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Fasadernas år: En narrativ studie om kvinnliga studenters självupplevda hälsa i relation till deras könsidentitet
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Kvinnor lever längre än vad män gör medan män har en bättre hälsa än vad kvinnor har. Att vara kvinna innebär en rad olika förväntningar i hur du bör agera för att leva upp till de normer som finns i samhället. Att förhålla sig till samhällets normer och ideal torde vara något som påverkar hälsan hos en individ. Det är genom våra ord och vårt sätt att agera som vi skapar och återskapa den struktur och de ideal som påverkar oss alla. Denna kvalitativa intervjustudie vill med hjälp av kvinnors narrativ, bidra till en ökad förståelse kring kvinnors hälsa med en koppling till könstillhörighet och identitet. Genom att tillämpa det socialkonstruktionistiska perspektivet på kön och identitet vill vi öka förståelsen kring de strukturer som påverkar kvinnorna i denna studie, att agera som de gör, vilket vidare har en påverkan på deras hälsa. Studiens resultat visar att kvinnors hälsa påverkas av de förväntningar som finns på deras kön, och att de formar deras identitet därefter. Kvinnorna i denna studie tenderar dock att tolka detta som egna val, snarare än något som hänger samman med könsmaktstrukturer.

Abstract [en]

Women live longer than men do, while men have better health than women do. Being a woman means a number of different expectations on how you should act to live up to the standards that exist in society. When an individual try to live up to the societal norms and ideals, it must have an effect on the individual’s health. It is through our words and our conduct that we create and recreate the structure and the ideals that affects us all. By the narratives of women, this qualitative interview study are aiming to contribute to, an increased understanding of women's health, in relations to their identity and gender. By applying the social constructionist perspective of gender and identity, we want to improve the understanding of the structures that affect women in this study, and forces them to act as they do. Actions that also might have an impact on the women’s health. Study results show that women's health is effected by the expectations society has towards the female gender. Women in this study are not aware of the impact that society have in the process toward creation of identity. They tend to believe that the expectations that they experience regarding a certain why of being, is a result of their own minds, and that it has little to do with gender power structures.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
narrative, identity, social construction, women, gender, health, social relations
Keyword [sv]
narrativ, identitet, socialkonstruktion, kvinnor, genus, hälsa, sociala relationer
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-32169OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-32169DiVA: diva2:941514
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Sociology
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Available from: 2016-06-29 Created: 2016-06-22 Last updated: 2016-06-29Bibliographically approved

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