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-Omanligt kan man säga... : Socionomstuderande mäns perspektiv på yrke, karriär, status och att tillhöra en könsminoritet

Kjellsson, Bengt and Ohlson, Patrick (2006)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to enlighten the views of male social work students on; the social work profession, social work status and their career options. Also, the study aimed at getting these students angles of approach on the fact that they, being men, are a minority group within the profession of social work. Some of the main questions were: Why does not social work as a profession seem to attract men? What about the status of the profession of social work? What were the thoughts of male social work students about this? What advantages or disadvantages did they recognise, being a minority in the profession? The method used in this study was doing separate interviews. All of the interviewed students were convinced that they had a... (More)
The purpose of this study was to enlighten the views of male social work students on; the social work profession, social work status and their career options. Also, the study aimed at getting these students angles of approach on the fact that they, being men, are a minority group within the profession of social work. Some of the main questions were: Why does not social work as a profession seem to attract men? What about the status of the profession of social work? What were the thoughts of male social work students about this? What advantages or disadvantages did they recognise, being a minority in the profession? The method used in this study was doing separate interviews. All of the interviewed students were convinced that they had a better chance of getting a job. Another result showed that 50 percent of the interviewed students had the expressed ambition to reach top positions. This study also showed that different factors like public prejudices, poor knowledge, associations with and connections to clients and the fact that social work is dominated by women, all helps to consider social work to be a low-status and an "unmanly" profession. (Less)
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@misc{1327481,
  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to enlighten the views of male social work students on; the social work profession, social work status and their career options. Also, the study aimed at getting these students angles of approach on the fact that they, being men, are a minority group within the profession of social work. Some of the main questions were: Why does not social work as a profession seem to attract men? What about the status of the profession of social work? What were the thoughts of male social work students about this? What advantages or disadvantages did they recognise, being a minority in the profession? The method used in this study was doing separate interviews. All of the interviewed students were convinced that they had a better chance of getting a job. Another result showed that 50 percent of the interviewed students had the expressed ambition to reach top positions. This study also showed that different factors like public prejudices, poor knowledge, associations with and connections to clients and the fact that social work is dominated by women, all helps to consider social work to be a low-status and an "unmanly" profession.},
  author       = {Kjellsson, Bengt and Ohlson, Patrick},
  keyword      = {socionom,yrkeskarriär,status,könsminoritet,omanligt,Social changes, theory of social work,Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete,Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {-Omanligt kan man säga... : Socionomstuderande mäns perspektiv på yrke, karriär, status och att tillhöra en könsminoritet},
  year         = {2006},
}