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"Hur jag är, vare sig medvetet eller omedvetet, så påverkar jag och det är ju det som är grunden": En kvalitativ studie om att leda i arbetet med nationell värdegrund i äldreomsorg
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
"What I do, consciously or unconsciously, I affect and that is what is the basis" : A study of lead in the process of social service legislated value-base for elderly people. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this qualitative study is to understand how first-line managers lead their employees in the implementation of social service legislated value-base for elderly people. We wanted to understand what kind of leadership the managers used and how this leadership is formed by their acting space. Method: For this study is a qualitative method used. Trough semi-structured interviews, with 7 first-line managers, the empirical data were collected. Theory: For the analysis of the empirical data was Kurt Lewin’s three classic leadershipstyles used; the autocracy, the democracy and laissez-faire, and the theoretical concept of acting space. Result: The result of the study showed that the most common leader-style is the democracy style among the first-line managers. In the work with the social service legislated value-base for elderly people it is important to be a present leader that supports and include the employees in this work. However there are situations where the leader has to use an autocracy leader-style. The leadership is shaped by the acting space the first-line manager has. It can be affected by the organizational conditions like resources and the possibility of education for both the managers and the employees.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
valu base, first-line managers, employees, leadership, leadership-styles, acting space
Keyword [sv]
värdegrund, första linjens chef, medarbetare, ledarskap, ledarskapsstilar, handlingsutrymme
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-48967OAI: diva2:895162
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2016-01-25 Created: 2016-01-18 Last updated: 2016-01-25Bibliographically approved

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