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Yazdanpanah, SoheylaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5544-4536
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Behtoui, A., Boreus, K., Neergaard, A. & Yazdanpanah, S. (2017). Speaking up, leaving or keeping silent: racialized employees in the Swedish elderly care sector. Work, Employment and Society, 31(6), 954-971
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Speaking up, leaving or keeping silent: racialized employees in the Swedish elderly care sector
2017 (English)In: Work, Employment and Society, ISSN 0950-0170, E-ISSN 1469-8722, Vol. 31, no 6, p. 954-971Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When encountering problems and dissatisfaction in the workplace, employees may choose between three strategies: voice; exit; or silence. Using survey data and interview material from a study of employees in an elderly care organization in Sweden, this article investigates the workers' perceptions of the eligibility and prospects of these strategies and which individual characteristics and situational factors might affect them. The focus is on racialized workers (operationalized through their region of birth) who, according to earlier studies, are less likely than other employees to choose voice behaviour. Contrary to some earlier studies, the results here attribute such a propensity to the importance of power differences across racial hierarchies' rather than to differences in cultural values. Individuals in this (racialized) category have a lower occupational status, earn less and experience less favourable relationships with their managers.

Keywords
exit, racialized workers, silence, Sweden, voice
National Category
Sociology
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urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33996 (URN)10.1177/0950017016667042 (DOI)000417709900005 ()2-s2.0-85034701701 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-1499
Available from: 2017-12-28 Created: 2017-12-28 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Boréus, K., Behtoui, R., Neergaard, A. & Yazdanpanah, S. (2016). Motstånd - valet mellan protest, sorti och tystnad för invandrade och infödda anställda i äldrevården. In: Margaretha Holmqvist (Ed.), Makt och inflytande i arbetslivet: (pp. 240-265). Stockholm: Premiss förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Motstånd - valet mellan protest, sorti och tystnad för invandrade och infödda anställda i äldrevården
2016 (English)In: Makt och inflytande i arbetslivet / [ed] Margaretha Holmqvist, Stockholm: Premiss förlag, 2016, p. 240-265Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Premiss förlag, 2016
National Category
Work Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33997 (URN)978-91-86743-53-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-02-13 Created: 2017-12-28Bibliographically approved
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