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Stöd eller tillrättavisning: En kvantitativ studie om socialarbetares attityder till ekonomisk rådgivning som metod
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Support or lecture : A quantitative study of social workers attitudes towards economic counselingas a method (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this bachelor thesis was to examine attitudes among social workers, particularly their attitudes toward their clients’ poverty and towards economic counseling as a method. A further aim was to study the relationship between attitudes towards poverty and economic counseling. Primary data used for the study was assembled among social workers (n = 111) with the use of an electronic questionnaire that was sent out to social welfare offices in 34 city districts in Stockholm,Gothenburg and Malmö. The findings showed that a majority of the social workers had a structural understanding of poverty and a positive attitude towards economic counseling. No correlations were found between the attitudes towards poverty and towards economic counseling. Although economic counseling can be seen as a method for individual change, the social workers had a positive attitude towards using it with clients’ whose inability to support themselves was interpreted as structurally implied. This was understood as a means to minimize the negative effects of poverty and as a way to go beyond administrative tasks. Through Giddens duality of structure theory, economic counseling was interpreted as a way of affecting the structurally caused problem of poverty by changing the actions of the client.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
economic counseling, poverty, attitudes, social worker, social welfare, structural or individual, duality of structure
Keyword [sv]
ekonomisk rådgivning, försörjningsproblematik, attityder, socialarbetare, ekonomiskt bistånd, strukturell eller individualistisk, strukturdualitet
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-86806OAI: diva2:589766
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-04-29 Created: 2013-01-19 Last updated: 2013-04-29Bibliographically approved

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