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I individualiseringens spår: En studie om studenters tankar om universitetsstudier och yrkeskarriär
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The background of the essay takes up a large increase in graduates from 1977 to 2015. The problematization of the study was to find out the students thoughts towards university studies linked to the development of society. The purpose was to investigate young peoples perceptions of university studies and identity from an individualizing perspective. The research questions in the study that is answered in the results of the study was to find out the importance of university education, the experience of the shaping of a future career, and examine whether there is a connection between the development of society linked to an increased interest in higher education among young people. Ulrich Becks theories of individualization and risk society has been the basic theories of the essay with the support of four scientific articles that are previous research in the study area. Seven students were interviewed to later become the basis for an outcome in the study where their perceptions and values weigh heavily. The result showed similarities and differences in the interviewees thoughts about university studies and future careers. There were clear indications that class background affects the people to some point if they are about to study or not and how early they will do it. Although the motivation for studying was varied, the choices of education and the experience of the near environment influence in the choice of university studies and future careers. In the analysis section the results are compared with relevant theories and previous research. The results could be related to theories which showed many similarities, support and explanations that reinforces the results. In the discussion section my own conclusions presents from the study on the basis of the results and relevant theories in the field.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Individualisering, risksamhälle, universitetsstudier, studiemeriter, arbetsmarknad
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-46777Local ID: 4650b79a-3f5f-408c-b950-2d66983e9913OAI: diva2:1020092
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Sociology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20160622 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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