Kampen mellem arbejdsliv og privatliv

Magnus Sonne, Michelle Busk Mogensen & Mikkel Søren Falck-Jensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The phrase “work hard, play hard” has got a nice ring to it, but is it truly that simple? Being able to find the right work-life-balance is crucial to the individual worker and his/her well-being. If this balance is absent, the worker will for example be prone to stress and maybe even depression. Our project revolves around the different factors and problems, which are influencing the individual in his/her work-life-balance, and how this balance is reachable. How we came about this was by using Effort-Recovery-Theory, Work-Time-Control, Work/Family Border Theory, and Honneth’s theory on recognition. We paired these theories with our own empirical research, which consists of 5 semi-structured interviews with Danish employees, all in different working positions. Pairing the theories with the empirical research, led us to 4 chapters in the analysis. These four chapters are: Working time and method, the border between work-life and private-life, recognition, and lastly experience. After the analysis we gathered the most important points, that influenced the creation of work-life-balance. These were as follows: The character of the individual, the support base of the individual, and the workplace. These factors paved the way for the discussion, where we also included Jesper Tynell, and his views on this subject. The discussion elaborates on the fact, that the three factors we resonated to in the conclusion, are very individual, and varies from person to person. The factors furthermore contain different aspects. The work-life-balance is therefore highly individual, and the preferred balance is therefore not necessarily a 50-50 balance. It could just as well be 80-20, or maybe even close to 100-0.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 maj 2016
VejledereAnnette Løw T. Aboulafia


  • Arbejdsliv
  • Arbejde
  • Privatliv
  • Anerkendelse
  • Fritid
  • Honneth