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"Jag är mer än en socialarbetare": En kvalitativ studie om yrkesrollens påverkan på socialarbetares privatliv
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to further Work-family conflict research for Social Workers by providing insight into what kind of impact the job role of social workers in Sweden has on their private lives and how they deal with it. The study operates from a qualitative approach and is based on three focus group-interviews and three semi-structured interviews with people working in different fields of social work. The empirical material has been analyzed through the Dramaturgical Perspective and Frame concept of Erving Goffman. The results of this study show that the job role impacts the psychological well-being of social workers, their family life and their social life to varying degrees, mainly due to organizational and client-based aspects, often resulting in role-conflicts and a lack of energy in their private lives. The primary strategies were found to be conversing with colleagues, spending time alone, embracing hobbies and having a clear understanding of individual responsibility. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
work-family, conflict, role-conflict, work, private life, social work, social worker
Keyword [sv]
socialarbetare, rollpåverkan, socialt arbete, yrkesroll, privat roll, rollkonflikt
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-28096OAI: diva2:640480
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-08-20 Created: 2013-08-13 Last updated: 2013-08-20Bibliographically approved

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