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Arbetsglädje och arbetsmotivation hos folkbibliotekarier : Upplevelser och betydelsefulla faktorer för 113 bibliotekarier

Sjögren, Susanne LU (2015) BIB401 20151
Division of ALM
Abstract
The research interest of this Master’s thesis is public librarians’ work life. The purpose of the essay is to examine public librarians’ experiences of work enjoyment, their valuations of work enjoyment and work motivation factors, respectively. The research was done through a web-based survey that was mediated via the e-mailing list “Biblist” that reaches the majority of Sweden’s librarians. The questions in the quantitative survey were based on both theories of work enjoyment and the motivation theory of Hierarchy Two Factor Theory. 113 librarians participated in the study. The results showed that the public librarians in the survey experienced work enjoyment to a large extent. The work enjoyment factors that gave rise to most work... (More)
The research interest of this Master’s thesis is public librarians’ work life. The purpose of the essay is to examine public librarians’ experiences of work enjoyment, their valuations of work enjoyment and work motivation factors, respectively. The research was done through a web-based survey that was mediated via the e-mailing list “Biblist” that reaches the majority of Sweden’s librarians. The questions in the quantitative survey were based on both theories of work enjoyment and the motivation theory of Hierarchy Two Factor Theory. 113 librarians participated in the study. The results showed that the public librarians in the survey experienced work enjoyment to a large extent. The work enjoyment factors that gave rise to most work enjoyment where those concerning 1. good relations with colleagues, 2. meaningful and stimulating work and 3. that colleagues are eager to do a good quality work. The work enjoyment factors public librarians valued the highest were 1. harmony and fellowship amongst colleagues, 2. meaningful, challenging, motivating, responsible and challenging tasks, 3. being able to influence, participate and have control over the work situation and 4. to have a good relationship with library users. The motivation factors that the public librarians valued as the most important for them in their work were 1. responsibility, 2. management and 3. the work itself. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The research interest of this Master’s thesis is public librarians’ work life. The purpose of the essay is to examine public librarians’ experiences of work enjoyment, their valuations of work enjoyment and work motivation factors, respectively. The research was done through a web-based survey that was mediated via the e-mailing list “Biblist” that reaches the majority of Sweden’s librarians. The questions in the quantitative survey were based on both theories of work enjoyment and the motivation theory of Hierarchy Two Factor Theory. 113 librarians participated in the study. The results showed that the public librarians in the survey experienced work enjoyment to a large extent. The work enjoyment factors that gave rise to most work enjoyment where those concerning 1. good relations with colleagues, 2. meaningful and stimulating work and 3. that colleagues are eager to do a good quality work. The work enjoyment factors public librarians valued the highest were 1. harmony and fellowship amongst colleagues, 2. meaningful, challenging, motivating, responsible and challenging tasks, 3. being able to influence, participate and have control over the work situation and 4. to have a good relationship with library users. The motivation factors that the public librarians valued as the most important for them in their work were 1. responsibility, 2. management and 3. the work itself.},
  author       = {Sjögren, Susanne},
  keyword      = {Public librarians,public libraries,work enjoyment,job satisfaction,work motivation,Sweden,Library and Information Science,work life,motivation theories,Hierarchy of Needs Theory,Two Factor Theory,quantitative survey,folkbibliotekarier,folkbibliotek,arbetsglädje,arbetsmotivation,Sverige,biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap,arbetsliv,motivationsteorier,behovshierarki,tvåfaktorteori,kvantitativ undersökning},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Arbetsglädje och arbetsmotivation hos folkbibliotekarier : Upplevelser och betydelsefulla faktorer för 113 bibliotekarier},
  year         = {2015},
}