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I flexibiliseringens skugga: En kvantitativ studie om det upplevda gränslösa arbetet hos tjänstemän
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In today's society it has become increasingly common to take advantage of the opportunitywhere  the  working  conditions  are  pushing  the  boundaries  for  jobs,  both  physically  and temporally. Being flexible and independent is thus a significant change that may challenge the individual's  way  of  limiting  himself  to  work  and  life.  The  purpose  of  this  essay  is  to investigate   whether   there   is   a   difference   between   women   and   men's   experience   of boundaryless  work  and  whether  there  is  a  difference  in  experience  due  to  generation. Furthermore, the purpose is to investigate the factors that influence the perception of conflict of  roles  among  white  collar  workers.  Prior  studies  have  concluded  that  gender  bias  is prevalent throughout the workforce, making it harder for women to achieve stable work-life balance. Furthermore, studies into the generational differences among societies have shown that communities deal with delimitations in different methods. This quantitative study based on  a  survey  including  157  white  collar  workers  shows  that  there  is  a  correlation  between younger generations and a higher degree of perceived conflict of interest. Gender differences regarding boundaryless work and conflict of roles are something that could not be confirmed in this study. However, the result suggests that there are differences within households which may be detrimental to women. At last, the study suggests that home-based demands and to perform  work  outside  the  workplace  are  factors  that  can  increase  the  risk  of  experiencing conflict of interest.

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2018. , p. 44
Keywords [en]
Boundaryless work, gender differences, generations, conflict of interest, work-life
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-64959OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-64959DiVA, id: diva2:1181773
Subject / course
Sociologi
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Available from: 2018-02-09 Created: 2018-02-09 Last updated: 2018-02-09Bibliographically approved

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