Upplevd aktivitetsbalans hos officerare i marinen inom den svenska Försvarsmakten.
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of the study was to describe the perceived occupational balance of full-time officers in the Navy within the Swedish Armed Forces. Eight full-time officers, with the highest military level captain and children living at home were interviewed according to a semi-structured interview guide. The material was analyzed using qualitative content analysis, and it resulted in two domains "at sea" and "ashore", consting to five categories; "Imbalance in the periods at sea," "Intense periods at sea requires recovery", "Work at sea affects the familys occupational balance", "Work stays at work" and "Large amount of quality time ashore can weigh up the imbalance at sea". The officers described their everyday life as divided in two, at sea and ashore. Time at sea meant work and sleep but no meaningful leisure, and with this a lack of balance. After an intense period the officers were given time to recover and make up for lost time in everyday life with the family. Other factors that gave the feeling of occupational balance were the support from the family whose occupational balance were affected by the officers work, the officer was able to drop the focus on work during leave, and the large amount of quality time that came after an intense period. These factors together made the officers experience occupational balance and they were happy with their life situation. The categories then resulted in the theme of "Experienced occupational balance from a longer time of perspectiv" in which the authors could come to the conclusion that the officers experienced long periods of hard work, but also periods of recovery. The officers saw their time in longer cycles and could therefore feel a kind of balance at large.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 27 p.
Medicine, Occupational balance, Occupational therapy, Officers within the navy, Male-dominated workplace, Everyday lift
Medicin, Aktivitetsbalans, arbetsterapi, officerare inom marinen, mansdominerad arbetsplats, vardagsliv
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56752Local ID: d807f27a-4608-4ad2-aae8-8f93869d5019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-56752DiVA: diva2:1030139
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Validerat; 20141217 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved