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Why they stay – social workers and job satisfaction

Författare och institution:
Linda Lane (Institutionen för socialt arbete)
Publicerad i:
Proceedings:National Working Lives Conference (FALF) Stockholm, June 17-19, 2013,
Konferensbidrag - refereegranskat abstract
Sammanfattning (abstract):
In Sweden, consequences of the economic recession for ongoing changes in social service demands on the one hand and restricted social spending on the other have brought social workers demands for better working conditions to the public eye. A significant part of this research has focused on how workplace characteristics shape employees job satisfaction, level of stress, chances of burnout and turnover intentions. However, few studies have specifically focused why in the face of increasing work intensity, performing emotional work with documented relative low pay social workers remains in their jobs. This study investigates the effects of job autonomy and various forms of employee support on job satisfaction of social workers, as well as the effects of job satisfaction on organizational commitment using a small sample of social workers (n=120). Multivariate analyses revealed that being a supervisor, job autonomy, support from colleagues, and being able to work from home had statistically significant effects on job satisfaction, and that job satisfaction had a positive significant relationship with organizational commitment. These are preliminary results and more study is needed before generalized conclusions can be drawn. However, this study indicates that in the Swedish context, future research interest should focus not only why social workers leave their jobs but also why they stay.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Sociologi ->
Sociologi (exklusive socialt arbete, socialpsykologi och socialantropologi)
Sociologi ->
Socialt arbete ->
social workers, job satisfaction, organizational support, job commitment
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Posten skapad:
2014-01-03 13:41
Posten ändrad:
2014-04-24 15:32

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