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Jag skiter fullständigt i fruktkorgen : En kvalitativ studie om mäns uppfattningar av att arbeta inom ett kvinnodominerat yrke

Trubarac, Viktoria LU and Ramadan, Amanda LU (2016) SOPA63 20161
School of Social Work
Abstract
About 80% of all Swedish social workers are women, which makes male social workers a minority in the Swedish social workers labour force. Research shows that men in women dominated professions get benefits in relation to women. One of the benefits that men possess is that they become more sought after in the women dominated labour market. Our purpose with this study was to examine how male social workers understand their situation as a worker in gender minority. The questions we have chosen involves how male social workers experience their daily situation and what their workplace experiences are of being in minority. We have performed six qualitative interviews with male social workers active in two different administrations in a... (More)
About 80% of all Swedish social workers are women, which makes male social workers a minority in the Swedish social workers labour force. Research shows that men in women dominated professions get benefits in relation to women. One of the benefits that men possess is that they become more sought after in the women dominated labour market. Our purpose with this study was to examine how male social workers understand their situation as a worker in gender minority. The questions we have chosen involves how male social workers experience their daily situation and what their workplace experiences are of being in minority. We have performed six qualitative interviews with male social workers active in two different administrations in a medium-sized city.
We have analysed our empirical findings from Yvonne Hirdmans (1988) theory on gender system and our previous research. Terms we used are seekers, finders and gender contract. The results from our study shows that men have an awareness about the benefits of being a minority for example the possibility to advance faster in their careers. All the respondents in our study experience that when men are hired the work place become more dynamic, both in the work team as well as in the approach towards the clients. The respondents were also of the opinion that the status of the profession is increased with more men at the workplace. (Less)
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Trubarac, Viktoria LU and Ramadan, Amanda LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20161
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
female dominated workplace, gender, gender contract, minority
language
Swedish
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8889519
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2016-08-30 09:16:40
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  abstract     = {About 80% of all Swedish social workers are women, which makes male social workers a minority in the Swedish social workers labour force. Research shows that men in women dominated professions get benefits in relation to women. One of the benefits that men possess is that they become more sought after in the women dominated labour market. Our purpose with this study was to examine how male social workers understand their situation as a worker in gender minority. The questions we have chosen involves how male social workers experience their daily situation and what their workplace experiences are of being in minority. We have performed six qualitative interviews with male social workers active in two different administrations in a medium-sized city. 
We have analysed our empirical findings from Yvonne Hirdmans (1988) theory on gender system and our previous research. Terms we used are seekers, finders and gender contract. The results from our study shows that men have an awareness about the benefits of being a minority for example the possibility to advance faster in their careers. All the respondents in our study experience that when men are hired the work place become more dynamic, both in the work team as well as in the approach towards the clients. The respondents were also of the opinion that the status of the profession is increased with more men at the workplace.},
  author       = {Trubarac, Viktoria and Ramadan, Amanda},
  keyword      = {female dominated workplace,gender,gender contract,minority},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Jag skiter fullständigt i fruktkorgen : En kvalitativ studie om mäns uppfattningar av att arbeta inom ett kvinnodominerat yrke},
  year         = {2016},
}