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“Jag är inte den som jag brukade vara”: En kvalitativ studie om upplevelser av identitetsutveckling hos ensamkommande pojkar från Afghanistan
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Social Work.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Social Work.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
I am not the one I used to be : A qualitative study about experiences of identity development among unaccompanied boys from Afghanistan. (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study is to understand/investigate how unaccompanied boys from Afghanistan experience their identity and identity development in interaction with Swedish culture and Swedish society. Qualitative data collection methods have been used in the form of semi-structured interviews. The material has been analyzed on the basis of identity development theory and the theory of ethnic identity. Based on the study's gathered empirical data and analysis, important results found that experiences of identity development in unaccompanied boys are strongly influenced by Swedish society and Swedish culture. The majority of the informants expressed that their identity has been affected and changed a lot during the time they lived in Sweden and that influence has helped these young people to develop a new identity. In order to be a part of the majority society and integrate well into society, this influence on identity has been positive and important for the informants. The study’s results also show that the informants have managed to find a balance between the new identity and their ethnic identity.

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2020.
Keywords [en]
Sweden, Unaccompanied minor, Identity, Identity development, Afghan, Culture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-32531OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-32531DiVA, id: diva2:1425730
Available from: 2020-04-22 Created: 2020-04-22

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