Følelser som analyseobjekt - en undersøgelse af elevers møde med 'den gode karakter' i gymnasiet

Kira Bak Lassen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


The thesis examines the phenomena ’feelings’ in regard to high school students. The thesis is qualitatively oriented and the analysis builds on interviews. The general principle is that feelings are embedded in social, cultural and material contexts, and thus cannot be comprehended as private entities belonging to the individual. The interest of recognition is dual; firstly, it centres on what a focus on feelings conveys about the life of high school students, and secondly, it deals with questions related to the ontological and epistemological character of feelings. Feelings are a complex object of study and the knowledge has been produced through an abductive approach, wherein theoretical and empirical resources have affected each other mutually. Based on this, the feelings of high school students in regard to ‘the good grade’ are examined. With concepts departing from affective theory and the sociology of emotions, it is demonstrated how feelings are intertwined with a range of cultural norms and ideals regulating the way in which the students experience and practice feelings. Central pointes address how individualistic norms, orientations towards the future as well as a focus on the positive in the existence enter emotional life and create divisions between good and bad feelings.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 jan. 2018
Antal sider747
VejledereMikka Nielsen


  • Følelsessociologi, affektteori, følelser og gymnasieelever, følelser i en social og kulturel kontekst, social kritik, metodiske udfordringer