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Att extrajobba som student: En kvalitativ studie om valet att extrajobba under studietiden samt dess inverkan på studentliv och karriärval
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Working part-time as a student : A qualitative study about the decision to work part-time during studies and its impact on student life and career decisions (English)
Abstract [en]

This sociological study aims to understand full-time students’ decision to work part-time during their studies. The study also aims to understand the impact part-time work has on full-time students student life and career decisions.

A qualiatative approach was used containing eight semi-structured interviews. The results were then analyzed with Hodkinson and Sparkes’ theory of careership and Bourdieu’s theory of habitus, field and capital. The results of the study were thematised into following categories: prospects and impacts of positions; the complex relationship between studies and work and the significance of acquired resource.

The study show that the decision made by the students to participate in a part-time work during studies could indeed be explained through habitus. It further shows how the student is influenced by positions and other players and institutions in their field. Different resources maintained in the different fields were then part of the decision to work part-time during studies.

The majority of the interviewed had full student aid and still worked part-time. For some of the interviewed, the reason for not wanting full student aid could be explained through positions in the field. Some of the students also stressed the possibility to work part-time as a consequence of a lot of spare time as a result of how the lectures and other educational learning opportunities were formed. It then showed that students had a complex relation to maintain a combination of part-time work with their studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
student, part-time work, habitus, university, careership
Keyword [sv]
student, extrajobb, habitus, universitet, careership
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53476OAI: diva2:936790
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Sociology Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-06-14 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2016-06-14Bibliographically approved

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