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"Jag har bara positivt att säga i att ha män på arbetsplatsen" : En kvalitativ intervjustudie om enhetschefers syn på män i hemtjänsten

Colliander, Madelene LU and Götskog, Malin LU (2015) SOPA63 20142
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract
Author: Madelene Colliander and Malin Götskog
Title: “I have only positive things to say in having men at the
workplace”

A qualitative
interview study of unit managers view of men in home care services
Supervisor: Karin Kullberg
Assessor:
Anna Rypi
The aim of our study was that from a gender theory analyze unit managers, in home care
services, vision regarding
men as home carers.
What we among other things wanted to know
was if the unit managers felt that the male home carers contributed with anything that the
female home carers didn’t.
We also wanted to know how
the unit managers catered to users'
eventual wish
es to be cared for specifically of one sex or the other. And we also wanted to
know how they felt... (More)
Abstract
Author: Madelene Colliander and Malin Götskog
Title: “I have only positive things to say in having men at the
workplace”

A qualitative
interview study of unit managers view of men in home care services
Supervisor: Karin Kullberg
Assessor:
Anna Rypi
The aim of our study was that from a gender theory analyze unit managers, in home care
services, vision regarding
men as home carers.
What we among other things wanted to know
was if the unit managers felt that the male home carers contributed with anything that the
female home carers didn’t.
We also wanted to know how
the unit managers catered to users'
eventual wish
es to be cared for specifically of one sex or the other. And we also wanted to
know how they felt that more even gender balance, i.e. to get more men, would affect the
working group. The study is based on interviews with six unit managers in home care serv
ices
in southern Sweden (Skåne). The results of our study showed that men are sought after in this
female
-
dominated field.
The men are considered to contribute to a better work environment in
the working group. The atmosphere is considered to be better and
the work out to the users is
considered be more focused. The men were also considered to contribute to the profession's
status would be raised. However, the study also identified that with men in home care services
sometimes encountered dilemmas,
this sin
ce there are users who absolutely do not want to be
helped by male home carers. To accommodate these users the male home carers became
replaced by a female home carer. And the times the unit managers could not offer a female
home carer the user either had
to refuse the help or postpone it to another day. What we
therefore have seen in this study is that men are desirable in home care services but also that
dilemmas can arise with it. (Less)
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Colliander, Madelene LU and Götskog, Malin LU
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course
SOPA63 20142
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
home care services, gender theory, men in a minority, unit managers, gender balance
language
Swedish
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4938971
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  abstract     = {Abstract
Author: Madelene Colliander and Malin Götskog
Title: “I have only positive things to say in having men at the
workplace”
–
A qualitative
interview study of unit managers view of men in home care services
Supervisor: Karin Kullberg
Assessor:
Anna Rypi
The aim of our study was that from a gender theory analyze unit managers, in home care
services, vision regarding
men as home carers.
What we among other things wanted to know
was if the unit managers felt that the male home carers contributed with anything that the
female home carers didn’t.
We also wanted to know how
the unit managers catered to users'
eventual wish
es to be cared for specifically of one sex or the other. And we also wanted to
know how they felt that more even gender balance, i.e. to get more men, would affect the
working group. The study is based on interviews with six unit managers in home care serv
ices
in southern Sweden (Skåne). The results of our study showed that men are sought after in this
female
-
dominated field.
The men are considered to contribute to a better work environment in
the working group. The atmosphere is considered to be better and
the work out to the users is
considered be more focused. The men were also considered to contribute to the profession's
status would be raised. However, the study also identified that with men in home care services
sometimes encountered dilemmas,
this sin
ce there are users who absolutely do not want to be
helped by male home carers. To accommodate these users the male home carers became
replaced by a female home carer. And the times the unit managers could not offer a female
home carer the user either had
to refuse the help or postpone it to another day. What we
therefore have seen in this study is that men are desirable in home care services but also that
dilemmas can arise with it.},
  author       = {Colliander, Madelene and Götskog, Malin},
  keyword      = {home care services,gender theory,men in a minority,unit managers,gender balance},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Jag har bara positivt att säga i att ha män på arbetsplatsen" : En kvalitativ intervjustudie om enhetschefers syn på män i hemtjänsten},
  year         = {2015},
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