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Föräldraledighet som en kompetensutvecklande period i livet

Delling, Mattias and Sjöholm, Lina (2008)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of the study was to examine whether parental leave can serve as capacitating period in life. More specifically our aim was to get a deeper comprehension of the abilities and competencies developed through parental leave and how these can be of use to the individual when at work. 12 semistructured interviews were conducted with employees from a large organization in the south of Sweden. The results were analyzed using a hermeneutic approach. The results of the study show that competencies and abilities such as effectiveness, organizing, multitasking, leader abilities, communication, sensitivity, limiting skills, mindfulness, acceptance, self-confidence and life balance were enhanced during parental leave. However, it was often... (More)
The aim of the study was to examine whether parental leave can serve as capacitating period in life. More specifically our aim was to get a deeper comprehension of the abilities and competencies developed through parental leave and how these can be of use to the individual when at work. 12 semistructured interviews were conducted with employees from a large organization in the south of Sweden. The results were analyzed using a hermeneutic approach. The results of the study show that competencies and abilities such as effectiveness, organizing, multitasking, leader abilities, communication, sensitivity, limiting skills, mindfulness, acceptance, self-confidence and life balance were enhanced during parental leave. However, it was often rather difficult to assess whether a competency or ability was developed through the parental leave as such or through parenthood in general. (Less)
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author
Delling, Mattias and Sjöholm, Lina
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organization
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
Psychology, competencies, abilities, parental leave, capacitating, Psykologi
language
Swedish
id
1315309
date added to LUP
2009-02-27
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2009-11-17 12:56:01
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  abstract     = {The aim of the study was to examine whether parental leave can serve as capacitating period in life. More specifically our aim was to get a deeper comprehension of the abilities and competencies developed through parental leave and how these can be of use to the individual when at work. 12 semistructured interviews were conducted with employees from a large organization in the south of Sweden. The results were analyzed using a hermeneutic approach. The results of the study show that competencies and abilities such as effectiveness, organizing, multitasking, leader abilities, communication, sensitivity, limiting skills, mindfulness, acceptance, self-confidence and life balance were enhanced during parental leave. However, it was often rather difficult to assess whether a competency or ability was developed through the parental leave as such or through parenthood in general.},
  author       = {Delling, Mattias and Sjöholm, Lina},
  keyword      = {Psychology,competencies,abilities,parental leave,capacitating,Psykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Föräldraledighet som en kompetensutvecklande period i livet},
  year         = {2008},
}