Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
”Om jag blöder betyder ju det ändå att jag är levande”: En narrativ studie om självskadebeteende
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

 

 

This is a qualitative study aiming to illuminate and gain better understanding of deliberate self-harm. The study has a narrative perspective and is based on three women’s life stories, focusing on a period when they had an active self-harming behaviour. The study examines what the participants experienced as important to the initiation and the cessation of the deliberate self-harm. It is also examining identity performances and turning points which can be discerned in the life stories. The analysis is based on theories of the narrative perspective and on Erving Goffman's dramaturgical perspective. Our conclusions are that the participants of the study at the time prior to the self-harming behaviour felt as outsiders, and that they lacked strategies for dealing with emotions. We also found that functional relationships had an important role for the participants to enable the cessation of the deliberate self-harming behaviour. At the time when the participants managed to end the self-harming behaviour, they all had developed more functional relationships and did not feel the same alienation. They also feel that they have a different identity now than they had during the period of deliberate self-harm.

 

 

 

 

Keywords: Deliberate self-harm, identity performances, turning points, narrative

 

Nyckelord: Självskadebeteende, identitetsuttryck, vändpunkter, narrativ

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
Deliberate self-harm, identity performances, turning points, narrative
Keyword [sv]
Självskadebeteende, identitetsuttryck, vändpunkter, narrativ
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-59845OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-59845DiVA: diva2:431107
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2011-07-27 Created: 2011-07-15 Last updated: 2011-07-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

C-uppsats-Forsberg.J & Lundqvist.J(459 kB)660 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 459 kBChecksum SHA-512
9f1ef730189e12be49897f308a59bf814818b37b0848a3c5c7cd1b837e6e0333f01240430303ac351043ffa6fd45725243f8f11cdaf9422a565f7a48f37fe9e0
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lundqvist, Johan
By organisation
Department of Social Work
Social Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 660 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 835 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf