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Konstruktionen av riskbedömningar: En studie om familjerättssocionomers beskrivningar om konstruktionen av riskbedömningar
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
The construction of risk assessments : A study of family social workers descriptions of the construction of risk assessments (English)
Abstract [en]

This studies aim was to understand and analyze how social workers in family law constructs risk assessments. Furthermore the study aimed to describe social workers in family laws perspective on the construction of risk assessment. To achieve the goals of this study qualitative interviews was used. In total six social workers was interviewed which all worked with family law in social services. To understand how the social workers constructed the risk assessments a theory from social constructivism was used, namely the institutional theory by Berger and Luckmann. The results show that the procedure of how the risk assessment was similarly executed, the social workers gathered information and then they weighted the information. Though there was a difference in how they gathered the information and how they weighted the information. The main discovery of this study is however that according to the informants the construction of a risk assessment is influenced by seven factors, and these factors could be located on three levels from individual to workplace and to the law and Socialstyrelse. Depending on which level the factor was located it made a difference on how the factor was incorporated to the construction of the risk assessment.

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Keyword [en]
social work, social worker, family law, risk assessment, social construction
Keyword [sv]
socialt arbete, socionom, familjerätt, riskbedömning, social konstruktion
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49418OAI: diva2:898806
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2016-02-01 Created: 2016-01-29 Last updated: 2016-02-01Bibliographically approved

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