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  • 1.
    Abrahamsson, Matilda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Gustafsson, Karin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Internet - en plats där du inte behöver vara annorlunda: En kvalitativ internetstudie om personer med Asperger syndrom, om svårigheter och möjligheter som de möter genom samhällets konstruktion.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is based on a qualitative internet research about people with Asperger syndrome and their thoughts and opinions about the difficulties that occurs in the environment outside the home and their experiences of Internet. We have analyzed Internets social influences for those with Asperger syndrome, as a consequence of the difficulties that they meet in other environments. The constructed communities in the environment outside the home and the social interaction that occurs there is not adjusted for those with the diagnosis. This leads to difficulties to be there for those with Asperger syndrome. By doing a content analysis of the assembled data from a community site on the Internet, we found out that the environment on Internet is more comfortable for those with the diagnosis in several ways. A lot of people who earlier felt alone and excluded has thanks to the Internet been able to develop a healthy social life.

  • 2.
    Adolfsson, Nilla
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Öberg, Ida
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    "Så länge det inte är till men för den unge": - En kvalitativ studie om samverkan mellan myndigheter och en frivilligorganisation gällande unga lagöverträdare i Kalmar kommun.2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to investigate how the authorities; Social Services, Police and the Office of public prosecutor co-operate with the voluntary organization; Unga KRIS in the matter of young offenders. The purpose was also to investigate the conditions, possibilities, vices and difficulties in the cooperation between the operators. This study was based on six semi-structured interviews with representative from all four operators. The empirical material has been analyzed through a new institutional theory which focuses on values and norms in an organization.

     

    The result of this study showed that there were a lot of conditions and possibilities too co-operate between the operators such as through personal contacts. Further the result illustrated a number of difficulties for example that the authorities’ different laws don’t connect. The result showed that there exist vices such as sporadic communication between the authorities and the voluntary organization; Unga KRIS.

  • 3.
    Ahlm, Johanna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Pettersson, Catrin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Organisering av arbetsträning: En kvalitativ studie om handledares syn på arbetsträningens organisering och arbetet med socialt utanförskap2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is about job training for people with psycho-social problems without income. The purpose with this sort of job training is to bring these people back to the regular labor market as well as the experience of having a job. In the labor market situation in Sweden today there’s no guarantee that the individual will return to the labor market after having undergone job training. The aim of this study is to understand how supervisors at job training activities experience that the organizations of the activities and resources affect their work. We shall also explore how the supervisors assess if the structure of the activity weaken or enhance the job trainees’ social exclusion. Our research questions are:    

     

    1. How are job training activities organized?

    2. How do the supervisors work with the job trainees’ social exclusion?

    3. How does the structure of the activity affect the supervisors’ discretion?

     

    We have in this study done interviews with supervisors. To understand our result we have used Hasenfelds (1983; 2010) and Lipskys (2010) theories about human service organizations and the discretion of street level bureaucrats.The result shows that the job training activities are organized in different ways. The supervisors work with the social exclusion by creating routines in the every-day life, a social network and increased self-confidence for the job trainees. The result also shows that all the supervisors experience a great discretion in their work but that this discretion is affected by external factors.

  • 4.
    Ahlström, Madeleine
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Puonti, Hanna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Att möta de osynliga: En kvalitativ studie om killar med självskadebeteende2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Author: Madeleine Ahlström and Hanna Puonti

    Title: To meet the invisible population - A qualitative study of men with deliberate self-injury [Att möta de osynliga - En kvalitativ studie om killar med självskadebeteende]

    Supervisor: Anders Östnäs

    Assessor: Jan Petersson

     

    This study aims to provide a picture of the underlying causes why men deliberately hurt themselves. It also aims to provide a picture revolving how men self-harm and what the direct effects are from their self-harm. The study describes their behaviour and how the behaviour has evolved over time. There is also a focus in the study to illustrate how society´s operative approach towards men makes their self-harm invisible, and make them an invisible population that neither the scientists nor the general population chooses to see. Self-injury is strongly associated with girls and their way of harming themselves. Men have been excluded from studies of self-injury, also have there been very few scientists that found them of interest to study.

     

    This is a study with a qualitative approach wich executed eight semi-structured interviews with men who have had a behavior of self-injury. The study takes on a hermeneutic approach to knowledge, to have the possibility to interpret in the analysis of the empirics. To analyse the data we have used a qualitative content analysis according to Graneheim and Lundman (2004). The results has been analysed by Antonovsky´s (2005) KASAM theory.

    The study has found that men have a self-injury that is multifaceted. The men in the study use different behaviours to manage various emotional factors that affect them. Deliberate self-injurious behaviours become a coping strategy for the men when they didn’t have other strategies to cope with when their faced difficulties.

  • 5.
    Ajeta, Vjosa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Hasselquist, Maja
    Mottagandet i särskolan: -En kvalitativ studie på vilka bedömningsgrnder två kommuner fattar beslut om elevers rätt till inskrivning i särskolan2012Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6.
    Albin, Björn
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Siwertsson, Christina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Svensson, Jan-Olof
    Informal care of the elderly in Sweden- Carers situation.2011In: Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review, ISSN 1178-5527, Vol. XXIII, no 1&2, p. 66-77Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Aldebert, Carl
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Jonsson, David
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Kampen om arbetslinjen: En diskursanalys av begreppets framställning och politiska innebörder under valåret 2010 i tidningarna Aftonbladet och Svenska Dagbladet2012Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The concept of the work-first principle (arbetslinjen) might be considered old, but still serves as the main principle as well as an instrument in the Swedish labour market and social policy today. The original idea was that work and willingness to work was to be rewarded, especially due to a common opposition against the passive receipt of grants. The general definition of work, today, is that it is something desirable that should be achieved and that unemployed primarily will be offered training or work rather than grants and subsidies. When the Moderate party re-launched themselves as Sweden's "workers' party of today", in the beginning of the 2000's, the concept was brought back into the spotlight. In the elections of 2006 and 2010, the labour market was widely debated and become a controversial issue, with the concept of the work-first principle playing a major role.

    The purpose of this thesis is to analyse and problematize how the concept was presented and explained in the nationwide newspapers Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet during the 2010 elections, this in order to increase the understanding of the concept’s contemporary definition and policy implications. This was done by analysing news articles, including articles from the debate and cultural sections, as well as editorials in afore mentioned newspapers, through a discourse analytical approach using the conceptual and analytical tools from both the discourse theory and the critical discourse analysis. The result of this thesis shows that the discourse is not primarily a matter of the work-first principle’s existence or nonexistence but rather how it should be defined and what to include. Other main result was that the common definition of the work-first principle and its content, during the election of 2010 (1 January - 19 September), was closely connected to the policy of the, ruling Alliance Government.

  • 8.
    Algotsson, Josefine
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Genus och etnicitet bland ungdomar och personal på boenden för ensamkommande asylsökande ungdomar: En kvalitativ studie om riktlinjer kontra praktik2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 9.
    Almerud, Amanda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Att bryta en kriminell livsstil: En kvalitativ undersökning av KRIS-medlemmars erfarenheter av att bryta med kriminalitet2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 10.
    Andersson, Annelie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Handlingsutrymme - ett byråkratiskt dilemma?: En kvalitativ undersökning om hur handläggare inom Försäkringskassans sjukförsäkringssystem samt socialtjänstens försörjningsstöd tolkar sitt handlingsutrymme.2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay shows how administrators in two different organizations are experiencing freedom of action in their work situation. The essay is made based on a qualitative method and interviews were used to implement the study. People chosen for this study are four administrators at a governmentagency - the Social Insurance agency, and four municipal officers from different Social service offices in southern Sweden. The theoretical framework consists of Weber's theory of bureaucracy, and his discussion of the legal authority. The analysis is designed as adiscussion of the parts that were especially prominent during the interviews. These parts were, for example, professional role, controland cooperation. The results show the complicated relationship that emerges when discussing the concept ofdiscretion. The experience of a wide discretion generally indicatesthe opposite, namely that it is regulated in different ways. The main reason for this appears to be extensive control functions andorganizational impact.

  • 11.
    Andersson, Caroline
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Behandlingsarbete med barn och ungdomar med diagnosen ADHD: En studie om fyra socionomers upplevelser och erfarenheter av arbetet med barn och ungdomar med diagnosen ADHD. 2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12.
    Andersson, Christina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Kontaktperson enligt LSS: En studie av normförekomst i rättstillämpningen av LSS2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to examine the occurence of norms in court cases regarding the Swedish law of support and service for disabled (Lag 1993:387 om stöd och service till vissa funktionshindrade) with the help of a discourse analysis method. More specifically its aim was to examine and identify norms in the different dictums/statements that were to be found in the court cases regarding the supportive institution "contact person" according to the Swedish law "LSS" with the help of a norm science approach. The aim was also to examine when the applicant was found to be entitled to a contact person according to the LSS-law. To be able to do this, the author studied thirty-four different court cases. In these cases six themes were found, that indicated the occurence of norms. The conclusion was that there were indeed norms occurring in the court cases, due to a normative legislation and therefore the interpretations of the legislation also become normative, but also due to the fact that judges and social workers incorporate their own internalized societal norms in their judgements.

  • 13.
    Andersson, Evelina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Tills döden eller äldreomsorgen skiljer oss åt: En studie om äldre personers upplevelse av att separera från sin partner på grund av att han eller hon blir beviljad ett särskilt boende.2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Elderly couples have a right to live together. On June 1st 2006 the Swedish government extended couples’ rights, granting special consideration to elderly partners to enable them to receive care in the same home. But what happens if only one of them is eligible for care? This paper has studied how elderly couples were affected in situations where one partner was unable to continue living at home, and what measures could be taken to improve their situation. The study focused on the user’s perspective and the gender perspective of grief when separating. It was based on a qualitative method through six qualitative, semi-structured interviews. The interviewees were between the ages of 72 and 88 with relationships lasting between 63 and 72 years, with one to ten years of living apart while their partner received care. The paper looked at five recent studies in the field and used the crisis and development theory of Johan Cullberg as well as Steinar Ekvik’s theory of male and female grief as its theoretical framework. The results showed that all interviewees were deeply moved by the departure of their partner, and that the separation induced feelings of loneliness and guilt, but also a sense of relief. The study also showed that several of the interviewees lacked professional emotional support when separating. The expression of grief differed between men and women, which could be attributed to the expectations inherent in gender roles. All the interviewees expressed a wish to one day move back in with their partner, with some interviewees helped by a more active social life, good connections to friends and family, andthe hope of one day resuming life with their spouse.

  • 14.
    Andersson, Frida Maria
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Våld och hot om våld inom socialt arbete: - en studie om fem socialarbetares upplevelser och förståelse av våld och hot om våld från brukare2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to understand how social workers perceive and understand violence and threats of violence from clients, and how it effect their working environment. It seems that the respondents understand the violence and threats of violence from clients as a result of the clients background problems, vulnerability, dependency and from “the reason" that the client is currently in the contact with the organization. How respondents interpret the client´s behaviour based on the above-mentioned factors, seem to determine how the respondents perceive and define the violence and threats of violence by clients directed against them. Interestingly enough, although all respondents in the study experienced violence and threats of violence from clients, none of them perceived themselves as exposed at work. The answer to this is consensual. The respondents argue that they “knew what they got into" and thus violence and threats of violence from clients can be considered as part of the work, that the social workers must be aware of in order to work within the organization.

     

    A further aim of this study was to examine how the social workers views the matter of who’s responsible for the threats and violent incidents and how to "best" encounter the violence and threats of violence within the organization. The respondents argue that it is when the social workers communicate in a wrong way, use their power or give "bad decisions" to the clients that most threats and violent incidents occur. The role that the respondents construct for themselves can be understood as they need to ,in their professional role "withstand a little bit" of violence and threats of violence from clients. The respondents then becomes mainly responsible for the threats and violent incidents, because they communicated in a wrong way, used the "unnecessary" exercise of power, or gave "bad decisions" to clients. The clients responsibility is then reduced due to the fact that the client merely reacts to how the respondent acted towards the client. The key element in the prevention of violence and threats of violence seems to be the way the respondents builds relations to the client. However, it also appears that the respondents expect a certain amount of violence and threats of violence from clients. Violence and threats of violence therefore run the risk of becoming something that the respondents get used to and sometimes expect, and something that they to some extent can protect themselves from, but never fully avoid or prevent.

  • 15.
    Andersson, Johanna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Nilsson, Emely
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    "Det ska inte vara lätt att knarka": En studie om sprututbyte och svensk narkotikapolitik.2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The drug treatment staff attitude towards needle exchange is what investigates in this study. The aim of this study is to see what’s affecting the standpoints in the needle exchange issue and also to investigate if the needle exchange is compatible with Swedish drug policy. The study has a qualitative approach and it’s based on eight semi-structured interviews with drug treatment staff. To analyze the empirical material we’ve used Berger and Luckmanns social construction theory, the theoretical concept profession socialization and the four ethical principles: autonomy principle, goodness maximization principle, harm minimization principle and the principle of justice.

    The result of this study shows that drug treatment staffs are negative to needle exchange efficacy. They don’t believe that needle exchange is compatible with Swedish drug policy which strives for a drug free society. The drug treatment staffs are worried about that harm reduction interventions, such as needle exchange, will lead to a liberalized drug policy and that drug use will be legitimized. They fear that the drug policy will be weakened with harm reduction. The results illustrate that there are numerous factors that influence staff attitudes towards needle exchange, these are profession socialization, workplace, organization, context, the current drug policy as well as knowledgeable of the needle exchange.

    Keywords: Needle exchange, Injection drug users, Drug treatment staff, Harm reduction and Swedish drug policy.

  • 16.
    Antblad, Marita
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Karlsson, Marie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    24 - timmars ungdomar: ständig uppkoppling och stress?2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to understand what the professionals experiences are of stressed youth. We did a qualitative study with interviewing three school nurses, one welfare officer and two recreation leaders. Research is saying that stress is increasing among the youth and that girls are more stressed than boys. It also says that medium is a big consequent for that (ex. Brun M. Sundblad, 2006). In our study we found out that the professionals thought the same thing and they meant that Internet and mobile telephones was the biggest problem for being stressed. We analysed the results with the help of Giddens (2007), Frank (2009) and Marmot (2006) theories. Giddens (2007) is saying that our society is changing and that we are becoming more self-centred individuals. He also says that our society is moving very fast and that the communications and information is spreading fast all over our world. Frank (2009) means that people are always comparing them self’s with people around them. It is the rich groups that are increasing the consumption in our society, not medium. Marmot (2006) is saying that people’s health has a big deal to do with if you are living among the same kind of people, with the same amount of  material welfare or not. If you have a lot of money and lives on a street with the same kind of people, you’re health will be better, then if it would be big differences among you. These aspects was something that we found out during our study, which the professionals did not mention, they blamed the medium for allot of the stress.

  • 17.
    Arnesson, Lena
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Dennerporth, Giedre
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Ett barn som alla andra?: En intervjustudie om familjehemsföräldrars uppfattningar om etnicitet2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 18.
    Axelsson, Rickard
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Johansson, Alexandra
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Stress i omsorgens vardag: Personliga assistenters och boendestödjares upplevelser och hantering av stress, samt hur deras stress kan påverka brukarrelationen.2012Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of our study was to examine personal assistants and group home assistants experiences of stress at work, how they cope with stress and how it affects the relationship with the care recipient. The study is made out of a qualitative frame and based on interviews with two personal assistants and four group home assistants. Our theoretical perspectives consist of Aaron Antonovsky’s SOC theory, Richard Lazarus theory about coping and also sociologist Johan Asplund’s theory about social interaction. The result indicates that the experiences of stress are individual and varied among the participants while the presence of stress at work is a shared apprehension. The Main reasons for the emergence of stress are related to workload, diffuse information, work-tasks and staff exchange. Coping-strategies that are used to reduce the experiences of stress are spread between both problem-focused coping and emotion-focused coping while the latter is more frequently applied. Social Support has a vital part in the staff’s management of stress. Colleagues, supervisors and other people in their close environment are presented as important resources.  Our final conclusion is that stress has an impact on the relationship with the recipient of care because of the close interaction they have with each other. The close interaction with the recipient of care may however itself be a powerful stress factor due to the fact that the work itself is characterized by close interaction and it would be an impossibility to not be affected by it.

  • 19.
    Axetun, Karin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Rydberg Nilsson, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Diakoni och välfärd.: En kvalitativ studie om relationen mellan diakoni och socialt arbete.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study discloses the responsibility of social work for the Swedish welfare state respective deacons in the Swedish protestant church, which roll the Swedish protestant church have in the existent welfare and also if deacons experience any expectations and how these expectations in that case are expressed.The aim of this study was to investigate the relationbetween deacons working within the Swedish protestant church and social work, as it appears for professional deacons. The method of investigating the questions raised by the aim of this study has been qualitative analysis of answers derived from six deacons working in different workplaces. The data derived from these interviews was then analysed through the theory of Gösta Esping-Andersen about welfare states and also through background research and earlier science research about the social work within the Swedish protestant church and other social work. The result of the study show that the welfare state in Sweden has the comprehensive responsibility for the citizens. Deacons working within the Swedish protestant church does not have the same responsibility. Instead deacons usually provided the supplementary social work as regarding existential questions. Different conditions, for example laws and regulations is something that is different regarding the social work that deacons and other authorities in the society performs. Our study also shows that sometimes when the official welfare is insufficient the deacons partly can fill up for this. The deacons in our study experience that there are high expectations from the people in society regarding the social work that deacons performs. There are also expectations from other performers of social work in the welfare as well as from the church itself, although these look a little bit different and are not as clear and explicit. The problem with the expectations is that they are not always realistic which depends on relatively bad knowledge about the social work the deacons perform. When the social work that deacons perform is within the church characterized by Christian ethos a result can be that in meeting with other social work a tension arise which leads to challenges for the different performers of social work.

  • 20.
    Bengtsson, Kim
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Andersson, Camilla
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    ”Det är för barnens bästa som vi gör det…”: En kvalitativ studie om kriminalvårdens anmälningsskyldighet vid misstanke att barn far illa2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Employees of the criminal correctional system have a duty to notify social services if they suspect that children are exposed to maltreatment, according to Chapter 14, § 1 SoL. Despite the obligation to report, studies show that this is not done at all times. The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze how the criminal correctional system in Kalmar looks at notification if they suspect that children are exposed to maltreatment. To examine this, we used qualitative research method based on semi-structuring interviews; these were carried out with six employees, working in the criminal correctional system. The answers that emerged during the interviews have been analyzed using Yeheskel Hasenfeld theory of human services organizations, and trough previous research. The results of this study show that the level of knowledge has improved recently and it is not always certain that issues are reported.

  • 21.
    Bengtsson-Verde, Ulrika
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, The University Administration.
    Carlsson, Lena
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Gustafsson, Birgitta E.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Koblanck, Henriette
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, School of Design.
    Lundin, Mattias
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Mattsson, Tina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Montesino, Norma
    Nilsson, Karl-Axel
    Rosenqvist, Johanna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    En metod för kvalitetssäkring och utvecklinggenom granskning av examensarbeten: avrapportering av pilotprojekt vid Linnéuniversitetet2011Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 22.
    Bergcrona, Lou
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Jonsson, Sofie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Från behov till bistånd: Ett genusperspektiv på äldreomsorgens handläggningsprocess2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 23.
    Bergenholtz, Mia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Det som är bra är samtidigt dåligt: En kvalitativ studie om hur socialsekreterare upplever sin arbetssituation i en specialiserad verksamhet2011Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 24.
    Berggren, Lars
    et al.
    Lunds universitet.
    Greiff, MatsMalmö Högskola.Johansson, JesperLinnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.Svanberg, JohanStockholms universitet.Thor, MalinMalmö Högskola.
    Samhällshistoria i fokus: En festskrift till Lars Olsson om arbete, migration och kultur.2010Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Bergman, Ann-Sofie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Lämpliga eller olämpliga hem?: Fosterbarnsvård och fosterhemskontroll under 1900-talet2011Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis is about foster family care in Sweden during the 20th century. In the beginning of the century many children lived in foster homes. Because of the law regulating state child care passed in 1926, children’s welfare boards were established in the municipalities. These boards were responsible for placing children with foster parents and for supervising foster homes. It was required of foster parents and foster homes to be suitable in order to be allowed to take care of a foster child. What was then meant by the term suitability? This was not clearly expressed; in the assessment of suitability there was room for discretion. The overall aim of this study is to describe and analyse dominant conceptions of what has been characterized as suitable foster homes and foster parents, through the examination of the child welfare practice. The study also deals with power as an essential aspect of how suitability is determined, as well as with the supervision of foster homes. Via a long-term analysis of foster care it is possible to describe patterns and trends, continuity and change over time. The study focused mainly on the children’s welfare board in the municipality of Växjö, and was also put into a broader context of foster care inspections in the county of Kronoberg and the debate on foster care in Swedish journals. Key concepts for this analysis have been discourse, professionalization, power relations, the clinical gaze, class, gender, normality and control.

    The discourse around the suitability of foster homes and foster parents changed during the 20th century. The greatest change took place in the early 1970s, when foster care began to be described in terms of treatment. This shift can mainly be understood in the context of: changes in what problems led to placement; deinstitutionalization; professionalization; along with the influences of psychology and psychiatry on social work. Focus shifted over time from material needs and physical health to social and mental health. However, the discourse also includes elements of continuity. The focus on foster mothers in the inspectors’ examinations and assessments has been persistent and strong, despite great social changes. The norm that foster children should grow up in a nuclear family has prevailed, and it grew even stronger over time. Sometimes conflicts arose between various actors in the foster care practice, due to differing opinions on what was suitable or unsuitable. When deciding upon this issue there could be negotiations or disputes between the involved children, their parents, foster parents and inspectors. Problems in the foster homes which captured the attention of the board, could lead to increased control or to the children’s relocation. Throughout the previous century there has been criticism regarding insufficient control. The idea that supervision should not only serve as control, but also as support has also been advanced. The focus on the inspector’s supporting role was strengthened over time during the century. 

  • 26.
    Bergman, Ann-Sofie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    När föräldrarna inte räcker till: anlitade och lämpliga fosterhem under 1900-talet2012In: Barn, ISSN 0800-1669, no 4, p. 89-107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In all times and in all societies, there have been children who for various reasons have not been able to grow up with their biological parents. The solutions to this problem have varied; in Sweden most of these children have been placed in foster care. Due to a law regulating state child-care passed in 1926, children’s welfare boards were established in the municipalities. These boards were responsible for placing children with foster parents and for supervising foster homes. Foster parents were required to be suitable. This article focuses on who were contracted as foster parents during the 20th century. The study is based on textual analysis of child welfare practices. The study shows that the children’s welfare board increasingly had ambitions to place children in family constellations that were considered to be ”normal” and ”natural”, in order to contribute to normalization. Foster parents should preferably be married couples. They were expected to be neither too old nor too young. In the middle of the century foster parents from the middle-class were over-represented. In the 1970s there was a shift in who were contracted. For example, placements with relatives became less frequent. There were new demands on the foster parents’ suitability. Previous experience of children was desirable. Some foster parents began to be described as some kind of experts and their homes in terms of treatment.

  • 27.
    Bergman, Ann-Sofie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Johansson, Mairon
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Utvärdering av projektet "Hela arbetslivet": Om kompetens, hälsa och ledarskap2012Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 28.
    Berndtsson, Maj-Gun
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    "Ur djupet" från Linnéuniversitetet i Växjö: En socialpsykologisk studie av en psykosocial arbetsplatsmiljö under tre decennier2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning

    Uppsatsen är en socialpsykologisk studie med syfte att försöka tolka och förstå några personers berättelser om hur deras psykosociala arbetsmiljö formats, förändrats och utvecklats vid lärosätet i Växjö som varit deras arbetsplats under närmare trettiofem års tid inom vilken det skett två stora organisationsförändringar dels vid bildandet av Växjö universitet och dels fusionen med Högskolan i Kalmar och bildandet av Linnéuniversitetet. Jag var intresserad att få veta något om deras upplevelser av att arbeta inom de tre organisationerna samt erfarenheter av de båda organisationsförändringarna.

    I studien redovisas vad som framkommit ur berättelser från fyra personer med en mycket lång anställningstid och som dessutom är mycket respekterade och har hög kompetens inom sina områden vilket enligt min bedömning, kan symbolisera något av trygga ankare inom universitetet. Upplevelsen av att arbeta inom Högskolan i Växjö 1977-1998 beskrivs av samtliga respondenter som en positiv tid.  Av intervjusvaren framgår en samstämmighet som enligt min tolkning innebar en demokratisk anda och mycket bra ledarskap. Upplevelsen av att arbeta inom Växjö Universitet 1999-2009, beskrivs inte lika samstämmigt som föregående.  Det framkommer åsikter som att det innovativa övergick till mer byråkratisk ordning och att man byggde på det som redan var och det som tillkom var forskningen.

    Den psykosociala arbetsmiljön inom  Linnéuniversitetet 2010 fram till våren 2012 beskrivs av merparten av respondenterna som stram hierarki, rätt utbildning är viktigt, alienation, osäkerhet, bekymmer, frågetecken, likgiltighet, passivitet, kulturkrock och personalflykt samt avsaknad av ledarskap. Fusionen ses inte helt negativt av alla men det finns ändå en oro över medarbetare som inte känner sig delaktiga, känner sig utanför, mår dåligt eller väljer att sluta.

     

  • 29.
    Berntsson, Anneli
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Mellbin, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Working 9 to 5: En studie om ungdomsarbetslöshet2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien var att förstå hur ungdomar ser på deras arbetslöshet utifrån begränsingar och möjligheter. Vi tar upp att arbetslöshet kan leda till utanförskap från samhället. De senaste årtiondena har vi gått från ett kollektivt samhälle till ett individualiserat samhälle. Detta ger individer mer rättigheter men också skyldigheter. I Sverige är arbetslöheten hög för ungdomar och det finns politiska åtgärder för att motverka arbetslösheten. Det forskare diskuterar i sina studier kring politska åtgärder utgår vi ifrån i vår studie. Vi gjorde en kvalitativ intervju och intervjuade åtta ungdomar i åldrarna 18 - 25, av båda könen och olika etnisk bakgrund. Samtliga respondenter bor i södra Sverige och är inskrivna vid en arbetsförmedling. Vi analyserade materialet ufrån Pierre Bourdies begrepp om habitus, fält och kapital. Kapital kan beskrivas genom att ha ett starkt nätverk, utbildning eller ekonomiska resurser. Om ungdomarna är har en eller flera av dessa kapital så ökar chanserna till att nå ett arbete. Efter att ha analyserat det insamlade materialet kom vi fram till att respondenterna ansåg att de flesta begränsningarna berodde på yttre faktorer medan möjligheterna till att nå ett arbete gick att finna i de inre faktorerna.

  • 30.
    Berntsson, Camilla
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Kommunernas arbete med anhörigstöd inom äldreomsorgen2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 31.
    Besirevic, Lana
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Att leda en vilsen människa tillbaka till livet: En kvalitativ studie om stödpersoners egna syn på sitt stödpersonsuppdrag inom psykiatrins tvångsvård2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 32.
    Betelid, Erika
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Egestrand, Carolina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Barnets bästa: en studie i hur domstolen avgör frågor om umgänge när det har förekommit våld i familjen2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In many of the disputes concerning custody, residence and visitation determined by the court, some form of violence has been performed. The consequence of a child who has witnessed violence in their homes is a problem that is sometimes overlooked. It is not unusual that the violence will continue even after a separation. The law shows that the child´s need of both parents is to be met. This has according to previous studies resulted in the fact that courts do not always see visitation with a violent parent as a risk for the child. This is the reason why we wanted to investigate this further. The aim of our study was to examine and describe how courts argue for decisions regarding a child's contact with a parent who is suspected of having used violence in the family, based on current laws. The method of the study was document analysis and the material consisted of ten Swedish court cases from the years 2010 and 2011. The starting point of the analysis was the sociology of childhood together with the concepts “child’s perspective” and “the perspective of the child”. The court cases were analyzed on basis of the law, our analytical framework and previous research. Our study shows that the court considers it important for the child with a near and well contact with both parents. The results also show that the will of the child not seems as important to take into account as the child’s best interests or the risk that the child gets hurt.

  • 33.
    Björndahl, Hanna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Bäckström, Hanna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Emotionellt socialt arbete: En studie av professionellas former för och hantering av känslor och upplevelser i arbetet med unga tjejer med självskadebeteende2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study elucidates the feelings and the experiences by working with the complex of problems of self-injurious behaviour, of six professionals. The purpose with this study has been to examine the feelings and the experiences of the professionals, coming up when they meet and treat young girls with self-injurious behaviour. The empirical basis of this study is built on interviews of six female professionals, working in the County of Kalmar. The statements of the informants were analyzed out of Goffman’s Role Theory and the norm perspective on social behaviour. Through the interviews we saw that the professionals act out of the rolls that they are expected to. There are expectations from the colleagues, from the clients and from the community that every professional handles in an individual manner. The way they handle the problematic situations varies between persons and depends on the character of the circumstances. The result shows that the work of the professionals arouses many feelings. It varies what kind of feelings they experiences but they do feel fear, powerlessness, sadness, happiness and most of all frustration. They handle their feelings through tutorial, support from the co-workers and through reflection.

  • 34.
    Blomberg, Barbro
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Järkestig Berggren, Ulrika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Bergbäck, Ewa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Organisering av pedagogiskt stöd i högre utbildning: En studie om studenter med funktionsnedsättningar och deras erfarenheter av högre utbildning i Sverige, Tjeckien och USA2013Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Access to higher education is an issue of human rights, since higher education often is a pre-requisite for obtaining paid work for persons with disabilities. This study examines higher education and accommodations aimed at promoting an accessible education from the view of students with disabilities, arising out of a comparative analysis of interviews with students in Sweden, The Czech Republic and the US. The aim of the study was to explore students´ perspectives on their participation in higher education, the supporting system and the meaning of the concept of an accessible education. The study was conducted at two universities in Sweden and the CzechRepublic and one university in the USA. Overall 48 students were interviewed about their experiences. Interviews were also conducted with six coordinators at the five universities. Major differences appeared in the organization of and eligibility for support in the different countries. One example is to what extent support relies on individualized accommodations or on general accessibility.  Although differences are obvious in policy as well as practice, the findings also show that students share some experiences of being in higher education. A shared experience among student is the decisive relationship with the teacher. Teachers are viewed as the core of the academic education which can either take a supportive and facilitating role or preclude all possibilities of an education. Furthermore, the findings indicate a gap between policy and practice that opens for a discussion on the meaning of accessibility in higher education.

  • 35.
    Blomberg, Staffan
    et al.
    Lund university.
    Petersson, Jan
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    När en ny organisationsmodell blir vardag: spridningen av specialiserad biståndshandläggning inom den kommunala äldreomsorgen och vad som hände sedan2011In: Socionomen Forskningssupplement, ISSN 0283-1929, no 29, p. 20-32Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Blomberg, Staffan
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Petersson, Jan
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    The increasing importance of administrative practices in the shaping of of the welfare state2010In: Social Work & Society, ISSN 1613-8953, E-ISSN 1613-8953, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 70-81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article we analyse changes in the Swedish welfare state through the example of the municipal social care services for older persons. It is shown that one can trace a transformation to three different processes (layers) of change. When looked upon as complementary phenomena they show why and how administrative practices have become the dominant locus in the re-shaping of the welfare state. The incorporation of managerialism as the prevailing mode for delivering the services and organizing social policy leads to the main conclusion, that we are witnessing the move away from a moral/political to an administrative welfare regime. In the ending paragraph, we argue that this move weakens social citizenship and transfers values and principles in social policy to the administrative sphere. We further argue that this focus has some broader implications in characterizing and analyzing cross-national differences as to welfare regimes.

  • 37.
    Blomqvist, Adam
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Johansson, Eric
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Alla kan moppa golv: En kvalitativ studie av två HVB-hem för ensamkommande flyktingbarn ur ett genusperspektiv2012Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of this study has been to plumb social workers experiences regarding their work methods in two institutions regarding unaccompanied children through a perspective of gender. In this study, four semi-structured qualitative interviews has been contrived in purpose to gather in material which has been presented in five themes to ease an analyse focusing of gender. In all the interviews both authors participated with one in charge and one taking notes. One of the main focuses has been the relations between both social workers and their clients and between colleges in the institutions. The other main focus has been the activities, both planed and spontaneous, which the clients been offered, for example football, bowling and boxing. The idea of analyse this main focuses is based in our knowledge through recent science studies that shows that gender is created both in relations, language and everyday actions.

  • 38.
    Bolin, Emil
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Eriksson, Camilla
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    ”MÅLET FÖR ALLT ÄR NORMALITETEN”: En studie om politiska beslut, implementering och legitimitet kring insatsen skyddat boende i jourlägenhet i Jönköpings kommun2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis is a case study that examines what political decisions have been taken and how these policies have been implemented. Further this thesis discusses how legitimacy of local policy makers and implementors is affected. The subject studied have been the social service of Jönköping municipality and the intervention of safe-housing aimed at women who have been, or are subject to violence by person close to them. In our study we have examined local policy within the territory of the intervention and how this policy is implemented. A qualitative method with semi-structured interviews was used in combination with quantitative methods to examine protocols from the social welfare board and an action program named "Skydd och stöd för misshandlade kvinnor och deras barn” [Protection and support for abused women and their children].

    The purpose of this study has been to highlight how the social services implemented the local policy of safe-house accommodation in Jönköping municipality from the legitimacy and discretion perspectives. Theoretical concepts used in the study is legitimacy, discretion and implementation. To analyze our data we use the street-level bureaucracy theory (Lipsky 1980). Our survey showed that the intervention safe-house accommodation was not mainly governed by local policy, instead, it was directed by street-level bureaucracy.

  • 39.
    Borg, Beatriz
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Olsson, Hanna
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    ADDICTION SEVERITY INDEX I PRAKTIKEN: - Om missbrukshandläggares erfarenheter av att använda ASI-intervjun2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to understand how social workers experienced working with Addiction Severity Index (ASI) in relation to the goal set by the National Board of Health and Welfare. The method is spread nationwide and therefore it is of great importance to examine how the social workers themselves experience the demands and the resources surrounding ASI. We choose to do a qualitative study interviewing eight social workers at six different occasions. The result was analyzed using Max Weber’s ideal type bureaucracy and Michael Lipsky’s thesis on street-level bureaucrats. We found that the social workers consider the method useful when used from without their own purposes. The standards set by the National Board of Health and Welfare was considered hard to achieve because of the complexity of the method. Among other things the valuation done by both social worker and client was regarded as tough and therefore the results of the interview are at risk of not becoming reliable. We found that the outcome of the interview depends on the performer.

  • 40.
    Borgarve, Camilla
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Paradoxen i att vara träningsklient: brukares erfarenheter i samband med en personalutbildning i psykiatrisk rehabilitering2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to understand the motives of individuals who agreed to help staff participating in a psychiatric rehabilitation training, and to interpret and gain a deeper understanding of their experiences during this process. The participating was persons with sever metal illness and long term disabilities. We were unclear as to the reasons they had decided to paticipate and how they experienced their involvement. There was a theory that these people chose to paticipate based on the hope of gaining access to support and the possibility of beginning with their own rehabilitation. The context for this study was the Rehabilitation project that operated during the years 2005 – 2008 in the County of Halland in Sweden and the training interventions which it included. The sample consisted of two different training groups, with a durration of 18 moths each. A qualitative method was chosen based on the nature of the problem statement and the research questions. Method triangulation was used in connection with the data collection and analysis. In order to answer research question one, a questionairre study was completed and followed by ten semistructured deep interviews. This material was analyzed by utilizing content analysis. In order to answer questions two and three, data from the ten deep interviews was used and this material was analysed based on structural analysis, emphasizing a hermeneutic method as described by Hans-Goerge Gadamer (2007). These individuals, all training clients in the psychiatric rehabilitation education, described a need for more professional support that preceeded their paticipation. The results in the content analysis shows that their motive for paticipation included a need to feel important, a need to acess support and to move forward. The results in the structural analysis showed that the role as training client was complex and they faced unexpected demands or expectations and experienced pressure. At the same time, the results showed that within this complexity there was room to grow and that their paticipation led to a rehabilitation of their own and support in their personal recovery.

  • 41.
    Burge, Ellen
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Biologiska barn i familjehem: En kvalitativ studie gällande fyra kvinnors upplevelser av att växa upp som biologiskt barn i familjehem.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 42.
    Börjesson, Pierre
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Engelholm, Pernilla
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    I omsorgförvaltningens tjänst: En kvalitativ studie om omsorgspersonal och deras syn på sitt yrkesområde2012Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 43.
    Cadbrand, Sabina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Dedic, Jasmina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    ”Vi bemöter dem olika beroende på hur de bemöter oss”: -          En studie om det ömsesidiga bemötandet i professionella möten2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to understand encounter by individual depictions of meetingsperceived by social workers and clients in social services. Thus, we want to understand moreabout how clients and social workers as actors encounter each other in meetings in the socialservices. The study also aims to understand how the two actors affect each other in this typeof interaction and whether there are other influencing factors. We conducted a qualitativestudy by interviewing informants with semi-structured interview questions. The informantswere comprised of three social workers and eight clients. The data was processed usinginductive analysis. The results revealed that the two actors interact with each other alternatelyin their encounters and that it is not possible to determine who is responsible for the firstencounter. Other factors affecting the encounters other than just the encounter performed bythe other actor was also found. These factors were: the reason behind the contact, emotionalcircumstances, and the client's life situation. Contextual factors such as roles and power werepresent at the encounters; however, this was something that only existed in the informants’underlying statements. The empirical data was analyzed in light of the theoreticalperspectives of interaction and power. The results were also analyzed in the context of theresearch by Hall (2001), Billquist (1999) and Skau (2007). The results show that the clientsand the social workers influence each other's responses in the interaction and that the clients’response is an important part in the meeting between social worker and client, more importantthan what has been shown in previous research.

  • 44.
    Carlsson, Anne
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Intsidou, Linda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Samverkan- den vite riddaren?: En kvalitativ forskningsstudie om myndighetssamverkan mot trafficking2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine how the authorities in Sweden collaborate when it comes to discourage trafficking for sexual purposes. More specifically the aim was to find which directives and problems the work of the individual authorities constitute in and how does it affect collaboration with other authorities. The study was based on interviews with six respondents, which have experience working within this field. Three themes were identified: what is collaboration, different perspectives, regulatory frameworks and different fundamental values within the organisations. The study concluded that collaboration is affected by several factors such as the absence of knowledge about trafficking for sexual purposes and the laws which regulate confidentiality, difficulties in defining collaboration as a concept and the authorities different ideas about what have to be done in the context of discouraging trafficking for sexual purposes. The authorities define the problematic aspects with trafficking in similar ways. Differences can be seen when it comes to define trafficking for sexual purposes as such. The analysis was based on two different perspectives: social constructive theory and new institutionalism in organizational analysis. 

  • 45.
    Carlsson, Elin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Mellan professionalitet och medmänsklighet: – om socialsekreterares erfarenheter att fatta beslut inom barnavårdsärenden.2011Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research has shown that social workers are torn between the conflicting interests and rights that children and parents possess according to the actual legislation. The purpose of this study was to comprehend the experiences of the social worker making decisions, while taking court practices, parents interests and children’s interests into consideration, when children and young people should be given compulsory care under LVU § 2. The study is based on group interviews. Eleven social workers participated in the study and they were divided in three different groups. The study was carried out in both a smaller and a larger municipality in the southern part of Sweden. My empirical work is based on four themes of assessment, decision making, compulsory care, dilemmas and the case of Saga 5 years. The participating social workers argued about these themes in their respective group. Empirical data have been analyzed in the light of the concepts "social control" and "ideological dilemma". The study shows that social workers are faced with several dilemmas and difficulties when deciding about compulsory care under LVU § 2. Even though the main considerations for the social worker are the children’s need of protection, it becomes problematic when the child's needs of their parents and the social workers approach to court practices are taken into account.

  • 46.
    Carlsson, Kim
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Engström, Maria
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Socialarbetares syn på datorspelande ungdomar: En intervjustudie om socialarbetares problematisering av ett nytt fenomen2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of our study is to describe and understand whether, and if so, how social workers in school and in social services construct computer gaming adolescents as a social problem. We chose social workers who encounter adolescents with different problems. We have conducted qualitative interviews with vignettes to capture the social workers' reasoning about computer gaming adolescents and how they handle this in their work. The study shows that all social workers we interviewed had encountered adolescents with troubling computer gaming habits. In the study, all agree that computer gaming becomes a problem when it leads to deviant behaviour such as not going to school, staying up all night and so on. Social workers have adapted their work with computer gaming adolescents after their workplace policies, resources and make efforts to make it manageable to work with. One example of how they make it manageable is that they look at the problem in a context and focus on other factors than the excessive computer gaming such as poor family relationships. In the process of being established as a social problem computer gaming addiction is weak.

  • 47.
    Carlsson, Sandra
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Hammarberg Svensson, Susanne
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Bonusföräldraskapets många ansikten: en kvalitativ studie av roller och rollskapandet bland bonusföräldrar2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of our study is to examine stepparents´experiences of their role in the new family, we also want to examine if the role as stepparent is affected to the role as a biological parent. Our study is based on six semi-structured interviews, with three stepmothers and three stepfathers.

    By using role theory and symbolic interactionism our results indicate the requirement of constant negotiation as well as acknowledging the need to consider the other familymembers, those you may not have chosen to live with.

    We can see that the division of responsibility is governed by what is best for the family - to make life as easy as possible. It is clear that many stepparent lack guidance in what is expected of them in their new role; howeverr, they have been able to grow into it.  

  • 48.
    Castro Ramos, Diana
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Araque, Nicole
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    ”Jag har bott på 15 olika fosterhem...” En studie om institutionsplacerade ungdomars livsberättelser.2012Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The study aimed to capture the institutionalized adolescent´s life stories and identified their thoughts and experiences of being institutionalized. This to understand and analyze the process that they go through to become adults with respect to three selected aspects: family relationships, school attendance and self-esteem. The adolescent´s in this study are or have been institutionalized by and according to Swedish law. It was based on 14 life stories and the purpose were to identify the adolescents thoughts and experience and which was later on used to understand and analyze the results with respect to the three selected aspects. Our analysis was based on two theories; symbolic interactionism and labeling theory. The study concludes that the adolescent´s experience their time in institutions as both good and bad in different levels. Some adolescent´s had realized that the life they were living before they got to the institution was bad for them and that they now have come to conclusion that they deserve to have a “normal” and worthy life. Others are so affected by their life situation and background that they can’t bring themselves to improve their future.

  • 49.
    Chirwa, Masauso
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Inclusive Education: A Study of Opportunities and Challenges for Children with Disabilities. A case of Zambia2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 50.
    Christoffersson, Caroline
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Mattsson, Sabina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Kuratorns funktion: En studie om skolkuratorns arbete med elever som har ADHD eller Aspergers syndrom2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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