Trygghet och trygghetsskapande i arbetslivet
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
In this paper we examine what security is to the individual and how the individual creates and maintains security in their work. The purpose of this paper is to study how the creating of security in working life is performed. We conduct six semi-structured qualitative interviews with permanent employees in the private sector and we encode our material using thematic analysis. We analyze our material and illustrate our problem area on the basis of Anthony Giddens's theory of ontological security and give examples of how security and creating of security is performed at the empirical field with previous studies in the research area. Our survey shows that security for the individual at work seems to be about having continuity in everyday life, financial stability, a permanent employment, a challenging and fun job and a family in good health and good living. Furthermore, the survey shows that the individual creates and maintains security in their work with both practical and mental coping strategies. These are: continuity, codetermination, stable finacial basis, social network, irreplaceability, improve skills and meaningful work. Finally, we conclude that the process of creating security is based on the individual's subjective understanding of job security and that continuity is fundamental for security.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 52 p.
security, creating of security, coping strategies, working life, continuity
trygghet, trygghetsskapande, hanteringsstrategier, arbetslivet, kontinuitet
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18090OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-18090DiVA: diva2:600190
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Löfmarck, Erik, Doktorand