Emerging Adults' Representations of Work: A Qualitative Research in Seven Countries

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Title
Emerging Adults' Representations of Work: A Qualitative Research in Seven Countries
Journal
Emerging Adulthood
Author(s)
Cohen-Scali Valérie, Masdonati Jonas, Disquay-Perot Soazig, Ribeiro Marcelo Afonso, Vilhjálmsdóttir Guðbjörg, Zein Rowayda, Kaplan Bucciarelli Janet, Moumoula Issa Abdou, Aisenson Gabriela, Rossier Jerome
ISSN
2167-6968
2167-6984
Publication state
Published
Issued date
29/10/2020
Pages
216769682096359
Language
english
Abstract
With the recent evolution of the labor market, emerging adults with no diploma are particularly exposed to unsatisfying jobs and barriers to access decent work. The aim of the research was to identify their representations of work, based on the psychology of emerging adulthood and the psychology of working theory. Differences related to each country’s level of development and to the work situations met by the participants were expected. Ten emerging adults aged 20–25 were interviewed in seven countries (N = 70). Data were processed using a thematic content analysis. The results stress that these emerging adults associate “decent work” with two specific qualities: the extent to which work allows survival needs to be met and the experience of positive social relationships in the workplace. This article discusses the similarities and differences in their representations of work and their role on identity development.
Keywords
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Life-span and Life-course Studies, Developmental and Educational Psychology
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