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"Allt handlar om hur jag väljer att motivera det" : en studie kring den professionella bedömningen inom ekonomiskt bistånd

Shehadeh, Arham LU and Chuiprasert, Kwannapha LU (2019) SOPA63 20191
School of Social Work
Abstract
The objective of this essay was to obtain a more insightful understanding regarding how social workers, within the field of social assistance, conducted their evaluations utilising the Swedish concept of “skälig levnadsnivå”, or when translated to english “a reasonable standard of living”. The methodology implemented in the study involved semi-structured interviews with six social workers in various social offices in the Skåne area. Initial contact was made by telephone with the local manager within each social office. The local managers were informed of the study’s objective and the general methodology intended to be implemented in the study and permission was sought in order to proceed interviewing social workers. Furthermore, each... (More)
The objective of this essay was to obtain a more insightful understanding regarding how social workers, within the field of social assistance, conducted their evaluations utilising the Swedish concept of “skälig levnadsnivå”, or when translated to english “a reasonable standard of living”. The methodology implemented in the study involved semi-structured interviews with six social workers in various social offices in the Skåne area. Initial contact was made by telephone with the local manager within each social office. The local managers were informed of the study’s objective and the general methodology intended to be implemented in the study and permission was sought in order to proceed interviewing social workers. Furthermore, each individual social worker confirmed their agreement to participate in the study via email. The conclusion of the study conducted indicated the following: that the social workers experience discretion in their daily work but they felt this is limited by several restrictions. The restrictions identified included municipal guidelines, laws/regulations, and organisational budgetary constraints. There are evident differences in the manner in which individual social workers approach a specific evaluation which can reflect the municipalities managerial objectives and the individuals’ attitude to how they perceive they are required to manage evaluations. (Less)
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Shehadeh, Arham LU and Chuiprasert, Kwannapha LU
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SOPA63 20191
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Keywords: discretion, prevail, justification, restriction, power, control, categorizing and socializing.
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Swedish
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8981610
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2019-06-11 17:13:49
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  abstract     = {The objective of this essay was to obtain a more insightful understanding regarding how social workers, within the field of social assistance, conducted their evaluations utilising the Swedish concept of “skälig levnadsnivå”, or when translated to english “a reasonable standard of living”. The methodology implemented in the study involved semi-structured interviews with six social workers in various social offices in the Skåne area. Initial contact was made by telephone with the local manager within each social office. The local managers were informed of the study’s objective and the general methodology intended to be implemented in the study and permission was sought in order to proceed interviewing social workers. Furthermore, each individual social worker confirmed their agreement to participate in the study via email. The conclusion of the study conducted indicated the following: that the social workers experience discretion in their daily work but they felt this is limited by several restrictions. The restrictions identified included municipal guidelines, laws/regulations, and organisational budgetary constraints. There are evident differences in the manner in which individual social workers approach a specific evaluation which can reflect the municipalities managerial objectives and the individuals’ attitude to how they perceive they are required to manage evaluations.},
  author       = {Shehadeh, Arham and Chuiprasert, Kwannapha},
  keyword      = {Keywords: discretion,prevail,justification,restriction,power,control,categorizing and socializing.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Allt handlar om hur jag väljer att motivera det" : en studie kring den professionella bedömningen inom ekonomiskt bistånd},
  year         = {2019},
}