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Idiot, hora, bögjävel!: en kvalitativ studie om verbala kränkningar bland mellanstadieelever
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Idiot, whore, fucking fag! (English)
Abstract [en]

This study describes how verbal abuse is used in schools and how it affects students. As a  result of the study is a questionnaire which was distributed to 153 students at two schools in a small town in southern Sweden. Students who participated in the study were in grades 3-6 and were between 9 and 13 years old. I asked students 13 questions, which dealt with verbal abuse, some of them were check questions and some were issues that required a longer response.

The results of the survey show that 108 students of 153 have ever felt verbally abused at school, slightly more girls than boys. Usually they say they have been verbally abused by their own sex and then with words like boys are more frequently offended by words of a sexual nature, whereas girls more often are offended by words that violate their appearance.

The students who feel aggrieved are shown to be those students who violate others. Students believe they have the right to give back. A relatively large number of students believe that those who want to violate the do it because it's fun. The so called joke-discourse, in which verbal abuse is dismissed with that it´s only jokes or just something that "slipped out" by mistake, have got a place even in middle school. It turns out that about one third of the surveyed students carry a fear of being called something offensive when they are in school. It appears that verbal abuse is a problem very much exists in schools and used in equal proportion of both boys and girls to create a kind of power structure between the sexes but also within their own sex.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
language, verbal abuse, middle school
Keyword [sv]
Språk, verbala kränkningar, mellanstadiet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-2949OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-2949DiVA: diva2:284014
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(English)
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2010-01-07 Created: 2010-01-03 Last updated: 2010-01-07Bibliographically approved

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