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Tillbaka till arbetsmarknaden?: Fem individer med sjukersättning resonerar kring att återgå i arbete.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
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2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine how individuals with disability pension reason about a return to work. Action theory, as presented by Berglind, was used as theoretical approach. Qualitative interviews were conducted with five individuals who have disability pension due to mental illness. The respondents describe how they weigh benefits and disadvantages against each other. The main reason for a return to work is economical. The greatest disadvan-tage is the risk of losing their right to disability pension, which seems to limit their motivation to return to work. All respondents stress benefits associated with work but they do not all wish to return to work. Work is not described as equal to paid work but as an essential part of life. All respondents’ express a belief in their ability to work but are doubtful concerning their chances of getting employment, which seems to have a negative impact on their motivation as well. Furthermore, the respondents criticize the public authorities in the field of rehabilitation for not contributing to a return to work process. However, they give an example of how a non-governmental organisation has been important for increasing their possibilities of a return to work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
disability pension, disability retirement, return to work, ability to work, mental illness, action theory, motivation
Keyword [sv]
sjukersättning, förtidspension, återgång i arbete, arbetsförmåga, psykisk ohälsa, handlingsteoretiskt perspektiv, motivation
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8039OAI: diva2:199467
Available from: 2008-06-17 Created: 2008-06-17Bibliographically approved

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