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"Det är inte så enkelt...": En kvalitativ studie om socionomstudenters uppfattningar kring kön i relation till socialt arbete
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"It is not that simple..." : A qualitative study about social work students' perceptions about gender in relation to social work (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna kvalitativa uppsats har varit att utifrån ett genusvetenskapligt perspektiv studera socionomstudenters uppfattningar kring kön i relation till socialt arbete. Studiens övergripande syfte samt frågeställningar har besvarats genom att sex socionomstudenter har intervjuats inom ramen för två fokusgruppsintervjuer. De data som genererades har studerats dels utifrån genusordningens två grundläggande principer (könens isärhållande samt manligthetsnormen), dels utifrån begreppen homosocialitet, heteronorm och intersektionalitet. Uppsatsens huvudsakliga resultat synliggör att socionomstudenterna som deltog i studien gav uttryck för ambivalenta uppfattningar kring kön i relation till socialt arbete. Denna ambivalens synliggjordes då studenterna vid flertalet tillfällen betonade att det var individen snarare än dennes könstillhörighet som var relevant inom socialt arbete för att andra gånger ge intryck av att kön ändå kan spela/spelar roll. Då studenterna fokuserade sina uttalanden mot individen kom diskussioner bland annat att handla om hur kompetenser och behov bör ses som individuella snarare än könade oavsett om det gäller det sociala arbetets klientkontakt eller kollegiala samarbete. När studenternas samtal kom att påvisa att kön var av relevans talades det bland annat om kvinnliga och manliga egenskaper och att socialarbetares såväl som klienters könstillhörigheter kan inverka på det sociala arbetets praktik.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this qualitative essay has been to study social work students' perceptions about gender in relation to social work from a gender perspective. The overall aim and questions of this essay has been answered through the conduction of two focus group interviews in which six social work students participated. The analysis of the data generated from the interviews has been based partly on the gender orders two main principles (the pattern of segregation and the male norm), partly on the concepts of homosociality, intersectionality and the norm of heterosexuality. The essay's key findings reveals that the social work students who participated in the study expressed ambivalent perceptions of gender in relation to social work. This ambivalence was noticed as the students on several occasions stressed that the individual rather than her/his gender was relevant in social work while they, at other times, gave the impression that gender matters. When the students focused on the individual the discussion came to revolve around the fact that people's skills and needs should be seen as individual rather than gendered whether it has to do with client contact or collegial collaboration in social work. When the students' discussions on the other hand came to show that gender mattered the students for instance talked about properties of men and women and that social workers' as well as clients' gender may affect social work practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
Keyword [en]
gender, sex, social work, social work student
Keyword [sv]
genus, kön, socialt arbete, socionomstudent
National Category
Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32990OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-32990DiVA: diva2:730314
Subject / course
Socialt arbete
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Social Work (210 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2014-09-03 Created: 2014-06-27 Last updated: 2014-09-03Bibliographically approved

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