sexualitet, utredning, ungdom, socialsekreterare
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-29238OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-29238DiVA: diva2:231783
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Lindquist, Anna-Lena, Docent, Universitetslektor
Elofsson, Stig, Docent, Universitetslektor