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Den religiösa gemenskapens roll för skolungdomars välbefinnande: En tvärsnittsstudie
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Social Work.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Social Work.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The role of religious community to the mental wellbeing of young adolescents : A cross-sectional study (English)
Abstract [sv]

Studien undersöker skillnader i ungdomars välbefinnande utifrån om ungdomen tillhör/är uppvuxen inom en religion eller inte, ungdomars deltagande i religiösa sammankomster samt skillnaden mellan de ungdomar som i huvudsak upplever socialt stöd från sin religion och de som har en mer fundamental uppfattning. Data har inhämtats från forskningsprogrammet Longitudinal Research on Development in Adolescence (LoRDIA) och består av totalt 1231 skolungdomar. Data samlades in av forskarna genom att ungdomarna fick besvara ett självskattningsformulär i ett klassrum vilken analyserades genom univariata och bivariata analyser. Studiens huvudsakliga slutsatser är att det finns en statistiskt signifikant skillnad mellan kristna ungdomar och såväl icke-religiösa ungdomar som ungdomar i den hopslagna gruppen av mindre förekommande religioner (hinduism, buddism etc.). Resultaten visade att kristna ungdomar överlag hade högre välbefinnande än de andra två grupperna. En annan signifikant skillnad återfanns hos de ungdomar som ofta deltog i religiösa sammankomster då dessa överlag hade högre välbefinnande än de som sällan eller aldrig deltar. Inga signifikanta skillnader i välbefinnande gick att utläsa mellan de ungdomar som är religiösa utifrån ett socialt sammanhang och de som är fundamentalt religiösa. Resultatet diskuteras i relation till tidigare forskning samt Durkheims teori om anomi och social gemenskap. 

Abstract [en]

This study examines differences in adolescent well-being between religious and non-religious youths, between groups of varying religious participation and lastly between those who mainly experience the social aspects of religion to those that focus on the fundamental aspects. Data was collected from the science project Longitudinal Research on Development in Adolescence (LoRDIA) and consists of 1231 adolescents. Data was collected via self-report questionnaires in classroom settings and was analyzed through univariate and bivariate analyzes. The main conclusions of this study are that there is a statistically significant difference in well-being between Christian and both non-religious adolescents and adolescents from the combined group of less frequent religions (like Hindu, Buddhism etc.) Results showed that Christian adolescents overall had a higher well-being than these groups. A significant difference was also found in adolescents that frequently participate in religious gatherings as they had an overall higher well-being compared to those that seldomly or never participate. Lastly, no significant differences were able to be discerned between adolescents who are religious in a more social sense and those who are more fundamental in their beliefs. The results are then discussed in relation to previous research and Durkheim’s theory about anomie and social community.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
Well-being, religion, adolescents, MHC-SF
Keywords [sv]
Välbefinnande, religion, ungdomar, MHC-SF
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47833ISRN: JU-HHJ-SAA-1-20200183OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-47833DiVA, id: diva2:1394547
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HHJ, Social Work
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Available from: 2020-02-26 Created: 2020-02-19 Last updated: 2020-02-26Bibliographically approved

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