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"Vadå förberedd?": En kvalitativ studie om socionomutbildningens betydelse inför arbetslivet inom socialtjänstens kärnområden
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"What do you mean prepared?" : A qualitative study about the meaning of social work education to meet the challenges of working life within the core areas in social work (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay is a qualitative study that explores the importance of social workers with different levels of work experience and their attributes to social work education, who meet the challenges of working life. The study made a comparison between social workers who have one to two years of work experience and five to ten years of work experience at the Social Service Centre in Kalmar. Semi-structured interviews have been used. The essay contains information about the regime New Public Management (NPM) that gives knowledge of how the public sector looks today, which gives a greater understanding of what the interviewees are faced with regarding their challenges in working life. Referring to previous research, it was found that a common occurrence within social education students is a feeling of being unprepared and feeling uncertain about future careers. The results gained from the study showed that the social workers with five to ten years of work experience use knowledge from education more in their everyday work, compared to the social workers with one to two years of work experience. Also the social workers with more work experience had gained an overall view of what social work is about, owing to the education. In the result, it was also found that all interviewees regardless of work experience felt that social work education should include more practice to prepare them for working life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 48
Keywords [en]
Social workers, social work education, work experience, NPM, Internship
Keywords [sv]
Socionom, socionomutbildningen, arbetslivserfarenhet, NPM, Praktik
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77598OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-77598DiVA, id: diva2:1246364
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Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
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2018-06-01, V156K, Stagneliusgatan 14, Kalmar, 11:35 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2019-02-05 Created: 2018-09-07 Last updated: 2019-02-05Bibliographically approved

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