Looking into the box: Swedish social care managers make meaning of their work and role
2011 (English)In: Personal Construct Theory & Practice, ISSN 1613-5091, Vol. 8, 38-49 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper reports on a participative project where Swedish social care managers explored their work and their managerial role by means of repertory grid interviews and collegial reflection. The qualitative, phenomenological data analysis provides a multifaceted picture of what it means to be a social care manager, seen from the managers’ perspective. The results indicate that managers in this and other welfare organisations need to construe and re-construe their managerial role in order to balance the contrasting demands on their role, thereby accomplishing a personal equilibrium. The managers’ meaning-making process can be supported by constructivist techniques such as those used in this project.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 8, 38-49 p.
Social care, managerial roles, personal construct psychology, repertory grid interview, phenomenological analysis, participative research.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8942OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-8942DiVA: diva2:483894