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Postanställdas konstruktioner av arbetsmotivation: En jämförande studie mellan postsorterare, lagledare och brevbärare

Asplund, Malin and Sjunnesson, Jenny-Li (2006)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
In order to broaden the understanding of work motivation the aim of the study was to compare how three different teams within the same organization constructed motivation. The three teams consisted of post sorters, team leaders and mailmen. Three focus group interviews were conducted with three men and eight women. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and thematically analysed with QSR NUD*IST. The result showed both similarities and differences in the construction of work motivation in the three teams. Specific constructions of work motivation that differed between the teams were related to the descriptions of the participants' work tasks and the social context of the work. The study show a need for further studies focusing on the... (More)
In order to broaden the understanding of work motivation the aim of the study was to compare how three different teams within the same organization constructed motivation. The three teams consisted of post sorters, team leaders and mailmen. Three focus group interviews were conducted with three men and eight women. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and thematically analysed with QSR NUD*IST. The result showed both similarities and differences in the construction of work motivation in the three teams. Specific constructions of work motivation that differed between the teams were related to the descriptions of the participants' work tasks and the social context of the work. The study show a need for further studies focusing on the social understanding of work motivation. (Less)
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author
Asplund, Malin and Sjunnesson, Jenny-Li
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
motivation, work motivation, social constructionism, Industrial psychology, Arbetspsykologi, industripsykologi
language
Swedish
id
1328646
date added to LUP
2006-02-14
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2006-02-14
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  abstract     = {In order to broaden the understanding of work motivation the aim of the study was to compare how three different teams within the same organization constructed motivation. The three teams consisted of post sorters, team leaders and mailmen. Three focus group interviews were conducted with three men and eight women. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and thematically analysed with QSR NUD*IST. The result showed both similarities and differences in the construction of work motivation in the three teams. Specific constructions of work motivation that differed between the teams were related to the descriptions of the participants' work tasks and the social context of the work. The study show a need for further studies focusing on the social understanding of work motivation.},
  author       = {Asplund, Malin and Sjunnesson, Jenny-Li},
  keyword      = {motivation,work motivation,social constructionism,Industrial psychology,Arbetspsykologi, industripsykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Postanställdas konstruktioner av arbetsmotivation: En jämförande studie mellan postsorterare, lagledare och brevbärare},
  year         = {2006},
}