Diagnos och Erkännande : En kvalitativ undersökning av dess betydelse för socialinteraktion

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Högskolan Dalarna/Sociologi

Sammanfattning: This study aims to investigate how diagnosis as a social construction affectsrecognition of students from youth workers experiences. Youth workers assurveyors have been chosen because of their broad social network and the lack ofearlier studies concluding their experiences. The research question for this paperis: How does the diagnosis, as a social construction, affect the recognition ofstudents based on the experiences of youth workers? This study is based on aqualitative research method and in order to reach results we used a semi-structuredinterview. The theoretical framework that have been used in this study is KariIngstad’s theory regarding sickness as a social construction and Carl-GöranHeidegren’s theory regarding recognition. The results of this study indicate thatthere is a connection between diagnosis as a sickness and recognition of abehavior. Our conclusion is that the diagnoses does not work as a recognition ofhow a person really is but as a helping tool for recognition in social contexts.

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