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”Trasig, besvärlig och annorlunda”: Upplevelserna kring mobbning vid ADHD och autismspektrumtillstånd
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“Torn, troublesome and different” : Bullying experiences in ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose with the present essay was to examine the experiences that people with neuropsychiatric diagnosis such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorders, alternatively people who recognize themselves in the symptoms of these diagnoses, have with bullying and degrading treatment. This means both experiences of bullying victimization as well as experiences of bullying perpetration. The essay has been carried out through a qualitative point of view where data has been collected through semi-structured interviews and then analyzed by inductive thematic analysis. Four themes have emerged from the data which can describe the participants experiences and feelings towards bullying and degrading treatment: Torn, troublesome and different, Violence and provocations, Denial or lack of empathy? and Difficulties in home- and school environment. The results show that violence and aggressions frequently occurred in participants lives, they have both been violent against others and been exposed to violence themselves. The home- and school environment has been problematic since such as substance abuse, divorce and difficulties during attendance at school was common amongst the participants. Deficiencies in empathic ability and willingness has been discovered and the sense of being different, not enough and only considered as troublesome paints the picture of the essays results. 

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2014. , 26 p.
Keyword [sv]
Mobbning, neuropsykiatriska diagnoser, våld, utsatthet, empatisk förmåga, hemmiljö
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33355OAI: diva2:736945
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Study program in Case Management (180 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2014-08-13 Created: 2014-08-11 Last updated: 2014-08-13Bibliographically approved

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