Motion eller relation?: En kvalitativ studie om sex chefers syn på hälsofrämjande arbete inom äldreomsorgen.
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this thesis was to study the view on workplace health promotion among leaders in elderly care, to see how their views can influence employee health. The research questions of this study were: How do leaders in elderly care define the term health? What conditions do leaders in elderly care experience that they need to maintain or improve employee health? How do leaders in elderly care experience their role in workplace health promotion?
The thesis is done with a qualitative approach and is based on six partly structured interviews with leaders of care homes within Stockholm municipality. The results from the interviews were analysed against Aaron Antonovskys theories about the salutogenic model and sense of coherence as well as with previous research. The result from the study showed that the leaders´ had an awareness of the meaning with health promotion, however, they had not reached the stage where they implemented the health promoting thoughts in their actual work with health. Their focus were still on the physical health of the employees and not on the holistic views that Antonovskys theory on the salutogenic model and sense of coherence showed were important for individuals to move towards total health.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 34 p.
hälsofrämjande, känsla av sammanhang, ledarskap, äldreomsorg, salutogena modellen
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38158OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-38158DiVA: diva2:306457
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law