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Youth jobs: young peoples' experiences of changes in motivation regarding engagement in occupations in the Swedish public sector
Department of Support and Development, Umeå Municipality, Umeå, Sweden.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7614-1841
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, ISSN 0267-3843, E-ISSN 2164-4527, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 36-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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Routledge, 2018. Vol. 23, no 1, p. 36-51
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youth jobs, motivation, professions, public sector
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Applied Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132262DOI: 10.1080/02673843.2016.1269653ISI: 000431086100004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-132262DiVA, id: diva2:1079494
Available from: 2017-03-08 Created: 2017-03-08 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

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