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Upplevd psykisk ohälsa relaterat till utseende och prestation bland unga kvinnor i gymnasiet
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Problems related to mental health among young Swedish women, age 15-20, has increased in the past years and is seen as a problem in both on the national and the local levels. Growing up and becoming an adult is a turbulent period for many young people and the school is one area in which this comes to appear. The aim of this study was to identify the causes to lack of mental health related to appearance and achievement among women age 16-19 in senior high school. This study is an interview study with self-made questions, which took place in a medium-sized town in northern Sweden. The result showed that almost every young woman that was interviewed had high expectations on themselves in school-related matters and that stress was a recurrent topic in the interviews. There were also findings that some of the young woman felt stress in their leisure activities. Most of the respondents expressed that they had to put on makeup and fix their hair before they left home, they also wanted to have decent clothes. In the discussion it is said that, to improve problems with the mental health among young women, both the young women and previous recommendations needs to be taken in account.

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Keyword [en]
grades, ideals, leisure, school health, stress, youth
Keyword [sv]
betyg, elevhälsa, fritid, ideal, stress, ungdom
National Category
Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-106903OAI: diva2:845668
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Umeå Kommun, Ann-Margrethe Iseklint
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Educational program
Study Programme for Sport Sciences
Available from: 2015-08-12 Created: 2015-08-12 Last updated: 2015-08-12Bibliographically approved

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