Signe Mette Schrøder & Kathrine Beck-Bang

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


This paper examines the different situations in a family involving siblings and their relationships. The paper focuses on two families which both have a child with a psychological diagnosis. The diagnosis is either ADHD or Autism, which both will be further described in the paper. The paper takes as its starting point the view of our society as a diagnostic culture, meaning the society today has a discourse involving diagnosis as a legitimate explanation for behavioral difficulties that differs from the social norm. The motivation for writing this paper has its starting point in a text by Charlotte Jensen which explains the difficulties in having a child with a chronic illness, and how the siblings can be affected as well.
The method used for the papers gathering of empirical data is journal writing studies. The families completed journals regarding conflicts, challenges, and handling of situations, which was then coded by different themes for the analysis. The analysis is based on the empirical data and uses our theories to analyze the different situations. The interesting parts of the analysis engages in the parents handling of the children and in the social interactions and conflicts. Also, the paper analyzes how the children behave in correlation with each other and how this behavior can be viewed in regards of our theories. The discussion involves the term of Habitus which is introduced in regard to how the social societal structures can have an effect on the families individual habitus. The chapter also discusses both the parents and the childrens habitus in connection with how their habitus has or possibly will evolve from what we have analyzed. The paper concludes that the parents handling of the different situations had an impact on the children, and that the parents handle the children in different ways and with different outcome.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatPædagogik og Uddannelsesstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2017
Antal sider48
VejledereClaus Munch Drejer


  • Søskendeforhold
  • Diagnose
  • Håntering