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Den stressade socialsekreteraren : Upplevelser av stress hos socialsekreterare i den svenska barnavården

Dababish, Helena LU (2017) SOAM21 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
In recent years Swedish social services have experienced increased workload and employee turnover. Eight out of ten social workers experience a high workload. The reported work related diseases within the field increased by 123 % between 2014 and 2015 and one out of four social workers experiences psychological strains. Young and new employees within childcare services are often more represented in these numbers. The aim of this study was to understand which factors that lead to stress among young and new employed
child welfare workers. Furthermore the aim was to detect existing resources for coping with demands and challenges within the profession. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight child welfare workers. The data was... (More)
In recent years Swedish social services have experienced increased workload and employee turnover. Eight out of ten social workers experience a high workload. The reported work related diseases within the field increased by 123 % between 2014 and 2015 and one out of four social workers experiences psychological strains. Young and new employees within childcare services are often more represented in these numbers. The aim of this study was to understand which factors that lead to stress among young and new employed
child welfare workers. Furthermore the aim was to detect existing resources for coping with demands and challenges within the profession. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight child welfare workers. The data was analysed with the Demand-control-social support -model by Karasek and Theorell (1990).

The main findings show that factors reinforcing feelings of stress is high
workload, lack of time, instable organisations in combination with a lack of social support, work introduction and development, but also insufficient access of reflection and recuperation. The findings also state that resources such as social support, work introduction, development, opportunities and reflection helped the social workers to cope with work related demands, which lead to reduced feelings of stress. (Less)
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author
Dababish, Helena LU
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organization
course
SOAM21 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
stress, psychological demands, resources, social support, control
language
Swedish
id
8926687
date added to LUP
2017-10-04 14:01:15
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2017-10-04 14:52:04
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  abstract     = {In recent years Swedish social services have experienced increased workload and employee turnover. Eight out of ten social workers experience a high workload. The reported work related diseases within the field increased by 123 % between 2014 and 2015 and one out of four social workers experiences psychological strains. Young and new employees within childcare services are often more represented in these numbers. The aim of this study was to understand which factors that lead to stress among young and new employed
child welfare workers. Furthermore the aim was to detect existing resources for coping with demands and challenges within the profession. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight child welfare workers. The data was analysed with the Demand-control-social support -model by Karasek and Theorell (1990). 

The main findings show that factors reinforcing feelings of stress is high 
workload, lack of time, instable organisations in combination with a lack of social support, work introduction and development, but also insufficient access of reflection and recuperation. The findings also state that resources such as social support, work introduction, development, opportunities and reflection helped the social workers to cope with work related demands, which lead to reduced feelings of stress.},
  author       = {Dababish, Helena},
  keyword      = {stress,psychological demands,resources,social support,control},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den stressade socialsekreteraren : Upplevelser av stress hos socialsekreterare i den svenska barnavården},
  year         = {2017},
}