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Sverige är mitt hemland: En kvalitativ studie av unga muslimska kvinnors upplevelser i det svenska arbetslivet
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Det finns en utbredd diskriminering på arbetsmarknaden med islamofobisk grund. Syftet med studien var att undersöka unga muslimska kvinnors upplevelse av det svenska arbetslivet i relation till deras muslimska identitet och för att undersöka just upplevelsen valdes en kvalitativ metod då det ansågs kunna bidra till en förståelse. Datainsamlingsmetoden var semistrukturerade intervjuer och urvalet var ett så kallat snöbollsurval. Intervjupersonerna var kvinnor i åldrarna 18-26 år, bosatta i Sverige och hade samtliga varit föremål för både rekrytering, arbetssökande och anställning. Analysmetoden var en kvalitativ innehållsanalys. Fem intervjuer gjordes, och det som framkom under analysen var att det i synnerhet diskuterades fem kategorier; Omgivningens attityder, delaktighet i arbetslivet, särskilt bemötande, islam i media och utveckling av strategier. Kvinnornas upplevelser var varierande, men resultatet var att majoriteten hade upplevt negativt bemötande på grund av sin religiösa tillhörighet, att de ansåg att det fanns svårigheter med att bli anställd som muslimsk kvinna, att omgivningen i någon utsträckning reagerar på deras slöja och att media har ett stort inflytande på hur människor uppfattar muslimer. Slutsatsen var att intervjupersonerna upplevt annorlunda bemötande på grund av sin religiösa tillhörighet, att de upplever en skepsis mot muslimer i Sverige och att islam förknippas med terrorism och extremism. 

Abstract [en]

There is a widespread discrimination on the labour marked with Islamophobic basis. The aim of this study was to investigate young Muslim women ́s experiences of the Swedish work life in relation to their muslim identity and in order to gain an understanding, a qualitative method was chosen. The data collection method was semi-structured interviews and the selection was a snowball sampling. The interviewees were women aged 18-26 and had all been subject to both recruitment, job search and employment. The analytical method used was a qualitative content analysis. Five interviews were conducted and five themes were to identify within those interviews; the attitudes of the surrounding community, participation in labour market, special treatment from others, Islam in the media and the developement of strategies. The women ́s experiences were all different, but the result was that the majority had experienced negative treatment because of their religious beliefs, they felt that there were difficulties being employed as a Muslim woman, that the enviroment to some extent reacts to their veil and that the media has a big influence on how people perceive Muslims. The conclusion was that the interviewees had been subject to a different treatment due to their religious beliefs, that they experienced a scepticsm against Muslims in Sweden and that Islam was associated with terrorism and extremism. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Islam, women, Swedish labour market, personal treatment, discrimination
Keyword [sv]
Islam, kvinnor, svensk arbetsmarknad, bemötande, diskriminering
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-32612OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-32612DiVA: diva2:954601
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Science of Public Health
Presentation
2016-06-03, Mälardalens högskola, Västerås, Högskoleplan 1, Västerås, 09:56 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2016-08-23 Created: 2016-08-23 Last updated: 2016-08-23Bibliographically approved

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