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Chefers identitet och identitetsskapande: en studie av chefer i offentlig verksamhet

Alina, Panican and Risberg Albertsson, Stina (2008)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of this study was to gain a comprehension of managers experience of their identity and their construction of identity in the work sphere. 14 semi-structured interviews were performed with managers in the public sector. The interviews were analyzed from a hermeneutic approach. The results showed that the managers´ experience of their identity and their construction of identity were full of nuances and was characterized by a being and a becoming. The managers had several social identities at their disposal, which were brought to the fore due to the situation. The work as manager meant a great deal to the managers and was characterized by urge and commitment. The management was described as a continuous learning, an increased... (More)
The aim of this study was to gain a comprehension of managers experience of their identity and their construction of identity in the work sphere. 14 semi-structured interviews were performed with managers in the public sector. The interviews were analyzed from a hermeneutic approach. The results showed that the managers´ experience of their identity and their construction of identity were full of nuances and was characterized by a being and a becoming. The managers had several social identities at their disposal, which were brought to the fore due to the situation. The work as manager meant a great deal to the managers and was characterized by urge and commitment. The management was described as a continuous learning, an increased self-awareness and an evaluation of who they were and how they pursued their management. The managers preferred to act as leader or coach, a manager who was available for his co-workers and who strived to develop oneself and the co-workers. Expectations from the surrounding world also had an influence on the management and affected the managers´ experience of their identity and their construction of identity. (Less)
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author
Alina, Panican and Risberg Albertsson, Stina
supervisor
organization
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type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
Psychology, construction of identity, identity, management, leadership, Psykologi
language
Swedish
id
1319794
date added to LUP
2008-01-23
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2009-11-17 12:59:37
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to gain a comprehension of managers experience of their identity and their construction of identity in the work sphere. 14 semi-structured interviews were performed with managers in the public sector. The interviews were analyzed from a hermeneutic approach. The results showed that the managers´ experience of their identity and their construction of identity were full of nuances and was characterized by a being and a becoming. The managers had several social identities at their disposal, which were brought to the fore due to the situation. The work as manager meant a great deal to the managers and was characterized by urge and commitment. The management was described as a continuous learning, an increased self-awareness and an evaluation of who they were and how they pursued their management. The managers preferred to act as leader or coach, a manager who was available for his co-workers and who strived to develop oneself and the co-workers. Expectations from the surrounding world also had an influence on the management and affected the managers´ experience of their identity and their construction of identity.},
  author       = {Alina, Panican and Risberg Albertsson, Stina},
  keyword      = {Psychology,construction of identity,identity,management,leadership,Psykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Chefers identitet och identitetsskapande: en studie av chefer i offentlig verksamhet},
  year         = {2008},
}