Könskontraktsteorin förklarar värderingsskillnader: en granskning av värderingsskillnader mellan kvinnliga studenter med olika social bakgrund
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Students with parents with different levels of education motivate their choice of Växjö University differently. They who have parents with at least three years academic studies motivate more frequently their choice with the program they are studying while those who have parents with lower studies are more inclined to motivate their studies with contacts and nearness to their hometown. I found this in a survey study with 201 respondents involved. The result was followed by interviews on respondents from the survey study. The interviewees were four women whose parents had different levels of education, two with parents with higher education and two with parents with lower education.
The interviews were in this way limited to female students only. The conclusion is that the difference in how the students motivate their choice of Växjö University can partly be explained by the theory called “könskontraktet” which says, women from higher social classes want to brake out from the old gender roles, and that makes them value education and carrier, while those who are from lower social classes accept the old traditions between genders which makes them value family and safety.
This don´t need to lead to reproduction of social classes and that it goes from parents to children if there is good accessibility to the universities and you can get higher education without moving a long distance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 31 p.
Differences between social classes, Mobility, Gender contract theory, Social reproduction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56436OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-56436DiVA: diva2:963116