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”Det är upp till var och en. Samtidigt...” – En studie om förhållningssätt till alkohol hos socialarbetare som arbetar med missbruk

Nelson Kurdve, Mia LU and Törneld, Malin LU (2013) SOPA63 20131
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Mia Nelson Kurdve & Malin Törneld
Title: “It’s up to each and everyone. But at the same time…” - A study about social workers’ approach to alcohol, when working with substance abuse. (Translated title)
Supervisor: Hanna Wittrock
Assessor: Malinda Andersson

The purpose of this paper is to investigate if there are differences and contradictions between alcohol norms in society in general compared with the norms of social workers who works with substance abuse. During this research nine interviews were completed with social workers that work for the Social Services in six different municipalities in southern Sweden. The conclusions of the study are that it is possible to identify norms of the social workers that contradict... (More)
Author: Mia Nelson Kurdve & Malin Törneld
Title: “It’s up to each and everyone. But at the same time…” - A study about social workers’ approach to alcohol, when working with substance abuse. (Translated title)
Supervisor: Hanna Wittrock
Assessor: Malinda Andersson

The purpose of this paper is to investigate if there are differences and contradictions between alcohol norms in society in general compared with the norms of social workers who works with substance abuse. During this research nine interviews were completed with social workers that work for the Social Services in six different municipalities in southern Sweden. The conclusions of the study are that it is possible to identify norms of the social workers that contradict against the norms of society. In social context, alcohol is both accepted and expected but the social workers give a more ambiguous picture. The interviewed social workers generally express that there is a limit to how much alcohol they can drink in public places but also in their private homes. They see themselves as representatives of the organization they work for and therefore their picture of alcohol is ambivalent. While the social workers state that everyone is free to decide if, and how much, alcohol they want to consume they also communicate that it is not acceptable for them to become noticeably intoxicated. The respondents in this study declare that some public places are problematic for them to appear in because of the connection to alcohol. To analyse the answers, the symbolic perspective in the theory about organization and the dramaturgical perspective have been used. In addition to these, the theories about role conflict and cognitive dissonance were used. (Less)
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Nelson Kurdve, Mia LU and Törneld, Malin LU
supervisor
organization
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SOPA63 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
social workers, alcohol, norms, approach, paradox, private life.
language
Swedish
id
3808277
date added to LUP
2013-06-11 12:10:29
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2013-06-11 12:10:29
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Title: “It’s up to each and everyone. But at the same time…” - A study about social workers’ approach to alcohol, when working with substance abuse. (Translated title)
Supervisor: Hanna Wittrock
Assessor: Malinda Andersson

The purpose of this paper is to investigate if there are differences and contradictions between alcohol norms in society in general compared with the norms of social workers who works with substance abuse. During this research nine interviews were completed with social workers that work for the Social Services in six different municipalities in southern Sweden. The conclusions of the study are that it is possible to identify norms of the social workers that contradict against the norms of society. In social context, alcohol is both accepted and expected but the social workers give a more ambiguous picture. The interviewed social workers generally express that there is a limit to how much alcohol they can drink in public places but also in their private homes. They see themselves as representatives of the organization they work for and therefore their picture of alcohol is ambivalent. While the social workers state that everyone is free to decide if, and how much, alcohol they want to consume they also communicate that it is not acceptable for them to become noticeably intoxicated. The respondents in this study declare that some public places are problematic for them to appear in because of the connection to alcohol. To analyse the answers, the symbolic perspective in the theory about organization and the dramaturgical perspective have been used. In addition to these, the theories about role conflict and cognitive dissonance were used.},
  author       = {Nelson Kurdve, Mia and Törneld, Malin},
  keyword      = {social workers,alcohol,norms,approach,paradox,private life.},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Det är upp till var och en. Samtidigt...” – En studie om förhållningssätt till alkohol hos socialarbetare som arbetar med missbruk},
  year         = {2013},
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