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Så här upplever vi ett arbete: fyra kvinnor med Aspergers syndrom berättar
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]

People with Aspergers syndrome (AS) have proven difficulties maintaining jobs according to previous research. This is a quality study. Four women with AS were interviewed about their experience of employment. What difficulties and contributions have they experience at work? What is the self experienced need of support within the research group? The result has been analyzed with different types of “support”. The need of work related support has been analyzed with performance, assimilation, inclusion and marginalizing. In difference to previous research, social aspects of employment didn’t prove a sufficient difficulty in this study but some social difficulties were found. Misunderstandings between coworkers were found to complicate the work situations, together with their lack of ability to understand critics. Minor problems described within the research group were their need to be absolute honest. The lack of ability to deal with destructions such as surrounding noise has proven difficulties in their work role. Emotional support and clear instructions at work, together with a suitable work environment has been pointed out in the group. Key strengths found are their high levels of work ethics and their dedication to perfection.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 66 p.
Keyword [en]
Aspergers syndrome, Autism, Employment, Supported employment, Difficulties
Keyword [sv]
Aspergers syndrom, Autism, Arbete, Svårigheter, Tillgångar, Stödbehov
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7470OAI: diva2:198356
Available from: 2008-03-27 Created: 2008-03-27Bibliographically approved

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