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"Det finns ingen tydlighet i exakt vad vi ska göra...": Skolkuratorers erfarenheter av samverkan med andra professioner inom elevhälsan
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
"There´s no clarity in exactly what we should do..." : School counselors´experience of collaboration with other professions in the student health team (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study has been to examine and analyze school counselors’ experience of collaboration with other professions in the student health team and the preconditions for their work. The study is based on qualitative semi-structured interviews with six elementary-, and two high school student counselors in a medium-sized town in Sweden. The theoretical approach being used is: role theory, theory of professions and theory about collaboration. The study´s result shows that the school counselors’ experience an unclarity in their job assignments and their role is often described as diffuse and vauge. Furthermore, the result also shows that personality, different perspectives, education, lack of time, resources and confidentiality is affecting their possibility to execute an independent professional social work in the student health team. This study also shows that the school counselors valuate collaboration. A opportunity that sometimes is being obstructed through the different perspectives as compared to the other professions in the student health team, and therefore affects their experience of collaboration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
Collaboration, job assignments, role of the school counselor, role theory, school counselors, student health, student health team, theory of professions, autonomy, independence
Keyword [sv]
Samverkan, arbetsuppgifter, yrkesroll, rollteori, skolkuratorer, elevhälsa, elevhälsoteam, professionsteori, autonomi, självständighet
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-37130OAI: diva2:748507
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2014-10-10 Created: 2014-09-19 Last updated: 2014-10-10Bibliographically approved

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