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The meaning of activity amongst women participating in a craft group in South Africa
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Betydelsen av aktivitet hos kvinnor som deltar i en hantverksgrupp i Sydafrika (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to describe the meaning of activity amongst women participating in a craft group in South Africa. A qualitative method was used to answer the aim of the study. Ten African women who live in townships outside Pretoria have been interviewed. The interviews were conducted with support by an interview guide containing semi-structured questions. All collected data were transcribed verbatim and analyzed with a qualitative content analysis, which resulted in two main categories each containing two sub-categories; 1) “Internal Values” containing “Taking part in a social activity” and “Gaining self – esteem through activity”, and 2) “External Values” containing “productivity” and “leisure”.

The categories within the Internal values contain descriptions from the participants that concern the meaning inside the person when participating in craft activities. The categories within External values contain descriptions that concern factors outside the person that have a meaning to the participants. This study showed that craft was of great importance for the participants in different areas, such as social network and personal development. The meaning of craft in Occupational Therapy needs to be further investigated and it would be interesting to conduct a similar study in Sweden.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna uppsats var att beskriva betydelsen av aktivitet hos en grupp kvinnor som deltar i en hantverksgrupp i Sydafrika. En kvalitativ metod användes för att besvara syftet med studien. Tio afrikanska kvinnor som bor i kåkstäder utanför Pretoria intervjuades. Intervjuerna genomfördes utifrån en utarbetad intervjuguide innehållande semistrukturerade frågor. Det insamlade datamaterialet analyserades utifrån en kvalitativ innehållsanalys, som utmynnade i två huvudkategorier med två underkategorier vardera; 1) ”Inre värden” som innehåller ”deltagande i en social aktivitet” och ”ökat självförtroende genom deltagande i aktivitet”, och 2). ”Yttre värden” som innehåller” ”produktivitet” och ”fritidsaktiviteter”. I kategorin Inre värden beskriver deltagarna meningen av att delta i hantverksaktiviteter med ett inifrånperspektiv. Kategorin Yttre värden innehåller beskrivningar som är meningsfulla utanför individen. Den här studien visar att hantverk hade stor betydelse för deltagarna inom flera olika områden som socialt nätverk och personlig utveckling. Betydelsen av hantverk inom arbetsterapi behöver studeras ytterligare och det vore intressant att genomföra en liknande studie i Sverige.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
South Africa, Leisure activities, Craft, Occupational Therapy
Keyword [sv]
Sydafrika, Fritidsaktiviteter, Hantverk, Arbetsterapi
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Occupational Therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-8962ISRN: ORU-HAK/ARB-GY-2010/0024-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-8962DiVA: diva2:283597
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Available from: 2010-10-25 Created: 2009-12-29 Last updated: 2010-10-25Bibliographically approved

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