Salutogenes, Kasam och socionomer
Salutogenesis, sense of coherence and social workers
Summary, in English
The aim of the thesis is to contribute to an answer what is being measured with SOC-29. Longitudinal data has been collected (N= 764) from social work students and social workers over 4, 5, and 11 years.
Factor analysis shows that SOC-29 measures a global concept without subscales. SOC-29 is not stable over longer periods, more than one year. There is no difference in stability related to respondents being younger or older than 30 years on baseline. SOC-29 change significantly for students during their education.
SOC-29 at the start of education does not predict whether students will finish their bachelor’s degree.
SOC-29 does not relate to socioeconomic position, gender or age. Social workers who are married or registered partnership have significant stronger SOC-29 than those living together with a partner or being single. The SOC concept measured with SOC-29 seems not to be culturally independent. SOC-29 has been tested with related constructs. SOC-29 has mainly strong significant correlations with instruments measuring negative/positive affect, neuroticism, and quality of life. Stepwise multiple regression analysis were performed on data from students (n= 207). Instruments measuring distress and negative affect contribute to 50 % explained variance of SOC-29. Instruments measuring quality of live and personal accomplishment contribute to 47% of the explained variance of SOC-29 for social workers (n= 116). Emotional exhaustion, control, work climate, work demands, work load and social support, does not contribute.
SOC-29 shows high reliability, but the instrument can be developed. The scale can be used to evaluate social work interventions and education. SOC-29 can in social work education serve to demonstrate how this kind of instruments might be tools in social work practice.
- Social Work
- social workers
- social work education
- quality of life
- sense of coherence
- Kjell Hansson
- Bo Vinnerljung
- ISSN: 1650-3872
- ISBN: 978-91-89064-37-7
1 mars 2008
- Wadsby Marie (docent)