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: Socialarbetares syn på motivationsarbetet med misshandlade missbrukande kvinnor

  • Michelle Skärheden
  • Micaela Persson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    This is a qualitative study which purpose is to examine how the social workers in a medium-sized municipality in southern of Sweden are experiencing the different forms of housing that the municipality has for disposal. The purpose is also to examine opinions - belonging to the social workers’ representatives - concerning the value of motivational work in changing the lifestyles of assaulted and addicted women. The questions we have decided to examine are; how is the social services' work with assaulted and addicted women designed, how do the social workers experiences the situation on these forms of housing and what the social workers believe is promoting and inhibiting factors for motivation with assaulted and addicted women. The results in this study are built on qualitative semi-structured interviews with social workers where both sexes are represented. The responses that emerged during the interviews have been analyzed and then associated with theory and previous research.

    According to the informants the attitudes and commitment shown by social workers are extremely important in order to motivate an assaulted and addicted woman. It has also emerged that there is no specific treatment for women who are abused or active substance abusers. In general the informants do not think that it is optimal to place women on one of the housings that the municipality has for disposal

    Date of Award2011-Jun-22
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorSven-Erik Olsson (Supervisor) & Anders Giertz (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Social Work Study Programme

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Social Work (50402)


    • motivation
    • addiction
    • social services
    • housing
    • attitude
    • domestic violence

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