A Toxic Combination: Performance, Temporariness, and Struggling for Success in Early Working Life

Mette Lykke Nielsen*, Trine Nøhr Winding, Regine Grytnes, Mette Toft Rønberg, Niels Ulrik Sørensen

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Abstract

This article examines some of the conditions that can explain the rise in young workers’ mental health and well-being problems in early work life. Based on 30 qualitative interviews with Danish workers under 30, who all had experienced different kinds of mental health and well-being problems in early work life, it shows how poor working environment and employment conditions often are triggering factors for young workers’ mental health and well-being problems. Mental health and well-being in early work life seem to be linked to the conditions through which young workers’ cultivate themselves as valuable working subjects in a time where work is a crucial arena for self-formation and self-realization. It is concluded that the combination of performance-oriented workplace cultures, temporary employment, and young workers’ aiming to achieve success in their work life, is a toxic combination for mental health and well-being.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftYoung
Vol/bind31
Nummer3
Sider (fra-til)268–287
Antal sider20
ISSN1103-3088
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2023

Fingeraftryk

Dyk ned i forskningsemnerne om 'A Toxic Combination: Performance, Temporariness, and Struggling for Success in Early Working Life'. Sammen danner de et unikt fingeraftryk.

Citationsformater