Piloters arbetsmiljö ur jämställdhetsperspektiv: en litteraturstudie
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Pilots working environment from a gender equality perspective : a literature study (English)
The aim of this literature study has been to summarize research results concerning gender equality among pilots in their working environment both from Swedish and international perspective. Both male and female pilots are of the opinion that gender does not make any difference for being a pilot. At the same time there is ambivalence in the interviews; female pilots sometimes describe how they have been the object of discrimination in various forms. Women handle this with different strategies, for exampel a female pilot adjusts herself as well as possible to the existing male norms in the cockpit. The profession of a pilot has been facing new demands and changes, a fact that changes the male identity of the profession. Male pilots are able to handle this by creating new forms of male identity. The physical environment in a cockpit by its design also reflects that the cockpit is an environment for men. In international studies there are descriptions how the cockpit is built according to male standards. In Sweden, the research concerning the working environment of pilots from a gender equality perspective is almost non-existent. Research is needed concerning the experiences and attitudes of female pilots from the gender equality perspective.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: VTI., VTI rapport 627 , 2008. , 45 p.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Aircraft, Pilot, Man, Woman, Working conditions, Ergonomics, Psychological aspects, Attitude
Research subject SAB, Aircrafts, air transport and airports
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6482OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-6482DiVA: diva2:675361