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Motivationsfaktorer inom revisionsbranschen: En kvalitativ studie om varför revisorer i generation Y stannar kvar inom branschen trots hög arbetsbelastning
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School (from 2013).
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School (from 2013).
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Motivational factors within the auditing profession : A qualitative study about why auditors in generation Y remain in the profession despite high workload (English)
Abstract [sv]

Arbetsbelastningen är idag en betydande stressfaktor inom revisionsyrket som resulterar i att många anställda avslutar sin anställning i tidigt skede. Detta på grund av det tids- och prestationskrävande yrket som innebär långa arbetsdagar och stort ansvarstagande för revisorerna. Tidigare forskning har visat på olika faktorer till att många revisorer inte stannar kvar inom yrket eftersom den påtagliga stressen i många fall har lett till utbrändhet. Det har enbart studerats vad som påverkar revisorernas val att avsluta sin anställning. Denna studie visar på vilka motivationsfaktorer som överväger nackdelarna med yrkesvalet och därmed varför revisorer väljer att stanna kvar inom branschen trots den höga arbetsbelastningen.

Studien lyfter fram orsaker som gör att revisorer kan känna sig stressade, men även faktorer som gör att de känner sig motiverade. Detta undersöks i nio kvalitativa intervjuer med revisorer födda under 80- och 90-talet, för att få explorativa svar om hur de uppfattar branschens arbetsbelastning och vad de anser motiverar dem att stanna kvar i yrket. Det som framkom ur den empiriska undersökningen var att de tillfrågade revisorerna har liknande egenskaper såsom att de är drivna, sociala, ansvarstagande och anpassningsbara. Det som motiverar dem mest är att yrket är flexibelt, men även kollegorna, ledarskapet och kunderna har en stor betydelse för revisorerna.

Abstract [en]

Today, workload is a significant stress-factor in the auditing profession which results in that many employees quit their employment at an early stage. This depends on the time- and performance consuming work which means long days at work and high responsibility for the auditors. Previous research has presented different factors that explain why many auditors do not stay in the profession because they cannot handle the stress which might lead to burnout. It has only been researched about what affects auditors to quit their employment. Therefore, this study aims to show which motivational factors that overweigh the disadvantages with the profession and why auditors choose to remain within the profession despite the high workload.

This study highlights the reasons why auditors feel stressed but also factors that make them feel motivated. This is examined by conducting nine qualitative interviews with auditors born during the 80s and 90s to get exploratory answers on how they perceive the workload in the profession and what motivates them to remain in the profession. What emerged from this empirical study was that the auditors in the study have similar characteristics such as that they are driven, social, accountable and adaptable. What mostly motivates them is that the profession is flexible, but the colleagues, leadership and clients are also important factors for the auditors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 60
Keywords [en]
auditor, flexibility, generation Y, job-satisfaction, motivation, stress, workload
Keywords [sv]
arbetsbelastning, arbetstillfredsställelse, generation Y, motivation, revisor, stress, flexibilitet
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-73385OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-73385DiVA, id: diva2:1334513
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Business Administration
Educational program
Programme in Business and Economics
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Available from: 2019-07-03 Created: 2019-07-02 Last updated: 2019-07-03Bibliographically approved

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