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Vad motiverar motiveraren?: En kvalitativ studie om kontaktmän på en kriminalvårdsanstalt
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The formation of the profession "contact acumen" has its explanation in the development of the 19th century prison and the transition of penalties and sanctions which went from being death- and corporal punishment oriented to become more treatment oriented. The role as contact acumen therefore entails a dual role, consisting of the roles as correctional officers as well as caregivers. The role as caregiver includes motivational work with the clients with the purpose to prevent recidivism.  The complexity of the dual role led us to this studies overall question: "what motivates contact acumen to motivate their clients?". The aim of the study was to investigate how various motivational factors affected contact acumen’s motivation and performance of tasks from their point of view. To answer the aim, we chose to do seven semi-structured interviews with contact acumen at a correctional institution. The result and the analysis highlighted several significant motivational factors. The factors that mainly increased the contact acumens motivation was a variety of tasks, feedback, trust and support between employees as well as working with the clients. The factors that mostly led to demotivation was schedules that led to lack of time for execution of tasks, unclear objectives and guidelines and lastly demotivated clients. The factors that mainly affected the execution of tasks were demotivated clients, lack of time for execution of tasks and unclear objectives and guidelines.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 44
Keywords [en]
Contact acumen, correctional institution, motivation, motivational factors, social work
Keywords [sv]
Kontaktman, kriminalvårdsanstalt, motivation, motiverande faktorer, socialt arbete
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-64932OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-64932DiVA, id: diva2:1106598
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Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
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Available from: 2017-06-21 Created: 2017-06-07 Last updated: 2017-06-21Bibliographically approved

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