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Motivation i arbetslivet  : En kvantitativ studie om vad som motiverar personalen inom äldreomsorgen.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to study what motivational factors motivates the staff in the public elderly care and to investigate how the staff ranks the different motivational factors and if the rankings differ depending on gender, age, education, type of employment, time of employment, employer, income and ethnic background. The thesis is based on a questionnaire study with a total of 97 participants. The questionnaire was constructed with the help of prior similar studies conducted in the USA and Malaysia over a sixty-year time period. These studies are then used to analyze the results. The participants in our thesis were given ten motivational factors to rank according to what they believed motivated them the most.  The results showed that the participants rank “good wages” as the highest motivational factor for work motivation and “possibility to advance to a higher position” as the least motivating factor. The theoretical base is the Two-factor theory of motivation by Herzberg. We concluded from the results of our research that the participants were dissatisfied with their work situation as their hygiene factors were not contented according to the two-factor theory.          

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2010. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
motivation, public elderly care, employee motivation, work motivation, job satisfaction
Keyword [sv]
motivation, äldreomsorg, personalmotivation, arbetsmotivation, arbetsglädje
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-41490OAI: diva2:330645
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-08-17 Created: 2010-07-18 Last updated: 2010-08-17Bibliographically approved

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