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Olofsson, G., Johnsson, E. & Petersson, O. (2010). Comparing two established professional groups with two “pre-professions”: Paper to be presented at the 6th Interim Meeting of the European Sociological Association, Research Network 19 'Sociology of Professions'  Paris, 22-24 April 2010 Professions and professionalism in times of global economic crisis: - Changes and continuities.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparing two established professional groups with two “pre-professions”: Paper to be presented at the 6th Interim Meeting of the European Sociological Association, Research Network 19 'Sociology of Professions'  Paris, 22-24 April 2010 Professions and professionalism in times of global economic crisis: - Changes and continuities
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we will present data from a case study, including four occupations, which represent different levels of professionalism, in terms of their professional autonomy, their scientific-cognitive bases, and their degree of subordination to the logics of management and bureaucracy within the organisations where they perform their tasks. The occupations chosen are social workers, human resource management personnel (HRM), policemen and sport managers (CSM). Two of these are exclusively employed in the public sector (policemen and social workers) and two are employed mainly in the non-public sectors (HRM and CSM). Two groups are trained in well-established professional programs in the Swedish university system (social work and HRM) while the training of the other two (police and CSM) are new to the University system.

The aim of the study focuses on the dilemmas of professionalism linked to the processes of making different occupational groups more academic. We will discuss key aspects of these occupations within a framework of the structure of the Swedish Professional Landscape. We focus on the similarities and differences among them, shaped by their different levels of acquired professionalism, their control over occupational niches, their perceived identity as an occupation/profession and the character of the scientific-cognitive basis for each group.

The case study consists of the four occupations described above and is based on (small) surveys of students.  They participated in the study as a) students in the beginning of their studies, and as b) working in their different occupations after taken their degrees. As a complement to the surveys a number of in – depth interviews has been conducted focusing the experiences of being and becoming a professional.

Publisher
p. 28
National Category
Social Work Sociology Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology; Social Sciences, Social Work; Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-10120 (URN)
Projects
Bakgrund, studieval och arbetsmarknad för studenter i akademisk (yrkes)utbildning i Växjö 1970-2005
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note
Konferensen inställdes i sista stund.Available from: 2011-01-17 Created: 2011-01-17 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K. & Johnsson, E. (2009). Att förena teori och praktik i socionomutbildning. Växjö
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att förena teori och praktik i socionomutbildning
2009 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: , 2009. p. 65
Series
Rapportserie i socialt arbete: Växjö universitet, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap och socialt arbete, ISSN 1652-8573 ; 3
Keywords
teori, prakti, socionomutbildning
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-97 (URN)
Available from: 2010-03-16 Created: 2010-03-16 Last updated: 2011-04-19Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, E., Laanemets, L. & Svensson, K. (2009). Inledning (2ed.). In: Johnsson E, Laanemets L och Svensson K (Ed.), Narkotikamissbruk: Debatt, behandling och begrepp (pp. 13-19). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inledning
2009 (Swedish)In: Narkotikamissbruk: Debatt, behandling och begrepp / [ed] Johnsson E, Laanemets L och Svensson K, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2009, 2, p. 13-19Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2009 Edition: 2
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-7349 (URN)978-91-44-05212.0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-02-25 Created: 2010-02-25 Last updated: 2014-05-09Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, E. (2009). Narkotikamissbrukare, sociala band och vändpunkter (2ed.). In: Johnsson, Eva; Laanemets, Leili och Svensson Kerstin (Ed.), Narkotikamissbruk: Debatt, behandling och begrepp (pp. 54-65). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Narkotikamissbrukare, sociala band och vändpunkter
2009 (Swedish)In: Narkotikamissbruk: Debatt, behandling och begrepp / [ed] Johnsson, Eva; Laanemets, Leili och Svensson Kerstin, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2009, 2, p. 54-65Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2009 Edition: 2
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-7348 (URN)978-91-44-05212-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-02-25 Created: 2010-02-25 Last updated: 2019-01-28Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, E. & Laanemets, L. (2009). The "black box" in drug abuse treatment - organization, profession and the client. (1ed.). In: Jenner, Håkan & Segraeus, Vera (Ed.), Evidence and the Practical Knowledge in Substance Abuse Treatment.: -A basis för discussion (pp. 61-69). Växjö: Växjö university press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The "black box" in drug abuse treatment - organization, profession and the client.
2009 (English)In: Evidence and the Practical Knowledge in Substance Abuse Treatment.: -A basis för discussion / [ed] Jenner, Håkan & Segraeus, Vera, Växjö: Växjö university press , 2009, 1, p. 61-69Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Växjö university press, 2009 Edition: 1
Series
Acta Wexionensia, ISSN 1404-4307 ; 189/2009
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-7310 (URN)978-91-7636-684-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-02-24 Created: 2010-02-24 Last updated: 2014-05-09Bibliographically approved
Agevall, L., Fritzén, L., Johnsson, E. & Jonnergård, K. (2009). Tidens tand - att analysera förändringsprocesser i professionella grupper. In: : . Paper presented at Svenska nätverket för professionsforskning, Malmö.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tidens tand - att analysera förändringsprocesser i professionella grupper
2009 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-6403 (URN)
Conference
Svenska nätverket för professionsforskning, Malmö
Available from: 2009-12-14 Created: 2009-12-14 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, E., laanemets, l. & Kerstin, S. (2008). Den professionella blicken-bedömningar i socialt arbete.. Växjö: Växjö University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den professionella blicken-bedömningar i socialt arbete.
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Växjö University Press, 2008. p. 182
Series
Acta Wexionensia, ISSN 1404-4307 ; 161/2008
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-2589 (URN)978-91-7636-636-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2009-03-02 Created: 2009-03-02 Last updated: 2010-03-10Bibliographically approved
Svensson, K., Ulmestig, R. & Johnsson, E. (2008). Kommer man vidare om man går i cirkel?: Erfarenheter av och uppfattningar om Socioramacirklar, en arbetsmetod inom Sociorama Kronoberg. FOU Välfärd i Södra Småland
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kommer man vidare om man går i cirkel?: Erfarenheter av och uppfattningar om Socioramacirklar, en arbetsmetod inom Sociorama Kronoberg
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
FOU Välfärd i Södra Småland, 2008. p. 108
Keywords
"Forsknings cirkel", "Sociorama", Socioramacirkel", "Socialtjänst", "Kunskapsutveckling"
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-4182 (URN)
Available from: 2009-01-16 Created: 2009-01-16 Last updated: 2016-11-08Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, E. (2008). Social Work - a Profession in Change. In: Dilemmas of identity, New Public Management and Governance (pp. 173). Luleå University of technology Department of Human Work Sceinces Division of Social Work
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Work - a Profession in Change
2008 (English)In: Dilemmas of identity, New Public Management and Governance, Luleå University of technology Department of Human Work Sceinces Division of Social Work , 2008, p. 173-Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå University of technology Department of Human Work Sceinces Division of Social Work, 2008
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-4239 (URN)
Available from: 2009-03-02 Created: 2009-03-02 Last updated: 2010-03-10Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, E. (2007). "Is social work a changing profession?". In: Dilemmas of Identity, New Public Management and Governance, Luleå University of Technology. 11th International Research Conference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Is social work a changing profession?"
2007 (English)In: Dilemmas of Identity, New Public Management and Governance, Luleå University of Technology. 11th International Research Conference, 2007Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Dilemmas of Identity, New Public Management and Governance, 11th International Research Conference, Luleå Tekniska Universitet.

Eva Johnsson, Ph.Dr in Social Work, senior lecturer.

The School of Helath Sciences and Social Work

Växjö University, Sweden

Is Social Work a changing profession?

We have during the last decades seen an expansion of different kind of new management control devices in the social services such as quality assurance systems and different kind of “standards” or measurements like for example ASI (addiction severity index). This can on a societal level sees as an attempt to increase the transparency of professions in order to allow for public influence over and knowledge of professionals’ working process. This different kind of control-systems can also be seen as a threat to professions autonomy, their power and ability to make own evaluations and judgements in their every-day work (Abbot 1988). During the last years there has been an increased discussion in Social work about Evidence based knowledge and practice. The Swedish National Board for Health and Welfare provided financial support in several municipalities during 2002-2004 to increase knowledge and evidence based methods in the social services (Socialstyrelsen 2003, 2004. These phenomena, “Quality assurance programmes” and “Evidence based knowledge” are examples of increased governance over occupational professions (Hanlon 1999) and of processes connected to how these can claim their expertise and their legitimate area of discretionary judgement in a changing society.

The concept of professionalism has come to be an appealing concept for different kind of occupational groups. Evetts, Mieg & Felt (2006:111) claim that “professionalism is used as a discourse to promote and facilitate particular occupational changes in service organisations”. By doing so, new standards is utilised in order to bring occupational change and rationalisation, and to self-discipline worker in the conduct of their work (a.a). This dilemma for occupational professions; autonomy and vocational discretion on one hand and transparency on the other hand probably implies a changing professional identity and knowledge base.

In this paper I would like to discuss how professional identity in social work changes when new standards are implemented in the organisations. Do these processes of professionalism imply a re - or a de-professionalisation? The discussion will be based from experiences in Sociorama -a large-scale experimental program in developing knowledge in social work (Harnegård m. Fl 2005, Johnsson m. Fl 2005, Salonen 2005, Svensson & Johnsson 2006).

Keywords
"Social Work", "Profession"
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-2828 (URN)
Available from: 2007-12-17 Created: 2007-12-17 Last updated: 2010-03-09Bibliographically approved
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