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Socialsekreterarens betydelse för ensamkommande flyktingbarns integrationsprocess
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 (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to develop knowledge about the social workers' importance for unaccompanied children's integration in the Swedish society. In order to investigate this we also have to distinguish other people who are important for the unaccompanied children. The method used in the study is qualitative interviews and we have interviewed four unaccompanied children and three social workers to reach the results. To analyze the results we have used symbolic interactionism and Antonovsky's theory about sence of coherence. The results showed that it is important for unaccompanied children to have access to significant people to integrate and they also have to learn values and attitudes which exist in the society. It is necessary that unaccompanied children feel security in their life and that they find a trustful relationship with the significant people they meet, otherwise they won't be able to learn all those values and attitudes. We have also found that the relationship between the social worker and the unaccompanied children is uneven. The unaccompanied child perceive the social worker as a significant person in their life, while the social worker has to relate to their role as a public authority.

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Ensamkommande flyktingbarn, socialsekreterare, symbolisk interaktionism, känsla av sammanhang, integration
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-54569OAI: diva2:395644
2011-01-14, 207, Institutionen för socialt arbete, Sveavägen 160, Stockholm, 15:00 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-02-18 Created: 2011-02-07 Last updated: 2011-02-18Bibliographically approved

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