Ane Martine Tømmeraas
The project will explore connection with young adults who lost their best friend on Utøya, 22 July 2011, with a focus on gender differences.
Ane Martine Tømmeraas is a 5th year student at professional studies in psychology, UiB.
During fall 2020, Ane Martine will conduct a qualitative study based on the interview data from the Utøya project. Data will be analyzed using systematic text condensation. Postdoctoral fellow Iren Johnsen is the supervisor of the project.
Many hundreds of young adults lost a close friend on Utøya, 22 July 2011. The bond you have with your best friend fills other needs than connection to parents and family, especially in adolescence and the transition to adulthood where detachment and independence are important. How does it feel to lose your best friend during this period of life, and what important functions do you lose? Many of the interviewees spoke about loneliness and lack of understanding of the loss in their surroundings. Are there gender differences in how the loss of the best friend is experienced?
To explore connections with young adults who lost their best friend on Utøya, 22 July 2011, with a focus on gender differences. The project will result in a scientific article. The student will mainly work with analysis of the interviews, and writing the results section, but will also be involved in writing the rest of the article.