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Identitet och invandring      : En kvalitativ studie med ensamkommande flyktingbarn
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. University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Identity and immigration                                                                                                            - A qualitative study with unaccompanied refugee children

Jennie Hamberg Larsson and Matthew McNeill

The main purpose of this study is to illuminate and describe how unaccompanied refugee children experience changes and reconstructions to their identity after immigration to Sweden. Using qualitative interviews this study looks at how social relationships in Sweden and a foreign background influence the reconstruction of unaccompanied refugee children´s identity. The base for our analysis is identity theory while roll concepts, social identity theory and concepts of ethnic and national identity are used to give deeper insight into the experiences of three unaccompanied refugee children. Important results found included a connection between the way that identity is formed in relationships, especially with significant others, in the country of origin and how reconstruction of identity develops in the new country with new social relationships. Furthermore the results showed how this reconstruction of identity can be linked to different acculturation strategies that incorporate the importance of an ethnic identity and a national identity.

Keywords: identity, ethnic identity, unaccompanied children, immigration

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2010. , p. 52
Keyword [en]
identity, ethnic identity, unaccompanied children, immigration
Keyword [sv]
ensamkommande flyktingbarn, identitet, integration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-8459OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-8459DiVA, id: diva2:398249
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-02-17 Created: 2011-02-17 Last updated: 2011-02-17Bibliographically approved

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