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"Duktiga flickor": - Om högpresterande kvinnors val av identitet och karriär
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"Good girls" : - High performing women´s choice of identity and career (English)
Abstract [en]

The “good girl” is today an accepted and widespread notion. It is delimited to young girls and women who are characterised to be, for example, ambitious, high performing, working too much and risks developing mental illnesses. In today’s society women are assumed to pursue their career alongside maintaining the main responsibility for the household and family. The overarching purpose of this study has been – via a hermeneutic approach and based on the theory of symbolic interactionism – to elucidate and contribute knowledge to the social role of being a “good girl” and the associated implications for a woman’s identity and career. The aim has moreover been to address the differences between the two groups of respondents: women born in the 1980s and women born in the 1960s.The study is based on six individual semi structured interviews and two group interviews. The purpose is to gain a deeper understanding of and, thereby, a better interpretation of the phenomena of “good girls”. The interviews were conducted on a sample suited to the purpose, where the younger group of respondents will have studied at least three years at the university before graduating. The older groups of respondents have studied at least four years at an academic level before taking up employment. The results show that all respondents are characterised by ambitious identities, which create conflicts between, on the one hand, how they perceive themselves and, on the one hand, how others expect them to act.

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2009. , p. 79
Keywords [en]
"Good girls", Sociologic socialpsychology, Symbolic Interactionsim, Hermeneutic, SOC (Sense Of Coherence), Identity and Career
Keywords [sv]
"Duktiga flickor", Sociologisk socialpsykologi, Symbolisk Interaktionsim, Hermeneutik, KASAM, Identitet; Karriär
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-5901OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-5901DiVA, id: diva2:217718
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E:206, Drottninggatan , Eskilstuna (Swedish)
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