: En kvalitativ undersökning om klädernas betydelse för socialsekreterare

  • Marie Thomasson
  • Charlotte Bremberg

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    The aim of our study is to explore social workers view on the importance of clothing. We want to know how and if social worker reflects on the importance of their clothing and how it may affect their clients. Dresses social workers differently due to different work situations? Play client`s clothes any role in the social welfare officers? Can client`s clothing affect the assessment of their problem?

    The study is based on a qualitative method. The data consists of two focus group interviews with four social workers in each group, containing three women and one man in each focusgroup, with a total of eight informants.

    The results of our study indicate that the clothes are important in meeting with clients and especially as to help create a relationship with the client. The result also indicate that client`s clothing acts as a marker for the clients health.

    Date of Award2011-Jun-22
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorWeddig Runquist (Supervisor) & Frans Oddner (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Social Work Study Programme

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Social Work (50402)


    • clothes
    • social workers
    • clients
    • relationship
    • meeting

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