Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Perception of time in relation to work and private life among Swedish social workers – the temporal clash between the organisation and the individual
2018 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, p. 1-12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Time, or rather lack of time, is currently an issue to many involved in social work, in Sweden and elsewhere. Stress at work is presently one of the most common reasons social workers state for leaving their profession or their workplace. This article examines how time is perceived in relation to work and private life by employees in the social services. The investigation was conducted as a qualitative interview study with six social workers. An abductive approach was adopted in the analysis. The results indicate a general experience of lack of time and an individual perception of time among the interviewees. What they say about time indicates that they have a monochronic perspective on time. It is also shown that the respondents use different curbing strategies to recuperate. At work, strategies take the form of creating recovery arenas allowing for micropauses such as eating an apple or having a cup of coffee. After work, exercising or strolling in the woods are common strategies. In relation to the employer and the organisation individuals also assume responsibility for organisational shortcomings that they cannot influence. © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge , 2018. p. 1-12
Keyword [en]
curbing strategies, lack of time, perceived time, Social work, temporality
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66210DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2018.1423549Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85040982230OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-66210DiVA: diva2:1181813
Available from: 2018-02-09 Created: 2018-02-09 Last updated: 2018-02-09

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus
In the same journal
European Journal of Social Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf