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"Man har inte tid att sitta och fundera på om Janne Josefsson skulle dyka upp." - En studie om socialsekreterares upplevelser av medias granskning

Bengtsson, Nicklas LU and Jerre Andersson, Oskar LU (2015) SOPA63 20142
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Nicklas Bengtsson & Oskar Jerre Andersson
Title: One doesn´t have the time to wonder whether Janne Josefsson will come knocking. (Translated title)
Supervisor: Anders Östnäs
Assessor: Hans-Edvard Roos

The aim of this study was to examine how child welfare workers in social services experience the effects of the media coverage of child welfare workers. Qualitative interviews were performed with six child welfare workers, from three different social services in Skane, Sweden. Theories that were used to analyse the result from the interviews, where stigma and identity from a social constructivist perspective. Findings showed that the interviewed social workers perceived that child welfare workers in social services where... (More)
Author: Nicklas Bengtsson & Oskar Jerre Andersson
Title: One doesn´t have the time to wonder whether Janne Josefsson will come knocking. (Translated title)
Supervisor: Anders Östnäs
Assessor: Hans-Edvard Roos

The aim of this study was to examine how child welfare workers in social services experience the effects of the media coverage of child welfare workers. Qualitative interviews were performed with six child welfare workers, from three different social services in Skane, Sweden. Theories that were used to analyse the result from the interviews, where stigma and identity from a social constructivist perspective. Findings showed that the interviewed social workers perceived that child welfare workers in social services where portrayed negative in the media coverage. However, the social workers stated that this did not effect them negatively. Furthermore, this study concluded that the interviewed did not consider the media portrayal of their field as different from the media depiction of other fields of social work. The study found that work experience was an important attribute to the construction of the work-identity as a child welfare worker. This study also found that the social workers believed media coverage had a negative effect on the public attitude towards child welfare workers and social services. However, the interviewed social workers stated that there also where advantages to the negative portrayal of their occupation. Although the public got a negative view of child welfare, the media coverage of social work deficiencies led to organisational improvements that in the end resulted in better conditions for the clients. (Less)
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Bengtsson, Nicklas LU and Jerre Andersson, Oskar LU
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SOPA63 20142
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Social work, child welfare workers, media, public opinion
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Swedish
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Examiner: Hans-Edvard Roos
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4936881
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  abstract     = {Author: Nicklas Bengtsson & Oskar Jerre Andersson
Title: One doesn´t have the time to wonder whether Janne Josefsson will come knocking. (Translated title)
Supervisor: Anders Östnäs
Assessor: Hans-Edvard Roos

The aim of this study was to examine how child welfare workers in social services experience the effects of the media coverage of child welfare workers. Qualitative interviews were performed with six child welfare workers, from three different social services in Skane, Sweden. Theories that were used to analyse the result from the interviews, where stigma and identity from a social constructivist perspective. Findings showed that the interviewed social workers perceived that child welfare workers in social services where portrayed negative in the media coverage. However, the social workers stated that this did not effect them negatively. Furthermore, this study concluded that the interviewed did not consider the media portrayal of their field as different from the media depiction of other fields of social work. The study found that work experience was an important attribute to the construction of the work-identity as a child welfare worker. This study also found that the social workers believed media coverage had a negative effect on the public attitude towards child welfare workers and social services. However, the interviewed social workers stated that there also where advantages to the negative portrayal of their occupation. Although the public got a negative view of child welfare, the media coverage of social work deficiencies led to organisational improvements that in the end resulted in better conditions for the clients.},
  author       = {Bengtsson, Nicklas and Jerre Andersson, Oskar},
  keyword      = {Social work,child welfare workers,media,public opinion},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Man har inte tid att sitta och fundera på om Janne Josefsson skulle dyka upp." - En studie om socialsekreterares upplevelser av medias granskning},
  year         = {2015},
}