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Ageism in the context of social work
The bachelor thesis focuses on ageism in the context of social work. The theoretical part defines issues related to ageism, social work, and social services for the elderly. The practical part is dedicated to the implementation of the research. The aim of the bachelor thesis is to analyze if and how social workers encounter ageism in the context of social work. The second aim is to determine whether there are any ageist stereotypes in the provision of social services. A qualitative research strategy was chosen for the research. Survey method and semi- structured interview techniques were used to collect data for the research. The collected data were processed using open coding method and carried out using a "pen-and-paper" technique. Individual categories were created and graphically represented through diagrams. The research sample consisted of eight social workers in retirement homes, selected through a purposive sampling method. Based on the research results, interviewed social workers have extensive experience with ageism in society. Within the provision of social services, no ageist attitudes were observed among the social workers. Stereotypical prejudices were not noted either, social workers stand by the fact that a person's character is not defined by age. The research results apply only to the research sample and cannot be generalized. However, they can serve as feedback for the institutions where the research was done. The results can also be used for the development of social work and the prevention of ageism in the provision of social services for various age groups.

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