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"Är det vårat hus bomben har träffat?": En kvalitativ studie om vuxnas krigsupplevelser från barndomen
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to illustrate how adult people think that, experiencing a war during their childhood has affected their lives. Questions at issue: 1. what does it mean to live in a war as a child? 2. How do the respondents think about possible significance of experiencing a war in their childhood and how their lives have turned out today?

The study is performed with a qualitative method of research, based on studies of literature, two individual interviews and a group interview. The result is presented on the basis of the theoretic perspective-phenomenology. The result connects back to the earlier research within the subject field and analyses through crisis theory, coping theory and KASAM.

The result shows that the respondents live the war within themselves. They still have nightmares and flashbacks from the wartime which still torment them. They are using different ways of coping to handle that. The study also shows that the respondents have a positive self-esteem and a great feeling of compassion towards other people, especially towards children who live in war counties.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
war, trauma, child, crises, adult´s memories of war from childhood
Keyword [sv]
krig, trauma, barn, kris, vuxnas krigsminnen från barndomen
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-29560OAI: diva2:234156
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2009-09-17 Created: 2009-09-06 Last updated: 2009-09-17Bibliographically approved

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