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Coherent Triads: Observed Successful Collaboration in Youth Care
Lund University. (Kriminal- och socialvetenskapligt nätverk)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6151-0934
2015 (English)In: Creativity in Social Sciences. Proceedings of CIL 2015: Second Edition of International Conference of Humanities and Social Sciences - Creativity, Imaginary, Language. Ed. Claudiu Marian Bunăiaşu, Elena Rodica Opran, Dan Valeriu Voinea., 2015, 91-105 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Earlier research on collaboration shows that cooperation comprises problems and conflicts. The purpose of this study is to describe successful collaboration even if it unfolds during shorter interaction frequencies. In the article, interactive patterns involved in the construction of these phenomena will be analyzed. Forming the empirical basis for this study are 119 field observations of organized meetings and informal meetings before and after organized meetings, during visits to youth care institutions in Sweden, social services offices, and the Swedish National Board of Institutional Care. In this study, markers are used to define successful cooperation in the empirical material, so that actors who belong to at least three different categories will be identified. The professional actors can also shape a coherent triad with young people or parents in cases where past conflicts arise. When some professionals create a distance from other professional partners, conflicts can be erased so as to generate new conditions for coherence of the triad. Construction and reconstruction of collaboration success is an ongoing, interactive process. Presentation of the proper interaction moral is created and re-created during interactions and appears in the myriad everyday interactions.

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2015. 91-105 p.
Keyword [en]
collaboration, triad, moral, collaboration identity, triad coherence, field notes, field work
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Social Sciences; Social Sciences, Studies of Professions; Social Sciences, Work Life Studies; Social Sciences, Social Work; Social Sciences, Social Psychology; Social Sciences, Sociology; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences, Substance Abuse Treatment; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences, Special Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-48101ISBN: 978-606-11-4798-4OAI: diva2:878168
CIL 2015, International Conference of Humanities and Social Sciences - Creativity, Imaginary, Language, Craiova, Romania, May 15-16, 2015.
Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-07 Last updated: 2016-01-05Bibliographically approved

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