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"Att vara chef i hemtjänsten kan ibland vara som en rockkonsert": - En kvalitativ studie om enhetschefer i kommunal hemtjänst och deras upplevelse av sin yrkesroll, kraven och arbetsmotivationen
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"Being a head of home care can sometimes be like a rock concert" : - A qualitative study about middle managers in municipal home care and their experience of their professional role, requirements and work motivation (English)
Abstract [sv]

Med bakgrund av enhetschefer i äldreomsorgens komplexa yrkesroll har syftet med denna studie varit att undersöka enhetschefens upplevelse av yrkesrollen samt vilka krav och förväntningar som finns hur de upplevs och hanteras. Vad som motiverar enhetscheferna har också undersökts. Metoden som vi använde var en kvalitativ metod där vi genomförde sju semistrukturerade intervjuer med enhetschefer i kommunal hemtjänst. Vi utförde vår studie i en mindre kommun i södra Sverige. Empirin har analyserats med hjälp av tidigare forskning inom undersökningsområdet och utvalda teorier för ämnet. Resultatet visar att vår empiri i stora drag stämmer väl överens med tidigare forskning som bekräftar att yrkesrollen är komplex med mycket varierande arbetsuppgifter och att den innehåller krav och förväntningar från många olika håll. I likhet med tidigare forskning upplever även de enhetschefer vi undersökt, brister i vissa stödfunktioner, vilket också blivit det mest utmärkande i denna studie. Trots upplevda brister i stöd och hög arbetsbelastning visar samtliga enhetschefer i studien en positiv inställning till arbetet och uppger att de känner sig motiverade i sin yrkesroll.

Abstract [en]

With the background of middle managers in elderly care complex professional role, the purpose of this study has been to examine the middle manager's experience of the professional role, as well as what requirements and expectations exist and are experienced and how they are handled. What motivates the unit managers has also been investigated. The method we used was a qualitative method in which we conducted seven semi- structured interviews with unit managers in home care. We conducted our study in a small municipality in southern Sweden. The empirical work has been analyzed with the help of previous research in the research area and selected theories for the subject. The result shows that our empirical data broadly matches well with previous research that confirms that the professional role is complex with very varied work tasks and that it contains requirements and expectations from many different directions. Like previous research, it also fails here in some support functions for the middle managers, which has also become the most characteristic of this study. Despite shortcomings in support and high workload, all middle managers in the study show a positive attitude to the work and state that they feel motivated in their professional role.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 41
Keywords [en]
middle manager, leadership, motivation, elder care, social work
Keywords [sv]
enhetschef, ledarskap, motivation, äldreomsorg, socialt arbete
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39792OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-39792DiVA, id: diva2:1325709
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Social Work
Educational program
Work and Welfare, 180 credits
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Available from: 2019-06-17 Created: 2019-06-17 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved

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