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Lydnadsmodus på socialtjänsten: En operationalisering av funktionell dumhet
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Social Work.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att tillämpa Paulsens (2017) modell av funktionell dumhet som en form av organisatorisk lydnad på socialtjänsten som arbetsplats. Paulsens tio ”anpassningslogiker” operationaliserades till 20 frågor med svarsalternativ på en Likert-skala. En enkät med dessa frågor samt ett envariabelsmått på arbetstillfredsställelse skickades sedan ut till socialarbetare i sex kommuner (N=73). Resultatet visar att en majoritet av studiedeltagarna kände igen sig i anpassningslogikerna, samt att ”förtvivlan” är vanligast som lydnadsmodus på socialtjänsten. Bivariat analys och test av intern konsistens visar på god reliabilitet hos modellen. Samtidigt visar en multipel regressionsanalys att funktionell dumhet förklarar 30 procent av socialarbetares arbetstillfredsställelse, med ”auktoritarism” och ”cynism” som signifikanta prediktorer. Studien tyder på att Paulsens modell av funktionell dumhet kan bidra till vår förståelse för hur socialarbetare hanterar det sociala arbetets problematiska sidor.

Abstract [en]

The study's aim was to apply Paulsen’s (2017) model of functional stupidity as a form of organizational compliance to a social work context. A questionnaire was developed with 20 Likert items that operationalised Paulsen's ten “stupidity rationales”, together with a measure of work satisfaction, and distributed to social workers in six municipalities (N=73). Results show that most stupidity rationale items were endorsed by a majority of participants, with the “despair” mode of compliance most strongly endorsed. Bivariate and internal consistency reliability analysis indicated that Paulsen's model was a good fit to the data, while multiple regression analysis demonstrated that the model of functional stupidity explained 30 percent variance in work satisfaction, with “authoritarian” and "cynicism" modes as significant predictors in the model. The study suggests that Paulsen's model of functional stupidity has potential value for increasing our understand of how social workers' cope with the demands of their work.

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2016.
Keyword [en]
functional stupidity, compliance, organizations, social work, work satisfaction
Keyword [sv]
funktionell dumhet, lydnad, organisationer, socialt arbete, arbetstillfredsställelse
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-24275OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-24275DiVA: diva2:1073979
Available from: 2017-02-14 Created: 2017-02-14

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