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Arbetets värde. Om ungdomars uppfattningar kring arbetets betydelse.
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies.
2002 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
The Value of Work. Young Peoples Perceptions on the Significance of Work. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine the perception of work of young men and women. A central problem that the study focus on is how young men and women value work, what do they expect to get out of work, and what are their experiences of work. The study also examines what work value and work mean for them. Eight young men and women between the ages of 22-25, currently working in different field, were interviewed. The individuals interviewed had different educational backgrounds. Verbatim-transcribed thematized interviews were analyzed from a phenomenographic perspective. This perspective is generally used to describe people’s variation views, experience and perceptions of a phenomenon.

The result of the study is presented using two major categories with subcategories. The two main categories are work condition and social values of work. The category work conditions and related subcategories describe different aspect of what the participants in the study perceive is/are valuable with work or working, in other words, what they expect to get out of work. The other category, social values of work and related subcategories, touché different areas such as the participants perception of significance of work in a society, status of different professions, and the significance of work as an indicator of social position.

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Institutionen för tematisk utbildning och forskning , 2002.
Keyword [en]
Interdisciplinary studies, Fenomenografi, ungdomar, arbete, arbetsmarknad, värde, villkor Phenomenography, youth, work, labour-market, value, conditions
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2605ISRN: LIU-ITUF/SKA-D--02/19--SEOAI: diva2:19941
Available from: 2004-11-10 Created: 2004-11-10

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