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Att tampas med människor som själva tampas med livets vedermödor - vad motiverar socialsekreterare att arbeta med missbrukare

Clesinger, Katarina LU (2017) SOPA63 20161
School of Social Work
Abstract
ABSTRACT

The aim of this exploratory study was to examine what motivates social workers in the drug abuse field to remain in their jobs for longer than five years. Data was collected via semi-structured face-to-face interviews with five social workers in a municipal social services administration in south-western province of Scania.  The analysis empolyed qualitative approach using Herzbergs two-factor-theory and Hirschmans taxonomi of reactions: Exit, Voice and Loyalty, as a framwork. The findings showed that the earlier life events did exert a powerful influence on the motivation to work. All respondents were highly influenced by life experiences connected to drug abuse. That was undoubtedly the core factor for their work motivation... (More)
ABSTRACT

The aim of this exploratory study was to examine what motivates social workers in the drug abuse field to remain in their jobs for longer than five years. Data was collected via semi-structured face-to-face interviews with five social workers in a municipal social services administration in south-western province of Scania.  The analysis empolyed qualitative approach using Herzbergs two-factor-theory and Hirschmans taxonomi of reactions: Exit, Voice and Loyalty, as a framwork. The findings showed that the earlier life events did exert a powerful influence on the motivation to work. All respondents were highly influenced by life experiences connected to drug abuse. That was undoubtedly the core factor for their work motivation and why they decided to refrain from exit despite unsatisfactory working conditions. (Less)
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author
Clesinger, Katarina LU
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SOPA63 20161
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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keywords
employee turnover, drug addicts, social workers, motivation
language
Swedish
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8901326
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2017-01-26 10:12:11
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  abstract     = {ABSTRACT 

The aim of this exploratory study was to examine what motivates social workers in the drug abuse field to remain in their jobs for longer than five years. Data was collected via semi-structured face-to-face interviews with five social workers in a municipal social services administration in south-western province of Scania.  The analysis empolyed qualitative approach using Herzbergs two-factor-theory and Hirschmans taxonomi of reactions: Exit, Voice and Loyalty, as a framwork. The findings showed that the earlier life events did exert a powerful influence on the motivation to work. All respondents were highly influenced by life experiences connected to drug abuse. That was undoubtedly the core factor for their work motivation and why they decided to refrain from exit despite unsatisfactory working conditions.},
  author       = {Clesinger, Katarina},
  keyword      = {employee turnover,drug addicts,social workers,motivation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att tampas med människor som själva tampas med livets vedermödor - vad motiverar socialsekreterare att arbeta med missbrukare},
  year         = {2017},
}