A Phenomenological Study of the Relationship Experience of Social Welfare Public Officials with Clients

사회복지전담공무원의 클라이언트 관계경험에 관한 현상학적 연구

  • Received : 2014.11.04
  • Accepted : 2015.01.27
  • Published : 2015.02.28


The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship experience of social welfare dedicated public officials with clients. To achieve this purpose, we collected data through in-depth interviews with social welfare dedicated public officials, and analysed the data using by phenomenological approach. The results of study are as follows; the clients relationship experiences of social welfare dedicated public officials are figured in the five categories, seven themes and 28 sub-themes. The categories are 'the context of the relationship', 'the subjects of the relationship', 'the impact of the relationship', 'the conditions of the relationship', 'the aspects of the relationship'. Based on these results, we suggested some policies and practice guidelines to consider in order to support the improvement of the relationship between social welfare dedicated public officials.