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Self-directed work situations in a Swedish context: A study of employees’ influence over some aspects of work

Författare och institution:
Mattias Bengtsson (Sociologiska institutionen)
Publicerad i:
Europeiska Sociologförbundets 7:e konferens Rethinking Inequalities i Torun, Polen, 9-12 september 2005.,
Konferensbidrag, övrigt
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Individualisation of work can lead to different forms of individualised work situations, and one specific form is a self-directed work situation. It is measured by employees’ experiences of high self-control in the work-process (influence over ‘how to perform work tasks’ and over ‘planning of working day’) and a high influence over the spatial and temporal aspects of work (influence over ‘where to perform work tasks’ and over ‘working time’). The results of the study is divided into three parts. First, the proportion of Swedish employees that could be conceptualised as being in self-directed work situations. Second, the distribution of these work situations among different categories of employees. Third, the consequences of being (or not being) in self-directed work situations for employees’ physical and psychological well-being, for feelings of stress and emotional exhaustion, for experiences of work as meaningful and for feelings of being commited to work. In the study, a large and cross-sectional data set is used. Statistics Sweden distributed a postal survey to participants in the regular labour force survey (AKU) during 2003. The Swedish data set consists of responses from 3286 employees, with a response rate of 72 percent.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
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individualisation, self-directed work situations
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2007-09-04 15:55

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