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Att fastna i socialrullen: En kvalitativ studie om långvarigt försörjningsstödsberoende
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Sciences.
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Getting stuck in the welfare roll : A qualitative study of long-term income support dependency (English)
Abstract [en]

We have chosen to focus on the meaning of long-term income support dependency regarding health, goal setting and motivation for the recipient of economical aid. We have chosen to use semi structurized interviews to achieve our goal of reaching the clients experience of long-term income support dependency. The study consists of interviews of six clients whose answers have been analyzed through appliance of Kielhofner´s Model of human occupation, Scheff´s Shame in self and society.

   Our results show regarding, 1) the factor health that long-term income support dependency may elevate the risk of illness and less experienced options of possibilities to act. 2) regarding the factor goal setting, that goals may be inefficiently used during social work with long-term income support dependent clients and may result in a disorganized relationship between client and social worker in the sense of making the parties pull in opposite direction. 3) regarding the factor motivation, that long-term income support dependency and the living with the emotion of shame elevates the risk of maintaining a negative image of oneself that limits the willpower to assimilate new knowledge and/or skills. This also effects the clients belief in their own capacity to change their current negative situation. Which may impact the rate of success in motivational social work and the individuals own possibilities to live an independent life, free of income support. Throughout the study we have encountered the traces of shame as a social emotion and emphasize on the environments pressure for change and socialization. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Social work, Motivation, Health, Goal setting, Income support, Welfare roll, Long-term, Model of human occupation, Shame
Keyword [sv]
Socialt arbete, Motivation, Hälsa, Mål, Försörjningsstöd
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-2248OAI: diva2:630975
Educational program
Socionomprogrammet, inriktning mot etik och livsåskådning
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-06-20 Created: 2013-06-19 Last updated: 2016-01-19Bibliographically approved

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