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Vad skall du bli när du blir stor?: En kvalitativ studie om ungdomars drömjobb
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
What will you be when you grow up? : A qualitative study on young people's dream job (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien är att få en bild av vad ungdomar i västra Sverige har för drömjobb samt vilka faktorer de upplever påverkar dem att nå det. Empirin i denna kvalitativa studie har samlats in genom fem fokusgruppsintervjuer med totalt 22 deltagare. Studien har utgått ifrån tredjeårselever på gymnasiet och deras tankar om framtiden med fokus på drömjobbet. Dessa ungdomar står inför val som kommer att ha betydelse i deras liv. Resultatet visar att ungdomarna i studien värdesätter trivsel högst i ett arbete, detta i kombination med en bra lön. De ville ha råd att kunna göra det de vill, fritiden och familjen värdesätts högt. Vad drömjobbet var varierade bland ungdomarna, några arbeten som nämndes var personalchef, psykolog, frisör och byggnadsingenjör. För att nå sina drömjobb ansåg de flesta att de behöver en utbildning. Något som ungdomarna upplevde kan hindra dem att nå drömjobbet är att de tar en paus i studerandet vilket kan leda till att de fastnar på en arbetsplats eller inte orkar ta tag i studierna igen. En anledning till att inte studera vidare direkt efter gymnasiet var att de inte visste vad de ville arbeta med. Många av ungdomarna nämnde att de ville arbeta med något som passar deras personlighet och att arbetet skall kännas meningsfullt för dem.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is identify aspects of  young peoples’ in Western Sweden dream jobs looks and which describe the factors that respondents think will affect their ability to reach these dream jobs. This is a qualitative study, using information from five focus groups, involving 22 students. This study identified the various factors that youths in the third year in high school think are important when they think about their future employment. The young people described in this study are faced with decisions regarding education and employment that will have consequences throughout their lives. This study’s results show that the young participants described here value ​​the feeling of enjoying the social aspects of work as most important, along with a good salary. Respondents want to earn enough to afford to do what they like to do, and say that their spare time and family are highly valued. The descriptions of dream jobs vary widely, including personnel manager, psychologist, hairdresser and construction engineer. In order to obtain their dream jobs, most respondents believe that they need additional education. Some of the respondents feel that a break from studying can prevent them from reaching their dream jobs, as they feel that employment would be a hindrance to returning to school. On the other hand some of the respondents felt that a break between gymnasium and higher education might be a good idea, as they are not able to identify their dream job yet. Most respondents set high priorities on finding work that fits their own personalities and making sure that their work was meaningful for them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
dream job, youth, future, focus group, work
Keyword [sv]
drömjobb, ungdomar, framtiden, fokusgrupp, arbete
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Pedagogy Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-3436OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-3436DiVA: diva2:424596
Subject / course
Public health science
Presentation
(Swedish)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-06-22 Created: 2011-06-19 Last updated: 2011-06-22Bibliographically approved

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