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Sociala nätverkets betydelse för vägen ur hemlöshet: En narrativ studie
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to use stories from three people who previously lived in homelessness to increase the knowledge of the social network's impact on the process of exiting homelessness. In order to answer our questions, whether the social network facilitated or hindered the way out of homelessness, we have used a narrative method to take advantage of these person's life stories. As a theoretical perspective, we used the ecology of human development, based on the idea that human development occurs in interaction with their environment at different levels. Results showed those interviewees' networks had a significant impact on their path out of homelessness and that these relationships both facilitated and hindered this process. At the same time, these relationships affected our interviewees in different ways and were found in various areas of life, which indicates that there is more than one way out of homelessness. However, common patterns emerged in these stories that said that the relationships facilitated consisted of those who have supported and encouraged our interviewees in their way out of homelessness. While hindering relations consisted of those who disbelieved in the interviewees abilities and not supported when needed most.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 62 p.
Keyword [en]
homeless, homelessness, social relations, social network, exit homelessness, ecology of human development, narrative
Keyword [sv]
hemlös, hemlöshet, sociala relationer, socialt nätverk, utträdesprocess, utvecklingsekologi, narrativ
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-78504OAI: diva2:540363
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-07-13 Created: 2012-07-09 Last updated: 2012-07-13Bibliographically approved

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