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När otillräckligheten byter namn: Socialsekreterares medvetenhet om arbetsrelaterad stress och hur de hanterar den
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
When the inadequacies changes shape (English)
Abstract [en]

According to statistics, a significant increase in sickness has occurred in the public sector in recent decades in Sweden. Human therapeutic professions is the area where the illness is most prevalent. The purpose of this study was through a qualitative method and hermeneutic approaches explore how conscious six social workers in the social services are on stress and how they cope with it. Further it investigates and analyzes how these results affect their daily work.

One important result due to stress is that the social workers ability to treat their clients is impaired and they are less able to be empathetic. Inadequacy in the work environment leads to a sense of insufficiency by social workers, and a reduced quality of life. This despite the fact that they express a variety of coping strategies. The conclusion of the study shows that due to high demands, a lack of control over ones work and lack of support from management, social workers have a sense of inadequacy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 62 p.
Keyword [en]
Social worker, work related stress, psychosocial work environment, inadequacy, coping
Keyword [sv]
Socialsekreterare, arbetsrelaterad stress, psykosocial arbetsmiljön, otillräcklighet, coping
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-88239OAI: diva2:610693
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2014-01-23 Created: 2013-03-12 Last updated: 2014-01-23Bibliographically approved

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