Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Understanding and Use of Reflection in Family Support Social Work
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology. (BUV)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6267-5802
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology. (BUV)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3328-6538
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages. (BUV)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2999-5203
2018 (English)In: Journal of social service research, ISSN 0148-8376, E-ISSN 1540-7314, Vol. 44, no 4, p. 494-508Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous research emphasizes the need for reflection in complex, dynamic practices, like social work.However, increased governance of the public sector and welfare state has caused a reform, which inturn has affected the layout and conditions of work. Private sector control ideals and ideas from theauditing system have led to a new focus. It is argued that we should subordinate practiceapproaches–characterized by reflection, proven experience, and tacit knowledge–to manual-based treatment, evaluations, and assessments. This study aims at understanding the role ofreflection in social work by investigating its use and valuation by family support social workers.Opportunities and resources for reflection are another focus. Focus group interviews (nD40) wereused to produce data. The need for reflection to conduct highly qualitative social work becameevident. The question is notwhetherto reflect or not, ratherhowthis best can be done, givencurrent time constraints. Reflection was considered a coping mechanism, offering a sense ofprofessional legitimacy. Organizational changes seem to impact on time for reflection. However,when enabling process, learning, and development, it can be argued that reflection is beneficial forseveral parties. Therefore, reflection requires continued emphasis, highlighting its potential benefits.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. Vol. 44, no 4, p. 494-508
Keywords [en]
Social work, family support
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Social work; Child and Youth studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12522DOI: 10.1080/01488376.2018.1476300ISI: 000444568800006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85048800014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12522DiVA, id: diva2:1221700
Note

Published online: 18 Jun 2018

Available from: 2018-06-20 Created: 2018-06-20 Last updated: 2018-10-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Ryding, JennieSorbring, EmmaWernersson, Inga

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ryding, JennieSorbring, EmmaWernersson, Inga
By organisation
Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and SociologyDivision for Educational Science and Languages
In the same journal
Journal of social service research
Social Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 56 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf