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Under samma tak – en kvalitativ studie om anställda och ideellas roller på en kvinnojour.

Umdi, Esra LU (2011) SOPA63 20102
School of Social Work
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Abstract
Author: Esra Umdi
Title: Under the same roof- a qualitative study regarding employees and the volunteer’s roles at a womens shelter.
Supervisor: Håkan Johansson
Assessor: Lars B. Ohlsson

This essay is a qualitative study. The purpose of this study is to reflect and analyze the complex roles between the employees and the volunteers at a women’s shelter. I will analyze the result from a power perspective and organizational theory. To be able to answer my purpose I have used following questions: How does the roles differ between the employees and the volunteers regarding responsibility and tasks distributed? How do the employees and the volunteers see their own role in relation to the help seeking women? How do the... (More)
Abstract
Author: Esra Umdi
Title: Under the same roof- a qualitative study regarding employees and the volunteer’s roles at a womens shelter.
Supervisor: Håkan Johansson
Assessor: Lars B. Ohlsson

This essay is a qualitative study. The purpose of this study is to reflect and analyze the complex roles between the employees and the volunteers at a women’s shelter. I will analyze the result from a power perspective and organizational theory. To be able to answer my purpose I have used following questions: How does the roles differ between the employees and the volunteers regarding responsibility and tasks distributed? How do the employees and the volunteers see their own role in relation to the help seeking women? How do the cooperation between the employees and the volunteers work? Which power structures can be seen based on their different roles? In this study I have interviewed three employees and three volunteers that work in a women’s shelter. The result shows that there are big differences when it comes down to task distribution. For the employees the biggest differences is that they have to go to meetings, make organizational plans and meet authorities. The employees feel that the volunteers have more flexibility in their work and that they can do more fun activities with the women and children. The volunteers also agree on the description that it is more fun for the volunteers and that they can come and do as they want. When it comes to cooperation between the employees and volunteers there is a lot of tension between them, and this can be explained by the complex organization they are part of. But the volunteers do not seem to experience any conflict with the employees. But the employees have problems when the volunteers are only there for their on proceeds.

Keyword: Women’s shelter, employees, volunteers, organizational theory and power theory. (Less)
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Umdi, Esra LU
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SOPA63 20102
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  abstract     = {Abstract
Author:  Esra Umdi
Title: Under the same roof- a qualitative study regarding employees and the volunteer’s roles at a womens shelter. 
Supervisor: Håkan Johansson
Assessor: Lars B. Ohlsson

This essay is a qualitative study. The purpose of this study is to reflect and analyze the complex roles between the employees and the volunteers at a women’s shelter. I will analyze the result from a power perspective and organizational theory. To be able to answer my purpose I have used following questions: How does the roles differ between the employees and the volunteers regarding responsibility and tasks distributed?  How do the employees and the volunteers see their own role in relation to the help seeking women?  How do the cooperation between the employees and the volunteers work?  Which power structures can be seen based on their different roles?  In this study I have interviewed three employees and three volunteers that work in a women’s shelter. The result shows that there are big differences when it comes down to task distribution. For the employees the biggest differences is that they have to go to meetings, make organizational plans and meet authorities. The employees feel that the volunteers have more flexibility in their work and that they can do more fun activities with the women and children. The volunteers also agree on the description that it is more fun for the volunteers and that they can come and do as they want.  When it comes to cooperation between the employees and volunteers there is a lot of tension between them, and this can be explained by the complex organization they are part of.  But the volunteers do not seem to experience any conflict with the employees. But the employees have problems when the volunteers are only there for their on proceeds.

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  author       = {Umdi, Esra},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Under samma tak – en kvalitativ studie om anställda och ideellas roller på en kvinnojour.},
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