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A work motivational grounded theory study of workers in caring roles

Jungert, Tomas LU ; Thornberg, Robert and Lundstén, Louisa (2021) In Journal of Interprofessional Care
Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine and construct a theoretical model of key elements that care workers perceive to have an impact on their autonomy, cohesion, and work motivation. Grounded theory was used for data collection and analysis. There were 20 participants from social welfare service, geriatric care, and women’s aid settings (women = 18, men = 2, mean age = 37.6). The analysis resulted in the following categories: (a) Being-a-Cohesive-Team; (b) Agency-Making; (c) Living-Up-to-Expectations; and (d) Developing-Support-and-Feedback. The results identified potential interactions between these factors and suggested how they influenced each other, showing how cohesion, autonomy, and motivation are interdependent and amplified.

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autonomy, care work, Cohesion, grounded theory, motivation
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Journal of Interprofessional Care
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  • pmid:33508991
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1356-1820
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10.1080/13561820.2020.1860919
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  author       = {Jungert, Tomas and Thornberg, Robert and Lundstén, Louisa},
  issn         = {1356-1820},
  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {Journal of Interprofessional Care},
  title        = {A work motivational grounded theory study of workers in caring roles},
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  doi          = {10.1080/13561820.2020.1860919},
  year         = {2021},
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