"Det är här jag ska bygga mitt liv"
: en kvalitativ intervjustudie av flyktingars subjektiva integration i Kristianstads kommun

  • Michaela Folkesson
  • Nanette Nyström

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    The Government of Sweden has developed an integration proposal that aimed to work from an immigrant perspective- to an integration perspective. This proposal has its origins in the multicultural Sweden that has emerged, and thus find the tools and factors important in an integration process. The study had the purpose to investigate refugees subjective integration in Kristianstad. The study's intent was, through interviews, to identify factors that could work as a advantageously- but also difficulty in the informants' subjective process of integration. The theoretical basis of the study is SOC and the system theoretical perspective. The theories used in the analysis, as a possible understanding of the factors that the informants highlighted in their current subjective integration. The conclusion of the study is that the indicators for the study's informants integration are; participation, exclusion and lifechance. It is the overall concept they have linked to their own integration. SOC is then used as an understanding of the context in which the individual experience of a sense of coherence can be used as a perception of this minority group. The system theoretical perspective has been used to ensure the integration not only as refugees' own process, but more as a way to see and understand the social systems themselves. The systems in society may seem promotion for all individuals if the systems are interactive and open. Integration is thus in a different context than the one so common discursive problems; "we-and-them". Integration is a mutual process, and should be strived for of all population groups in the community, and responsibility should therefore not only put on to be integrated.

    Date of Award2016-Jun-30
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorOscar Andersson (Supervisor) & Petra Nilsson Lindström (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Health Promotion and Education

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology (30302)


    • exclusion
    • integration
    • life chances
    • participation
    • soc
    • subjective integration
    • system theory

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