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Att vara kvinna på en mansdominerad arbetsplats: En kvalitativ studie ur ett psykologiskt perspektiv
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Women in male-dominated workplaces : A qualitative study from a psychological perspective (English)
Abstract [sv]

Trots att mycket skett inom jämställdhetsarbete på dagens arbetsplatser finns ännu problematik kring hur det är att vara anställd på en arbetsplats som har en majoritet av det ena eller andra könet. Studiens syfte var att utforska hur det är att vara kvinna på en mansdominerad arbetsplats samt hur den situationen eventuellt kan förbättras. Utgångspunkten var att fokusera på informanternas psykiska mående på arbetet. Materialet samlades in genom kvalitativa intervjuer och analyserades sedan enligt Burnards flerstegsprocess. Resultaten visade på en variation i kvinnornas upplevelser där de upplevde sexuella trakasserier och en förhöjd kravbild i jämförelse med de manliga kollegorna, men också upplevda positiva erfarenheter som stödjande kollegor och raka och ärliga kommunikationsmöjligheter. Resultaten visade även på hur viktigt ett aktivt förbättringsarbete var när det gällde kvinnornas situation. Exempel på hur ett sådant förbättringsarbete kan bedrivas föreslås i studien.

Abstract [en]

What is it like, to be a woman at a male-dominated workplace? In this qualitive study, the question was asked to raise awareness around the complexities related to the subject, and how the situation for many women could be improved. The study focused on the psychological factors related to being one or one of few woman at a male-dominated workplace. The material was gathered through interviews and analyzed according to Burnard's step-process. The result showed a variation when it came to the women's experiences. Some of the women reported sexual harrassement and insuperably high requirements. Some also reported positive factors related to their situation, such as supportive male colleagues as well as honest communication styles. The result also showed on the importance of maintaining improvement work related to equality policies at every workplace. The paper offers some examples on such improvement work. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
Male-dominated work, gender, workplace psychology, work equality, workplace authority, power
Keywords [sv]
mansdominerad, genus, arbetspsykologi, mansdominerad arbetsplats, jämställdhet, makt, arbetsliv
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79640OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-79640DiVA, id: diva2:1280538
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Psychology
Educational program
Human Resource Management Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2019-02-14 Created: 2019-01-19 Last updated: 2019-02-14Bibliographically approved

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