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Kvinnligt chefskap: En kvalitativ studie av socialarbterares förväntingar på kvinnliga chefer
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Female leadership : A qualitative study about social workers expectations of female managers (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to use a qualitative approach to get an understanding of what is expected of social workers targeted towards women managers in social services. Nine social workers were interviewed. The empirical data was then analyzed on the basis of gender theory. Respondents did not see their supervisor as a manager but more as a social worker with special tasks. Our empirical data indicates that there is a strong belief that men and women possess different properties. The social workers thought that men were likely to make a career and women were considered to work in the area of social care. It was considered to have a different leadership in social services than in other organizations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Female managers, female dominated workplaces, gender stereotypes
Keyword [sv]
Kvinnliga chefer, kvinnodominerade arbetsplatser, stereotyper om kön
National Category
Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23771OAI: diva2:600821
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-30 Created: 2013-01-26 Last updated: 2013-01-30Bibliographically approved

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