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Kommunikation, Motivation & Relationer: En kvalitativ studie om enhetschefers erfarenheter av ledarskapets inverkan på hälsan bland anställda
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Communication, motivation and relationships : A qualitative study of leadership influence on the health of employees from first line managers experiences (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to understand first line managers experiences of the impact leadership have on the health of employees. The study focuses on leadership behaviours and actions, experienced by first line managers working in elderly care, with either positive or negative outcomes on the employees health. To answer the purpose of the study a qualitative method was used and the data was collected through seven individual interviews. The analyse was conducted using theories of transformational, transactional and laissez-faire leadership. To enable a broader dimension to the study the concept of health-promotion leadership was also used in the analysis. The first line managers experiences showed that communication, motivation and relationships were important parts of a leadership that could affect the employees health both positive and negative. Overall a leaders communication should be clear and meaningful, a leader should motivate the employees by showing interest in their work and a leader should build a relationship with the employees that are based on equality.

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Keyword [en]
Leadership, health, employees, first line managers, elderly care
Keyword [sv]
Ledarskap, hälsa, anställda, enhetschefer, äldreomsorgen
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45268OAI: diva2:839075
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2015-07-02 Created: 2015-07-01 Last updated: 2015-07-02Bibliographically approved

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