About this project
The alarming working conditions of newly examined social workers has been given much attention in later years. Developing knowledge about their working conditions, of stress, un-health and high staff turnover, is important. In this project their choice and establishment in this profession is in focus. Their motives, experiences, and expectations vis-à-vis this job and occupational role are studied, and in relation to the organizational and institutional framework of social services. We hope to contribute to a richer knowledge base for the work with improved introduction and better conditions for the group. The project consists of three parts: a national survey, a research circle where newly employed in municipality social service take part doing research themselves about conditions at hand, and a narrative interview study about work experiences and career choices five years after exam.