The purpose of this project is to enlighten how two young adults with Asperger’s syndrome experience opportunities for participation in different social contexts.
The analysis gives an insight into the narrated story concerning the everyday life of two males, who are diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, and their explanation of how the diag-nosis is enabling them or limiting them regarding social contexts and relations.
The empirical material was collected through two separate qualitative interviews. The pro-ject's theoretical base is a critical psychological point of view, which especially is shown in the choice of theories, which we used to analyze the empirical material.
To explore the two interviewees’ opportunities for participation in everyday conduct, we take the same theoretical standpoint as Klaus Holzkamp in regards to the interviewees’ eve-ryday conduct of life and self-perception. Furthermore, Ole Dreier’s theory of participation across contexts and Charlotte Højholt’s theory of children’s participation in different social contexts, are used to enlighten how the interviewees’ participation is affected by their As-perger’s-diagnosis in different social contexts and relations.
The research and analysis reveal that the two interviewees perceive their opportunities of participation differently in different contexts, but also differently from each other.
A thing they have in common is how their ‘special interests’ are very important as a base for their participation in social relations with other people. Furthermore, after they were given their diagnosis, Asperger’s syndrome, they were both experiencing a broader range of possibilities in relation to developing their own self-perception and conduct of everyday life.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||26 maj 2017|
|Vejledere||Kasper Andreas Kristensen|