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Upplevd Yrkesstatus och Stress: Vad skapar upplevd yrkesstatus och har yrkesstatus samband med stress?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study examines subjective occupational status and what factors influence and indicate subjective occupational status among employees in the municipal sector. The study also investigates if subjective occupational status has any significant connections with stress and worrying.

The aim of this study is to examine if income, education, age, gender and length of employment has any significant effect on the subjective occupational status. We also aim to investigate if subjective occupational status affects the respondent’s levels of stress and worry. The material for the study was collected via a questionnaire with 268 respondents. The survey was done via the internet and sent out to the respondents via e-mail.

We are utilizing the reference group theory in our analysis of the material. Reference group theory states that subjective social position is created by social comparison. Individuals tend to base their position in the social hierarchy and compare themselves with individuals who are similar to them. This leads to that many people places themselves as average.

The results of the study show that it is only income which is affecting the subjective occupational status. We also found that subjective occupational status does not have any connections with stress apart from causing the respondents some worry over not having time to complete their work assignments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 29 p.
Keyword [sv]
Upplevd yrkesstatus, reference group theory, subjektiv social position, stress, oro
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-46995OAI: diva2:866588
Educational program
International Social Sciences Programme, specialization Global Studies, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-02-02 Created: 2015-11-02 Last updated: 2016-02-02Bibliographically approved

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