Refugees' Meaning of Work: A Qualitative Investigation of Work Purposes and Expectations

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serval:BIB_E525815D3558
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Refugees' Meaning of Work: A Qualitative Investigation of Work Purposes and Expectations
Journal
Journal of Career Development
Author(s)
Fedrigo Laurence, Cerantola Marine, Frésard Caroline E., Masdonati Jonas
ISSN
0894-8453
1556-0856
Publication state
Published
Issued date
30/12/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
089484532110663
Language
english
Abstract
This study explores the meaning of work for 22 young refugees aged from 18 to 35 from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, and Yemen through semistructured
interviews. Using consensual qualitative research, we sought to understand the purposes work fulfills, their work expectations, and how purposes and expectations might have changed over time. Results showed that work fulfills many purposes found in the literature, (e.g., development, structure, health, identity, and material benefits) as well as purposes in relation with others and the larger society. Participants expect their work to correspond to their selves (e.g., interests and personality), offer decent working conditions, and allow meaningful relationships and opportunities to help others. Illustrations of two participants’ paths provided insights into a possible change of meaning of work. In addition to implications for practice, the influence of relational and contextual factors is discussed.
Keywords
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, General Psychology, Applied Psychology, Education
Open Access
Yes
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07/01/2022 7:33
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