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Sources of job satisfaction in intellectual disability services: a comparativ eanalysis of experiences among human service professionals in schools, social services, and public health care in Sweden
Department of Education, Umeå University, Umeå.
Department of Social Work, Umeå University, Umeå.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy. (BUV)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6202-4196
2017 (English)In: Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, ISSN 1366-8250, E-ISSN 1469-9532Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Background The research aim of this study was to analyse aspects of job satisfaction in daily work with people with intellectual disability (ID) in schools, social services and health care. Method With a comparative approach we collected data via a digital questionnaire with in total 333 respondents. The empirical material was analysed through a thematic content analysis. Results The result showed that perceptions of job satisfaction could be differentiated into five typological categories: (1) the target group; (2) social rewards; (3) social relations; (4) professional core mission; and (5) results and outcomes. The findings also showed apparent differences in responses, both in terms of frequency and content, which seem to be associated with the respondents' organisational affiliations. Conclusion This study suggests that differences in experiences seem to be associated with work assignments, professional identities and organisational affiliation

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Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Carfax Publishing, 2017.
Keyword [en]
human service professionals, intellectual disabilities, job satisfaction, comparative analysis
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Work Sciences
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Child and Youth studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11251DOI: 10.3109/13668250.2017.1310817Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85019717871OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11251DiVA: diva2:1129154
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Published online: 25 May 2017

Available from: 2017-08-01 Created: 2017-08-01 Last updated: 2017-12-18Bibliographically approved

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