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Kärlekens makt: En studie om hur kärleksförhållanden påverkar studiemotiverade tjejers identitet och attityd till skolan
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to explore how love relationship affects the identity and attitude towards school of study motivated girls in 17-18 years of age with the subsidiary purpose to get anidea of how the gender order is maintained in the relationship.

The study is based on theories of gender theory and identity theory, which concerns gender as aresult of actions and how the gender order is maintained. The identity theory is based as a choice toconvey different roles.

The study is founded on qualitative research interviews with six different girls, where the focus wasto learn about their own experiences of how the love relationship affects them.

The results were interpreted through a hermeneutic analysis.The results show that the love relationship affect informants' identity on self-perception, what roles they convey and the attitude towards school. It turned out that the informants' attitude towards school was dependent on their boyfriend´s attitude towards school.

The results also show that girls are highly involved in the process of maintaining the gender order in which they choose to manage their time according to their boyfriend's time, and has the role of the engaging and emotional in the relationship.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Attitude towards school, Gender, Girls, Identity, Love relationships, Study motivation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-3882OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-3882DiVA: diva2:353099
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2010-09-28 Created: 2010-09-23 Last updated: 2010-10-11Bibliographically approved

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