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Male social workers experiences of gender baises: A study of gender biases within the social service in Gävle
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Social work.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Social work.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate how men in the social service in Gävle experience gender biases within the social work profession. We conducted a qualitative research with five male social workers that we interviewed regarding gender biases. The main result ended up under three themes which are client influence and reinforcement; work culture; and lastly the unconscious experience. The conclusion is that male social workers experience gender biases accordingly through three themes.

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2016. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender biases, expectations, assumptions, social service
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22814OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22814DiVA: diva2:1048962
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
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Available from: 2016-11-24 Created: 2016-11-22 Last updated: 2016-11-28Bibliographically approved

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