: en kvalitativ studie ur barns perspektiv

Translated title of the thesis: Recess in school: a qualitatve study from the childrens perspective
  • Sanna Björup
  • Sofia Björup

Student thesis: Bachelor


The background to this study is based on current research about the health of children, social development and interplay. Childhood may be crucial to an individual’s future health. During this period of time school is an important arena that reaches most of the country’s children.  Previous research about children is mainly formed out of an adult perspective, and due to this the experience of the actual primary group may have been lost. Therefore, this study intended to illustrate the perspective of the children. The purpose of the study was to investigate the students’ own experiences of the recess in school with focus on the interplay between the students and to the adults. To answer the purpose of the study a method of a qualitative approach and focus group interviews were selected. A total of four focus groups composed out of 17 students were completed. The results of the study are presented under the main categories Social interaction in relation to adults as well as Play and solidarity between students. It shows the students experience of the recess in school and the interplay between the students and in relations to the adults. It appears that this period in life is a time for practice and learning methods for communication and social norms. It turns out that the presents of adults and the power to be able to affect your own situation both are important factors for the well being of the students. Based on the result a conclusion is compiled that motivates the importance of students possibility to affect their own situation and experience good health. The recess is important for the students and their well being. By making a health early among children a priority better presumptions for good health all through life is given.

Date of Award2020-Jul-21
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorMatilda Ahl (Supervisor) & Åsa Bringsén (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)


  • play
  • children
  • interplay
  • school
  • empowerment
  • recess
  • health
  • psychosocial environment

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