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Supervising Mentors' Lived Experience on Supervision in Teaching, Nursing and Social Care Education. A Participation-Oriented Phenomenological Study
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology, Ämnesavdelningen för vårdvetenskap. Department of Health, Stord/Haugesund University College, Stord, Norway.
University of Gävle, Department of Education and Psychology, Ämnesavdelningen för didaktik.
University of Gävle, Department of Education and Psychology, Ämnesavdelningen för folkhälsovetenskap. Department of Health Sciences, Aalesund University College, Aalesund, Norway.
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology, Ämnesavdelningen för socialt arbete.
2009 (English)In: Higher Education, ISSN 0018-1560, E-ISSN 1573-174X, Vol. 57, no 1, 107-123 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research concerning the supervisor role in separate educational programmes has been undertaken, but cross-professional studies are few. The aim of this study was to explore the lived experience of supervising mentors in Sweden during the practice-based, off-campus sections of the education in teaching, nursing, and social care. The study used a participatory phenomenological approach in which four researchers and nineteen supervising mentors worked together in the research process which was accomplished in four different phases. The data collecting method used was interview. The results constituted a main essence entitled "Struggle of power and control of professional quality enhancement" built upon four themes: "Constitutes a motivating force", "Feelings of responsibility", "Feelings of frustration" and "Wishes for alteration". Conclusions from the study are that communication, information and contact between the professionals in the fields and university teachers need to be strengthen to keep up supervising mentors' motivating force and to give them support.

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2009. Vol. 57, no 1, 107-123 p.
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Cross-professional; Lived experience; Mentorship; Nurse education; Phenomenological analysis; Social care education; Supervision; Teacher education; Work-based learning
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Social Sciences Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12779DOI: 10.1007/s10734-008-9135-3ISI: 000261584100007Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-57349132943OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-12779DiVA: diva2:549950
Available from: 2012-09-05 Created: 2012-09-05 Last updated: 2016-10-31Bibliographically approved

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