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Chefsroll, en genusrelaterad föreställning?: En studie om kvinnor på mellanchefsnivås uppfattningar av sin chefsroll i en mansdominerad bransch
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate and describe the perceptions women has of being in middle management position in male-dominated industries. Five qualitative semi-structured interviews have been conducted, and the empirical material analyzed from a phenomenographic perspective. The analyzed data resulted in four categories; Job satisfaction is strengthened by the feeling of security, the Organization task-orientation has a negative impact on the leadership, Traditional notions of masculinity and femininity requires adaptation, Good leadership requires some special features. Conclusion show that women in middle management-positions perceived to have strong support in their management role in the male-dominated industries, however, there are indications that these industries also require a certain type of leadership behavior. Women consider themselves even perceive a shift in the focus of what should be prioritized depending on which department they are in. Male-dominated departments often leads to down prioritizing relationship-oriented tasks, as the women think is an essential part of leadership

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender, male-dominated industries, Middle Management, gendered power structure, Homo social reproduction
Keyword [sv]
Genus, Mansdominerade branscher, Mellanchef, Könsmaktsordning, Homosocial reproduktion
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Other Health Sciences Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21648OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-21648DiVA: diva2:937586
Subject / course
Arbetshälsovetenskap
Educational program
Master Programme in Health at work
Presentation
2016-06-15, Högskolan i Gävle, Kungsbäcksvägen 47, Gävle, 16:50 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-15 Last updated: 2016-06-16Bibliographically approved

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