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Den psykosociala arbetsmiljöns betydelse för det sociala arbetet: En kvalitativ studie av socialsekreterares upplevelser
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The study aims to gain insight into how social workers perceive their psychosocial work environment and examine whether this effects the performance of their duties. The study mainly addresses the shortcomings of the psychosocial work environment of Social Services and the implications it entails for social workers health and wellbeing. The psychosocial work environment includes physical and psychological factors therefore the study's interpretive framework consists of organizational theoretical and social psychological concepts and previous research on the subject. We examined the organizational and social psychological connections to social workers perception of their work environment with a qualitative approach. The empirical data was collected through interviews with four social workers in a municipality in central Sweden using a semi-structured interview guide. The results led to the conclusions that challenge our preconceptions and gave us a nuanced perspective on social workers working conditions. The result of the study indicates that social service officials may not always be affected by adverse workplace conditions. Exceptions exist.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
the psychosocial work environment, social support, Social Workers work conditions, social service’s intentions
Keyword [sv]
psykosocial arbetsmiljö, socialt stöd, socialsekreterarens arbetsförutsättningar, socialtjänstens intentioner
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-30665OAI: diva2:645222
Subject / course
Socialt arbete
Available from: 2013-09-04 Created: 2013-09-03 Last updated: 2013-09-04Bibliographically approved

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