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"Vadå, har du bara en examen?": En studie om relationen mellan studier och extraarbete
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study discusses the relationship between studies and part-time work. The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of why students enrolled in the programme of human resource management and working life choose to undertake part time work, specifically in the human resource business in such great extent while studying full time and what this means for the students regard gaining knowledge. It focuses on the students experience and in order to gain the understanding of this phenomenon three qestion formulations were formed; ”What are the reasons formed by the interviewed human resource-students for having part-time work in the human resource bransch, in addition to their full-time studies?”, "What values are made visible regarding the students choices of having a part-time work in addition to their full-time studies?" and ”How does the students express the thought about their part-time work as a key to learn from their studies?” The empirical data were collected through interviews with eight branch-specific human resource-students. The data was analysed based on previous research and a theoretical framework consisting of Lave & Wenger's theory of communities of practice and John Deweys theory of learning by doing. The result of the study showed that the main reason for undertaking part time work along side their studies is beacause it is meritorious. Furthermore the results of the study showed that the students feel stressed by the fact the their class mates are also working along side their studies and stressed about the sacrifices they have to make in order to achieve a succesful combination of work and studying. However, their self esteem improves by working. The practical skills they aqquire at work also helps them assimilate the theoretical parts of their education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 45 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier
Keyword [sv]
Personalvetarstudenter, branschspecifikt extraarbete, praktikgemenskaper, learning by doing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-256722OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-256722DiVA: diva2:826629
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Adult and Working Life Education, Advanced Course C
Available from: 2015-06-25 Created: 2015-06-25 Last updated: 2015-06-25Bibliographically approved

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