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MANLIGA SOCIONOMER ENBRISTVARA? - OM KONSTEN ATTVARA NÅGON SORTS DR. PHIL
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Uppsatsstudien undersökte med halvstrukturerade intervjuer yrkesverksamma manliga socionomer i socialt arbete. Informanternas upplevelse om hur det är att vara man inom socialt arbete sattes i fokus. Nio manliga socionomer i åldrarna 23–65 intervjuades. Teorin som valdes för denna uppsatsstudie var Connells (2005) hegemoniska maskulinitetsteori. Analysen bestod i en Framework-liknande tematisk matris (Ritchie, Lewis, Mcnaughton Nicholls & Ormston, 2014). Bland de viktigaste resultaten för uppsatsstudien var att det var önskvärt att rekrytera fler män till socialt arbete. Det framkom att kompetens går före kön. Resultaten visade att det saknades män med socionomexamen, vilket gjorde det svårt att uppnå könsblandade arbetsgrupper. En ökad tvåkönad blandning i arbetsgrupperna skulle både öka kvaliteten på insatser samt skapa en bättre arbetsmiljö, menar informanterna. De yrkesverksamma männen inom socialt arbete är en bristvara, därför förekom enligt informanterna att de fick fördelar i och med sin könstillhörighet. Fördelar i termer av karriär och löner och nackdelar i termer av en kårmässig negativ stereotypisering av män. Slutsatsen för detta arbete var att kunskap om maskuliniteter bör höjas inom socialt arbete.

Abstract [en]

The essay examined professional male social workers in social work with semi-structured interviews. The informants' experience of being a man in social work was put in focus. Nine male social workers in the ages 23-65 were interviewed. The theory chosen for this essay was Connell's (2005) hegemonic masculinity theory. The analysis consisted of a framework-like thematic matrix (Ritchie, Lewis, Mcnaughton Nicholls & Ormston, 2014). Among the most significant finds for this study was that it was desirable to recruit more men into social work. Results show that competence was more important than one’s sex and that there were not enough men with a proper social worker degree, which made it difficult to achieve mixed work groups sex-wise. An increased mix of sexes in the work groups would increase the quality of efforts and create a better working environment, according to the informants. Men in social work were in short supply, therefore did the informants find that they gained benefits because of their sex. Benefits in terms of career and wages and disadvantages in terms of a categorically negative stereotyping of men. The conclusion of this paper was that knowledge about masculinities should be increased in social work.

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2018.
Keywords [en]
Equality, Masculinities, Men, Minority, Social Work
Keywords [sv]
Jämställdhet, Maskulinitet, Minoritet, Män, Socialt Arbete
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-39095OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-39095DiVA, id: diva2:1201925
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Social Work
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Available from: 2018-05-03 Created: 2018-04-27 Last updated: 2018-05-03Bibliographically approved

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