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Självpresentation som redskap för att lyckas i karriären - unga kvinnors upplevelser av att nå karriärmässiga mål genom sociala beteenden

Alm, Cim LU and Bergström, Josefine LU (2014) PSYK01 20132
Department of Psychology
Abstract
This study aims to show how young women feel about their abilities to reach their work-related goals and how their social behavior, specifically self-presentation, affects the outcome. By using a qualitative method, analyzes of the interviews can be made to get a deeper knowledge about the subject. The result of this study showed that all of the women had set high work-related goals for themselves, but they were all exposed to some obstacles during their way to reaching their goals. Their competence was questioned, according to themselves because of their young age and their sex. They had to work harder to prove their competence because of existing gender norms. Stereotypical threats were also an obstacle for some of the women, even though... (More)
This study aims to show how young women feel about their abilities to reach their work-related goals and how their social behavior, specifically self-presentation, affects the outcome. By using a qualitative method, analyzes of the interviews can be made to get a deeper knowledge about the subject. The result of this study showed that all of the women had set high work-related goals for themselves, but they were all exposed to some obstacles during their way to reaching their goals. Their competence was questioned, according to themselves because of their young age and their sex. They had to work harder to prove their competence because of existing gender norms. Stereotypical threats were also an obstacle for some of the women, even though they weren’t always aware of them. This study shows how self-presentation can be used, in work-related environments; to control the impression other people have of you and in that way get control of your own future. (Less)
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author
Alm, Cim LU and Bergström, Josefine LU
supervisor
organization
course
PSYK01 20132
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Self-presentation, Goals, Stereotype Threat, Gender Norms, Organizational Culture
language
Swedish
id
4285541
date added to LUP
2014-02-12 08:49:09
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2014-02-12 08:49:09
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  abstract     = {This study aims to show how young women feel about their abilities to reach their work-related goals and how their social behavior, specifically self-presentation, affects the outcome. By using a qualitative method, analyzes of the interviews can be made to get a deeper knowledge about the subject. The result of this study showed that all of the women had set high work-related goals for themselves, but they were all exposed to some obstacles during their way to reaching their goals. Their competence was questioned, according to themselves because of their young age and their sex. They had to work harder to prove their competence because of existing gender norms. Stereotypical threats were also an obstacle for some of the women, even though they weren’t always aware of them. This study shows how self-presentation can be used, in work-related environments; to control the impression other people have of you and in that way get control of your own future.},
  author       = {Alm, Cim and Bergström, Josefine},
  keyword      = {Self-presentation,Goals,Stereotype Threat,Gender Norms,Organizational Culture},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Självpresentation som redskap för att lyckas i karriären - unga kvinnors upplevelser av att nå karriärmässiga mål genom sociala beteenden},
  year         = {2014},
}