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Work-life balance: En studie om balansen mellanarbete och fritid
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.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Work-life balance : A study about balance betweenwork and private life (English)
Abstract [sv]

Work-life balance är ett område vars betydelse ökat för organisationer på senare år. Forskning inom området visar på att upplevelsen av obalans mellan arbete och fritid kan leda till bland annat stress. Work-life balance undersöktes genom underbegreppen Work-family conflict och Family-work conflict. Eftersom kunskapen om vad som påverkar en individs upplevelse av balans mellan arbete och fritid tros bli en överlevnadsfråga för organisationer, ansågs ämnet vara intressant. Skillnaden mellan Work-family conflict och Family-work conflict är var konflikten uppstår. Är det arbetet som går ut över fritiden är det en Work-family conflict och om fritiden går ut över arbetet är det en Family-work conflict. Studien gjordes i form av en webbenkät som besvarades av 130 personer mellan 22 och 66 år. 58% kvinnor och 42% män. Det visade sig att personer med barn under 18 år upplever Family-work conflict och därmed ingen Work-life balance. Studien visade även att värderingar hade signifikanta samband med Work–life balance som bland annat visade på att personer som lägger stor vikt vid självöverskridande värderingar tenderar att inte uppleva Work-life balance. En multipel regressionsanalys visade också att värderingar var de variabler som spelade störst roll för upplevelsen av Work-family conflict och Family-work conflict.

Abstract [en]

Work-life balance is an area that in recent years has been increasingly important for the organizations. Research shows that the experience of imbalance between work and private life could lead to stress. Work-life balance was studied through the sub-concepts Work-family conflict and Family-work conflict. The study was interestering because of the importance of knowledge of what affects a persons' perceptions of work and private life. Data was collected through a web survey that was answered by 130 people between 22 and 66 years old. 58% were women and 42% men. The result showed that people with children under 18 years old perceive a higher Family-work conflict and therefore a lower Work-life balance. The study also showed that values were significantly correlated to Work-life balance. For exampel people with strong self-enhancement values tend to percieve a lower grade of balance. The findings also show that values were one of the biggest predictors for Work-family conflict and Family-work conflict.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , p. 23
Keywords [en]
Work-life balance, Work-family conflict, Family-work conflict, values, gender differences, manager
Keywords [sv]
Work-life balance, Work-family conflict, Family-work conflict, värderingar, könsskillnader, chef
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8065Local ID: EXM500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-8065DiVA, id: diva2:852097
Subject / course
Occupational & organizational psychology
Educational program
Personalvetarprogrammet
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Available from: 2015-09-14 Created: 2015-09-08 Last updated: 2015-09-14Bibliographically approved

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