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Äldres erfarenheter av aktiviteter i ett socialt sammanhang. En narrativ studie om den åldrande människan
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

There is no general aging process therefore should health efforts directed at elderly population based on each individual as a unique person with specific needs. When aging becomes a fact not generally decrease the lust and the desire to be active but it is perhaps more about the body's ability to keep up on what the head wants. Therefore the range of activities towards the elderly population requires some adjustment that can partly be achieved by taking some of the older people’s experiences. The purpose of this study was that by the older people’s experiences of organized activities in a social context to illustrate how they perceive their participation. A qualitative approach with narrative theory was used and the study’s empirical results are based on stories from four elderly women. The result highlights the older person’s ability to create meaning in the moment from a life course context. The results are presented in three themes, the physical, social and finite context, that together can be traced to three perspectives on the cultural learning needs of the older person. Activities can thus assume to bring further value and visibility to older peoples need for social and cultural interaction. Prominent in this study is the importance of seeing the older person as a learning individual, which places demands on the society and the development opportunities available to older people’s disposal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , p. 53
Keyword [en]
Older People, Organized Activities, Experiences, Learning, Life Cycle Context
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10835Archive number: V11-48OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-10835DiVA, id: diva2:454430
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Education
Educational program
Health education
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-11-07 Created: 2011-11-07 Last updated: 2011-11-09Bibliographically approved

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