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"We are human beings, we are doing something, not just waiting to get that permission": En kvalitativ studie om flyktingars upplevelser av delaktighet i en stödgrupp
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"We are human beings, we are doing something, not just waiting to get that permission" : A qualitative study on refugees' perceptions of participation in a support group (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie var att genom intervjuer med flyktingar skapa en bild av en supportgrupps funktion, vad det innebär att vara medlem, samt hur deltagandet i gruppen upplevs inverka på integrationsprocessen med avseende på lärande, empowerment och socialt kapital. Undersökningen är förlagd till Restad gårds flyktingförläggning och Supportgruppen och dess medlemmar står i fokus. En kvalitativ inriktning har valts för studien och 16 intervjuer utgör grunden för dess resultat. Studiens ändamål att fånga deltagarnas upplevelser ledde fram till en ansats inspirerad av fenomenologi. Resultatet visar att deltagande i Supportgruppen bidrar till ett utökat socialt kapital för medlemmarna – dels genom nya sociala nätverk, både på och utanför förläggningen, men också genom ett ökat socialt stöd inom gruppen. Ökad empowerment, då medlemmarna erhållit känslan av att kunna påverka sin egen situation, har kunnat ses. Detta har också kopplats till deltagande i gruppen. Resultatet visar vidare att olika former av lärande skett. Medlemmarna i Supportgruppen har dels utvecklat nya färdigheter, dels har de fått användning för sin egen kompetens men de har också fått möjlighet att situtionsanpassa sin kunskap till den nya kontext de hamnat i. Detta har gett dem olika former av livserfarenhet. Samtliga dessa faktorer har bidragit till en upplevelse av ökad integration och även en bättre hälsa hos medlemmarna i Supportgruppen på Restad gård.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to, through interviews with refugees, create an image of a support group’s function and what it means to be a member, also how participation in the group is perceived to impact the integration process, regarding learning, empowerment and social capital. The examination is located at Restad gårds refugee camp in Vänersborg, and the Support group and their members are in focus. The study for this paper was formed by a qualitative objective and 16 interviews constitute the base for the results. Since the aim of this study was to catch the participators' perceptions, we chose a phenomenology approach. The result showed that participation in the Support group contribute to an increase of social capital amongst the members – partly through new social networks, both in the camp and outside, but also through an increase of social support within the group. An increase of empowerment is found, since the members have gained the feeling that they can influence their own situation. This is another profit from participation in the group. The result further shows that different forms of learning has occurred. The members in the Support group have partly been able to gain new skills, to applicate their own competence, but also got the opportunity to situate their knowledge to the new context they have gotten into. This have given them different forms of life experience. All of these elements have led to a perception of increased integration, and also of better health amongst the members of the Support group at Restad gård.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 37 p.
Keyword [sv]
Integration, flyktingförläggningar, Restad gård
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9506Local ID: EXM520OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9506DiVA: diva2:947179
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Pedagogics
Educational program
Hälsovetarprogrammet
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Available from: 2016-07-10 Created: 2016-07-07 Last updated: 2016-09-06Bibliographically approved

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