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"Vad jobbar du med?": En kvalitativ studie av hur identitet och status är förankrat i yrkestitlar
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate if and how job titles come with status for individuals. It is also of interest to study whether job titles can be linked to the identity of the individual. To reach an answer to these questions, we have conducted eight semi-structured interviews with nine respondents who work within eight organizations with offices in the Stockholm region. All respondents belong to their respective organizations’ Human Resource department. The study is based on theories including Goffman (2009), Hinton (2003), Jenkins (2014) and as well as Ulfsdotter Eriksson and Flisbäck (2011) that touches upon identity, categorizing and status. Results show that job titles have a considerable impact on the individual’s identity and status. However we see tendencies of attempts to distance oneself which might cause the work title to become less significant in the identity and status process. All interviews clearly show that social structures are strongly connected with the individual’s identity and status.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka om och i så fall hur yrkestitlar är statusbärande för individer. Det är även av intresse att studera om yrkestitlar kan kopplas samman med individens identitet. För att närma oss svar på detta har vi genomfört åtta semistrukturerade intervjuer med nio respondenter som arbetar inom åtta olika organisationer som alla verkar inom Stockholmsområdet. Samtliga respondenter tillhör respektive organisations HR-avdelning. Studien utgår från teorier av bland annat Goffman (2009), Hinton (2003), Jenkins (2014) samt Ulfsdotter Eriksson och Flisbäck (2011), som berör identitet, kategorisering och status. Resultatet visar att yrkestiteln har en betydande roll för individens identitet och status. Vi ser dock tendenser till att försök görs att distansera sig vilket kan tyda på yrkestiteln kommer bli allt mindre betydande i identitets- och statusprocessen. Det framkommer tydligt i samtliga intervjuer att sociala strukturer är starkt sammankopplade med individens identitet och status.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 40
Keywords [en]
social identity, status, Human Resource, job titles
Keywords [sv]
social identitet, status, Human Resource, yrkestitlar
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37382OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-37382DiVA, id: diva2:1281767
Subject / course
Sociologi
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2019-01-23 Created: 2019-01-23 Last updated: 2019-01-31Bibliographically approved

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