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Arbetstillfredsställelse i en osäker situation: En kvalitativ, komparativ studie mellan tillsvidareanställda och visstidsanställda
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The mining industry is facing tough times and an uncertain situation. LKAB must be cost-effective, and are focusing on high product quality and at the same time they want to continue to be an attractive employer (LKAB, 2014). The aim of this study is to examine the job satisfaction of quality workers at LKAB. Due to the uncertain situation differences in job satisfaction are examined between permanent employees and temporary employees as well as how the experience is affected by the uncertain situation. The factors that affect job satisfaction positively and negatively are also examined. The theoretical ground is based on Hackman and Oldham´s (1975) job characteristics model, the two-factor theory by Herzberg, Mausner and Snyderman (1993), and the expectancy theory by Vroom (1995). The result is based on ten semi-structured interviews analyzed through thematic analysis. Five of the interviewees were permanent employees and five temporary employees, all situated at the same unit conducting quality work at LKAB. The results show that the uncertain situation affects the temporary employees negatively, more than the permanent employees. Inadequate communication about the uncertainty contributes to this. Co-workers, development opportunities, skill variety, task significance, and autonomy all affect job satisfaction positively while lack of task identity and feedback affect it negatively. Direct communication and information contributes to a transparency that is positive for the organization.

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2016.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Arbetstillfredsställelse, arbetskaraktäristika, organisationsosäkerhet, gruvindustrin
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-51894Local ID: 910e4039-4c64-4692-96a0-855920148092OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-51894DiVA: diva2:1025258
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
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Psychology, bachelor's level
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Validerat; 20160619 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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