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”De förväntar sig nog inte att jag ska kunna så mycket som jag kan”: en studie om unga nyutexaminerade socionomers yrkesroll
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine and increase the knowledge about the way young, newly graduated social workers view their professional role considering their age and professional experience, how they experience the relation to their clients and colleagues and how these experiences all together affect the way the young social workers handle their professional role. Seven social workers in the ages between 23 and 25, who graduated from Socialhögskolan, Stockholm University, in January 2007, where interviewed. They also answered a questionnaire covering the similar questions as the interview. Little research had previously been made in this particular area, why the triangulation of methods was helpful in analyzing the results, with ata coming from two different resources. To analyze the data a multidimensional theory was used, containing coping theory, an experiential perspective, Antonovskys theory a sense of coherence, cognitive theory and role theory. In summary, the results showed that young newly graduated social workers experienced expectations both coming from them selves and their surroundings. Finding meaning in their work helped the respondents to handle stress. The relation to their clients and colleagues and the expectations all together participated in the development of their professional role.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
Social work, Social workers, Young, Age, Professional role, Professional function, Professional identity, Newly graduated
Keyword [sv]
Socialt arbete, Socionom, Socialarbetare, Unga, Ålder, Yrkesroll, Yrkesidentitet, Nyexaminerad, Nyutexaminerad
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7416OAI: diva2:198230
Available from: 2008-03-19 Created: 2008-03-19Bibliographically approved

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