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”Han ska inte bli likadan som jag har varit”: En narrativ studie av moderskapets betydelse för några unga, före detta familjehems- eller institutionsplacerade mammor
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine how some young mothers, who previously have been in foster care or residential care, describe the way motherhood has affected their lives and identities. Narrative interviews were conducted with three teenage mothers and one mother aged 23. As tools for analyzing the narratives, theories about narrative psychology and how people present themselves through story-telling and language were used. The results of the study show that becoming a mother was life-changing in a positive way, according to the young mothers. They described how they, since becoming mothers, had become more mature and now lived less risk-full lives. Motherhood had brought a new focus to their lives and had given them motivation to study and to become self-supporting. The mothers expressed a wish to give their children a better childhood, than they themselves had. The results of the study were similar with the results reported in previous, qualitative studies of the experiences of young mothers.

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2009. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
adolescent mother, teenage mother, narrative method, foster care, residential care, identity
Keyword [sv]
ung mamma, narrativ metod, familjehemsplacering, institutionsplacering, identitet
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-35152OAI: diva2:286526
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-02-01 Created: 2010-01-14 Last updated: 2010-02-01Bibliographically approved

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