Trasiga själar : En studie om varför barn utvecklar psykisk ohälsa
The intention with this study is to get greater understanding of why children develop mental illnesses. The focus will be on the situation of the family, both socially and financially. Another issue that will be discussed is wheteher or not children's social relations outside the home, affect their mental illness. I have, through relevant sociological and psychological theories, tried to analyze, question and understand what it is that contributes to the psychic disorder that children are faced with. To get a thrustworthy research, I used quantitative measures. I have taken part of a research of livingstandards (Barn LNU 2000) in which 692 children have answered questionsheets that show how their mental healths are. I have also used e-mails from children who have written to BRIS (Barnens rätt i samhället). They have explained in their own words why they are feeling unhappy. During the study, I discovered a few differerent reasons to why children feel psycologically bad and the number one reason is domestic issues as in the family, that is how their relationship to their parents are and how well the children get along with both their parents. It shows that negative relationships can enhance mental illness but that it is not the reason for it. If children have worries it can lead to menal illness. but only when there is both family issues and socialissues involved. With social issues I mean negative ones such as difficulties in life, both domestic and other kinds of abuse or anyhting else that is psycologically tiring.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:mental illness attachment habitus economic capital social children family condition
Date of Publication:09/05/2005