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Work-life balance och verkstadschefer
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Work-life balance and industrial managers’ (English)
Abstract [sv]

En hel del tidigare forskning tyder på att ha en balans mellan arbetsliv och privatliv är viktigt för att uppleva ett psykiskt välmående samt för att kunna prestera bra på arbetsplatsen. Då verkstadschefer på ett industriföretag genomgår ett stort förändringsarbete undersöktes hur fem manliga chefer upplevde sin balans mellan privatliv och arbetsliv. Delsyften med studien var att undersöka hur chefens roll i privatlivet påverkade balansen, i vilken grad stöd hemifrån påverkade balansen samt vilka konsekvenser en balans eller konflikt skulle kunna få. Studien genomfördes kvalitativt, med en semistrukturerad intervjuguide, där samtliga respondenter var påverkade av förändringsarbetet. Resultatet visade att det fanns verkstadschefer som upplevde en konflikt mellan arbetsliv och privatliv men även de som upplevde en balans. Gemensamt upplevde samtliga chefer att de ojämna arbetspucklarna, som uppstod i högre grad med anledning av förändringsarbetet, var påfrestande samt påverkade work-life balance negativt. Dessa arbetspucklar medförde minskad kontroll för att hantera arbetskraven. Något som cheferna upplevde frustrerande var att de har begränsade möjligheter att leva upp till kravbilden eftersom resurser och befogenheter saknades.  Vidare visade studien att förhållandet cheferna hade hemma med olika krav beroende på vilken livsfas de befann sig i, hade en mycket stor påverkan på deras upplevda work-life balance.

Abstract [en]

Previous research suggests that to have a good relationship between work and private life it is important to experience a-good mental health and success at work. The industrial managers’ in this study were undergoing a major change at their workplace and this study found examined how five male managers’ perception of their work-life balance. One of the aims of this study was to examine how the managers’ roles at home affects work-life balance (WLB), to what degree support at home affects WLB, and the impact that a balance or a conflict could have. The study was conducted qualitatively with a semi-structured interview guide and every manager was affected by the change at the workplace. The results showed that some of the managers were experiencing work-life conflicts where others were on the other hand experiencing a good WLB. The most common reason for feeling conflict between work-life was the uneven amount of workload, which occurred to a greater extent due to the change. These periods of uneven workload caused the managers to feel less control. One of the things that caused the managers to feel frustration is that they had limited resources and authority to handle the demands at work. The situation at home also had a very big impact on whether the managers’ experienced a good WLB or not.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
industrial managers, stress, work load, work- life balance, demands, control, support, flexibility, role conflict
Keyword [sv]
verkstadschefer, work-life balance, stress, arbetsbelastning, krav, kontroll, stöd, flexibilitet, rollkonflikt
National Category
Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-4498OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-4498DiVA: diva2:541632
Subject / course
Occupational & organizational psychology
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-08-13 Created: 2012-07-20 Last updated: 2012-08-13Bibliographically approved

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