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En hälsosam arbetsplats? - En kvalitativ studie av socialsekreterares upplevelser av arbetsrelaterad stress i offentlig förvaltning

Valencia, Inger LU and Lennartson, Paulina LU (2016) SOPA63 20161
School of Social Work
Abstract
This study uses qualitative research by documenting experiences of social workers work-related stress in a governmental organization. The aim of this research is to investigate how social workers experience sense of coherence and how that relates to stress in their work-place. Both of these will hopefully allow for a clearer picture regarding what factors can help create a healthy workplace. Semi-structured interviews were used to capture the social workers subjective perspectives and a total of nine different interviews were performed; using both men and women of different ages. The social workers who participated in this study were all educated and currently working for a governmental organization in Helsingborg. For the analysis of our... (More)
This study uses qualitative research by documenting experiences of social workers work-related stress in a governmental organization. The aim of this research is to investigate how social workers experience sense of coherence and how that relates to stress in their work-place. Both of these will hopefully allow for a clearer picture regarding what factors can help create a healthy workplace. Semi-structured interviews were used to capture the social workers subjective perspectives and a total of nine different interviews were performed; using both men and women of different ages. The social workers who participated in this study were all educated and currently working for a governmental organization in Helsingborg. For the analysis of our data, we used Aaron Antonovskys (2005) theory of sense of coherence and also, previous research of risk and protective factors. Our findings showed that social workers experience work-related stress when they lose their feeling of control and the pressure reaches an unmanageable level. Sense of coherence plays an important role that influences the amount of work-related stress. A high sense of coherence can protect social workers from being negatively affected by stress related to their work. Our focus was to look at the influence the psychosocial work-place environment has on social workers experiences of stress and we have found that the physical environment also has a strong impact on work-related stress. (Less)
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author
Valencia, Inger LU and Lennartson, Paulina LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
work-related stress, social work, qualitative, arbetsrelaterad stress, socialt arbete, psychosocial work environment, control, sence of coherence, stress
language
Swedish
id
8880043
date added to LUP
2016-06-13 08:50:59
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2016-06-13 08:50:59
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  abstract     = {This study uses qualitative research by documenting experiences of social workers work-related stress in a governmental organization. The aim of this research is to investigate how social workers experience sense of coherence and how that relates to stress in their work-place. Both of these will hopefully allow for a clearer picture regarding what factors can help create a healthy workplace. Semi-structured interviews were used to capture the social workers subjective perspectives and a total of nine different interviews were performed; using both men and women of different ages. The social workers who participated in this study were all educated and currently working for a governmental organization in Helsingborg. For the analysis of our data, we used Aaron Antonovskys (2005) theory of sense of coherence and also, previous research of risk and protective factors. Our findings showed that social workers experience work-related stress when they lose their feeling of control and the pressure reaches an unmanageable level. Sense of coherence plays an important role that influences the amount of work-related stress. A high sense of coherence can protect social workers from being negatively affected by stress related to their work. Our focus was to look at the influence the psychosocial work-place environment has on social workers experiences of stress and we have found that the physical environment also has a strong impact on work-related stress.},
  author       = {Valencia, Inger and Lennartson, Paulina},
  keyword      = {work-related stress,social work,qualitative,arbetsrelaterad stress,socialt arbete,psychosocial work environment,control,sence of coherence,stress},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En hälsosam arbetsplats? - En kvalitativ studie av socialsekreterares upplevelser av arbetsrelaterad stress i offentlig förvaltning},
  year         = {2016},
}