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Maskor i skyddsnätet : En kvantitativ studie av inställningen till att arbeta med barn- och ungdomsutredning bland blivande socionomer

Widberg, Carolina LU and Ågren, Johanna LU (2015) SOPA63 20151
School of Social Work
Abstract
The severe situation in Swedish public child welfare has recently been extensively discussed in media. The aim of this study was to examine the attitudes of students in social work regarding working in child welfare agencies. The target group consisted of social work students attending their last semester in three different universities in Sweden. A structured questionnaire was completed by 116 students. Issues examined included the students’ willingness to work in this field within the next three years, their perception of social status and whether the social context, including media, affect their view. The study also examined age-related differences concerning the students’ willingness to work within this field. Descriptive statistics... (More)
The severe situation in Swedish public child welfare has recently been extensively discussed in media. The aim of this study was to examine the attitudes of students in social work regarding working in child welfare agencies. The target group consisted of social work students attending their last semester in three different universities in Sweden. A structured questionnaire was completed by 116 students. Issues examined included the students’ willingness to work in this field within the next three years, their perception of social status and whether the social context, including media, affect their view. The study also examined age-related differences concerning the students’ willingness to work within this field. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze collected data. Findings showed that a majority of the students could consider working in child welfare agencies within the next three years. A considerable amount of students perceived the work situation in the field as strained. A shared view among the students seemed to be that working with these issues should be higher valued in terms of social status. Media turned out to be an important factor regarding perceptions of working conditions in child welfare agencies. Tendencies of age-related differences were found concerning the willingness to work within the field. Public child welfare is a field facing challenges, and the future social workers’ attitudes play an important role in dealing with them. (Less)
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author
Widberg, Carolina LU and Ågren, Johanna LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20151
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
child welfare agencies, social work students, attitudes, media.
language
Swedish
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7363523
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2015-06-17 09:24:05
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  abstract     = {The severe situation in Swedish public child welfare has recently been extensively discussed in media. The aim of this study was to examine the attitudes of students in social work regarding working in child welfare agencies. The target group consisted of social work students attending their last semester in three different universities in Sweden. A structured questionnaire was completed by 116 students. Issues examined included the students’ willingness to work in this field within the next three years, their perception of social status and whether the social context, including media, affect their view. The study also examined age-related differences concerning the students’ willingness to work within this field. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze collected data. Findings showed that a majority of the students could consider working in child welfare agencies within the next three years. A considerable amount of students perceived the work situation in the field as strained. A shared view among the students seemed to be that working with these issues should be higher valued in terms of social status. Media turned out to be an important factor regarding perceptions of working conditions in child welfare agencies. Tendencies of age-related differences were found concerning the willingness to work within the field. Public child welfare is a field facing challenges, and the future social workers’ attitudes play an important role in dealing with them.},
  author       = {Widberg, Carolina and Ågren, Johanna},
  keyword      = {child welfare agencies,social work students,attitudes,media.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Maskor i skyddsnätet : En kvantitativ studie av inställningen till att arbeta med barn- och ungdomsutredning bland blivande socionomer},
  year         = {2015},
}