Att skada sig med sex: En kvalitativ studie om professionellas syn på och arbete med unga som har ett destruktivt sexuellt beteende
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Self-harming through sex : A qualitative study of professionals’ approach towards and work with young people with destructive sexual behavior (English)
The aim of this study is to shed light on the phenomenon of destructive sexual behavior among youth from the perspective of professionals working at nonprofit organizations. To examine this, we used a qualitative method; we interviewed professionals working at nonprofit organizations. To analyze our results we used gender theory and empowerment theory. Our main results are that the professionals view this behavior as deliberate self-harm, such as cutting, as they do it to achieve relief from anxiety. Also, the professionals think that gender norms affect young people with destructive sexual behavior in that it imposes guilt and shame, which inflicts their already low self-esteem and makes them feel inferior. The profes- sionals view this as the common denominator for this group of young people. Therefore it is very important for professionals to help these young people build self-esteem by using empowerment. Hopefully, this study can provide additional knowledge to the field of social work, due to the focus on a relatively new perspective on the phenomenon of deliberate self-harm. It is therefore important for agents in social work to have knowledge and comprehension about how to approach the phenomena and how to view and work with this group of young people.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 49 p.
young, sex, Internet, nonprofit organization, prostitution, deliberate self-harm, destructive sexual behavior
unga, sex, Internet, ideella organisationer, sex mot ersättning, prostitution, sex som självskadebeteende, sexberoende, destruktivt sexuellt beteende
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-77477OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-77477DiVA: diva2:532988
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Koziel, Sylwia, Lektor
Piuva, Katarina, Fil.dr