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Är du redo att arbeta som socionom?: En kvantitativ studie om nuvarande och tidigare socionomstudenters upplevda kunskaper och förberedelser inför arbetslivet
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Behavioural Science and Social Work.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Behavioural Science and Social Work.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Are you ready to be a social worker? : A quantitative study about current and previous social work students’ knowledge and preparedness for work (English)
Abstract [sv]

Socionomprogrammet i Sverige är en generalistutbildning som ska ge förberedelser inför arbetslivet som socionom. Vi upplever att flertal socionomstudenter är fundersamma om deras kunskaper från och förberedelser i utbildningen är tillräckliga för att ta sig an arbetsuppgifter som socionomer. Studiens syfte är att undersöka nuvarande och tidigare socionomstudenters upplevelse av kunskap och förberedelse inför arbetslivet, kopplat till olika ämnesområden, samt undervisnings- och examinationsformer. Valet av kvantitativ metod och enkät som mätinstrument baserades på att vi ville nå ut till fler personer och få en större överblick av situationen. Studien genomfördes på Hälsohögskolan i Jönköping och populationen valdes ut genom ett strategiskt urval, utifrån studiens frågeställningar. 

Studien genomfördes i samarbete med socionomstudenter i termin 6 och socionomer som examinerades 2018. I resultatet framgår det att kunskap och förberedelse är sammankopplat, hög upplevd kunskap i ett område är kopplat till starkare känsla av förberedelse i ämnesområdet. Generellt är respondenterna neutrala eller lätt positiva kring sin förberedelse inför arbetslivet som socionom. Utmärkande var att VFUn ansågs vara det mest givande under hela utbildningen. 

Abstract [en]

The social work program in Sweden is a generalist education that will prepare students for social working tasks. Our experience is that a lot of social work students are questioning whether their knowledge and preparations from the social work program are enough to prepare them for employment as social workers. The aim of this study is to examine current social work students and newly graduated social workers experience of knowledge and preparedness to work. Different topic areas, form of teaching, and form of examinations are surveyed. Choosing quantitative methods and survey as our instrument, was based on the fact that we wanted to reach more people and get a larger overview of the situation. The study was conducted at School of Health and Welfare in Jönköping, the population was strategically selected based on its relevance of the study topic. 

The study was conducted with students attending their 6th semester and with social work students who graduated in 2018. Descriptive statistics were computed. The results reveal that knowledge and preparedness are connected, knowledge in one area is linked to preparedness to work with that area. Generally, the respondents are neutral or slightly positive about their preparedness to work. Periods on internship / working placement (VFU) was considered as the form of education that generated the strongest effect on preparedness out of the entire social work program. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 66
Keywords [en]
Social work, social workers, social work students, learning by doing, preparedness, knowledge, School of Health and Welfare in Jönköping.
Keywords [sv]
Socialt arbete, socionom, socionomstudenter, learning by doing, förberedelse, kunskap, Hälsohögskolan i Jönköping.
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-40678ISRN: JU-HHJ-SAA-1-20180101OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-40678DiVA, id: diva2:1222082
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HHJ, Social Work
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Available from: 2018-06-21 Created: 2018-06-20 Last updated: 2018-06-21Bibliographically approved

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