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"Det här skulle jag faktiskt inte kalla för våld på det viset": En kvalitativ studie om hur socialsekreterare upplever att de tolkar och handlar vid våld i nära relationer 
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"I wouldn't actually call this violence in that kind of way" : A qualitative study of how social workers perceive that they interpret and act on domestic violence (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis was to study how social workers in social services in several municipalities perceive that they interpret the concept of domestic violence and how they believe they would act when it comes to different types of domestic violence. The thesis has focused on three types of violence; physical, psychological and economical. Seven social workers were interviewed with a thematised interview guide and six vignettes. The theoretical perspectives applied in the analysis were the process of normalization and the continuum of violence. The results showed that the social workers did not interpret domestic violence unanimous, and they had different ideas of how they would act in the vignettes. To sum up, the study showed that the social workers found it easier to identify and define physical violence as domestic violence and they tended to more frequently suggest the couples in the vignettes to separate as well as to protect the victim of violence. In comparison to physical violence, the social workers found it more difficult to identify and interpret psychological and economical violence, and tended to suggest the couple to stay together and try family counselling.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Domestic violence, interpret, acting, social workers
Keyword [sv]
Våld i nära relationer, tolkning, handlande, socialsekreterare
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35028OAI: diva2:724039
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2014-06-12 Created: 2014-06-11 Last updated: 2014-06-12Bibliographically approved

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