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För enkelhets skull: En studie om hur anställda upplever ansvar
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
For the sake of simplicity : A study of how employees experience responsibility (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att undersöka hur anställda upplever ansvar, främst vid arbeten som anses ha låg autonomi och delvist styrda arbetsuppgifter. Önskan var att försöka finna vart gränsen går mellan att de positiva och negativa dimensionerna av ansvar. Studien genomfördes med kvalitativ ansats där sju semistrukturerade intervjuer gjordes och materialet analyserades med tematisk analys. I studien framkom det att ansvar hade en stor påverkan på anställdas upplevelse av arbetet, där känslor som glädje och nervositet uppkom. Det poängterades att ansvar är ett stort åtagande och att balansen var av vikt att hålla för att ansvar inte skulle bidra med negativa aspekter, så som påverkan på hälsan. Det visade sig även att möjligheterna till utveckling var begränsade och att tilldelas ansvar skulle öka motivationen avsevärt då en tro på sig själv och en bekräftelse på sin kompetens skulle uppkomma. Resultatet visade att det var av vikt att hålla balansen mellan de positiva och negativa dimensionerna för att hålla sina anställda motiverade till den nivån att de var villiga att prestera sitt yttersta.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate how employees experience responsibility, primarily at work that is considered to have low autonomy and partly managed tasks. The goal was to try to find out where the boundary goes between the positive and negative dimensions of responsibility. The study was conducted with a qualitative approach in which seven semi- structured interviews were made and the material was analyzed with thematic analysis. The study found that responsibility had a major impact on employees' experience of the work, where emotions such as joy and nervousness arose. It was emphasized that responsibility is a major commitment and that the balance was important to ensure that responsibility would not contribute to negative aspects, such as health impacts. It also turned out that the possibilities for development were limited and the assignment of responsibility would increase motivation considerably when a belief inthemselves and confirmation of their competence would arise. The result showed that it was important to keep the balance between the positive and negative dimensions in order to keep their employees motivated to the level that they were willing to perform their utmost.

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2018. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
Motivation, responsibility, responsibility delegation, job satisfaction, employee responsibility, experiences of responsibility, motivational theories, commitment, commitment
Keywords [sv]
Motivation, ansvar, ansvarsdelegering, arbetsglädje, employee responsibility, upplevelser av ansvar, motivationsteorier, engagemang, commitment
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12368Local ID: PED450OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12368DiVA, id: diva2:1210617
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Pedagogics
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Available from: 2018-05-31 Created: 2018-05-29 Last updated: 2018-05-31Bibliographically approved

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