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Ett jämställt Sverige? Etablerade strukturer som går oss obemärkt förbi: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om kvinnors upplevelser av att vara chefer
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
2021 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Även om Sverige rankas bland topp tio av världens mest jämställda länder så dominerar män bland chefspositionerna. Studier visar att individer oavsett kön föredrar män som chefer framför kvinnor. Denna kvalitativa intervjustudie syftar till att skapa fördjupad förståelse i hur det är att vara kvinna och chef genom att uppmärksamma upplevda motstånd, utmaningar och svårigheter vilka relaterar till stereotypa uppfattningar om kvinnliga egenskaper. Utifrån de primära teoretiska utgångspunkterna “att göra kön”, “tokenism” och “rollkongruens” har datamaterial insamlat via intervjuer med sex kvinnor i chefsrollen analyserats. Studiens resultat visar att kvinnor i chefsposition stöter på utmaningar och motstånd vilka kan kopplas till stereotypa uppfattningar om den kvinnliga könsrollen. Ett av studiens viktigaste fynd som kan vara en förklaring till detta är att könsstereotypa strukturer är djupt rotade varför de ofta går obemärkt förbi och reproduceras via social interaktion.

Abstract [en]

Even though Sweden is ranked among the top ten of the world's most equal countries, men dominate among the managerial positions. Studies show that individuals regardless of gender prefer men as managers over women. This qualitative study based on interviews aims to create an in-depth understanding of what it is like to be a woman and a manager by paying attention to perceived resistance, challenges and difficulties which relate to stereotypical perceptions of female characteristics. Based on “doing gender”, “tokenism” and “role congruity theory” as primary theoretical perspectives, data-material collected through interviews with six women in the managerial role has been analyzed. The results of the study show that women in managerial positions encounter challenges and resistance which can be linked to stereotypical perceptions of the female gender role. An important finding that may be an explanation is that gender stereotyped structures are established, which is why they go unnoticed and are reproduced in social interaction.

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2021. , p. 43
Keywords [en]
women, gender stereotype, managerial position, gender roles, doing gender, tokenism, role congruity
Keywords [sv]
kvinnor, könsstereotyp, chefsposition, könsroller, att göra kön, tokenism, rollkongruens
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-48298OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-48298DiVA, id: diva2:1633984
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Sociologi
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Available from: 2022-02-07 Created: 2022-02-01 Last updated: 2022-02-07Bibliographically approved

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