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Motivation of committed political activists for worker's rights


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Nedoklan, Bruna. (2016). Motivation of committed political activists for worker's rights. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Ajduković, Dean].

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The qualitative study was conducted to explore the motivations of political activists for participating in activism for worker's rights and also, their motivation for sustained activism for worker's rights. Thirteen participants were recruited by snowball sampling method and they satisfied preliminary research criteria (to ensure their characteristics we used Activism Orientation Scale and Activism Identity and Commitment Scale). Semi-structured interviews were used and data analysis was conducted by thematic analysis method. The themes obtained for participating in activism for worker's rights were: Political events, Social relations, Worldviews, Personality characteristics and Situational factors and the themes for sustained activism were: Political events, Political organization, Personal development, Personal goals, Results, Social relations, Worldviews and Situational factors. Development of activism was shown in the study which suggests that an individual, who has history of activism for worker's rights, is deeply committed to the ideology and goals of the organization for worker's rights, is integrated into activist networks and free of personal constrains (life obligations outside an activism) is likely to become committed activist for worker's rights.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: political activism, worker's rights, committed activists, motivation
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Ajduković, Dean
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 09:46
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 09:46

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