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Upplevd stress och engagemang av behandlingsassistenter: Verksamma på institutioner som vårdar ungdomar enligt lagen med särskilda bestämmelser om vård av unga (LVU, 1990:52)
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Perceived stress and involvement in compulsory treatment for adolescents : a quantitative study of the social workers' perspective (English)
Abstract [sv]

Inom tvångsvård av unga i Sverige finns det inte någon relevant forskning om behandlingsassistenters upplevda stress och engagemang i arbetet. Den forskning som finns redogör för att manliga behandlingsassistenter upplever ett större missnöje och att de har en mer problematisk situation på arbetsplatsen än kvinnliga behandlingsassistenter. Studiens syfte var att undersöka om det fanns skillnader i upplevelsen av stress och engagemang mellan manliga och kvinnliga behandlingsassistenter verksamma för ungdomar som tvångsvårdas på institutioner tillhörande Statens institutionsstyrelse (SiS). Ett annat syfte var att undersöka om det fanns ett samband mellan stress och engagemang. Information samlades in genom frågeformulär från två institutioner där åtta avdelningar deltog. Sammanlagt deltog 74 behandlingsassistenter varav 44 män och 30 kvinnor mellan åldrarna 25–63 år. En kvantitativ studie genomfördes med mätinstrumenten PSS 10 (Perceived Stress Scale) och UWES (Utrecht Work Engagement Scale), vilka är väl validerade och har god reliabilitet. Resultaten visade, utifrån UWES tre delskalor, Vigor, Dedication och Absorption, med ett undantag, inget statistiskt signifikant samband mellan stress och engagemang bland manliga och kvinnliga behandlingsassistenter. Undantaget var ett negativ medelstarkt samband mellan Vigor och stress, vilket indikerar att deltagare som upplever mer stress har lägre nivåer av energi. Studien kan bidra till vidare forskning inom tvångsvården av unga utifrån ett större perspektiv då det inte finns tillräckligt med forskning. Studien kan också bidra till diskussionsunderlag för SiS verksamhet i Sverige

Abstract [en]

There is little research on social workers perceived stress and commitment in compulsory treatment of adolescents in Sweden. Existing research determines that the male social workers experience a greater dissatisfaction and are more likely to encounter problems in the workplace than women. The study aimed to investigate whether there are any differences between male and female social workers in their line of work with adolescents under compulsory care in the

National Board of Institutional Care (SiS) and how they experience stress and commitment in the workplace. Moreover, research was done to investigate whether there is a connection between stress and commitment within the social workers field. Information was gathered through questionnaires from two institutions where eight departments took part. A total of 74 employers consisting of 44 men and 30 women between the ages 25-63 participated. A quantitative study was conducted with the measuring instruments PSS 10 (Perceived Stress Scale) and UWES (Utrecht Work Engagement Scale) which are well validated and have good reliability. The results showed, on the basis of UWES's three subscales, Vigor, Dedication and Absorption, no statistically significant association between stress and commitment among male and female social workers, with one exception. The exception was a negative moderate connection between the Vigor and stress, indicating that the more stress the participant experienced the less energy the person had. The study may contribute to further studies in the compulsory care of adolescents from a wider perspective; hence there is not enough research. The study may also contribute to further discussion in the National Board of Institutional Care in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , p. 16
Keywords [en]
social workers, stress, commitment, involvement
Keywords [sv]
Behandlingsassistenter, stress, engagemang
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6150Local ID: PSE500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-6150DiVA, id: diva2:712406
Subject / course
Psychology
Educational program
Psykologi
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Available from: 2014-04-16 Created: 2014-04-15 Last updated: 2014-04-16Bibliographically approved

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