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Kulturers påverkan på upplevelsen av arbetslösa och meningen med arbete

Lilius, Maria and Rönningberg, Lina (2006)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of the study was to distinguish if there was a difference between how work is perceived and how unemployed are viewed by people in collectivistic and individualistic cultures. A phenomenological approach was used in order to capture the participants life-worlds and their meaning constitution of a phenomenon, in this case the meaning of work and how unemployed are viewed. Subjects from different parts of the world, belonging to either a collectivistic or individualistic culture, participated in this study. Data was collected by self-reports which were analyzed by the method of MCA (Meaning Constitution Analysis) and the software Minerva. The results indicated that there were differences in how individuals from collectivistic... (More)
The aim of the study was to distinguish if there was a difference between how work is perceived and how unemployed are viewed by people in collectivistic and individualistic cultures. A phenomenological approach was used in order to capture the participants life-worlds and their meaning constitution of a phenomenon, in this case the meaning of work and how unemployed are viewed. Subjects from different parts of the world, belonging to either a collectivistic or individualistic culture, participated in this study. Data was collected by self-reports which were analyzed by the method of MCA (Meaning Constitution Analysis) and the software Minerva. The results indicated that there were differences in how individuals from collectivistic cultures compared to individuals from individualistic cultures reflected about the meaning of work. No differences were found in how the participants viewed unemployed, regardless of their culture. (Less)
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author
Lilius, Maria and Rönningberg, Lina
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
intercultural psychology, phenomenology, MCA, individualistic culture, collectivistic culture, meaning of work, unemployed, Psychology, Psykologi
language
Swedish
id
1326995
date added to LUP
2006-06-16
date last changed
2006-06-16
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  abstract     = {The aim of the study was to distinguish if there was a difference between how work is perceived and how unemployed are viewed by people in collectivistic and individualistic cultures. A phenomenological approach was used in order to capture the participants life-worlds and their meaning constitution of a phenomenon, in this case the meaning of work and how unemployed are viewed. Subjects from different parts of the world, belonging to either a collectivistic or individualistic culture, participated in this study. Data was collected by self-reports which were analyzed by the method of MCA (Meaning Constitution Analysis) and the software Minerva. The results indicated that there were differences in how individuals from collectivistic cultures compared to individuals from individualistic cultures reflected about the meaning of work. No differences were found in how the participants viewed unemployed, regardless of their culture.},
  author       = {Lilius, Maria and Rönningberg, Lina},
  keyword      = {intercultural psychology,phenomenology,MCA,individualistic culture,collectivistic culture,meaning of work,unemployed,Psychology,Psykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kulturers påverkan på upplevelsen av arbetslösa och meningen med arbete},
  year         = {2006},
}