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Konsten att passa in i två världar: En empirisk intervjustudie om mellanförskap, anpassning och identitet bland andra generationens invandrare på arbetsplatsen
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
2023 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to deepen the understanding of in-betweenness among individuals belonging to the second generation of immigrants and analyze how this phenomenon influences their identity development and workplace integration. By focusing on the specific population of second-generation immigrants, the paper examines the unique challenges and opportunities these individuals face as they navigate between their heritage culture and the society in which they live. The research approach adopted is abductive. To obtain our findings, we conducted semi-structured interviews with 6 individuals aged 25-40, all belonging to the second generation of immigrants, selected through snowball sampling. The results reveal six overarching themes: background, experience of in-betweenness, challenges in a multicultural environment, workplace policies, adaptation strategies, and future perspectives. The theoretical perspectives highlighted include Social Identity Theory, social constructivism, and acculturation. The findings indicate that interviewees consciously adapt to fit in, and their identity evolves depending on the context. The study also underscores the importance of diversity and inclusion in addressing the sense of in-betweenness, particularly in an environment lacking individuals who resemble oneself or come from a background different from the Swedish norm.

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2023. , p. 55
Keywords [en]
In-betweenness, identity, second-generation immigrants
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-53818OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-53818DiVA, id: diva2:1851613
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Social Work
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Available from: 2024-04-15 Created: 2024-04-15 Last updated: 2024-04-15Bibliographically approved

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