Stöd eller tillrättavisning: En kvantitativ studie om socialarbetares attityder till ekonomisk rådgivning som metod
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)
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.
economic counseling, poverty, attitudes, social worker, social welfare, structural or individual, duality of structure
ekonomisk rådgivning, försörjningsproblematik, attityder, socialarbetare, ekonomiskt bistånd, strukturell eller individualistisk, strukturdualitet
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-86806OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-86806DiVA: diva2:589766
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Von Greiff, Ninive