Youth jobs: young peoples' experiences of changes in motivation regarding engagement in occupations in the Swedish public sector
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, ISSN 0267-3843, E-ISSN 2164-4527, 1-6 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
This article focuses on the influence of a programme with the purpose of increasing young people’s motivation to engage in professions with labour shortages in the Swedish public sector. The data collection methods used were qualitative and quantitative. The study shows that employment quality (skills, learning opportunities and social interaction) is essential to young people in relation to labour market interventions targeted at professions with labour shortages in the public sector. There appears to be heterogeneity in how young people value different factors. In addition, the motivational profile of young people seems to be an evolving process, but also in what way participation in a programme with focus on professions with labour shortages may contribute to such changes. The results indicate that, when planning a programme aimed at young people, individual differences should be taken into account in order to motivate them to work in professions with labour shortages.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. 1-6 p.
youth jobs, motivation, professions, public sector
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132262DOI: dx.doi,org/10.1080/02673843.2016.1269653OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-132262DiVA: diva2:1079494