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Manliga sjuksköterskors psykosociala arbetsmiljö på kvinnodominerade arbetsplatser - med fokus på förväntningar, socialt stöd och könsstrukturer
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine the gender standards of male nurses in women-dominated workplaces. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the factors that influenced the psychosocial working environment of male nurses, based on gender perspectives. To get a wider perception, we also studied social support and expectation from the surrounding linked to previous research on male nurses' working conditions. Our intention was to identify gender-related differences that characterize the occupational role.

The method used in the study was qualitative and the empirical material was obtained through semi-structured interviews. We interviewed six male nurses based in different medical departments, all located in Western Sweden's health and medical care.

We analyzed the results with a focus on gender norms and its impact on the psychosocial work environment. We used Karasek and Theorell's “Demand-control-and support model” in line with Jeding et al. (1999) psychosocial model “The individual program” as an essential tool to reveal potential explanations. Due to regulations and general advice in Swedish health-and medical care, we chose to neglect the aspect control, since it did not have an impact on the results of the study.

The findings of the study are that all male nurses who participated in our interviews were experiencing their psychosocial work environment as highly over-loaded. The results also revealed that there is a difference between a gender aspect, in the profession. The majority of the respondents also confirmed they felt expectations to perform certain duties, based on their gender role. By indicate these social structures, we hope to contribute to an increased understanding of the certain conditions that many gender minorities may get involved with, based on social structures and gender norms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
social support, expectations, social structures, gender norms, psychosocial work environment
Keywords [sv]
socialt stöd, förväntningar, sociala strukturer, könsnormer, psykosocial arbetsmiljö
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Sociology Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-37638OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-37638DiVA, id: diva2:1233688
Subject / course
Work Science
Educational program
Work and Welfare, 180 credits
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Available from: 2018-07-23 Created: 2018-07-19 Last updated: 2018-07-23Bibliographically approved

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