Article i 'Tidsskrift for arbejdsliv' no. 1 2002, page 67-83.
The Working Environment of Social Workers
Hans Jørgen Limborg
The article is based on a comprehensive case study of a Municipal Social Centre and a development project, which it has been through. The methods of the case study were primarily interviews and questionnaires. In advance of a presentation of the results of the study, a number of traits that are characteristic for social work are described. The changes that can be observed in relation to working conditions and employee influence on development is identified and discussed, and in particular it is analyzed how the changes affect the working environment. The consequences of the organisational changes are discussed as well in relation to changes in the psychosocial work strain as in relation to the risk conceptions of the participants.