Tid [m] - en diskurspsykologisk analyse af unge og ældres tidsopfattelse og tidskulturelle scripts i Danmark

Nicolai Sauer Crone, Trine Lavgesen, Matilda Linnea Henriksson & Mathilde Bøgelund Tams

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


This project examines the way in which time by different generations is expressed, thought of and experienced. We explore the ways of speaking of and thinking about time in a discursive psychological analysis including interpretative repertoires and subject positions. In extension to the discourse analysis, the examined discourses will further be investigated and articulated as general underlying Danish cultural scripts in the cultural analysis.
We discovered that time is perceived as a resource that people can spend, consume, give, take, use and lose. Time as a resource has an underlying significance in proportion to the general idea of time in a Danish context, therefore it is articulated as a master script. Time as a resource creates a foundation for the common thread running through the other cultural scripts and discourses such as how waiting feels like wasting time and also how time needs to be spend in a productive matter.
We interviewed two particular groups consisting of one with young adults and one with senior citizens. When exploring the participants utterances and thoughts of time, ideological dilemmas appeared because of the complexity of the subject. These dilemmas explains how time affects the way control is experienced both as an individual ability, but also the perception of time as governing and relative. Furthermore, the discovered discourses about time and the underlying cultural scripts are further discussed with focus on the discovered ideological dilemmas. Based on the results of the analysis we reflect on the Danish understanding of time and how it influences the way of living in a Danish context.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato29 maj 2017
Antal sider55
VejledereCarsten Levisen


  • tid
  • kulturelle scripts
  • semantiske primer
  • semantiske molekyler
  • diskurs
  • diskurspsykologi
  • fortolkningsrepertoire
  • subjekpositioner
  • ideologiske dilemmaer
  • ventetid
  • spildtid
  • tid som en ressource
  • at få noget ud af livet