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A Narrative Study About International Adopted Young Adults' Experiences Regarding Identity Development
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study was based on three interviews with three internationally adopted young adults. The aim of the study was to explore how international adopted young adults have experienced their identity development in a retrospective perspective in relation to family and friends. To answer the research-questions semi-structured qualitative inter­views have been performed. A narrative method was chosen to explore how the parti­cipants' described their experiences. Topics that appeared in the result where topics such as family relationships, the society’s influence on the participants and connections to other adoptees. The conclusions of this study were that com­muni­cation and connections to family was an essential factor in the subjects' identity develop­ment. The informants feeling of belonging was affected by society´s influence on appearances and it was important for the participants to have someone in their life that they could talk to and get support from.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
young adults, international adoption, identity development, family relationships, belonging.
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23704OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23704DiVA: diva2:1078332
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
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Available from: 2017-03-08 Created: 2017-03-03 Last updated: 2017-03-08Bibliographically approved

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