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Ideellt arbete: En kvalitativ studie om varför personalvetarstudenter engagerar sig ideellt
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Surveys show highly increased competition in the labour market for newly graduated human resource students, due to the fact that the availability of human resource workers will soon  exceed the demand. In order to discern oneself, human resource students are often encouraged to work in non-profit associations. This study aims to investigate why human resource students choose to work in non-profit associations and to what degree this influences their own perception of their employability. Previous research on student motivation towards non-profit work has shown that the main motivation is strategic rather than altruistic, where the students’ choice is a reaction to the competitive labour market. The collected material, which is based on qualitative interviews with seven human resource students, has been analysed based on Webers four ideal types in social actions, Baumans theory about the individualized society and Berntsons definition of the concept about employability. The study shows that non-profit involvement of human resource students are mainly motivated by an instrumental-rational social act where they believe that the non-profit engagement has a meritorious value which employers’ values highly. The participation in non-profit associations is also perceived by the students to contribute to a larger network and practical experience for future working life, which gives them an increased sense of employability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Non-profit associations, employability, human resource students, social action
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-61527OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-61527DiVA: diva2:1149119
Subject / course
Sociologi
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Available from: 2017-10-13 Created: 2017-10-13 Last updated: 2017-10-13Bibliographically approved

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