Barns och vuxna barns upplevelser av att växa upp med en förälder med alkoholproblematik: en litteraturöversikt
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Children and adult children's experiences of growing up with a parent with an alcohol problem : a literature review (English)
Background: In a worldwide perspective the alcohol consumption is high, which can lead to problems for both the individual and the society. The alcohol consumption in Sweden is rife and a big part of the population has an intense consume of alcohol. Many children in Sweden is living in a household were risk consumption exists which can have a negative impact on children. This study proceeds from a child perspective because children's experiences need to be noticed. Aim: The purpose of this study was to describe how children and adult children experience a growth with a parent with an alcohol problem. Method: A literature review was used as a method and data was collected by systematic and unsystematic searches that resulted in eight articles, both qualitative and quantitative. Results: The result consists of four themes including "A lost childhood", "To live with exposedness", "The life situation creates own coping strategies" and "The support matters", including ten subthemes: "Take on an adult role", "Shame and guilt", "Abandonment", "Insecurity", "Violence", "Make distance", "Confide in someone", "Confront and acting out", "Inner problem-solving methods", "Relations that helps" and "When the support is missing". Conclusion: A life situation with a parent with an alcohol problem is difficult and a great burden for a child. The results of this study can lead to better meetings with children in exposed situations because professionals can increase knowledge and understanding about children's experiences.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 19 p.
Adult children of alcoholics, child perspective, children of alcoholics, experiences, parent
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9458Local ID: EVX500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9458DiVA: diva2:943813
Subject / course
Hedman Ahlström, Britt