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Tenderar individer med kreativa arbeten att vara mer nöjda med livet?: En kvantitativ studie utifrån World Value Survey Wave 6
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
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
Do individuals with creative work tend to be more satisfied with life? : A quantitative study based on World Value Survey Wave 6 (English)
Abstract [sv]

Företag står idag inför stor konkurrens som kräver att de har en nisch som gör företaget unikt gentemot andra aktörer. Kreativitet har därmed blivit en viktig faktor för organisationers överlevnad och har även visat sig bidra till att medarbetare blir lyckligare.

Syftet med studien blev därmed att undersöka om det finns ett positivt samband mellan i vilken grad individer anser sig ha ett kreativt arbete och hur nöjda de skattar sig vara med livet, vilket i denna studie även benämnts som tillfredsställelse med livet. Även ålderns påverkan på den upplevda tillfredsställelsen med livet undersöktes då tidigare studier visat att äldre individer tenderar att skatta sitt arbete som mer kreativt. Slutligen undersöktes huruvida individer som skattar sitt arbete som kreativt även tenderar att skatta sitt arbete som mer självständigt.

Resultaten baserades på World Value Survey Wave 6 insamlade data för Sverige. Rådata för 931 respondenter med ett åldersspann mellan 18 till 65 undersöktes, varav cirka 53 procent kvinnor och 47 procent män.

Resultaten visade på ett starkt positivt samband mellan kreativitet och självständighet i arbetet samt mellan kreativitet och tillfredsställelse med livet. Ett svagt positivt samband identifierades mellan ålder och tillfredsställelse med livet. De nämnda variablerna kunde endast förklara 6 procent av individers självskattning av tillfredsställelse med livet. Detta indikerar att det finns andra faktorer som inte undersöktes i studien som kan förklara den upplevda tillfredställelsen med livet.

Abstract [en]

Today companies face big competition that requires them to have a niche that makes the company unique compared to other actors. Creativity has thus become an important factor in the survival of the organization and has also been shown to help employees become happier.

The purpose of this study was thus to investigate whether there is a positive correlation between the extent to which individuals consider themselves to have creative work and how satisfied they are with life, which in this study is also referred to as satisfaction with life. Age influence on the perceived satisfaction with life was investigated as previous studies showed that older individuals tend to assess their work as more creative. Finally, it was investigated whether individuals who assess their work as creative also tend to assess their work as independent.

The results were based on World Value Survey Wave 6 data collected for Sweden. Raw data for 931 respondents with an age range between 18 to 65 were examined, of which about 53 percent women and 47 percent men.

The results show a strong positive correlation between creativity and independence at work, as well as between creativity and satisfaction with life. A small positive correlation was identified between age and satisfaction with life. The studied variables could only explain 6 percent of individuals' self-estimation of satisfaction with life. This indicates that there are other factors not investigated in this study that can explain individuals' experience of satisfaction with life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 19
Keywords [en]
Creativity, Satisfaction with Life, Independent Work, Age, Demand and Control Model
Keywords [sv]
Kreativitet, tillfredsställelse med livet, självständiga arbeten, ålder, krav- och kontrollmodellen
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12508Local ID: EXM530OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12508DiVA, id: diva2:1220696
Subject / course
Psychology
Educational program
Psykologi
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Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved

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