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Jag ville hoppa av min utbildning och min framtid": En studie om avhopp från gymnasieskolans yrkesprogram och vikten av skolans insatser för att förhindra avhopp
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

According to statistics, it is common that Upper Secondary school students in vocational programs drop out. The aim of this study was to find out why these students decide to complete their education after having considered a dropout. How many students considered dropping out, who are those students and what reasons did they have? What thoughts and experiences did they have of the schools attempt to prevent them from dropping out? To collect data to this study a survey was used, followed by qualitative interviews. The data was later analyzed based on Antonovsky’s Sense of Coherence. The results showed that half of the students had at some point considered dropping out of school. The three main reasons for dropping out were: low motivation, mental health problems and that the education lacked quality. The top three reasons for wanting to pursue their education were: wanting an education, parents´ expectations and social interaction with friends. All students agreed that they have good relations with someone working at the school whom is willing to listen to them. One conclusion is that a healthy and safe school environment and good relations between school staff and students is a key to prevent school dropouts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 63 p.
Keyword [sv]
Svårigheter, psykisk ohälsa, KASAM, motivation, goda relationer, Special needs, mental health problems, Sense of Coherence (SOC), motivation, good school relations
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-131907OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-131907DiVA: diva2:1076703
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Examensarbete Specialpedagogprogrammet
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Special Edcation Programme
Available from: 2017-02-23 Created: 2017-02-23 Last updated: 2017-04-10

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