Skip to main content

LUP Student Papers

LUND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

När mamma brister är pappa duktig – en studie om bedömningen av föräldraförmåga i socialtjänstens barnavårdsutredningar

Ottov, Camilla LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this paper was to understand how gender is done and reproduced in the assessment of parental ability in child maltreatment investigations within social services. Also to what extent norms and ideas of gender and parenting cohort and influence social secretaries´ assessment of parenting skills. The method I have used is a vignette study in six individual interviews combined with a group interview with six social secretaries. The study showed that when understanding gendered questions according to Yvonne Hirdman´s gender theory, gender is done in several parts of social secretaries assessments of parenting skills, where to different demands and expectations is put on parents depending on if it’s a mother or a father. It also... (More)
The purpose of this paper was to understand how gender is done and reproduced in the assessment of parental ability in child maltreatment investigations within social services. Also to what extent norms and ideas of gender and parenting cohort and influence social secretaries´ assessment of parenting skills. The method I have used is a vignette study in six individual interviews combined with a group interview with six social secretaries. The study showed that when understanding gendered questions according to Yvonne Hirdman´s gender theory, gender is done in several parts of social secretaries assessments of parenting skills, where to different demands and expectations is put on parents depending on if it’s a mother or a father. It also showed that there appears to be a higher tolerance for father´s deficiencies compared to mother´s, initiated by different strains on mothers´ compelling responsibility for their children. In accordance with a somewhat focus on mothering in social services as well as fathers´ absence, fathers´ are less implicated in child investigations. Though when taking responsibility, fathers´ are much noted. These ideas of parenting well-founded in the actions and assessments of social secretaries are much blamed on the public image of gendered differences, the clients´ own conduct as well as social secretaries´ personas and values. The respondents of this study reasoned that it as a social secretary is hard to dissociate oneself from this. Noted in the study is that different treatment and assessments due to gendered notions are also inflicted by perspectives of class and ethnicity, this for a more profound understanding of gendered differences and the part it takes in assessment of parenting skills. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Ottov, Camilla LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Gender, social services., child maltreatment investigation, assessment, intersection, parenting skills
language
Swedish
id
3404540
date added to LUP
2013-02-04 14:58:47
date last changed
2013-02-04 14:58:47
@misc{3404540,
  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper was to understand how gender is done and reproduced in the assessment of parental ability in child maltreatment investigations within social services. Also to what extent norms and ideas of gender and parenting cohort and influence social secretaries´ assessment of parenting skills. The method I have used is a vignette study in six individual interviews combined with a group interview with six social secretaries. The study showed that when understanding gendered questions according to Yvonne Hirdman´s gender theory, gender is done in several parts of social secretaries assessments of parenting skills, where to different demands and expectations is put on parents depending on if it’s a mother or a father. It also showed that there appears to be a higher tolerance for father´s deficiencies compared to mother´s, initiated by different strains on mothers´ compelling responsibility for their children. In accordance with a somewhat focus on mothering in social services as well as fathers´ absence, fathers´ are less implicated in child investigations. Though when taking responsibility, fathers´ are much noted. These ideas of parenting well-founded in the actions and assessments of social secretaries are much blamed on the public image of gendered differences, the clients´ own conduct as well as social secretaries´ personas and values. The respondents of this study reasoned that it as a social secretary is hard to dissociate oneself from this. Noted in the study is that different treatment and assessments due to gendered notions are also inflicted by perspectives of class and ethnicity, this for a more profound understanding of gendered differences and the part it takes in assessment of parenting skills.},
  author       = {Ottov, Camilla},
  keyword      = {Gender,social services.,child maltreatment investigation,assessment,intersection,parenting skills},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {När mamma brister är pappa duktig – en studie om bedömningen av föräldraförmåga i socialtjänstens barnavårdsutredningar},
  year         = {2013},
}