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Elevhälsan – främst förebyggande och hälsofrämjande…: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om skolkuratorers villkor att arbeta förebyggande
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
Student health – Mainly prevention and health promotion... : A qualitative interview study on school counsellors conditions to work preventive (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was, through qualitative interviews with school counsellors in Swedish primary schools, to study what the counsellors are experiencing condition their ability to work proactively according to the Swedish Education Act provisions on student health. During the study, six interviews with school counsellors who worked in the same suburbs, was conducted. The theoretical approach that was used is Michael Lipsky's theory of street-level bureaucrats and the term discretion. The overall outcome of the study was that the interviewed school counsellors felt that they did not have good opportunities to work preventively as the Education Act requires. The main reason for this was the school counsellor’s heavy workload. The results of the study were divided into three categories, which in turn were followed by several themes to highlight the conditions governing school counsellor’s opportunity to work preventatively.

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Keyword [en]
Prevention, school counsellors, working conditions, street-level bureaucracy, discretion, profession
Keyword [sv]
Förebyggande arbete, skolkuratorer, arbetsvillkor, gräsrotsbyråkrati, handlingsutrymme, yrkesroll
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-36024OAI: diva2:733525
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2014-07-10 Created: 2014-07-10 Last updated: 2014-07-10Bibliographically approved

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