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Personlig Assistans: utifrån assistentens perspektiv
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Personal Assistants : from the assistant's perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

Personal assistants ' descriptions of their own professional role are usually removed for the benefit of users ' description of the profession. The purpose of this study is to investigate how the assistants perceive their profession by providing assistants a possibility to talk about their experiences of the profession. Data has been collected by twelve interviews with active working personal assistants aged 22-57 years. Assistants interviewed have different experiences and working with people with various disabilities. The method used is a qualitative method with a narrative analysis method, where the twelve interviews have been merged into four fictional stories. The theoretical basis used is the role of theory in which personal assistant may act according to different roles. The result shows that the assistants in our study enjoy their profession more than previous studies have shown. However, experience also assistants in this study to the status of the profession and salary is low.

Abstract [sv]

Personliga assistenters beskrivningar av sin egen yrkesroll glöms oftast bort till fördel för brukarnas beskrivning av yrket. Syftet med denna studie är därför att vi vill undersöka hur assistenterna uppfattar sitt yrke, genom att ge assistenter möjligheten att berätta om sina erfarenheter om yrket. Data har samlats in genom tolv intervjuer med aktivt arbetande personliga assistenter i åldrarna 22-57 år. Assistenterna som har intervjuats har olika erfarenheter och arbetar med människor med olika funktionshinder. Metoden som använts är en kvalitativ metod med en narrativ analysmetod, där de tolv intervjuerna har satts samman till fyra fiktiva berättelser. Den teoretiska utgångspunkt som använts är rollteori, då man som personlig assistent får agera utifrån olika roller. Resultatet visar att assistenterna i denna studie trivs bättre med sitt yrke än vad tidigare studier visat. Dock upplever även assistenterna i denna studie att statusen på yrket samt lönen är låg.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Personal assistants, LSS, disability, Independent Living
Keyword [sv]
Personlig assistans, LSS, Funktionshinder, Independent Living
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Social Sciences Social Sciences Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-7261OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-7261DiVA: diva2:352504
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-03-23 Created: 2010-09-21 Last updated: 2011-03-23Bibliographically approved

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