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Stress och arbetsorganisationen: En explorativ undersökning av visstidsanställdas och fastanställdas upplevelser

Jönsson, Johanna LU and Sandh, Elin LU (2013) PSYK01 20131
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The purpose of the study was to investigate whether temporary employees and permanent employees differ in their experience of stress and other aspects within the organization. Since the earlier research lacks coherence we chose to examine the potential differences between the groups of employees through an exploratory approach. In order to investigate if any differences existed between the two groups of employees an Internet based survey measuring perceived stress and other organizational aspects was designed. The study took place within a Swedish retail company where a total of 59 answers were gained. Through a t-test for independent means no significant difference was found in terms of experienced stress. A significant difference was... (More)
The purpose of the study was to investigate whether temporary employees and permanent employees differ in their experience of stress and other aspects within the organization. Since the earlier research lacks coherence we chose to examine the potential differences between the groups of employees through an exploratory approach. In order to investigate if any differences existed between the two groups of employees an Internet based survey measuring perceived stress and other organizational aspects was designed. The study took place within a Swedish retail company where a total of 59 answers were gained. Through a t-test for independent means no significant difference was found in terms of experienced stress. A significant difference was found between the groups regarding the following four organizational aspects: quantitative demands, control of working pace, internal motivation to work and external motivation to work. The permanent employees experienced these four aspects in a greater extent than the temporary employees. The results were interpreted in relation to different models of stress and earlier research. The discussion also concerned the method we used, examining variables that could have affected the outcome of the t-test. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Studiens syfte var att undersöka huruvida det föreligger skillnader mellan visstidsanställdas och fastanställdas upplevelse av stress och andra aspekter inom organisationen. Då den tidigare forskningen inom området saknar samstämmighet valde vi att utgå från en explorativ ansats. För att undersöka dessa eventuella skillnader utformades ett internetbaserat formulär som mätte upplevelsen av stress och samt andra organisatoriska aspekter. Studien genomfördes på ett svenskt detaljhandelsföretag där sammanlagt 59 anställda deltog. Genom ett t-test för oberoende medelvärden fann vi ingen signifikant skillnad avseende upplevelsen av stress. Dock kunde signifikanta skillnader utläsas avseende följande fyra aspekter; kvantitativa krav, kontroll av... (More)
Studiens syfte var att undersöka huruvida det föreligger skillnader mellan visstidsanställdas och fastanställdas upplevelse av stress och andra aspekter inom organisationen. Då den tidigare forskningen inom området saknar samstämmighet valde vi att utgå från en explorativ ansats. För att undersöka dessa eventuella skillnader utformades ett internetbaserat formulär som mätte upplevelsen av stress och samt andra organisatoriska aspekter. Studien genomfördes på ett svenskt detaljhandelsföretag där sammanlagt 59 anställda deltog. Genom ett t-test för oberoende medelvärden fann vi ingen signifikant skillnad avseende upplevelsen av stress. Dock kunde signifikanta skillnader utläsas avseende följande fyra aspekter; kvantitativa krav, kontroll av arbetstakt, inre motivation att arbeta samt yttre motivation att arbeta. De fastanställda upplevde samtliga fyra aspekter i högre utsträckning än de visstidsanställda. Resultaten tolkades i relation till olika stressmodeller samt tidigare forskning. Även valet av metod och faktorer som kan ha påverkat studiens resultat diskuterades. (Less)
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Jönsson, Johanna LU and Sandh, Elin LU
supervisor
organization
course
PSYK01 20131
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
temporary employment, stress, Health, permanent employment, organizational aspects, Hälsa, fastanställning, visstidsanställning, organisationsaspekter
language
Swedish
id
3814968
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2013-09-20 15:27:13
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2013-09-20 15:27:13
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  abstract     = {The purpose of the study was to investigate whether temporary employees and permanent employees differ in their experience of stress and other aspects within the organization. Since the earlier research lacks coherence we chose to examine the potential differences between the groups of employees through an exploratory approach. In order to investigate if any differences existed between the two groups of employees an Internet based survey measuring perceived stress and other organizational aspects was designed. The study took place within a Swedish retail company where a total of 59 answers were gained. Through a t-test for independent means no significant difference was found in terms of experienced stress. A significant difference was found between the groups regarding the following four organizational aspects: quantitative demands, control of working pace, internal motivation to work and external motivation to work. The permanent employees experienced these four aspects in a greater extent than the temporary employees. The results were interpreted in relation to different models of stress and earlier research. The discussion also concerned the method we used, examining variables that could have affected the outcome of the t-test.},
  author       = {Jönsson, Johanna and Sandh, Elin},
  keyword      = {temporary employment,stress,Health,permanent employment,organizational aspects,Hälsa,fastanställning,visstidsanställning,organisationsaspekter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Stress och arbetsorganisationen: En explorativ undersökning av visstidsanställdas och fastanställdas upplevelser},
  year         = {2013},
}