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What factors attract and motivate dairy farm employees in their daily work?

Lunner Kolstrup, Christina (2012). What factors attract and motivate dairy farm employees in their daily work? Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation. 41 :S1 , 5311-5316
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-2012-0049-5311


This study examined attraction and motivation factors important for people choosing to work and remain in the profession of dairy farm worker. The study comprised 194 agricultural students, 197 employed dairy farm workers and 147 employers. The study was based on questionnaires in which the key questions were: What would attract you to choose dairy farming as a profession? What attracts and motivates you in your daily work? What would motivate you to remain employed in dairy farming? Furthermore, in order to elucidate the farm employer’s view, they were asked what they believed were important factors to attract and motivate young people to the profession. In general, the students, employees and employers had similar opinions on factors that attract and motivate dairy farm workers in their daily work. Although the order of priorities was different, they agreed that having fun at work, good leadership, feeling pride in their work, job security, good team spirit, living in the countryside, meaningful and interesting work, safe and healthy workplace, flexible work tasks, the farm having a good reputation and feedback from supervisors were among the most important attraction and motivation factors.

Authors/Creators:Lunner Kolstrup, Christina
Title:What factors attract and motivate dairy farm employees in their daily work?
Series Name/Journal:Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation
Year of publishing :2012
Page range:5311-5316
Number of Pages:6
Publisher:IOS Press
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E20 Organization, administration and management of agricultural enterprises or farms
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Agricultural Occupational Health and Safety
Keywords:Motivation , Atraction, Attitudes, Farm workers, Agriculture, Questionnaire
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Web of Science (WoS)000306361805073
ID Code:10559
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology (until 2020)
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Deposited On:27 Jun 2013 12:40
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