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Därför stannar vi kvar, trots allt: Faktorer som påverkar socialsekreterare att stanna kvar på arbetsplatsen
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract

Therefore, we remain, despite everything

Factors affecting social workers to remain in the workplace

 

 

 

In studies conducted in the social welfare a complex picture regarding the social workers' job situation. The work of the public authority is complex and place high demands on the individual social worker. Social workers has a complex worksituation at the same time as many of the social offices has a high staff turnover and many teams go understaffed. Both in Sweden and internationally, many social workers choose to change jobs or to completely leave the social services because of the tough work situation. However, there are the social workers who choose to remain in their jobs despite a heavy workload and staff turnover. In the light of the social service current work situation, the question which factors make the social worker chooses to remain in the workplace. In this qualitative study, 12 social workers who have choosed to remain in their workplace been interviewed and the answers were then interpreted from a hermeneutic approach. The result shows that the work situation is tough as a social worker and that there are several factors that individually and together have an influence on choosing to remain in the workplace. The work- and work groups importance in combination with good management within organizations and a clear, empathetic and competent leadership and support in various forms are factors that are crucial to remain in the workplace.  

 

 

Keywords: turnover, intention to quit, retention, social services, social workers, work conditions, satisfaction

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , p. 45
Keyword [en]
turnover, intention to quit, retention, social services, social workers, work conditions, satisfaction
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34030OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-34030DiVA, id: diva2:1051939
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Work Life Studies
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Available from: 2017-01-17 Created: 2016-12-05 Last updated: 2017-01-17Bibliographically approved

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