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Anknytningsteorins tillämpning i arbetslivet - en studie av medarbetarens anknytningsstilar

Karlsson, Cassandra LU and Dott, Tove (2012) PSYK01 20121
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The main purpose of this study was to examine the subordinate’s relationship to his/her closest manager, from the perspective of attachment theory. This was accomplished by comparing the attachment styles to the parents and attachment style to the manager. Attachment styles were measured through the dimensions of attachment related anxiety and attachment related avoidance. Furthermore, the aim of the study was to explore the possibility of variations in the strength of the correlations based on gender differences and differences in the age of the participants. A self-report survey was answered by 120 full-time employees within the following trades; hotel and restaurant, trade, tourism, banking, school, national defence and construction.... (More)
The main purpose of this study was to examine the subordinate’s relationship to his/her closest manager, from the perspective of attachment theory. This was accomplished by comparing the attachment styles to the parents and attachment style to the manager. Attachment styles were measured through the dimensions of attachment related anxiety and attachment related avoidance. Furthermore, the aim of the study was to explore the possibility of variations in the strength of the correlations based on gender differences and differences in the age of the participants. A self-report survey was answered by 120 full-time employees within the following trades; hotel and restaurant, trade, tourism, banking, school, national defence and construction. All participants had a full-time employment at the time, where they had been involved in a work related relationship with the same manager for at least six months. The results showed that the individual attachment styles in the different relationships were significantly correlated in the dimension of attachment related anxiety. No statistically significant correlations were found for the attachment related avoidance dimension. The results regarding gender differences showed that anxiety related to the male manager correlated to a larger degree with anxiety related to the father, than anxiety related to the mother. The same comparisons were made with a female manager but no statistically significant results were found. Regarding differences in age, there were statistically significant correlations for both younger and older participants. However the correlations for the younger group did not prove to be larger than the correlations found in the group with older participants. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Studiens huvudsakliga syfte var att undersöka medarbetarens relation till sin närmsta chef ur ett anknytningsperspektiv. Detta gjordes genom att jämföra individens anknytningsstilar till sina föräldrar med individens anknytningsstil till sin chef för att undersöka ett eventuellt samband. Anknytningsstilar uppmättes utifrån de två underliggande dimensionerna anknytningsrelaterat undvikande samt anknytningsrelaterad ångest. Vidare undersöktes huruvida styrkan i sambanden mellan anknytningsstilarna påverkades av chefens kön samt försöksdeltagarnas ålder. Ett självskattningsformulär besvarades av 120 heltidsanställda inom branscherna hotell och restaurang, handel, turism, bank, skola, försvarsmakten samt byggbranschen. Samtliga deltagare... (More)
Studiens huvudsakliga syfte var att undersöka medarbetarens relation till sin närmsta chef ur ett anknytningsperspektiv. Detta gjordes genom att jämföra individens anknytningsstilar till sina föräldrar med individens anknytningsstil till sin chef för att undersöka ett eventuellt samband. Anknytningsstilar uppmättes utifrån de två underliggande dimensionerna anknytningsrelaterat undvikande samt anknytningsrelaterad ångest. Vidare undersöktes huruvida styrkan i sambanden mellan anknytningsstilarna påverkades av chefens kön samt försöksdeltagarnas ålder. Ett självskattningsformulär besvarades av 120 heltidsanställda inom branscherna hotell och restaurang, handel, turism, bank, skola, försvarsmakten samt byggbranschen. Samtliga deltagare uppfyllde kravet på att ha haft en arbetsmässig relation till sin närmsta chef i sex månader eller mer. Resultaten visade på signifikanta samband i anknytningsstilar mellan båda föräldrarelationerna och relationen till chefen i dimensionen anknytningsrelaterad ångest. För dimensionen anknytningsrelaterat undvikande hittades inga signifikanta samband. Resultaten gällande könsskillnader visade att korrelationen mellan ångest i relation till en manlig chef och ångest i relation till pappan var starkare än motsvarande korrelation med mamman. För korrelationer som utfördes med en kvinnlig chef som utgångspunkt hittades inga signifikanta resultat. Vidare uppmättes signifikanta resultat för både yngre och äldre försöksdeltagare där korrelationerna var starkare i den äldre åldersgruppen. Resultaten som diskuterades rörde möjligheten att använda anknytningsteorin i arbetslivet. (Less)
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Karlsson, Cassandra LU and Dott, Tove
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PSYK01 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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anknytningsstil, anknytningsrelation, medarbetare, chef, ledare
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Swedish
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Anknytningsteorins tillämpning i arbetslivet - en studie av medarbetarens anknytningsstilar},
  year         = {2012},
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