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Psykosocial arbetsmiljö: Olika faktorers betydelse för arbetstillfredsställelsen hos män respektive kvinnor
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The essay aims to examine what factors in the psychosocial work environment that affects women’s and men's job satisfaction the most. Psychosocial work environment is defined as the interplay between an individual and the work environment. The study involves four dimensions of the psychosocial work environment: “autonomy and development", "security and income", "stress” and “social relationships in the workplace”. I have used quantitative method, and the essay is based on data from ISSP (International Social Survey Programme) from a survey of "jobs and work”. Based on my results and the variables I checked for, both men and women remain within the same factors. I find that the experience of “autonomy and development”and “social relations” is the two most important factors influencing job satisfaction for both men and women. But the degree of the different variables related to job satisfaction varies between men and women. Other differences were that men and women experience stress in different ways and have different needs for organizing their daily work

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2013. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Psychosocial work environment, job satisfaction, autonomy, development, security, income, stress, social relationships, gender
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86904OAI: diva2:704705
Subject / course
Sociology (alternative Social Psycholgy)
Educational program
The Sociology Program
Available from: 2014-03-13 Created: 2014-03-13 Last updated: 2014-03-13Bibliographically approved

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