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Self-implemented human responsibilities : from a forced need for money to an intrinsic will to help

E. Sjöstedt, Andreas LU (2014) MRSK30 20132
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
This thesis looks at motivational forces between work, development and responsibility. Especially the factors self-actualization and altruism. A narrative literature review is combined with a survey study to identify related findings and trends in literature and how these match the contemporary society and people's beliefs.
It is found that the economic view of man as being uttermost selfish, is reflected in peoples' views of work-motivation, and even in people's view of 'the will to help'. However, this view of man cannot be motivated by recent psychological findings, and neither is it as visible when asking survey-participants more self-reflecting questions.
The conclusion is that altruism is, for some reason, hidden away, but is an... (More)
This thesis looks at motivational forces between work, development and responsibility. Especially the factors self-actualization and altruism. A narrative literature review is combined with a survey study to identify related findings and trends in literature and how these match the contemporary society and people's beliefs.
It is found that the economic view of man as being uttermost selfish, is reflected in peoples' views of work-motivation, and even in people's view of 'the will to help'. However, this view of man cannot be motivated by recent psychological findings, and neither is it as visible when asking survey-participants more self-reflecting questions.
The conclusion is that altruism is, for some reason, hidden away, but is an intrinsic part of human motivation. It is also hypothesized that a society which guarantees every citizen
a basic salary, or other types of basic rights, with no counter performance required in return, can use higher motivational needs such as self-actualization and altruism to motivate a more prosocial and more creative work-force. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Denna uppsatts undersöker motiverande krafter mellan arbete, utveckling och ansvar. Speciellt faktorerna självförverkligande och altruism. En litteraturstudie kombineras med en enkätstudie för att identifiera relaterade rön och trender i litteraturen och hur dessa överensstämmer med dagens samhälle och människors synsätt. Det visar sig att den ekonomiska synen på den mänskliga personen som ytterst självisk återspeglas i människors syn på arbetsmotivation och även i människors syn på ”viljan att hjälpa". Dock kan denna syn på människan som inte motiveras av nya psykologiska rön, och inte heller framträder dessa drag när man ber enkät-deltagarna mer självreflekterande frågor. Slutsatsen är att altruism har, av någon anledning, gömts undan,... (More)
Denna uppsatts undersöker motiverande krafter mellan arbete, utveckling och ansvar. Speciellt faktorerna självförverkligande och altruism. En litteraturstudie kombineras med en enkätstudie för att identifiera relaterade rön och trender i litteraturen och hur dessa överensstämmer med dagens samhälle och människors synsätt. Det visar sig att den ekonomiska synen på den mänskliga personen som ytterst självisk återspeglas i människors syn på arbetsmotivation och även i människors syn på ”viljan att hjälpa". Dock kan denna syn på människan som inte motiveras av nya psykologiska rön, och inte heller framträder dessa drag när man ber enkät-deltagarna mer självreflekterande frågor. Slutsatsen är att altruism har, av någon anledning, gömts undan, men att det är en naturlig del av den mänskliga motivationen. Det görs också en hypotes om att ett samhälle som garanterar alla medborgare en grundlön, eller andra typer av grundläggande rättigheter, utan krav på motprestation, kan i gengäld använda högre motiverande behov såsom självförverkligande och altruism, för att motivera en mer ansvarstagande och kreativare arbetskraft. (Less)
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E. Sjöstedt, Andreas LU
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MRSK30 20132
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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ideellt arbete, responsibility, effectivity, volunteering, altruism, motivation, effektivitet, ansvarstagande, Post-Cold War era, Mänskliga rättigheter, Human rights
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English
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4239425
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It is found that the economic view of man as being uttermost selfish, is reflected in peoples' views of work-motivation, and even in people's view of 'the will to help'. However, this view of man cannot be motivated by recent psychological findings, and neither is it as visible when asking survey-participants more self-reflecting questions. 
The conclusion is that altruism is, for some reason, hidden away, but is an intrinsic part of human motivation. It is also hypothesized that a society which guarantees every citizen 
a basic salary, or other types of basic rights, with no counter performance required in return, can use higher motivational needs such as self-actualization and altruism to motivate a more prosocial and more creative work-force.},
  author       = {E. Sjöstedt, Andreas},
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  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Self-implemented human responsibilities : from a forced need for money to an intrinsic will to help},
  year         = {2014},
}