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Ett liv mellan olika världar: En kvalitativ studie om att växa upp med flera kulturer, och dess inverkan på vuxna människors identitetsutveckling
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A life between different worlds : A qualitative study about growing up with diverse cultures, and its impact on adult identity development (English)
Abstract [sv]

I det svenska samhället lever människor från olika nationaliteter och kulturer tillsammans. Att växa upp, och leva, i flera kulturer är något som inte alla får erfara. Tidigare forskning visar att människor som växer upp med två kulturer visar sig utveckla en osäker självbild under ungdomsåren. En förvirring kring vilket land och kultur man ska binda sig till.

Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka vilken inverkan en uppväxt med fler än en kultur har på vuxna människors identitetsutveckling.

Sju personer som härstammar från olika delar av världen deltog i studien. Utifrån en kvalitativ metod utförs semistrukturerade intervjuer och insamlad data bearbetades med en tematisk analys.

Studiens empiriska material visar att kluvenhet och identitetsförvirring var allmänt förekommande under ungdomsåren, men att detta utvecklades till en trygghet i identiteten vid vuxen åldern och en ökad medvetenhet kring möjligheterna som uppväxten med fler kulturer medfört.

Abstract [en]

In the Swedish society people from different nationalities and cultures live together. To grow up, and live with multiple cultures, is something that not everyone gets to experience. Previous research shows that people who grow up with two cultures develop an uncertain self-image during adolescence. There may be confusion about which country or culture to adhere to.

Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the impact that an upbringing of more than one culture may have on adults' identity development.

Seven people were asked to participate in the study, who originate from different parts of the world. Using a qualitative method, interviews were conducted using a semi-structured interview guide and the collected data were analyzed using thematic analysis.

The result showed that ambivalence and confusion around identity were common during adolescence. This developed into self-confidence at adulthood when an increased awareness of the opportunities brought about by growing up with more cultures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 27
Keywords [en]
Identity, cultural identity, culture, growing up, adults, identity confusion
Keywords [sv]
Identitet, kulturell identitet, kultur, uppväxt, vuxna, identitetsförvirring
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-15041Local ID: EXP301OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-15041DiVA, id: diva2:1412302
Subject / course
Psychology
Educational program
Psykologi
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Available from: 2020-03-06 Created: 2020-03-05 Last updated: 2020-03-06Bibliographically approved

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