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Ambassadörer inom tobaksprevention: en kvalitativ studie om peer education
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Ambassadors in Tobacco Prevention : a Qualitative Study on Peer Education (English)
Abstract [sv]

Inledning: I Länsstyrelsen Blekinges projekt TBU, som står för tobaksfria barn och unga i Blekinge, har ambassadörer från gymnasiet använts för att nå ut med information om tobak till ungdomar i högstadiet. Arbetet med ambassadörer relaterar till metoden peer education som innebär att jämlikar utbildar jämlikar. Att använda jämlikar som är lik målgruppen i exempelvis ålder eller erfarenheter innebär en annan inlärningssituation än den som sker mellan till exempel lärare och elev. Syfte: Syftet med studien var att undersöka ambassadörernas arbete med peer education som tobaksprevention samt hur ambassadörer kunde påverkas av arbetet som peer educators. Metod: Metoden som använts i studien är intervjuer med ambassadörer samt en fokusgruppsintervju med TBU:s projektgrupp. Det insamlade empiriska materialet analyserades genom innehållsanalys. Resultat: Resultatet visar att ambassadörerna hade, eller utvecklade, ett intresse för sitt arbete och en förmåga att kommunicera med sin målgrupp, vilket de även nämnde som viktiga delar i rollen som ambassadör. Ambassadörerna hade också påverkats av sitt arbete, bland annat i form av stärkta kommunikationsförmågor och ökad kunskap, vilket även ansågs bero till största del på att ambassadörerna fick genomgå en utbildning innehållande olika delar och perspektiv. Konklusion: Det viktigaste i ambassadörernas arbete för att förebygga tobaksbruket hos högstadieelever var den utbildning som ambassadörerna fick under den första veckan av sitt arbete. Vi föreslår därför att TBU utvecklar ett konkret underlag för utbildningen med tydliga metoder och mål som tar hänsyn till att utveckla ambassadörernas intresse för ämnet och kommunikationsförmågor. Fortsatta studier kan förslagsvis undersöka hur högstadieeleverna upplevde relationen mellan ambassadörerna och dem.

Abstract [en]

Introduction: In the project known as TBU, tobacco free adolescents in Blekinge, ambassadors in the ages 16-19 have been used for spreading information about tobacco to adolescents in the ages 13-15. This approach is related to the method peer education. The use of peers who are close in age or have similar experiences represents another way of learning than the more common situation between a teacher and a student. Objective: The objective of this study was to examine how ambassadors use peer education as tobacco prevention and how the ambassadors could be affected by their work as peer educators. Method: The methods used in this study were interviews with the ambassadors and a focus group interview with the project group of TBU. The material was analysed with a content analysis. Results: The results show that the ambassadors had, or had developed, an interest for their work and an ability to communicate with their target group, which they also stated as important parts of the role as an ambassador. The ambassadors had also been affected by their work. Their communication skills had been improved and they had had an increase in knowledge, which was thought to be a result of their education containing different parts and perspectives. Conclusion: The most important in the work of the ambassadors to prevent the use of tobacco in adolescents was the education the ambassadors had the first week of their work period. Therefore, we suggest that TBU develops a concrete material for the education with well- defined methods and targets which would aim to develop the ambassadors interest for the subject and their communication skills. Further studies could examine the relationship between students and ambassadors from the student's perspective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Peer education, tobacco prevention, peers, adolescents, identity, group, SOC
Keyword [sv]
Peer education, tobaksprevention, jämlikar, ungdomar, identitet, grupp, KASAM
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-17021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-17021DiVA: diva2:1121088
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Study Programme in Health Promotion and Education
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Available from: 2017-07-18 Created: 2017-07-09 Last updated: 2017-07-18Bibliographically approved

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