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Mötet med det svenska samhället: En kvalitativ studie med fem unga vuxna som kommit till Sverige som ensamkommande asylsökande barn
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Confronting the Swedish society : A qualitative study with five young adults with permanentresidence permit who came to Sweden as unaccompanied asylum seeking minors (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to reach an understanding of how young adults with permanent residence permit, who came to Sweden as unaccompanied asylum seeking minors, experience their confrontation with the Swedish society. Another purpose was to understand how these young adults view Sweden and its inhabitants, as well as the experience of starting a new life in Sweden. In order to investigate these questions, a qualitative method consisting of five interviews with five young men was conducted.

The results showed that the respondents feared the meeting with the immigration board and that they feel that school is divided in two groups, Swedes and immigrants. People with nonethnic Swedish background who have lived in Sweden for a long time are seen as Swedes, and in that meaning assimilated. One important conclusion we made was that the division between Swedes and immigrants have a negative influence on the immigrants´ integration in the society. Another conclusion is that school has to take more responsibility to give the children a more meaningful life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Residence permit, asylum seeking, unaccompanied minors, immigration board, symbolic interactionism, coping
Keyword [sv]
Uppehållstillstånd, asylsökande, ensamkommande barn, Migrationsverket, symbolisk interaktionism, coping
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-45992OAI: diva2:370819
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-11-18 Created: 2010-11-17 Last updated: 2010-11-18Bibliographically approved

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