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  • 1.
    Aalsö, Natalia
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Julia, Forne
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    SiS mellan tvång och vård: En kontradiktion i utsagor2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to investigate the self-proclaimed performance of the National Board of Institutional Care, and its specific youth care homes in Sweden (SiS), concerning SiS work with institutionalised children and youth in relation to law of The Care of Young Persons Act (LVU). Special focus is also given to how the SiS self-assessment contrasts with the accounts given by institutionalised youths. We have investigated SiS claims present on their website since it provides ample documentation, information and deeds, and investigated reports by youth in the media, research and news outlets. We have elected to code all collected data and have thus identified key recurring themes present in youth and SiS reports.We have then regarded these findings with respect to our theories that are presented in the results and analysis section along with previous research. In this section we maintain that the description provided by youths at SiS is problematic and often shows a lack of care giving instances or staff that master the tools required to meet the youth in a constructive manner. In the discussion we once again maintain our theories and methodological approach that is based on Discourse analytical grounds that maintain the importance of language and the messages signified through actions.

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  • 2.
    Abbas, Helin
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Socialtjänstens arbete till kvinnor som utsätts för våld i nära relationer2021Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is about women who suffer from violence in close relationships. The purpose ofthe study is to answer three questions, those are "What difficulties can the social service faceat work and when designing needs-adapted interventions for women who are in a violentrelationship?", "Does the social service have various tools that can be used at work ifdifficulties arise in the work and in the design of needs-adapted support for women exposed toviolence? ” and "How does the law, as a påwer structure, affect social services efforts towardswomen exposed to violence?”. The empirical sources of the study are a handbook for FREDAfrom the National Board of Health and Welfare (2014), a handbook from the National Boardof Health and Welfare (2016), a report from the National Board of Health and Welfare (2018)and a regional handbook from the County Administrative Board (2019). The sources werechosen as the study's empirical data because they are informative and the information coversthe most essential in the study area. A qualitative method is the method the study is based onand the empirical data have been analyzed on the basis of a thematic analysis. In social work,difficulties may arise in the provision of housing to abused women. This is because there maybe a shortage of housing that satisfies women's needs. Even when a woman is offeredfinancial assistance, there is a risk that the violence will not be made visible, which results inthe woman not receiving the right help. Additional difficulties that can arise are when thewoman normalizes the violence and does not tell about it. The social services have varyingmethods in dealing with these difficulties, for example collaboration or through askingquestions with the help of Freda-short question. The intersectional perspective has been usedto understand how the law affects the support offered to abused women. The perspective hasalso been used to understand why categories are essential in social work. 

  • 3.
    Abdo, Manal
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Abdul Rahman, Nadin
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Konsekvenser av individens belastningsregister: En studie om brottsdömdas återintegrering i arbetslivet2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: The study provides a comprehensive overview of how it has become increasingly common in today's job market for employers to request criminal record checks during the hiring process. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine how the criminal record affects the employment prospects of individuals with a criminal background and to analyze the methods identified as effective in supporting individuals who have been denied employment due to their criminal record. Method: To address the study's objectives, a qualitative research approach was chosen, involving content analysis and document analysis. Results: Individuals with a criminal record face greater challenges in reintegrating into the labor market due to the stigmatization and labeling associated with having a criminal record. The results showed that individuals with a criminal record experience social exclusion, discrimination, and stigmatization. Furthermore, the findings indicate that these individuals are indirectly punished even after serving their sentence, as they face limitations in their opportunities for labor market reintegration. Society views them as deviant, further hindering the reintegration of individuals with previous criminal convictions and increasing the likelihood of recidivism. Therefore, it is important to implement strategies and interventions that focus on the rehabilitation and reintegration of individuals with criminal backgrounds into the labor market.

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  • 4.
    Abrahamsson, Maria
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Röstén, Dorota
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Hälsa för lärande, lärande för hälsa: En studie om elevhälsans arbete för hälsa och välmående2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Student health consists of several professions that together build a team with several professions. The team works to promote students' mental and physical health. The goal for student health is that all participating professions work together to ensure that all students feel involved, valuable and motivated to achieve the official school goals. Depending on how well this teamwork operates, it can either be an enabling or hindering factor for the student's participation in school activities. This study aims to investigate how a student health team can best work to create the sense of context that the school requires both by law and its required values. The study is based on two popular science books about health and unhealthiness in school and a fiction book with a "case description" of two teenage girls from different psychosocial environments feeling mentally ill. The results of the study show that student health teams can function well as there is a clear structure and determination among all participating professions. Some issues the popular science books discussed were the need to focus on health promotion and to provide adequate time for the required preventive work. A further development of this study is recommended to gain an understanding of the individual thoughts in student health and thereby make a comparison with the study that we have done through our interpretation of the literature.

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  • 5.
    Adelsbo, Ida
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    ”Jag skulle dö…”: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om upplevelsen av arbetsrelaterat klientvåld hos socialsekreterare som arbetar inom ekonomiskt bistånd2023Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Socialsekreterare inom ekonomiskt bistånd stöter på risker i sitt arbete som innebär att de tenderar att utsättas för arbetsrelaterat klientvåld mer än andra yrkesgrupper. Syftet har varit att studera upplevelserna av arbetsrelaterat klientvåld bland socialsekreterare som arbetar med ekonomiskt bistånd,hur de har hanterat upplevelserna och hur de har blivit påverkade av dessa. Studien analyserar dimensionen av den geografiska närheten till sina klienter parallellt med arbetsrelaterat klientvåld. Åtta kvalitativa semistrukturerade intervjuer har genomförts med socialsekreterare som arbetar med ekonomiskt bistånd i mindre kommuner. Empirin har analyserats utifrån organisationsteori med inriktning på klientrelationen och organisationskultur samt teori om copingstrategier. Upplevelserna av arbetsrelaterat klientvåld presenteras i termer av våld, hot och trakasserier. Resultatet presenterar att våld är tämligen ovanligt förekommande bland socialsekreterarna, medan hot och trakasserier tenderade att vara vanligt förekommande. Studien fann 16 olika copingstrategier som användes för att hantera upplevelserna av arbetsrelaterat klientvåld. Copingstrategierna delades in i problemfokuserade och emotionsfokuserade. Upplevelsen av arbetsrelaterat klientvåld påverkade socialsekreteraren genom att de ändrade sitt arbetssätt och blev avvaktande i sin yrkesroll. Privatlivet påverkades genom att socialsekreteraren undvek lokala platser för att inte träffa på klienten, fick med sig upplevelserna hem där obehaget överfördes till deras familjer. Resultatet fann att den geografiska närheten till sina klienter i relation till arbetsrelaterat klientvåld gör att upplevelserna av arbetsrelaterat klientvåld förstärks. Arbetsrelaterat klientvåld är normaliserat inom organisationen. Organisationen saknar tydliga gränser för vad som klassificeras som arbetsrelaterat klientvåld. Det resulterar i att socialsekreterare inte rapporterar klientvåld som de anser är icke acceptabelt.

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  • 6.
    Adolfsson, Caroline
    Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).
    'It feels made up': Post racialism and colorblind ideology within individual constructions of self identity2023In: Ethnicities, ISSN 1468-7968, E-ISSN 1741-2706Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article aims to explore the interrelation between post racialism, colorblind ideology, and the perception of Swedishness. Through 40 interviews and surveys conducted in Malmo, Sweden, participants were asked to reflect on race, ethnicity, and Swedishness. Multiple meanings were present in the participants' responses, half of whom were white and half non-white. For white participants, boundaries around the in-group construction of 'Swedishness' were based in whiteness, yet these participants held overwhelmingly negative attitudes towards the use of words race or racialization. On the other hand, non-white participants viewed race and racialization with less negative connotations, yet they also endorsed the need to be white in order to be perceived as being Swedish. The results support the notion that abandonment of the word race does not always equate to an abandonment of whiteness. This article builds upon and expands previous findings in the U.S. context while contributing to an emerging body of literature on race and racialization in Sweden. Additionally, it seeks to challenge dominant narratives and assumptions of 'Swedishness' and its connection to whiteness.

  • 7. Aggestam, Josefin
    et al.
    Andersson, Mats
    Vägen till meningsfull sysselsättning2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna rapport är en utvärdering av MICA – Människan I Centrum Arbete. MICA är Östersunds svar på daglig verksamhet för personer med funktionshinder. Den metod som MICA arbetar efter är ett resultat av flera års utvecklingsarbete där individer som är berättigade daglig verksamhet enligt LSS (och daglig sysselsättning enligt SoL) erbjuds möjligheten att arbeta på företag, myndigheter och organisationer ute i samhället. Metodens ambition är att ge brukaren stöd för att öka sin självständighet, utvecklas och i det långa loppet också närma sig arbetsmarknaden. Vägen mot arbetsmarknaden skall hela tiden präglas av en meningsfull sysselsättning för individen. Metoden är i svenska mått mätt relativt ovanlig och Östersund tar emot studiebesök från kommuner och andra verksamheter från olika delar av landet och världen som intresserar sig för deras arbete. Av denna anledning anlitade Östersunds kommun under 2008 Malmö högskola för att med utomstående ögon utvärdera MICAs arbete. Utvärderingens syfte har varit att ligga till grund för fortsatt utvecklingsarbete inom MICAs organisation. Vi hoppas dessutom att denna rapport kan verka som inspiration eller vägledning för andra liknande verksamheter i världen eller Sverige.

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  • 8. Ahmadi, Fereshteh
    et al.
    Lilja, My
    Ensamkommande flyktingbarn: utifrån perspektivet socialt arbete2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Ensamkommande flyktingbarn diskuteras alltmer i Sverige, men trots denna ökade debatt finns idag relativt lite svensk forskning inom detta område. Denna bok ger en introduktion till forskningsområdet ensamkommande flyktingbarn. Boken syftar också till att kunna bidra till en kunskapsökning hos de studenter som skriver sina uppsatser om ensamkommande flyktingbarn från ett sociologiskt perspektiv eller perspektivet socialt arbete.Boken kan användas i undervisning på universitet och högskolor men riktar sig även till yrkesverksamma som arbetar professionellt med frågan om ensamkommande flyktingbarn.Boken är en antologi skriven av forskare och studenter och har redigerats av Fereshteh Ahmadi och My Lilja som arbetar vid Avdelningen för socialt arbete och psykologi vid Högskolan i Gävle.

  • 9.
    Aidi, Husni
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Alsabek, Rana
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    ”Ett beteende som mitt måste straffas och skulden skulle betalas i blod”: En kvalitativ studie om socialförvaltningens arbete med hedersrelaterat våld: begränsningar, utmaningar och brister2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to highlight the challenges and shortcomings that affect social work related to honor-based issues, which often result in individuals at risk of honor-based violence choosing to remain in oppressive situations, regardless of the consequences. We have conducted semi-structured interviews with social workers who address these problems in various professional roles, including social secretaries, counselors, foster homes, and organizations that work with preventive measures.

    Scientific articles, books, and reports were used in the study to gain deeper insight into the subject. The material was analyzed based on intersectionality, systems theory, and anomie theory to gain a more profound understanding of the subject from different perspectives. These perspectives help analyze the factors that contribute to honor-based violence and oppression, and how the interaction between these factors can reinforce honor norms in Sweden.

    The results reveal shortcomings in addressing honor-based problems, such as a lack of cooperation, knowledge, and interventions. These deficiencies, among other factors, restrict the opportunities for victims of honor-based violence to escape their destructive situations. The study also underscores limiting factors such as victims' low trust in authorities and insufficient long-term measures following a break-up. The segregation of ethnic groups in Sweden and its consequences is a recurring theme, focusing on how cultural distinctions and segregation can reinforce honor norms in society.

    The study also points out a lack of adequate strategies and sufficient knowledge about how to effectively address honor norms within schools and social work, often overshadowed by the fear of being accused of racism. A key conclusion is that more knowledge about the issue is needed, along with the development of interventions for non-emergency cases that are grounded in a deeper understanding of the cultural context. It is also essential that the stigma surrounding terms such as "honor culture" and "honor-related violence" be eliminated, promoting a more productive debate and dissemination of knowledge at different levels, among politicians, in social work, in schools, and among immigrants. Additionally, the study emphasizes the need to improve integration efforts.

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  • 10.
    Ajvazi, Eranda
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Hajzeri, Blerta
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Barn till frihetsberövade föräldrar: Intervjustudie med professionella2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Barn vars förälder är frihetsberövad är en dold grupp i samhället som inte uppmärksammas.Dessa barn går därför miste om den hjälp som de behöver för att vardagen ska underlättas.Syftet med denna studie är att få en bredare förståelse för hur ett barn påverkas av att ha enförälder som är frihetsberövad. Detta utifrån vilken påverkan separationen mellan barnet ochdess förälder har, utifrån ett emotionellt och beteendemässigt perspektiv men även utifrån hurvardagslivet i olika aspekter påverkas av att ha en frihetsberövad förälder. Studien är enkvalitativ studie där vår empirin till vår studie bygger på fyra semistrukturerade intervjuermed två intervjupersoner från Solrosen, en intervjuperson från Bufff samt en forskare inomområdet. Det är intervjupersonernas erfarenhet som studien grundar sig i. Vi har utgått fråntidigare forskning samt anknytningsteorin för att bearbeta och analysera resultaten. Det somframförs i resultat- och analysdelen är främst att alla barn påverkas på olika sätt och att detinte finns ett klart svar. Svaret på vårt syfte varierar och beror på relationen barnet har till denfrihetsberövade föräldern.

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  • 11.
    Akne, Liv
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Att skapa rummet i rummet: – Om sjukhuskuratorers metoder för relationsskapande i vårdmiljö2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    On the ward, healthcare social workers often speak to patients in rooms without

    the possibility of privacy or quiet. The aim of this paper is to examine which

    methods healthcare social workers (HSW's) use to build relationships and create a

    holding environment in these settings, and how they are used in practice.

    Findings from this qualitative interview study show that there are several methods

    that HSW’s can use – both physical and verbal. They also employ several methods

    to block out disturbances from other patients and personnel, as well as methods to

    create safety and predictability in order to establish a holding environment for

    patients. These methods are often used together and adapted to each situation. The

    group of HSW's interviewed in this study draw knowledge from both education

    and practice, and are concordant in their views even though they often work alone. 

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  • 12.
    Al Dhalemy, Kadeeja
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Islamovic, Emma
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Barn kan ha brist på ord men de har inte brist på uttryck: Socialarbetares erfarenheter av samtal med tysta barn2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 60 credits / 90 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine social workers’ experiences of communication with silent children, what conservation methods, tools and aids may be used and how the child’s participation thereby can be stimulated. The study was based on two research questions which were following: What affects the child’s silence in conversation along with what conversation methods, aids and what tools can be used in order to engage and include the child? The following study consisted of a qualitative nature and five interviews were conducted with social workers working in different fields. In addition to the interviews, research was sought in order to receive insight into the research area. The search process was not limited to the nation's borders, but consisted of global research. As a result of this, a huge lack of useful research was discovered. The results showed that factors such as social workers’ personal qualities, the character of the methods used and communicative skills had a considerable effect on the child’s motivation and will to participate. Although silent children are common in the conversation room and exist in each area of the social work’s practice, there is no comprehensive research or direct guidelines to mastering such meetings.

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  • 13.
    Alansari, Hasse
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Återintegrering i arbetsmarknaden förtidigare dömda personer: En litteraturstudie av strukturella och psykologiska faktorer sompåverkar möjligheterna till anställning och minskat återfall2024Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This comprehensive literature study explores the reintegration of former convicts into society, highlighting key sociopsychological factors. Focused on the application of three pivotal theories: Stigmatisation Theory, Stigmatization Theory, and Social Control Theory, it provides valuable insights into the challenges and dynamics of re-entry. The research elucidates the severe mental health struggles that ex-offenders frequently face, reinforcing the importance of psychological support and interventions in the reintegration process. The Social Control Theory application underscores the role of strong societal ties in reducing recidivism, advocating for sustained social connection support for former convicts. Simultaneously, the exploration of Labeling Theory and Stigmatization Theory sheds light on the societal stigmatization ex-offenders endure, leading to self-fulfilling prophecies and prolonged social exclusion. In summary, this study suggests a holistic approach to reintegration that concurrently addresses individual psychological needs and systemic societal biases. This integrated approach is crucial for the successful re-entry and societal inclusion of ex-convicts, underscoring the need for policy and societal changes.

  • 14.
    Al-Asadi, Beilasan
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Barnperspektivet inom ekonomiskt bistånd: En intervjustudie om hur barnperspektivets beaktande upplevs inom handläggningen av ekonomiskt bistånd2024Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Al-asadi B, The child perspective in financial assistance. An interview study on how the child's perspective is experienced in the processing of financial assistance. 15 higher education credits. Malmö University: Faculty of health and society, department of social work, 2023. 

    In 2015, a study was conducted by IVO which indicated that the best interests of the child and the child perspective were poorly documented. However, when making decisions concerning children, the assessment must also take into account the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which became law in 2020. The purpose of the study has therefore been to investigate how social workers, within the unit of financial assistance in Malmö's district, experience the consideration of child perspective into account in their handling after the Convention on the Rights of the Child became law in 2020. Another focus has been to find out what opportunities and limitations may arise from taking the child's perspective into account in decisions and what factors affect the room for manoeuvre. The study has been analyzed based on the theory of room for manoeuvre. With the help of Michael Lipsky's theory of grassroots bureaucrats, context has been created for the work of social workers in order to answer the purpose of the study, I chose to use qualitative studies. The results show shortcomings in the consideration of the child perspective, and it appears that the child perspective is very dependent on the social worker's judgment and will in the room for manoeuvre. In the interviews, the respondents have highlighted difficulties and opportunities with the consideration of the child perspective in the processing. The workload, lack of information, knowledge and the limitation of room for manoeuvre as complexity in the work with the child perspective. Shortcomings in the consideration of the child's perspective are also apparent. A more detailed explanation of this can be found in the results and discussion section.

  • 15.
    Alftberg, Åsa
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Anhörigkonsulenters uppdrag och arbete: Rapport från en forskningscirkel om stöd till anhöriga och kunskapsbehov2020Report (Other academic)
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  • 16.
    Alftberg, Åsa
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Medication management in Swedish nursing homes: an ethnographic study of resistance,negotiation and control2022In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 186-197Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Medication management in elderly care has become a considerable part of the care work. It involves health care professionals, such as registerednurses, formally delegating their tasks to non-professionals, typicall ycare workers. The aim of this article is to explore the medication management in nursing homes for older people. The focus lies on howcare workers and residents interact in relation to the medication management routines. Participant observations were made in seven nursing homes, and the analysis of the empirical material applied the theoretical concepts of local routine culture and materiality. The nursing home residents may try to resist or negotiate the medication management routines, express their reluctance in words or actions, ask questions or make demands. While routines produce institutional bodies, acts of resistance and negotiation may strengthen a person’s sense of self. Medication management affect the relationship between care workers and residents, by enabling interaction. Looking at medication management as a social phenomenon deepens the understanding of how it affects care work and illustrates that in the context of nursing home care, health care and social care are not separate but rather intertwined.

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  • 17.
    Alftberg, Åsa
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Providing support for family carers: social workers describing their professional role2023In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Family carers have a growing significance, and they are increasingly regarded as clients in need of support. In Sweden, the municipal support for family carers is often provided by family care advisors. However, there is a lack of knowledge regarding this relatively new area of social work practice. This article aims to explore how family care advisors describe their work and construct their professional role in relation to family carers. The empiric material derives from a research circle, a form of focus group interview, with family care advisors. The theoretical framework is based on the concept categorical pair, where the description of the family care advisors’ work includes constructing themselves as professionals and the family carers as clients. Four themes have emerged in their stories: being neutral, being allies, being a container, and being an educator. The findings show how the family care advisors’ relationship with the family carers is described as being simultaneously personal and professional: a form of professional friendship with a delicate balancing act. The family care advisors also view their neutral role, with no power to exercise authority, as important and required. Family carers that are perceived as difficult are described from a paternalistic perspective, thus needing to be educated by the family care advisors. Accordingly, when the family care advisors construct their professional role, they also construct family carers, which includes implicit moral notions of a ‘good carer’.

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  • 18.
    Alftberg, Åsa
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Refamilisering och responsibilisering: Moraliska förväntningar på anhörigskap2022In: Perspektiv på utsatthet och problem under åldrandet / [ed] Håkan Jönson, Lund: Social Work Press , 2022, p. 190-202Chapter in book (Refereed)
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  • 19.
    Alftberg, Åsa
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Ålderism och ableism som strategier för social ordning2021In: Perspektiv på ålderism / [ed] Håkan Jönson, Lund: Social Work Press , 2021, p. 97-112Chapter in book (Refereed)
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  • 20.
    Alftberg, Åsa
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Johansson, Maria
    Lund University.
    Ahlström, Gerd
    Lund University.
    Ambivalence among staff regarding ageing with intellectual disabilities: Experiences and reflections2021In: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, ISSN 1744-6295, E-ISSN 1744-6309, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 192-209Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study explores the experiences and reflections of staff in intellectual disability (ID) services concerning ageing with ID. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 24 staff members in group homes and daily activity centres. The findings showed that the staff were uncertain about the signs of ageing in people with intellectual disabilities; they compared the life conditions of these people with conditions in older people without intellectual disabilities. Their emphasis on an active lifestyle was very strong. The staff members also mentioned uncertainty about how to facilitate assistive devices and whether ‘ageing in place’ was the best solution. The overall theme was manifested as ambivalence where notions of older people with intellectual disabilities seemed incompatible with notions of old age in general and could be explained by the theoretical concept of age coding. The findings of this study indicate the need to provide education about ageing to staff working in ID services.

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  • 21.
    Alhayali, Mustafa
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Hamza, Zaid
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    1Ensamkommande flyktingbarnProblematik med socialsekreterares utförande i förhållande till derasuppdrag: Problematik med socialsekreterares utförande i förhållande till derasuppdrag2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The subject of this study deals with the work of social workers with unaccompanied

    children. The problem is presented from a perspective where statistics show that a large

    proportion of unaccompanied children are compulsorily cared for in youth care for

    problems such as substance abuse, crime and vagabondage. The study's hypothesis is

    insofar as there is a problem in the performance of the social services regarding their

    assignment towards unaccompanied children. Based on the problem, the purpose of the

    study is to investigate whether social workers experience a problem or obstacle in their

    work with unaccompanied children in relation to social workers' assignments and

    professional role, and what factors may have an obstacle. The essay has therefore been

    carried out according to a qualitative methodology and includes semi-structured

    interviews with three social workers that describe their experiences of working with

    unaccompanied children. The conclusions show that the main problems that social

    workers experience in their work with unaccompanied children are time pressure and a

    high workload.

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  • 22.
    Ali, Maja
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Mardini, Rimm
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Kriminalitet bland unga: En studie om kopplingen mellan socioekonomisk utsatthet och unga kriminella2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There are many risk factors for youth regarding the development of a criminal behaviour. The purpose of this study is to examine how youth from families with low socio-economic status have a bigger risk of becoming criminals because of their low socio-economical background. The study is mainly focusing on the risk factor; low socio-economics and risk factors that are related to low socio-economics such as housing conditions and school. It’s a literature study that is based on previous research that is going to be interpreted by two different criminological theories. To give the reader an overall picture we are going to examine other risk factors as well. The result of the study shows that low socio-economics is an undeniable risk factor for developing a criminal behavior. It also shows that the residential area and the structural organization in the residential area can have a huge impact on the youth living there. Many times the whole area is a low socio-economic area which previous studies show is a usual risk factor. Meanwhile the structural organization in a residential area can sometimes make a risk factor while in other areas, it can be a protective factor, depending on how the structural organisation looks. The result also shows that children and youth in schools in these low socio-economic areas, present lower grades than the ones in other neighbourhoods. School results play a big role in the development of a criminal behaviour - low results are a big risk factor while good results can be a protective factor. 

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  • 23.
    Alishahbaz Pouri, Shahnaz
    Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).
    Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers’ Perspective on the NGOs’ Function in Terms of Labor Market Integration (Malmo - Sweden): Case Study: Ensamkommandes Förbund2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The asylum seekers' integration is a vigorous and multidimensional process for which resolute effort of the both target group and the host society is inevitably entailed. Yet, the findings of this study shows that it is not easily achieved due to certain challenges which should be tackled. This research paper concisely aims to examine how the target group experience integration into the Swedish labor market. The study further seeks to explore how the target group perceives the role of NGOs and thier policies adopted to integrate them into the Swedish labor market in Malmo.Through a sound analysis of the primary and secondary material, this study elucidates the NGOs' role and policies in this field. The findings discovered as a result of this inquiry, noticeably depict that the NGOs, through their different measures and diverse policies, have tried to cope with their humanitarian mission; however, the outcome have been divergent.

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  • 24.
    Al-Khawaja, Khadija
    et al.
    Hochschule Stralsund.
    Tammimi, Amouna
    UNRWA Health Centre.
    Lundsfryd Stendevad, Mette Edith
    Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).
    Palestinian women of Syria mobilising to influence knowledge production2023In: Forced Migration Review, ISSN 1460-9819, E-ISSN 2051-3070, no June, p. 5-7Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The voices of Palestinian women of Syria are often silenced in knowledge produced in humanitarian research and practice. ‘Speaking back’ sessions provide crucial insights into these women’s experiences and their relevance for discussions on rights mobilisation.

    Forced migrants are often asked to share parts of their lives with journalists, researchers and humanitarian professionals. Knowledge production is part and parcel of humanitarian practice: humanitarian actors endlessly collect, share and analyse testimonies from marginalised peoples in order to access funding and distribute aid. However, research participants’ wider stories and experiences are often silenced. They are seldom asked to take part in these processes and have little influence over how their words, voices and images are framed. Few researchers have actively engaged in how to empower participants from marginalised communities to act as consultants and experts that inform dialogues on knowledge production about their own communities.

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  • 25.
    Alloune, Amina
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Aghajan, Yasmin
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Ett digitalt ekonomiskt bistånd - De ”nya arbetssätten”2024Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to highlight the experiences of social workers regarding the ongoing impact of digitalization on the administration of economic assistance within social services. The literature presented discusses how digitalization influences social workers and clients in the current workplace. Additionally, the study analyzes factors that have proven 

    particularly demanding for social workers in relation to digitization. The discourse regarding whether or not increased digitalization within social service is beneficial or detrimental is further explored by applying theories such as Lean and New Public Management (NPM), along with the theoretical concept of transparency. 

    The effects of digitalization on economic assistance introduce characteristics and conditions that align well with these two theoretical perspectives. The implementation of NPM and Lean has notably influenced working methods in the public sector, leading to the establishment of new standards and approaches in the field. Through the application of these theories, the thesis aims to formulate an opinion on whether digitalization constitutes a positive transformation in the nuanced tasks of social workers or if it represents a new challenge and increased workload. The thesis seeks to analyze and comprehend the role of digitization as either a facilitating factor for the work of social workers or as a new aspect that adds to the workload within the organization. 

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  • 26. Almansour, Intisar
    et al.
    Nesajer, Yasmin
    Vikten av ekonomiskt bistånd till våldsutsatta kvinnor: En intervjustudie av socialsekreterares upplevelser och erfarenheter2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie fokuserar på att undersöka socialsekreterares upplevelser och erfarenheter i arbetet med våldsutsatta kvinnor. För att besvara studiens frågeställningar om hur socialsekreterare inom ekonomiskt bistånd upplever sina möjligheter och resurser samt sitt handlingsutrymme i arbetet med våldsutsatta kvinnor har vi utgått från en kvalitativ studie som består av semistrukturerade intervjuer med sex socialsekreterare inom ekonomiskt bistånd. Vår slutsats är att organisationsstrukturen inom socialtjänsten till viss del hämmar arbetet med våldsutsatta kvinnor då dessa kvinnor ofta har en komplex och gränsenhets överskridande problematik där stort ansvar ligger på kvinnan att veta vilken enhet hon ska vända sig till. Emellertid visar det sig också att mellan de organisatoriska kraven finns ett visst handlingsutrymme som tillåter socialsekreterare att fatta beslut till fördel för den våldsutsatta kvinnan med undantag för att de förväntningar som kvinnan ibland har där upplevelsen bland respondenterna är att de inte alltid kan leva upp till behoven som finns med anledning av resursbrister inom organisationen. De resursbehov vi har kunnat identifiera utifrån respondenternas svar inkluderar behovet av kunskap och att kunna använda kunskapen på rätt sätt, budget och tillgång till bostäder. I slutsatsen kommer vi även fram till att resursbrister behövs förstås i ett större perspektiv än socialtjänstens makt- och handlingsutrymme då frågan ligger på ett högre politiskt plan såsom budget och reglering av bostadsbristen.

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  • 27.
    Almberg, Mikaela Macfie
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Lövendahl, Sandra
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Hur var det?: Erfarenheter av att växa upp med missbrukande föräldrar2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Author 1/Almberg, M. & Author 2/ Lövendahl, S.Supervisor: Johan NordgrenAssessor: Mats HögströmTitle: How was it? Experiences of growing up with addictive parents [Hur var det? Erfarenheter av att växa upp med missbrukande föräldrar].Degree project in Social studies, 15/30 credits. Malmö University: Faculty of Health and Society, Department of Social work, 2023.

    The aim of this study was to analyze living conditions of children growing up with parents with substance abuse problems, by reading seven autobiographies written by adult children and examining research on this subject. Using conventional content analysis as a method, we especially wanted to look at the similarities and differences between different authors way of describing theirchildhood, depending on backgrounds and social status.

    This study identified four themes in the autobiographies: Exposure, Positioned, Closeness and Distance and Strategies. These themes were present in all seven books and it is from them the theories were chosen to better understand them. The theories being Family System Theory, a version of General System Theory, Attachment Theory and theories about Resilience and Coping Strategies.

    We found that more recent research on the subject of children with parents struggling with abuse, aim to change the historical portrait of passive victims in need of protection, instead of understanding these children's expressions ofagency. This study has therefore attempted to do the same and from this perspective get a wider understanding of different ways professionals within the field of social work can identify, approach and be of help to children growing up around problems with abuse.

    Keywords: Autobiographies, Childhood, Abuse, Coping, Agency.

  • 28.
    Almqvist, Ida
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Sekelius, Rebecka
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Pojkar och flickor i LVU-domar: Genuskonstruktioner i 3§ LVU2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The legislation should be gender neutral, and should not have a gender bias, but it does happen that the court takes decisions based on gender stereotypes and norms. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate if there are any gender constructions in the Care of Young Persons Ac, to highlight these possible differences between how boys and girls get judged according to article 3 in the law and also on what grounds the girls and boys are taken into custody. The thesis is based on 28 judgements from the Administrative court of appeal in Sweden. The first question that is answered in the thesis is how girls and boys are represented or written about in the judgements regarding article 3 in the Care of Young Persons Act. The second question that is answered is on what grounds these children are taken into compulsory care and if these grounds differ on the basis of gender. Gender theory is the theoretical framework in this thesis and is applied on the judgements. The results in this thesis show that there are certain differences between how boys and girls are judged according to article 3 in the Care of Young Persons Act. The analysis of the 28 judgements show that the differences can be that girls are taken into compulsory care based on descriptions of their sexuality. Their mental illnesses and emotions are more highlighted in the judgements. The results found that there are more boys taken into compulsory care and they are more involved in criminality and have violent behaviour and a heavier drug addiction compared to the girls. The gender differences could mostly be seen in statements made by the social welfare board in the judgements and in some statements made by the Administrative court of appeal when they described the “vagabonding” lifestyle of the girls.

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  • 29.
    Al-Muteri, Basma
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Socialsekreterares upplevelser och hantering av ilskna klienter2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to show how socialworkers in financial assistance experience that clients react to rejection decitions, how these reactions affect them mentally and how they cope with it. Four semi-structured interviews with socialworkers were conducted to collect material for the study, who have varying work experiences in the field. The theories used for analyses of the material are Resilience and Coping, which have been chosen do to relevance and can enable understanding of the phenomenon. The results of the study show that socialworkers experience that angry clients had bigger effect on their mental health at the beginning of their employment. The socialworkers have, according to the studys results, developed high resilience in work and a numerous of coping-strategies. The most common strategies used were self-controlling, seeking social support and planful problem solving. Previous research has shown that the workenvironment is crucial for socialworkers wellbeing, which the material of the study strenghtens. The studys main result and analysis is an importance of resilience and coping-ability for socialworkers to avoid mental illness.

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  • 30.
    Al-saffar, Duha
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Tolkningar och förståelse av våldsutsatta kvinnors behov: En studie i socialtjänstens behandling av våldsutsatta kvinnor2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    This study analyses how the need of the abused women is interpreted, renegotiated, and adapted in order to be handled accordingly in the organization of the social services. The general question at issue in the study is to uphold the needs and efforts, the meaning of organization performed by the social workers and the significance of social workers capacity and limitations. The study is founded on qualitative analysis of governmental propositions, interviews with social workers and with woman that has been subjected to violence in close relationships. The social workers interpretation is shown to play a central role in proceeding on that kind of support the abused women receive. Furthermore, the study also explains that the needs expressed by abused women are often complex and there is a huge variation in type of need they express. This study will not give any answer in term of quantitative view, however it will give examples of how different the cases can be and the difference of type of needs expressed by abused women in close relationships.

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  • 31.
    Al-Salih, Sana
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Lindbom, Maja
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    "Malmö måste sluta vara generösare med försörjningsstöd": En kritisk diskursanalys som synen på försörjningsstöd och bidragstagare i svenska tidningar2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to examine the discourse in Swedish newspapers  around financial aid and financial aid recipients. Furthermore it is of interest to examine what consequences this discourse could mean for the individuals in question. The method used to answer the purpose of this paper is critical discourse analysis. After reading the newspaper articles three themes were identified. The analysis was split up into three themes which were that Malmö is a generous city, referencing the amount they pay out in financial aid, that the discourse revolved around unemployment and unemployment programs and mentions of foreign-born individuals. Each theme was analyzed with Fairclough’s three dimensional model. The results show that financial aid recipients are stigmatized. There is limited discussion in Swedish newspapers about the limitations and opportunities that financial aid seekers face. This is because the articles in the newspaper are using statistics and official reports to criticize politicians, socialworkes as well as the financial aid recipients.

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  • 32.
    Al-Shimmari, Abdullah
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Heder ur ett teoretiskt perspektiv: En systematisk litteraturstudie kring hedern ur ett teoretiskt perspektiv2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study has been to understand and theorize the phenomenon of honor andhonor-systems. Honor-systems has been a widely discussed theme by different outsources.Throughout the last 20 years there has been many cases of murders rooted in the preservationof one’s honor and reputation. To understand the different factors behind honor-system,relevant theories have been carefully selected to fit the theme and direction of this study. Thechoice of method for this paper has been a qualitative literature study where the author hasexamined previous papers, reports, and other relevant studies to get an understanding of thesubject. Then the result was analyzed by two theories, a cultural theory, and a theory ofintersectionality. While researching the subject of honor-system, it has become clear that thefield of honor-systems is a researched field, there are multiple reports on the matter. Insummary the result showed that in honor-systems the biggest victim is often, women as theyare both the victim of violence and control and as the same time perpetrators. In differentcultures there are different expectations on females and males, and in in honor-systems thesystem is run as a patriarchal one. There were some key differences between the two theorieswhen trying to understand honor-systems and especially when trying to understand a culturesimpact on the individual. It has become clear that the systems of honor affect many people insociety.

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  • 33.
    Alwall, Jonas
    Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Early Intervention for Disabled Children in Russia: A Multidisciplinary Approach2008Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This book is a result of a Russian-Swedish cooperation between the St Petersburg Early Intervention Institute and Ersta Sköndal University College, Stockholm. The framework of this cooperation has been a project financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida. The theme of the book is early intervention for children with disabilities, which is an advancing field of knowledge in Russia and other post-Soviet countries, rapidly catching up with clinical standards in Western Europe and the United States but still facing serious challenges from predominant clinical traditions and general attitudes towards handicapped children. A serious continuing problem, which early intervention efforts aim to overcome, is the prevailing system of institutional care for children in Russia, taking children from their parents and seriously limiting their chances of development. Through inter-professional work – assessments, habilitation programs and psychosocial support – early intervention aims to help children develop within their family contexts and, thus, help them to become included in a normal social life. The work of the St Petersburg Early Intervention Institute has pioneered this field in Russia. The book gives examples of professional perspectives and methods in dealing with disabled children and their parents. It also shows the context – political, social and professional – in which early intervention in Russia operates.

  • 34.
    Alwall, Jonas
    Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS).
    Introduction2008In: Early Intervention for Disabled Children in Russia: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Ersta Sköndal University College & St Petersburg Early Intervention Institute , 2008, p. 7-22Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Alwall, Jonas
    Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Urban Studies (US).
    Scientologi utifrån och inifrån: konfliktytor och paradoxer2021In: Religionssociologisk mångfald: Texter till minne av Berndt Gustafsson, grundare av religionssociologi i Sverige / [ed] Curt Dahlgren, Lund: Lunds universitet , 2021, p. 19-39Chapter in book (Other academic)
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  • 36.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro universitet.
    Stigendal, Mikael
    Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Urban Studies (US).
    Samhällsorientering: för en hållbar integration2021Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 37.
    Amroussia, Nada
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA). Division of Social and Behavioral Health, University of Nevada, Reno, USA.
    Watanabe, Mika
    Division of Health Administration and Policy, University of Nevada, Reno, USA.
    Pearson, Jennifer L
    Division of Social and Behavioral Health/Health Administration and Policy, University of Nevada, Reno, USA; Department of Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Behavior, and Society, Baltimore, MD, USA.
    Seeking safety: a focus group study of young adults' cannabis-related attitudes, and behavior in a state with legalized recreational cannabis.2020In: Harm Reduction Journal, E-ISSN 1477-7517, Vol. 17, no 1, article id 92Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Only July 1, 2017, Nevada became the fifth US state to allow the legal sale of recreational cannabis products for adults ages of 21 and over. This study investigates young adults' cannabis-related attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors in a state where recreational and medical cannabis use was recently legalized.

    METHODS: We conducted 8 focus groups stratified by cannabis use (regular users, occasional users, and nonusers) with 32 college students ages 18 to 24. Data were analyzed using the inductive qualitative thematic analysis method.

    RESULTS: Four themes emerged during analyses: "sort of legal," "mitigating harm through legalization," "Increasing acceptance," and "seeking safety when purchasing cannabis." Despite their limited knowledge of cannabis regulation, the majority of the participants supported recreational cannabis legalization from a harm reduction perspective. Most participants did not believe that cannabis legalization had affected their use behavior. However, participants, especially cannabis users, perceived that recreational cannabis legalization created a context where cannabis use was legally, socially, and behaviorally "safer" than in an illegal context, even for those below the legal age of sale.

    CONCLUSIONS: Most studies focus on the role of perceived health risk on cannabis use. If there are population-level long-term effects of recreational cannabis legalization on use behavior, findings suggest that they will be mediated by the perceived legal, social, and behavioral risk of using cannabis.

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  • 38.
    Andersen, Rikke Hoelgaard
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Criminology (KR).
    The Filtering Out Of Hate Crime In The Criminal Justice System: A Qualitative Study Of Police Investigation In Denmark2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Hate crime has emerged as a new ‘crime problem’ in Denmark, which has led to legislative adjustments and requirements of the police to improve identification, registration and handling of hate crime. International research shows that the investigation of hate crime is a complex issue not least because hate crime is legally not a crime category but an aggravating circumstance in principle to any crime. There exist no studies of hate crime policing in Denmark, and this study aims to fill a knowledge gap by a qualitative exploration of the processing of hate crime in the criminal justice system in a Danish context and from the perspective of the police, which is a relatively overlooked perspective. Specifically, the study explores why many hate crimes are filtered out through the criminal justice system, and through a thematic analysis the study identifies a number of challenges on a legal, organizational and practise level, that all contributes to a filtering out of hate crime throughout the Danish criminal justice system. Goldstein’s theory of problem-oriented policing is used as framework to discuss the implications of law in hate crime policing. The Danish police is expected to deal more effectively with the hate crime problem, and more knowledge on what works in hate crime policing is needed.

     

    Keywords: Hate crime, investigation, criminal justice processing, problem-oriented policing, thematic analysis.  

     

  • 39.
    Andersson, Annelie
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    SOCIALA MEDIERS PÅVERKAN PÅ UNGDOMARS PSYKISKA HÄLSA: -EN ALLMÄN LITTERATURSTUDIE2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The use of social media has increased a lot in our society in recent years and adolescents (age 12–25) are the biggest users. At the same time, there is also a large increase in mental illness, especially among young people.

    Purpose: To investigate and compile knowledge about how social media affects adolescent’s mental health through a general literature study.

    Method: A general literature study based on eleven scientific texts. The data collection was performed using the databases PsycINFO, PubMed and CINAHL. The content of the articles was then analyzed using a qualitative content analysis.

    Result: The use of social media has many benefits for young people. Despite the many benefits, there are also several potential risks and disadvantages that can adversely affect adolescent's health and well-being. The results also showed that there are certain factors that can affect the effect of the use, for example how much time you spend on social media or if you as a user are passive or active.

    Conclusion: This study contributed to increased knowledge about how adolescent's mental health can be affected by social media. Knowledge that gives us insight into how we should relate to social media in a more health-promoting way.

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  • 40.
    Andersson, Catrine
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Björkhagen Turesson, Annelie
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Bedtime stories from inside - family practices and affinities in families with incarcerated fathers2023In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 218-229Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present paper aims to explore whether a prison literacy project, Bedtime stories from inside, can contribute to improving and maintaining relationships between incarcerated fathers and their children. The analysis is focused on the concepts "doing family" and "affinities". The material consists of anonymous evaluation forms from the incarcerated fathers (70) and the carers (46). The results show that deeper familial connections are possible when fathers are allowed to interact with their children in a way that includes attending to practicalities like reading fairy tales to their children. The family practices within the project contribute to challenging norms of masculinity and overcoming impulses to shut down emotionally. The project highlights the need for the prison system and social work practice to support families in the hard work of forming and maintaining connections.

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  • 41.
    Andersson, Catrine
    et al.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA). Malmö University, Centre for Sexology and Sexuality Studies (CSS).
    Carlström, Charlotta
    Södertörn Univ, Huddinge, Sweden..
    Swedish poly utopia: Dreams, revolutions, and crushed hopes2023In: Sexualities, ISSN 1363-4607, E-ISSN 1461-7382, Vol. 26, no 7, p. 695-710, article id 13634607211056887Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Polyamory means having a sexual and/or intimate relationship with more than one person at a time. In this study, we use in-depth interviews with 22 persons in Sweden who have experience of polyamorous or non-monogamous relationships to explore how polyamory can include imagining utopian relationships and spaces. Thematic analysis was done which indicated narratives of politically invested attempts to create communal living or societal change that resists capitalist and heteronormative nuclear-family arrangements as well as stories of everyday events that do not explicitly involve political ambitions. The range of utopian dreams and practices of the non-monogamous participants in our study, we argue, are examples of what Munoz calls concrete utopias, filled with joy and laden with disappointment in the face of potentiality and reality.

  • 42. Andersson Cederholm, Erika
    et al.
    Hall, Patrik
    Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).
    Performing ambiguous policy: How innovation events simultaneously perform change and collaborative order2020In: Sociological Review, ISSN 0038-0261, E-ISSN 1467-954X, Vol. 68, no 6, p. 1403-1419Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to analyse how innovation policy is staged and legitimised through the dramatised social process of an event. The context is taken from an annual event, Skåne Innovation Week, which is arranged by the regional innovation system in Skåne, Sweden. Innovation systems often organise similar events internationally, which appear to play a key role in performing inter-organisational collaboration between actors from the public sector, industry and research, as well as manifesting belief in the globalised imaginaries of innovation systems. Through the analytical lens of the event as a social drama, the article examines how the event – and thus, innovation policy – is represented in commemorative films and website documents through which three meeting practices are identified: mingling and hanging out, scripted meeting models and spatial staging. The article argues that these meeting practices and their performed interactive social forms sustain the vagueness and ambiguity inherent in innovation policy, particularly between stability and change. The event can be viewed as a form of performative government that maintains a political order while simultaneously hailing its practices as transformative.

  • 43.
    Andersson, Claes
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Criminology (KR).
    Att förebygga ANDT-bruk, främja psykisk hälsa och social inkludering hos unga vuxna i migration: Utvärdering av tre särskilt utlysta ANDT-utvecklingsprojekt2021Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Folkhälsomyndigheten har på regeringens uppdrag utlyst medel till tre projekt med syfte att förebygga ANDT-bruk, främja psykisk hälsa och social inkludering hos unga vuxna i migration som är 18-29 år. Till projekten kopplades ett uppdrag som följeforskare. Denna slutrapport har sammanställts av följeforskaren. Inledningsvis beskrivs projektens mål och organisation. Därefter presenteras resultat från följeforskarens arbete, en avgränsad litteraturöversyn, en processutvärdering, en mål-resultatutvärdering, och en enkätundersökning, som tillsammans syftar till att belysa projektens innehåll, utveckling och resultat. Rapporten avslutas med en sammanfattning som behandlar projektens tillgångar respektive begränsningar och en diskussion som fokuserar på formen för utvecklingsmedel.

    Samtliga av de tre projekten har genomfört vad man förutsatt i ansökan om projektmedel. Projektet Hälsofrämjarna har genomförts av Vuxenutbildningen i Kramfors kommun. Här har fyra hälsomoduler utvecklats och sedan implementerats i undervisningen i svenska för invandrare (SFI). Projektet Främja Hälsa Ung har genomförts av Rädda Barnen och Region Jämtland Härjedalen. I projektet har individer med språklig och kulturell kompetens rekryterats och utbildats för att genom gruppmöten främja målgruppens hälsokompetens. Projektet TB for YOU har genomförts av föreningen Tegelbruket i Örebro. I projektet har verksamhetens ungdomscoacher identifierat och erbjudit målgruppen den egna verksamhetens program inom kultur, bildning och idrott.

    Samtliga program uppvisar såväl positiva som negativa tendenser. Resultat från följeforskarens enkätundersökning visar att de unga vuxna i migration som medverkat i projekten har betydande behov av förebyggande insatser. I jämförelse med nationella referensdata visade det sig att studiedeltagarna var särskilt utsatta vad avser sociala relationer. Allvarlig psykisk ohälsa i form av depression och suicidförsök var också vanligt förekommande. Alkohol och droganvändande var dock inte särskilt omfattande. Projekten har utvecklats i olika utsträckning under projekttiden, vilket sannolikt kan härledas till såväl interna som externa faktorer. Enkätundersökningen och effektutvärderingen har metodologiska tillkortakommanden som framförallt avser begränsade populationer och låga uppföljningsfrekvenser. Effektutvärderingen har till följd av den begränsade populationen inte kunnat identifiera några statistiskt säkerställda resultat. De tendenser som presenteras ska tolkas med försiktighet.

    Unga vuxna i migration är inte en homogen grupp. Rapportens innehåll understryker behovet av att utveckla förebyggande program som kan nå målgruppen på så många tillgängliga sätt som möjligt. Förhoppningen är att många låter sig inspireras av de projekt som beskrivs i denna rapport. 

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  • 44.
    Andersson, Claes
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Criminology (KR).
    Validation of the Alcohol-Related Sexual Consequences Scale in Swedish University Students2023In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 20, no 2, article id 1035Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Alcohol-related sexual consequences are common in college students. A newly developed 41-item Alcohol-Related Sexual Consequences Scale has recently been evaluated in at-risk young adults in the U.S. The current study aims to validate the Scale in Swedish college students. Methods: The occurrence of alcohol-related sexual consequences was assessed by birth gender, relationship status, gender identity/sexual orientation, and age. Negative binomial regression was used to assess convergent and divergent validity. Results: On average, 5.4 (SD 5.1) alcohol-related sexual consequences were experienced past three months. Greater scores were reported in singles, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning), and younger students. All sex-related covariates showed robust associations with alcohol-related sexual consequences while most alcohol-related covariates were not associated (e.g., convergent validity). All alcohol-related covariates showed robust associations with alcohol consequences while most sex-related covariates were not associated (e.g., divergent validity). In the full model predicting alcohol-related sexual consequences, being a woman, single, and younger were identified as independent predictors. Conclusions: This newly developed scale assessing alcohol-related sexual consequences could be used in both epidemiological studies and intervention studies targeting at-risk students.

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  • 45.
    Andersson, Felicia
    Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), School of Arts and Communication (K3).
    To What Extent did Social Media and Communication Strategies Help Victims of Domestic Violence During the COVID-19 Lockdown in Thailand?: A Case Study of the "Stop Violence Against Women Campaign"2023Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the midst of the formidable challenges imposed by the COVID-19 lockdown, the "Stop Violence Against Women" campaign emerged as a resilient and proactive response, harnessing the influential capabilities of social media and strategic communication to combat the pervasive issue of gender-based violence in Thailand. This comprehensive study, deeply rooted in the realms of public sphere theory, development theory, and digital activism, explores the multifaceted dimensions of the campaign's profound impact. Through an extensive examination of its strategies, narratives, and outcomes, this research illuminates how the campaign adeptly leveraged social media platforms to heighten awareness, promote inclusivity, and empower victims during a period of elevated vulnerability.

     

    In pursuit of a holistic comprehension, this study navigates the theoretical foundations that steered the campaign's conception and implementation. Within the contours of public sphere theory, the campaign effectively transformed digital spaces into virtual town squares, where individuals could congregate, deliberate, and amplify their voices on the pressing issue of gender-based violence. Through compelling visuals, strategic hashtags, and resonant narratives, the campaign transcended geographical boundaries, nurturing empathy, and galvanizing action within a global audience.

    Inclusivity stood as a central tenet of this endeavor, intricately interwoven with the campaign's strategic alliances and dialogues involving diverse stakeholders. By amplifying marginalized voices and orchestrating participatory development, the campaign evolved into a dynamic crucible, where diverse perspectives converged to drive profound societal transformation. The campaign's harmonious engagement with development theory further fortified its impact, addressing not only the social but also the economic repercussions of gender-based violence while fostering a participatory ecosystem wherein survivors, allies, and advocates coalesced in unity.

     

    At the heart of this transformative narrative lies digital activism—a paradigm of empowerment that united stakeholders in a harmonious symphony of awareness, empathy, and advocacy. In alignment with the principles of public sphere theory, digital activism emerged as an influential force for socio-political change, transcending the confines of the virtual realm to manifest tangible policy shifts and instigate societal change.

    This study diligently uncovers not only the campaign's remarkable accomplishments but also the challenges it encountered, providing valuable insights into the intricacies of harnessing social media and communication strategies to combat gender-based violence. Woven together through a rich tapestry of theoretical frameworks, narratives, and strategies, the "Stop Violence Against Women" campaign stands as an enduring testament to the compelling impact of theory-infused activism, engendering profound transformations in the domain of gender-based violence awareness and prevention.

     

    Keywords: Gender-based violence, social media, public sphere theory, development theory, digital activism, inclusivity, strategic communication, COVID-19 lockdown, Thailand.

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  • 46.
    Andersson, Frida
    Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Social Work (SA).
    Tjejer med autism: Svårigheter och möjligheter i skolan2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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    The aim of this literature study is to examine girls with autism and their school situation in Sweden. The study will therefore look at the girls' difficulties, possibilities and support when within the school environment. The present problem within the study theme is that there is a lack of research when it comes to the subject of girls with autism within the Swedish schools. Previous studies have shown that many students with autism in Sweden do not reach the knowledge goals during primary school and the schools do not adjust enough to the needs of the students with autism. Through using a qualitative method I do a deeper analysis of this specific subject group to see if I can find any reasons behind the problems surrounding them. The results of this study show that the schools do not have enough knowledge about what the diagnosis of autism means, specifically for the girls, or how to handle them correctly. In general the girls feel worse in comparison to the boys with autism when it comes to physical and psychological health. The girls also get less of the type and amount of support from school than boys with autism do. In conclusion I hope to bring awareness of the girls' situation and hope that my study can help encourage further studies about this subject.

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  • 47. Andersson, Frida
    et al.
    Mellgren, Caroline
    Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Criminology (KR).
    Brottsutvecklingen i Skåne, en introduktion2007Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna rapport är den första i ett samarbetsprojekt mellan polismyndigheten i Skåne och Malmö Högskola/Hälsa & Samhälle. Projektets övergripande syfte är att fördjupa kunskapen om brottslighet och otrygghet i lokalområden och på så vis effektivisera det brottsförebyggande och trygghetsskapande arbetet i de sammanhang där polisen är enskild aktör och i samverkan med andra organisationer. Samarbetsprojektet innehåller både forskning, tillämpning av forskning i polisiär verksamhet och föreläsningsserier. Förhoppningsvis ska projektet bidra till att höja kunskapsnivån kring brottspreventiva frågor inom polismyndigheten i Skåne. I forskningspropositionen 2004/05:80 framhålls att en väl utvecklad kriminalvetenskaplig forskning är en förutsättning för en kunskapsbaserad kriminalpolitik. Det framhålls också att det finns ett stort behov av relevant forskningsbaserad kunskap inom rättsväsendets två största myndighetssfärer: polisen och kriminalvården, samt att beställare- och mottagarkompetensen hos myndigheterna måste öka. Vår förhoppning är att detta samarbetsprojekt ska komma att fylla en del av detta kunskapsbehov.

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  • 48. Andersson, Frida
    et al.
    Mellgren, Caroline
    Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Criminology (KR).
    Processutvärdering av Trygga gatan. Ett projekt för minskad brottslighet och ökad trygghet i nöjeslivsmiljö2008Report (Other academic)
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    Denna rapport är den fjärde i ett samarbetsprojekt mellan polismyndigheten i Skåne och Malmö Högskola/Hälsa och Samhälle. Projektets övergripande syfte är att fördjupa kunskapen om brottslighet och otrygghet i lokalområden. Med hjälp av den fördjupade kunskapen ska det brottsförebyggande och trygghets¬skapande arbetet effektiviseras, både i de sammanhang där polisen är enskild aktör och i samverkan med andra organisationer. Ett ledord för dagens polisarbete är att det ska vara evidensbaserat. Att arbeta evidensbaserat innebär att tidigare förvärvad kunskap om vad som fungerar bra respektive mindre bra tas tillvara. Viktiga instrument som underlag för detta är uppföljning och utvärdering. I föreliggande rapport presenteras en processutvärdering av projektet Trygga gatan, ett projekt som bedrevs i polisområde Malmö mellan den 27 april och 30 september 2007. I rapporten presenteras en målanalys, en mål/medelanalys samt en genomförandeanalys. Genomgående i rapporten presenterar författarna rekommendationer inför kommande projekt av den här karaktären. Utvärderingsrapporten riktar sig i första hand till verksamma inom Polismyndigheten med förhoppningen att kunna användas som kunskapsunderlag vid utformandet av nya projekt.

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  • 49. Andersson, Frida
    et al.
    Mellgren, Caroline
    Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Criminology (KR).
    Våldsbrottsligheten - ökande, minskande eller konstant? Ett diskussionsunderlag2007Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    ”Kan man lita på att brottsstatistiken ger en korrekt bild av den faktiska brottsligheten?” Denna fråga är mycket omdiskuterad och svaret är allt annat än enkelt. Det råder dock konsensus kring att tillförlitligheten varierar beroende på vilken brottstyp som studeras, samt att man måste använda sig av kompletterande källor för att få en mer korrekt bild av verkligheten. Vid bland annat Polismyndigheten i Skåne har sedan ett antal år tillbaka Trygghetsmätningen varit en sådan kompletterande källa. Avseende våldsbrottslighetens utveckling i Skåne uppstod i början av året ett dilemma då den officiella statistiken visade en uppgång, medan resultaten från polisens årliga trygghetsmätning istället visade en konstant nivå av utsatthet för brott. Frågan blir då vilken källa man skall lita på (och i vilken utsträckning)? Med anledning av detta har föreliggande underlag arbetats fram. Resonemanget som följer baseras på tidigare forskning och debatt inom området, och syftar till att ge en lägesbeskrivning av den kunskap som finns idag. Underlaget har tidigare under året diskuterats i olika forum inom polismyndigheten, och ska genom denna tryckta version kunna användas även vid polisens fortsatta interna diskussioner, samt som stöd vid kontakt med media.

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  • 50.
    Andersson, Jonas E.
    Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Urban Studies (US). Malmö University, Institute for Urban Research (IUR). Malmö University.
    Architecture for defying exclusion of people with disabilities: Swedish accessible housing revisited2019In: ALTER, 8th conference European Society for Disability Research: HISTORIES, PRACTICES AND POLICIES OF DISABILITY.INTERNATIONAL, COMPARATIVE AND TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES, Cologne, Germany // 5 & 6 September 2019, 2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Barriers in the built environment exclude people with disabilities from participating independently in the surrounding society. Since the mid-1960s, architectural designs have been subject to special regulations in the Swedish building code, originally focusing on access for wheelchair users to public buildings. In the mid-1970s, this focus converged with the first Swedish disability policy and “accessibility for people with locomotory or cognitive problems” of the building code was coined. Building initiatives by organisations in defence of the rights of people with disabilities and documentaries of living conditions for this group prepared for this development. The present study revisits two cases of the 1950s and 1960s that opened for a rethinking of architectural and residential space for frail older people and appropriate housing for young people with mobility impairments. The study uses close reading and critical analyses of textual documentation in combination with spatial analyses of drawings to retrace the awaking among Swedish architects of the need of accessibility in the built environment (Brummett 2010, Lefebvre 1985, Miles and Hubermann 1994). The study suggests that accessible architecture requires user involvement and participatory processes to conceive spatiality that is usable by people with disabilities. At the same time, consultation with people disabilities about design aspects promoting accessibility is threatened by the current Swedish housing crisis and allegations that accessibility requirements would increase building costs. 

    References: 

    Brummett, B. 2010. Techniques of close reading. SAGE Publications, Los Angeles.

    Lefebvre, H. 1985. La production de l'espace. [The production of space]. Anthropos, Paris.

    Miles, M. and Hubermann, A. 1994. Qualitative data analysis. SAGE Publications Inc., London.

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