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Dom som bytte jobb - sju socionomer förklarar horisontella arbetsbyten

Bengtsson, Mikael LU (2011) SOAM12 20111
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim was to study how socialworkers were articulating their horizontal change of work. Following questions were used: How does social workers explain and after explain their change of work? How does the social worker give meaning to the process? Which considerations were undertaken during the process? This socialconstructivist study was based upon seven qualitative interviews with social workers in different functions employed by municipalities. A thematic text analysis was used as model for analysis. Three entries in their way of talking about and explaining work changes were found: push and pull factors, aspects of loyalty and engagement in work. Though, articulated thoughts about the own career strivings and identity in work... (More)
The aim was to study how socialworkers were articulating their horizontal change of work. Following questions were used: How does social workers explain and after explain their change of work? How does the social worker give meaning to the process? Which considerations were undertaken during the process? This socialconstructivist study was based upon seven qualitative interviews with social workers in different functions employed by municipalities. A thematic text analysis was used as model for analysis. Three entries in their way of talking about and explaining work changes were found: push and pull factors, aspects of loyalty and engagement in work. Though, articulated thoughts about the own career strivings and identity in work delivered crucial information about the process of change. Further horizontal steps were seen as a natural pathway and dominated the perspectives. Common push factors in the former job were found in relations to work tasks, organizational changes, leadership and management, discretion, protest and loyalty but also in practical issues according to life balance. Pull factors, perceived attractive conditions in the new job, were found in more interesting and specific work tasks, increased discretion, possibilities to express creativity and engagement, developmental possibilities, increased autonomy, possibilities to specific work tasks and advancements. The study implies further questions about the professional identity of social workers in relation to organizational culture and management. (Less)
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author
Bengtsson, Mikael LU
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organization
course
SOAM12 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
social worker, career, work change
language
Swedish
id
2150526
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2011-09-02 14:10:33
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  abstract     = {The aim was to study how socialworkers were articulating their horizontal change of work. Following questions were used: How does social workers explain and after explain their change of work? How does the social worker give meaning to the process? Which considerations were undertaken during the process? This socialconstructivist study was based upon seven qualitative interviews with social workers in different functions employed by municipalities. A thematic text analysis was used as model for analysis. Three entries in their way of talking about and explaining work changes were found: push and pull factors, aspects of loyalty and engagement in work. Though, articulated thoughts about the own career strivings and identity in work delivered crucial information about the process of change. Further horizontal steps were seen as a natural pathway and dominated the perspectives. Common push factors in the former job were found in relations to work tasks, organizational changes, leadership and management, discretion, protest and loyalty but also in practical issues according to life balance. Pull factors, perceived attractive conditions in the new job, were found in more interesting and specific work tasks, increased discretion, possibilities to express creativity and engagement, developmental possibilities, increased autonomy, possibilities to specific work tasks and advancements. The study implies further questions about the professional identity of social workers in relation to organizational culture and management.},
  author       = {Bengtsson, Mikael},
  keyword      = {social worker,career,work change},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Dom som bytte jobb - sju socionomer förklarar horisontella arbetsbyten},
  year         = {2011},
}