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Work values among male and female students
University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research. University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences. (Ergopriset)
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim was to provide an overview of the different values that make for an ideal work situation for people currently studying at different educational levels in Sweden, and between males and females (n=190). A questionnaire measuring eight Index of work values were used. Results show that social relations was the index having the highest mean rating for both males and females, followed by work and health, and working conditions. Significant difference between genders could be seen in the Index social relations, work and health, working conditions, and altruism. The single question that received the highest mean score was; to have a fair and understanding boss. The results can contribute to an understanding of how to design workplaces that attract young people and, thus, optimize well-being.

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2011. , 21 p.
Research report, 1
Keyword [en]
attitudes, youth, work, gender, work values, social relations
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Environmental Health and Occupational Health
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-11773OAI: diva2:517278
Available from: 2012-04-23 Created: 2012-04-23 Last updated: 2012-04-25Bibliographically approved

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