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Church Conflicts - The Psychosocial Work Environment of the Parishes.
Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences. Socialmedicin and Center for Environmental Illness and Stress Disorders, CEOS, Uppsala Academic Hospital.
2000 (English)In: American Conference of Sociology and Religion, Washington DC, 2000, 2000Conference paper (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

The Church of Sweden faces major changes in the years to come. It will be disestablished January 1, 2000. There are many signs of the Church being one of the worst employers when you consider the psychosocial work environment. There are numerous conflicts in the parishes and the reasons suggested are also numerous: poor leadership; theological disputes; the expectations of a good working life in a Christian setting and a denial of problems; The Christian belief itself.

Diocesan officers, and officers of the Swedish labor inspectorate have been interviewed on their experiences on church conflicts, the causes, patterns and possible ways of resolving them. Approx. 200 Inspection Documents from the Swedish labor inspectorate have been explored. The results suggest that there be no one single explanation to the situation. Several factors, present at the same time, form the reasons for the situation; The leadership, the distribution of responsibilities in the parish, the lack objectives for the Parish, the expectations for a problem free working life. These and other factors vary in correlation.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11448OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-11448DiVA: diva2:39217
Föredrag på internationell konferens.Available from: 2007-09-14 Created: 2007-09-14

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