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Perceptions and experiences of Finnish entrepreneurs about life balance
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare.
2023 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Entrepreneurship is becoming more common in Finland. The factors influencing entrepreneurs' well-being require more understanding. Life balance relates to health and well-being. Aim: This study aimed to explore the perceptions and experiences of Finnish entrepreneurs about life balance. Method: Study was conducted through semi-structured life-world interviews and inductive qualitative content analysis for detecting entrepreneurs’ perceptions and experiences of life balance. Findings: Analysis of entrepreneurs’ perceptions of life balance brought up two sub-themes: 1. Appropriate ratios between life areas and 2. Beyond occupations, along with a total of four categories. Analysis of entrepreneurs’ experiences brought up two sub-themes: 1. Boundaries and 2. Life balance can be affected, but it is not in your hands, along with a total of six categories. Conclusions: A life balance is a subjective experience that, to achieve, a person must feel safe and satisfied with his/her environment, health and well-being, occupational patterns, social relationships, and financial situation. Occupational balance is a subset of life balance. Significance: The experiential nature of life balance advocates the use of occupation-based and occupation-focused methods in supporting life balance. This notion encourages further research to define the role of an occupational therapist in supporting life balance.

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2023. , p. 31
Keywords [en]
business-owners, occupational balance, occupational science, occupational therapy, work-life balance
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Occupational Health and Environmental Health Occupational Therapy Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-59902ISRN: JU-HHJ-ATA-2-20230278OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-59902DiVA, id: diva2:1738834
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HHJ, Occupational Therapy
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Available from: 2023-02-28 Created: 2023-02-23 Last updated: 2023-02-28Bibliographically approved

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