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Young carers in Sweden — A pilot study of care activities, view of caring, and psychological well‐being
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. (Forum för professionsforskning, DERG)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1325-9965
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5202-0722
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Sweden.
Lund University, Sweden.
2019 (English)In: Child & Family Social Work, ISSN 1356-7500, E-ISSN 1365-2206, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 292-300Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Children who have parents with any kind of illness may become young carers who take a responsibility not expected of children for household tasks, or personal or emotional care for parents and siblings. So far, little is known about children in Sweden who are at risk of becoming young carers. The aim of this article is therefore to explore the extent and impact of children's caring activities as reported in a pilot study by a sample of children in Sweden. A number of international questionnaires measuring the amount of caring activities, impact of caring, quality of life, and psychological well‐being were translated and combined into a survey. The pilot survey was completed by 30 children 10–18 years of age. Also, when completing the survey, the children were interviewed concerning their experiences of caregiving. The participants report on a group level emotional symptoms such as fear and nervousness above the clinical cut‐off value. They also rate a lower level of caring compared with findings from the United Kingdom, but they report a higher degree of negative impact of caring than young carers in the United Kingdom.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2019. Vol. 24, no 2, p. 292-300
Keywords [en]
care activities, child protection, impact of caring, psychological wellbeing, young carers, youth
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Social Work
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Social Sciences, Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79252DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12614ISI: 000466428700015Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85055089285OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-79252DiVA, id: diva2:1271869
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved

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