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Upplevelsen av att arbeta i storrum

Jönsson, Ellinor and Trevett, Ann-Charlotte (2004)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The present study attempts to investigate the co-workers experience of working in an open-plan office at the Swedish Tax Agency in four cities in Scania. Differences in the experience of working in an open-plan office together with factors behind these differences were sought by using both a questionnaire and interviews. To collect data the short version of Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) measuring the psychosocial work environment was adopted. The source of inspiration when analyzing the semi-structured interviews was the qualitative method Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Findings indicate significant differences in the experience of working in an open-plan office between the cities in the study. Factors... (More)
The present study attempts to investigate the co-workers experience of working in an open-plan office at the Swedish Tax Agency in four cities in Scania. Differences in the experience of working in an open-plan office together with factors behind these differences were sought by using both a questionnaire and interviews. To collect data the short version of Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) measuring the psychosocial work environment was adopted. The source of inspiration when analyzing the semi-structured interviews was the qualitative method Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Findings indicate significant differences in the experience of working in an open-plan office between the cities in the study. Factors relevant to the explanation of these differences are type of work assignment, participation, individual aspects and support and communication. A number of positive and negative aspects of open-plan offices have also appeared. Among the positive are the opportunity to work related exchange and an increased sense of community. The negative aspects are mainly problems with sound level and difficulties with concentration. (Less)
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author
Jönsson, Ellinor and Trevett, Ann-Charlotte
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Psychology, Psykologi
language
Swedish
id
1356346
date added to LUP
2004-11-08
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2004-11-08
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  abstract     = {The present study attempts to investigate the co-workers experience of working in an open-plan office at the Swedish Tax Agency in four cities in Scania. Differences in the experience of working in an open-plan office together with factors behind these differences were sought by using both a questionnaire and interviews. To collect data the short version of Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) measuring the psychosocial work environment was adopted. The source of inspiration when analyzing the semi-structured interviews was the qualitative method Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Findings indicate significant differences in the experience of working in an open-plan office between the cities in the study. Factors relevant to the explanation of these differences are type of work assignment, participation, individual aspects and support and communication. A number of positive and negative aspects of open-plan offices have also appeared. Among the positive are the opportunity to work related exchange and an increased sense of community. The negative aspects are mainly problems with sound level and difficulties with concentration.},
  author       = {Jönsson, Ellinor and Trevett, Ann-Charlotte},
  keyword      = {Psychology,Psykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Upplevelsen av att arbeta i storrum},
  year         = {2004},
}