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This is your captain speaking: En studie om kvinnliga och manliga piloters upplevda balans mellan arbete och familjeliv
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Denna studie av Lotta Jacobsen och Denise Lekare syftar till att undersöka hur manliga och kvinnliga piloter vilka flyger långdistans upplever sin arbetssituation, särskilt i relation till familjelivet. Metoden som tillämpats är kvalitativ i form av semistrukturerade intervjuer med sex piloter. För att analysera intervjusvaren har vi använt oss av en feministisk organisationsteori och en teori om work-life balance. Resultaten visade att informanterna upplevde en hög grad av balans mellan sfärerna, till följd av starka fysiska, temporära och psykologiska gränser mellan arbete och familjeliv, vari arbetssfären är starkt avgränsad från familjesfären och vice versa. Denna balans hotas när arbetsperioderna blir för långa eller piloterna är oense med andra sfärmedlemmar om gränsernas karaktär. Ytterligare ett resultat var att de kvinnliga piloterna inte kände sig direkt diskriminerade, men att det däremot fanns en hög grad av indirekt diskriminering mot kvinnor inom flygbranschen. Detta har resulterat i att kvinnliga piloter får det svårare att avancera i sina karriärer. Därför är ett utmärkande drag för denna studie den undersökning av flygbranschen som görs, som resulterar i skilda möjligheter för män och kvinnor till avancemang i karriären, särskilt i kombination med familjebildning.

Abstract [en]

This essay by Lotta Jacobsen and Denise Lekare examines how male and female long haul pilots experience their work situation, especially in relation to their family life. A qualitative method was applied, consisting of semistructured interviews with six pilots. To analyze the interview responses, we used a feminist organizational theory and a theory of work-life balance. The results showed that our respondents experienced a high level of balance due to the strong physical, temporary and psychological borders between work and family life, as the work sphere is strongly delimited from the family life sphere and vice versa. This balance is threatened when the working periods is too excessive or the pilots disagree with other sphere- members about the nature of the borders. Another result was that the female pilots did not feel directly discriminated against, however, there was a great amount of indirect discrimination in the aviation industry against women. This has resulted in female pilots having a harder time advancing in their careers. Therefore, a key characteristic for this essay is its examination of the aviation industry that results in different possibilities for men and women to advance in their careers, especially in relation to building a family.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 50
Keywords [en]
pilots, work life-balance, aviation industry, discrimination, family, gender
Keywords [sv]
piloter, work life-balance, flygindustrin, diskriminering, familj, kön
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39960OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-39960DiVA, id: diva2:1387070
Subject / course
Sociologi
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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