Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor of Sociology, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.

2 Master of social work, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.



Social work as a helping profession has defined its position and roles for many years at the individual, group and community levels and for different target groups in accordance with the needs of its audience and has addressed its mission in various fields. One of the target groups of social work is the employees working in industries who form a cultural and social community of their own and who have injuries and need related assistance. The aim of the current research is to know the role of social work in the field of industry. This research is a qualitative study in several industrial companies, which was conducted by social workers with more than three years of experience in the industry and with the criterion of data saturation with ten people with opinions and related to the topic in a targeted manner and with semi-structured interviews. The data have been explained by thematic analysis method. The results showed that all participants emphasized the importance and role of industrial social work and its necessity. The three themes analyzed are: industrial professionalism, holistic support, and organizational monitoring. The result of this research can be effective in explaining social work services in policies in the field of employee welfare in industrial companies.


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