Mandlige Håndværkere og Sundhed

Alberte Bjerg Knudsen, Maria Leegaard Kofoed, Michala Zaremba & Peter Wictor Brygger

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The aim of this thesis was to examine how completely ordinary craftsmen understand the term health and in what way they manage their own health in their everyday life. To answer this question, we allied with three craftsmen who agreed on interviews based on photos tak-en by themselves followed by health related questions. In the Danish society there is an idea of craftsmen as being extremely unhealthy and careless about own health. That being despite all of the health related advice coming from the state. The way the media often present craftsmen in various programs is maybe the reason to why this idea still appear. We consider this idea with scepticism and therefore we have exam-ined, if this idea is true in three cases. Supported by theories from leading gender scientists and one health scientist we have ana-lysed the three craftsmen. The results showed that they all showed interest in own health, both on a mental and physical level. Based on our study, we can conclude that the idea that appear in the Danish society isn’t true in these cases. Because our study only includes three informants the result isn’t representa-tive for all craftsmen. Our study however indicates, that the idea of craftsmen as being un-healthy and careless about own health is just an idea created by the media and old prejudice in the society.

UddannelserSundhedsfremme og Sundhedsstrategier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato22 dec. 2015
VejledereKasper Andreas Kristensen


  • Håndværker
  • livskvalitet
  • mænd
  • sundhed