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Någon som visar att de bryr sig: En studie angående ungdomars upplevelser av delaktighet iinsatsen Kontaktperson.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine young people’s experiences of participation within the intervention Contact Person. Three questions were asked concerning young people’s experience of participation, aspects that promoted/limited the young people’s experience and the significance they attached to the intervention. The findings in this study are based on phenomenological interviews with five teenagers within the intervention Contact Person. The results were analyzed by using Hart’s Ladder of participation and Habermas’ perspective of life world and system.

The main findings of this study suggest that a good relationship with their contact person is essential for the teenagers’ experience of participation whereas a bad relationship limits their experience. The relationship can be seen as a prerequisite for participation.

Ingredients deemed important in relationships promoting participation were for instance trust, honesty and involvement. The intervention seemed to promote psychological processes and behavioral patterns. The theoretical analysis showed that all the participants, except one, had experiences of the highest rung on Hart’s Ladder of participation.

The participants experienced high levels of participation when communication was based on a communicative rationality corresponding to their life world perspective.

Conversely, the participants experienced low participation when confronted with the system and its instrumental rationality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Participation, Contact Person, youth
Keyword [sv]
Delaktighet, Kontaktperson, ungdomar
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-72033OAI: diva2:488436
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-02-21 Created: 2012-02-01 Last updated: 2012-02-21Bibliographically approved

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