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Personlig assistent - en beskrivning och analys av yrket

Larsson, Johan LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract (Swedish)
The aim with the study was to describe and analyze the profession “personlig assistant” in Lunds kommun. The study was based on interviews with five assistants and one employer/ chief working for Lunds kommun. Eight themes were identified and discussed: tasks, working hours, working environment, the relationship between the assistant and the client, the balance of power between the assistant and the client, how situations are handled when the LSS- law collide with the law providing the assistants a healthy working environment, what employment security the assistants have and if there is any education provided by the employer for the assistants. The ambition of my work was to study these eight themes and how the assistants experience their... (More)
The aim with the study was to describe and analyze the profession “personlig assistant” in Lunds kommun. The study was based on interviews with five assistants and one employer/ chief working for Lunds kommun. Eight themes were identified and discussed: tasks, working hours, working environment, the relationship between the assistant and the client, the balance of power between the assistant and the client, how situations are handled when the LSS- law collide with the law providing the assistants a healthy working environment, what employment security the assistants have and if there is any education provided by the employer for the assistants. The ambition of my work was to study these eight themes and how the assistants experience their work from a Human Resource perspective and finally to see if the assistants feel that they have any influence on their work.

The result of my study was rather interesting. Previous research shows that assistants experience working alone to be the main disadvantage. My study does not indicate that it is a disadvantage working alone. Two of the assistants interviewed in this study did indeed think that it was a big advantage to do so. Previous research also shows that personal assistant is a temporary profession which has a big personnel turnover. The study I have made partially shows the opposite. Most of the people working as personal assistants like their job and find it meaningful. The main advantages are the relationship to the client and the independence of the work. The main disadvantage in this profession is that it can be psychologically tough. (Less)
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Larsson, Johan LU
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SOPA63 20091
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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healthy working environment, LSS, Lunds kommun, balance of power. , Human Resource perspective
language
Swedish
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1415321
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2009-06-09 17:25:43
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  abstract     = {The aim with the study was to describe and analyze the profession “personlig assistant” in Lunds kommun. The study was based on interviews with five assistants and one employer/ chief  working for Lunds kommun. Eight themes were identified and discussed: tasks, working hours, working environment, the relationship between the assistant and the client, the balance of power between the assistant and the client, how situations are handled when the LSS- law collide with the law providing the assistants a healthy working environment, what employment security the assistants have and if there is any education provided by the employer for the assistants. The ambition of my work was to study these eight themes and how the assistants experience their work from a Human Resource perspective and finally to see if the assistants feel that they have any influence on their work.

The result of my study was rather interesting. Previous research shows that assistants experience working alone to be the main disadvantage. My study does not indicate that it is a disadvantage working alone. Two of the assistants interviewed in this study did indeed think that it was a big advantage to do so. Previous research also shows that personal assistant is a temporary profession which has a big personnel turnover. The study I have made partially shows the opposite. Most of the people working as personal assistants like their job and find it meaningful. The main advantages are the relationship to the client and the independence of the work. The main disadvantage in this profession is that it can be psychologically tough.},
  author       = {Larsson, Johan},
  keyword      = {healthy working environment,LSS,Lunds kommun,balance of power.

,Human Resource perspective},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Personlig assistent - en beskrivning och analys av yrket},
  year         = {2009},
}