En explorativ studie över socionomstudenters bild av en person med självskadebeteende och den följande problematiken
Self-injurious behaviourSelf-destructive behaviorMental illnessAdolescentsSocial work students.SjälvskadebeteendeSjälvdestruktivt beteendePsykisk ohälsaUngdomarSocionomstudenter
The purpose of this study is to analyse and describe social work students? view on a person with self-injurious behaviour and the following issues. The aim and focus is on the general depiction. The theoretical perspectives have been intersectionality and its focus on social constructivism, and gender perspectives. The method was semi-structured interviews with eight social work students at Linnaeus University Kalmar. The collected data was the social work students? opinions and it was contrasted with the previous research and was analysed from the above perspectives. The main conclusion is that social work students? view on a person with self-injurious behaviour generally not consistent with the previous research. Previous research says that a person with self-injurious behaviour generally is a young, blonde, normal female. The majority of the social work students say that a person with self-injurious behaviour is a depressed, young female with dark hair and dark clothes. The social work students focus more on why a person goes to such extremes and hurts themselves.