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  • 1.
    Abdulahad, Nathalie
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Holmström, Jannike
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Anorexia Nervosa: Friskförklarade kvinnors upplevelser kring orsaksfaktorer för insjuknande2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Anorexia is a global issue but occurs mainly in the Western world. Anorexia nervosa is a complex disease caused by biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors which often interacts with each other. The purpose of this phenomenological study is to gain a greater understanding of how recovered women created meaning in their illness and if there are mutual factors in their life-stories. We have especially focused on family patterns and the communication within the family. We have based our study on symbolic interactionism as our theoretical perspective. The study is of a qualitative nature and we used semi structured interviews which later were interpreted from a hermeneutic phenomenological approach. In our result we could see that creating meaning was central throughout the disease and was expressed in different ways by our respondents. Ten themes appeared and the most vital findings were that anorexia was an active action and that it is an expression for self-hatred and low self-esteem. We could also see that lack of expression regarding emotions within the families and not being emotionally recognized by their parents were crucial factors. The most important result was the respondents own perception of anorexia as a symbolizing action and the content of the disease is about so much more than weight and looks.

  • 2.
    Andersson, Maria
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Socialt arv i Socialt arbete: En narrativ studie om socialarbetares erfarenheter och möten med det sociala arvet2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Gustav Jonson's theory of the social heritage characterized social work in Sweden during the 1960s and onwards. The social policy issues debated then were about class society, labelling and alienation. After thirty years of professional work as a social worker, I find it interesting that the work still focuses on the theory of the social heritage and methods for breaking it. The aim of this study is to examine possible explanations to why this is so. The empirical material is taken from interviews with senior social workers. Issues examined are how they perceive social work and the theory of the social heritage. The results of the interviews have been processed based upon narrative analysis and reported in the form of meta-narratives. The stories provide a historical view of social work, encounters, situations and contexts. The final discussion is about how the social heritage is created, identified and carried forward. The conclusions show that the social heritage is a social construction created by the society and its inhabitants.The issue then, is to understand and to relate to this context, creating security control and balance in it. As a phenomenon, the social heritage can come to act as conservation and thus become a counterforce to change. Based on discussion and conclusions, it appears that efforts to break the social heritage are questionable. The study is a social psychological qualitative study worked with from a social constructionist perspective.

  • 3.
    Ayeb, Eman
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Järrebring, Ida
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    "I vårt samhälle är du antingen eller".: En kvalitativ studie om unga vuxnas upplevelser av att leva med dubbla kulturella identiteter.2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 4.
    Backström, Linus
    University of Skövde, School of Bioscience.
    Establishing a biopsychosocial model for conspiracy theory ideation2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to provide the grounds for a biopsychosocial understanding of the underpinnings of conspiracy theorist ideation by studying research articles from different scientific disciplines. Cross-disciplinary concurring results are presented and discussed, as well as some examples of how conspiracy theories have been used during the 20th century. Also discussed is how this is used in political discourse in the populist climate of today, with the rise of radical right-wing movements, the justification of “alternative facts” from higher governmental ranks, and religious fundamentalism, making it a societal issue of possible big magnitude. Neurological similarities was found between religiousness and proneness to conspiracy theory ideation, and the articles concerning neural correlates therefore stem from research on religious individuals due to the lack of neuro-biopsychological research on actual conspiracy theorists. Since conspiracy theory ideation has shown the ability to cause negative consequences it is also advised that governmental agencies and society as a whole revise its stance on populism and the spread of flawed information, in order to maintain an open society. Also presented are a few ideas on how to begin countering the rise of populism.

  • 5.
    Bengtsson, Jennifer
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Thorsson, Hannah
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Kärleken som förlorade: En kvalitativ socialpsykologisk studie om avslutade kärleksrelationer2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Every individual have a basic proximity need that can only be fulfilled through long lasting relationships, despite this proximity need it is very common with dissolutions of relationships in today’s society. It has also been proven that cohabiting couples in Sweden separate to a large extent. Present study applies a qualitative, phenomenological approach with the purpose to create an understanding of what experiences individuals who have ended a cohabiting relationship have about how the social exchanges between the partners was expressed and affected the relationship. With social exchange theory, social resource theory and equity theory as theoretical framework, ten respondents who have separated from a cohabiting relationship were interviewed. The results show that the respondents were, in the aspects of time, perceived to be out of priority and that the time spent together was found to be without quality. In the aspects of love, the respondents felt that it was important to express love through symbolic gestures, but that it was not expressed enough in the relationship. The respondents also felt underprivileged in the aspects of time and love because of the experience of giving more in both aspects than what was given in return.

  • 6.
    Berg, Lars-Erik
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Aspects of Identification in Computer Gaming2008In: Human IT, ISSN 1402-1501, E-ISSN 1402-151X, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 37-61Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This article relates computer gaming to the social psychology of identity, focusing the notion that identity construction has a reflected character not only in virtual reality but also in real life. This gives a tight correspondence between the two, although the screen construction of identity goes on in greater independence of real other persons. Gaming has the trait that it contracts several events at one point in space and time. This provides for two extremes of identification: functional and existential identification, which are tightly coupled in gaming, but also for the element of meaning creation in gaming, where the step from concrete action to mental act is short, as well as for the processes of anticipatory identification that are found in it. This gives a high emotional intensity to it. The analysis is based on a theoretical sketch of stages in the act, building on the work of G. H. Mead.

  • 7.
    Berg, Lars-Erik
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Identitetskonstruktion bland datorspelare: Vardagsidentitet och skärmidentitet2006In: Tvärsnitt, ISSN 0348-7997, no 3, p. 32-35Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Berg, Lars-Erik
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Johan Asplund2013In: Relationell socialpsykologi: klassiska och samtida teorier / [ed] Henrik Stenberg & Bo Isenberg, Stockholm: Liber, 2013, 1, p. 217-244Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Berg, Lars-Erik
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Personlighetens socialitet: En berättelse om Jaget, Duet och Miget2015 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Berg, Lars-Erik
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Photons of the human mind: the fiction of personal identity2015In: True lies worldwide: fictionality in global contexts, Walter de Gruyter, 2015, p. 95-108Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Berg, Lars-Erik
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Socialisationsteorins neurologiska återkomst2017In: Modern Psykologi, ISSN 2000-4087Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Dagens hjärnforskning har öppnat dörren på vid gavel för att kunna intensivstudera hur miljön påverkar och bygger om hjärnan.

    Socialpsykologen Lars-Erik Berg vill damma av socialisationsbegreppet.

  • 12.
    Berg, Lars-Erik
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Socialitetens psykologi: språket som människans livsform2018 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Berg, Lars-Erik
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    The social responsiveness of lunch beat2015In: Contributions from European Symbolic Interactionists: Conflict and Cooperation / [ed] Thaddeus Müller, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015, p. 137-157Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Blomstrand, Evelyn
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Eklund, Ellen
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Rollen som pappa i fokus: En kvalitativ socialpsykologisk studie om mäns upplevelser av rollen som pappa2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish society is characterized of an ongoing gender equal debate where the government through social policy measures is actively working on equating men and women. There have been many changes about how fatherhood and the father's role is portrayed in the society which results in new attribute to the father’s role. This qualitative study aims to describe how men experience their role as a father in contemporary time. The study uses ten semi-structured interviews as an instrument. Role-takingand socialization, norms and gender roles and role-conflict, social normsand gender roleis constituted as theoretical framework. The sample consists of men who have children born after the latest revision of parental leave insurance 2016-01-01 and are cohabiting with the child’s mother. The data were analyzed by using a phenomenological analysis. The result showed that the men perceived their role as a father as being characterized by responsibility, participation and equal to the other parent. The men perceived that it took time to socialize in to the role as a father were the social environment, norms and also their own fathers role affected them when taking on the role as a father. The traditional gender roles are changing which results in transformed attitudes from the social environment where mainly the employers supporting approach was described to encourage the respondents to take out parental leave. 

  • 15.
    Bolin, Irina
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Magnusson, Sandra
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Den kreativa personligheten: En socialpsykologisk studie om femfaktormodellens personlighetsdrag och dess samverkan med konstnärlig kreativitet2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to investigate personality and it’s potential causality with artistic creativity. The five-factor model was used to investigate the personality traits openness, extraversion and neuroticism. Creativity is described by earlier research and artistic creativity creates the basic of this study. A short pilot-study was performed to evaluate the understanding of the instrument for creativity, that had been translated earlier from english to swedish. The sample used consisted of 89 respondents, who participated in an online-survey posted at a facebook-group named “studenter vid högskolan i Skövde”. The results showed that the personality trait openness predicts artistic creativity. The results of the personality traits extraversion and neuroticism did not show any predictability of artistic creativity. However, the results showed that the facet gregariousness from the personality trait extraversion predicts the artistic creative domain of dance, while the personality trait neuroticism and the facet depression predicts the artistic creative domain creative writing. Thereby the following conclusion could be made: several respondents of this study are expressing themselves in an artistic creative way and what kind of artistic creative expressions they use is defined by the personality of the person.

  • 16.
    Boqvist, Sofia
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Woo Hagebratt, Therese
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Men jag då?: En kvalitativ studie om informella vårdgivare till personer med psykisk ohälsa2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    It is widely known that mental illness is a current and growing problem. There is however a group of people who are strongly connected to this phenomenon that do not receive enough attention - the relatives. This qualitative and phenomenological study aims to describe what it is like to be a relative/informal caregiver to someone with a mental illness, which expectations they have on them and how they perceive the support from society. Ten relatives from Sweden were interviewed to answer the purpose of the study and the research questions. During the analysis seven themes emerged: experience of the situation, to support the dependant, impact on the relative, role, own support, the treatment from others and satisfaction with the support. The result revealed that the relatives’ every-day life becomes restricted and that they could experience worry, shame/guilt, exhaustion and a loss of appetite. They also take a lot of responsibility and support their dependants through dialogues and being there. The treatment from others is mostly positive but it can also be negative. The relatives also have several self-help strategies, where some get support from friends and/or seeks help from the health care. The social support is both satisfactory and dissatisfactory. The conclusion is that it is very burdensome to be a relative, and that the healthcare should do more for them than they are currently doing.

  • 17.
    Buer, Olivia
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Öst, Hanna
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Bakom varje cancersjuk står någon som måste vara stark: En fenomenologisk studie om att leva nära någon som har en cancerdiagnos2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Cancer patients’ loved one’s often end up in the shadow. The loved one, the environment and healthcare are all focused on helping the cancer patient and it is then hard to see that there are more people affected by the cancer, namely the people being close to the patient. The aim of this qualitative phenomenological study is to describe the loved one’s experience of living close to someone who has cancer. To get a deeper understanding of the phenomenon and its essence this study use system theory, psychosocial support and coping theory as theoretical points. These contribute to an understanding of the social psychology perspective to whom is affected by cancer, how they are affected and how they handle it. Ten informants who all live/have lived with someone who has/had a cancer diagnosis attended. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews. The result showed that life changes when someone close gets a cancer diagnosis. It also showed that there is a security in the environments’ understanding, but that loved one’s also to a large extent would fend for themselves and in that way get control over situation.

  • 18.
    Coelho, Rita
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Cross-cultural analysis of Death perception2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to gain a deeper understanding of the culturally-specific meanings of death, manifested in personal stories presented in social media. Content analysis is used to analyse 140 posts, in three languages and from authors from 12 national affiliations. Death descriptions often includes a profound sadness, sense of loss and gratitude for the time shared with the deceased, who is considered to be a hero. Traditional mourning rituals blend with new trends, such as celebrations of life and live-streams from the funeral. In the present study the national affiliation of the blogger seems to have only a small effect on the rituals, values and symbols. Individual needs of grieving the dead person must be taken into account when providing social and psychological support.

  • 19.
    Cort, Leon
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Hellström, Jonas
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Ålder och studier som bestämningsfaktorer till reflexivitet: En kvantitativ studie som undersöker huruvida ålder och antalet tagna högskolepoäng är avgörande för studenters utvecklande av reflexivt tänk2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 20.
    Dahlberg, Karolina
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Olsen, Linda
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Samarbete - lek med mening: multiprofessionell interaktion och meningsskapande2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The intention of this study was to create an understanding of how multi-professional interaction could convert into inter-professional collaboration, which takes advantage of and acknowledges the individual professional identity. The intention was to understand the meaning of collaboration through the study of meetings between professionals who use different symbol systems. In particular, we wanted to study inter-professional interaction from a symbolic interactional perspective with a focus on Self, Identity, Symbols, Meaning and Professional community. The employed method was semi-structured interviews with ten questions. A convenience sample was used to identify working groups composed of different professions, such as teachers, social workers and therapy assistants. The results suggest that the working group believed that personality precedes the profession one is impending, and that participants preferred stability before communication and reflection. Our study also revealed that inter-professional collaboration cannot be pursued without cultivating awareness, active reflection and communication between the professionals involved.

    Keywords: Self ∙ Multi-professional ∙ Inter-professional ∙ Identity ∙ Collaboration ∙ Symbols ∙ Qualitative rapport.

  • 21.
    Dorsch, Michael J.
    et al.
    College of Business, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA.
    Törnblom, Kjell Y.
    TdLab ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.
    Kazemi, Ali
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    A Review of Resource Theories and Their Implications for Understanding Consumer Behavior2017In: Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, ISSN 2378-1815, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 5-25Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The shift to consumer-centric marketing accentuates the need for a more comprehensive understanding of consumer desires, including how consumers manage their resources to satisfy these desires. However, the complexity of the resource concept combined with a fragmented research stream thus far provides a limited understanding of consumer resources and their effect on consumer well-being. The purpose of this article is to encourage continued research into consumer resources, including resource exchange, to gain a more complete understanding of the concept and to facilitate the development of a unified theory of consumer resources. To accomplish our objective, resource theories proposed in different disciplines (economics, management/marketing, psychology, and social psychology) are summarized and used to provide research direction into a wide variety of consumer behavior issues related to consumer resource management and resource exchange behavior.

  • 22.
    Ek, Roland
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Mönsterbrytarna: En socialpsykologisk studie om mäns upplevelser av ett annorlunda yrkesval2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Män och kvinnor söker sig i dag till utbildningar och yrkesroller som traditionellt det motsatta könet brukar göra. Yrken med kvinnliga traditioner har därmed öppnats för männen och tvärtom. Med utgångspunkt från symboliskt interaktionistisk teori som betraktar genus som en process, har jag försökt visa på och ge en djupare förståelse av hur sociala konstruktioner i form av normer, förväntningar, beteendemönster, värderingar och sanktioner bidrar till att påverkar upplevelsen av identitet och upplevelsen av sin studiesituation hos män som har gjort ett yrkesval som inte är helt könstypiskt. Ansatsen är kvalitativ med semistrukturerade intervjuer som metod. Av de nio män jag har intervjuat har sex av dem valt att läsa till sjuksköterska och tre till blivande lärare för barn i yngre åldrar. Jag finner stöd för tanken om ”förhandlingar” som en process för genusidentiteten. Jag uppfattar själva yrkesvalen som mönsterbrytande, men att man inom yrkena försöker att bevara det som är samhällsnormen för vad en man skall arbeta med. En mycket viktig tanke för alla jag intervjuat är att man vågar gå sin egen väg i yrkesvalet. Socialisationen till yrkena påverkas av genusfaktorer som kan ta sig uttryck i t.ex. extra kontroll av männens kunskap och lämplighet, stereotyper, fördomar mot män i vården och småbarnsföräldrar som ifrågasätter manliga förskolelärare. Fler av de intervjuade anser ändå att de möts med en positiv särbehandling i utbildningen. De tror sig alla kunna ha en fördel av att vara man när de söker jobb efter dessa utbildningar. Att se på socialpsykologiska förklaringsmodeller till väven av tidigare forskningsresultat tillför ytterligare en viktig tråd till dessa.

  • 23.
    Ekblom, Eva
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    LEDARSKAP I BYGGBRANSCHEN: - Från ett medarbetarperspektiv 2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det saknas forskning inom området ledarskap för den skandinaviska byggsektorn i allmänhet. Den här studien tar sin utgångspunkt i medarbetarens syn på ledarskapet i ett större byggprojekt hos ett av nordens ledande bygg- och anläggningsföretag. Studien är gjord som en kvalitativ undersökning och sex intervjuer genomfördes med representativa medarbetare från organisationen. Respondenterna var en blandad grupp, några tillsvidare anställda hos PEAB, andra tillfälligt inhyrda. Frågorna berörde de anställdas upplevelse av det utövade ledarskap som de själva exponerats för från sina närmaste ledare. Ledarna i fråga var de närmaste överordnade som de anställda har kontakt med på daglig bas. Men även frågor om organisationskultur, arbetsglädje och trivsel undersöks. Svaren från respondenterna transkriberades och kodades för att analys skulle kunna ske. Med symbolisk interaktionism som yttre ramverk analyseras svaren även med socialutbytesteori, rättviseteori, gruppteori och situationsanpassat ledarskap. Utifrån en rad teman presenteras resultat, analys och diskussion. Studien visar på en komplex bild av medarbetarens syn och tankar på sin arbetsplats, kommunikationen som sker där, relationen till andra anställda samt hur man ser på sina ledare. Studien Generellt framkommer att man är nöjd med sin arbetsplats och det utövade ledarskapet. Man när en konservativ syn på termen ledare/chef men talar egentligen om en ledare. Man tycker att det finns en förståelse för att alla är mänskliga och kan göra fel från ledarna och det uppskattas, men viss irritation och missnöje finns. Det råder en gruppindelning på arbetsplatsensom kan vara farlig att se bort ifrån.

  • 24.
    Elfstrand Corlin, Tinna
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Kajonius, Petri J.
    University of Skövde, School of Bioscience. University of Skövde, The Systems Biology Research Centre.
    Kazemi, Ali
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    The impact of personality on person-centred care: a study of care staff in Swedish nursing homes2017In: International Journal of Older People Nursing, ISSN 1748-3735, E-ISSN 1748-3743, Vol. 12, no 2, article id e12132Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim and objective: In this study, we explore how personal and situational factors relate to the provision of person-centred care (PCC) in nursing homes. Specifically, we focus on the relationship between the care staff's personality traits and provision of PCC and to what extent perceptions of the working environment influences this relationship.

    Background: The ultimate goal of elderly care is to meet the older person's needs and individual preferences (PCC). Interpersonal aspects of care and the quality of relationship between the care staff and the older person are therefore central in PCC.

    Design and methods: A cross-sectional Swedish sample of elderly care staff (= 322) completed an electronic survey including measures of personality (Mini-IPIP) and person-centred care (Individualized Care Inventory, ICI). A principal component analysis was conducted on the ICI-data to separate the user orientation (process quality) of PCC from the preconditions (structure quality) of PCC.

    Results: Among the five factors of personality, neuroticism was the strongest predictor of ICI user orientation. ICI preconditions significantly mediated this relationship, indicating the importance of a supportive working environment. In addition, stress was introduced as a potential explanation and was shown to mediate the impact of neuroticism on ICI preconditions.

    Conclusions: Personality traits have a significant impact on user orientation, and the perception of a supportive and stress free working environment is an important prerequisite for achieving high-quality person-centred elderly care.

    Implications for practice: Understanding how personality is linked to the way care staff interacts with the older person adds a new perspective on provision of person-centred elderly care.

  • 25.
    Elfstrand Corlin, Tinna
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Kazemi, Ali
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Accounting for job satisfaction: Examining the interplay of person and situation2017In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 58, no 5, p. 436-442Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the present study, we investigate the interplay of personality traits (i.e., person) in frontline care staff in nursing homes and the way they relate to the residents (i.e., situation) to account for their job satisfaction. Participants completed a survey including Mini-IPIP tapping the five-factor model of personality, Individualized Care Inventory tapping four aspects of person-centered care and job satisfaction. The results revealed that staff scoring high on neuroticism experienced less job satisfaction. This relationship was partly accounted for by resident autonomy, suggesting that part of the adverse influence of neuroticism on job satisfaction may be mitigated by organizations providing a supportive care environment. In contrast, staff scoring high on agreeableness experienced higher job satisfaction. This relationship was accounted for by another aspect of person-centered care, that is, knowing the person. This suggests that agreeableness in a sense facilitated adjustment of acts of care toward the unique needs and preferences of residents and this partly explained why the more agreeable the staff was the more they felt satisfied at work. In sum, effects of personality traits on job satisfaction in care staff are partially mediated by the perception of working conditions and care policy and to the extent that a certain personality trait affects whether the staff have a positive or negative perception of the way they relate to the residents, they will experience, respectively, higher or a lower job satisfaction. This finding has implications for how to combine a focus on delivering person-centered care with improving personal job satisfaction.

  • 26.
    Galic, Sanja
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Lundgren Eriksson, Annelie
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Ungdomsarbetslös: En studie om ungdomars attityder gentemot handläggaren som representant för Arbetsförmedlingen som organisation2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här studien har genomförts för att undersöka hur attityder kan påverkas av den sociala interaktionen som uppstår i mötet, mellan den arbetssökande ungdomen och handläggaren på Arbetsförmedlingen. Studien har genomförts kvantitativt med hjälp av elektroniska enkäter som vi har publicerat på Facebook, och länkat i ett mail till samtliga studenter på högskolan i Skövde. Målgruppen på våra respondenter var mellan 19-23 år och med kravet om att de skall eller har varit inskrivna på Arbetsförmedlingen. Syftet med studien är att undersöka bland annat hur handläggarens engagemang påverkade den arbetssökande individen till att aktivt söka arbete efter det första besöket på Arbetsförmedlingen. Exempel på andra variabler vi har valt att studera är om handläggarens ålder och tillgänglighet påverkar den arbetssökandes inställning till denne, respektive engagemang till att aktivt fortsätta söka arbete. Teorierna vi valt att utgå ifrån har varit attributionsteorin, kognitiv teori och social identitet. Resultatet visade på ett signifikant samband, som innebar att handläggarens engagemang påverkar den arbetssökandes fortsatte engagemang till att söka arbete. Även handläggarens ålder och tillgänglighet hade signifikanta samband och påverkade därför den arbetssökande ungdomens inställning gentemot denne, samt engagemang till att aktivt fortsätta söka arbete. Tidigare forskning har bland annat visat att interaktionen mellan handläggaren och den arbetssökande ungdomen är av vikt. Vi har kommit fram till att det bemötandet ungdomen får av handläggaren är av betydande art i fråga om attityder gentemot hur de betraktar Arbetsförmedlingen som organisation.

  • 27.
    Haage, Alexandra
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Holmberg, Malin
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Konflikter på arbetsplatsen: En kvantitativ studie om relationen mellan upplevd känsla av sammanhang, stress och konflikter2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The cause to this study is the lack of previous research on the sense of coherence linked to conflicts. This study aims to examine the positive relationship between individual's perceived sense of coherence and two perspectives of conflict with stress as a mediating variable. Conflicts can be seen from many perspectives. The focus of this study is conflict experience and conflict management. The sample (n = 201) consists of professionals in health care in the public sector. Surveys were distributed to measure their perceived sense of coherence, level of stress, conflict experience and conflict management. The result of regression analysis showed significant (p = <.05) positive relationships. An individual who experiences a high degree of sense of coherence has a more positive experience of conflicts and better conflict management. The relationship between the variables was analyzed by path analyzes that showed significant results (p = <.05) and that the mediating effect of stress ranged from 11.4 percent to 25.0 percent. This indicates that stress isn’t the biggest problem when dealing with conflicts in workplaces, but it´s the staff's sense of coherence that need to be raised to get a better working environment.

  • 28.
    Hagstrand, Simon
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Social Knowledge Exchange: How Individuals exchange and interpret information to recieve correct understanding2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 29.
    Hillström, Victor
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Asplund, Kristian
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Resursutbyten inom äldreomsorg: Interaktionen vårdgivare-vårdtagare utifrån social resursteori2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As life-expectancy rises in the demographic structure of Sweden, the population of elderly citizens steadily increases. To meet the increasing demand of elderly care, new knowledge about how we will grant our elderly good quality care is needed as changes and improvements in public health care becomes increasingly of importance. This study have primary focus on residental care homes in Sweden. Using mixed-methods consisting of data collection using qualitative and quantitative observations, the purpose of this study is to examine and describe the interactions between caregivers and caretakers using a theoretical framework based on social resource theory and a model of interpersonal resource exchange. The primary research question of this study is to examine which interpersonal resources is exchanged between caregivers and caretakers. The results reported a wide range of resource exchange between caregivers and caretakers in the residental care home context. The analysis demonstrated two complimentary theoretical dimensions in which different types of resource exchanges takes place, a social oriented dimension and a task oriented dimension. This conceptualization allows for a better understanding of the existing resource exchanges that constitutes the caregiver-caretaker interaction as certain exchanges requires different prerequisities. Quantitative findings from observations supported this theoretical development, showing that exchanges of social oriented and task oriented resources did not occur concurrently. Conclusively, the analysis presented in this study can provide health care providers, institutions and organizations a better understanding for these different conditions of exchange. Ensuring continuity between caretakers and caregivers enables long-term and cultivated relationships, thus making socio-dimensional exchanges more likely. Social resource theory is potentially useful for understanding interactions between caregivers and caretakers in the residental care home context.

  • 30.
    Hollanti Ohlsson, Amanda
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Sandberg, Johanna
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    "Att sitta i samma båt": En fenomenologisk studie om socialt stöd i en självhjälpsgrupp för ångest2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the modern society, mental illness is a growing health problem and people with anxiety disorders account for a large part of this increase. There is a major risk that people with anxiety disorders experience stigma. Swedish Anxiety Disorder Association (ÅSS) is an organization that caters specifically to people with anxiety and they, among other things, provide self-help groups for their members. This qualitative, phenomenological study aimed to investigate how the social support that can be received in such a self-help group, is experienced by those involved in it. With social support and social identity as theoretical framework eleven respondents were interviewed, who all were members of different located self-help groups in Sweden, regarding the membership of the group and the support they felt they received. The four following themes were created in the analysis of the collected data: To be in the same boat, To be a part of, To be seen and To help others. The results showed that all respondents felt that they could identify themselves with the self-help group and that they benefited great social support from it. The conclusion of the study is that self-help groups have a positive impact on people with anxiety, and that the received support can help individuals to manage their anxiety.

  • 31.
    Hult Belfrage, Jessica
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Olsson, Emilia
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Maskulinitet och självkänsla: En kvantitativ studie om mediers påverkan på unga män2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna kvantitativa studie var att undersöka kausala samband mellan internalisering av maskulinitetsideologi, självkänsla och konsumtion av medier. Studiens teoretiska fokus var rollteori, som har använts för att diskutera resultatets innebörd. Undersökningen utfördes i form av en enkät i pappersform med forskarna närvarande. Två förstudier genomfördes för att tydliggöra frågorna om mediekonsumtion, samt ta del av kommentarer om enkäten. Tre slutgiltliga insamlingar utfördes med totalt 120 unga män, från tre olika gymnasier i Västra Götaland. Det signifikanta resultatet visade att graden av internaliserad maskulinitetsideologi hade en negativ påverkan på individens självkänsla. Dock visade sig inte mediekonsumtion ha en signifikant positiv påverkan på graden av internaliserad maskulinitetsideologi. Studien fann också att mediekonsumtion inte hade en signifikant negativ påverkan på graden av självkänsla. Utifrån resultatet kunde slutsatsen dras att mer forskning krävs för att undersöka medias påverkan. Framtida forskning behöver öka förståelsen för hur internaliserad maskulinitetsideologi påverkar unga män. Mer omfattande studier behöver genomföras där internaliserad maskulinitetsideologi, självkänsla och kroppskänsla undersöks ytterligare med hjälp av en kvalitativ metod, i form av intervjuer. 

  • 32.
    Hultman, Jesper
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Karlsson, Joakim
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Inre kontrollfokus – påverkar det upplevelserna av möjlighet till återhämtning och delaktighet?: En kvantitativ socialpsykologisk studie, av psykosocial arbetsmiljö för kommunalanställda2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Med utgångspunkt i det moderna arbetslivet och de krav som detta medför på dagens medarbetare har den aktuella studien valt att inrikta sig på den psykosociala arbetsmiljön. Studien utgår ifrån Julian Rotters teori om locus of control. Syftet med studien är att undersöka hur inre och yttre kontrollfokus påverkar upplevelserna av möjligheten till återhämtning och delaktighet. Studien är kvantitativ, och har genomförts på uppdrag av en medelstor kommun i Västsverige. Webbaserad enkät har använts. Resultatet visar att inre kontrollfokus har en signifikant positiv påverkan på både den upplevda möjligheten till återhämtning och den upplevda delaktigheten. Inre kontrollfokus är dessutom av större betydelse för den upplevda möjligheten till återhämtning och den upplevda delaktigheten hos medarbetarna i kommunen, jämfört med de som är chefer med budget- och/eller personalansvar. Således anses inre kontrollfokus kunna påverka den psykosociala arbetsmiljön i positiv riktning.

  • 33.
    Hägglund, Simon
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Haavisto, Maria
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Brutna outtalade löften - orsak till lägre känsla av sammanhang?: En socialpsykologisk studie om hur brutna outtalade löften påverkar medarbetares upplevda välmående2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Idag definieras samhället av stark individualism där medarbetare förväntas ansvara för planering och genomförande av arbetsuppgifter. När arbetsgivare bryter mot outtalade löften och åtaganden begås ett så kallat brott mot psykologiska kontrakt (kontraktsbrott) och kan resultera i att medarbetare upplever vantrivsel och ilska. Gränsen mellan privat- och arbetsliv har i allt större utsträckning suddats ut och bidrar också bland annat till ökad psykisk ohälsa. Samhällsförändringen ställer således krav på relationen mellan arbetstagare och arbetsgivare. Det kan därför bli nödvändigt att, genom det salutogena begreppet känsla av sammanhang, kartlägga individers hälsofrämjande resurser i en arbetsrelaterad kontext. Syftet med studien var att utifrån ett medarbetarperspektiv undersöka huruvida kontraktsbrott påverkar medarbetares upplevda känsla av sammanhang. Data erhölls genom tillämpning av elektroniska enkäter som tilldelades medarbetare inom handikappomsorgen i Falköpings kommun. Studiens resultat påvisade inga samband (p > 0,05), dock visade dataanalysen förväntad negativ riktning mellan majoriteten av studiens variabler och innebar att högre upplevelse av kontraktsbrott genererade lägre upplevelse av känsla av sammanhang. Studien presenterar även en diskussion kring begränsningar beträffande genomförande och eventuella orsaker till ouppnådda resultat.

  • 34.
    Höglund, Annelie
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
    Larsson, Evelina
    University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Socialt Spelande: Etik och moral i onlinespel utifrån spelarnas egna upplevelser2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In a society in which gamers are considered to engage in an amoral environment, we intended with this study to examine how ethics and morality appears in the virtual world through a symbolic interactionist perspective. Through qualitative interviews eleven gamers have been able to give their own views about their experiences of the interaction they undergo daily. With help from detailed theories about ethics and morality, symbolic interactionism and gaming culture, this study has a wide theoretical foundation which applies in a hermeneutical analysis. The results show that ethics and morality exists within online games, as well as an amoral gaming culture. It appears to be two cultures, in which this study puts its focus on the first and describes both what the phenomenon is made of, and how it appears. The essence is about the social aspect, what we call sociality. This essence was found through five themes, all regarding group, sociality and interaction. The conclusion shows that there is a moral gaming culture as well as an amoral one, based on the degree of sociality and immersion. The moral gaming culture is created and recreated from the creation of meaning and social needs through the gamers as well as the flexibility of the virtual world.

     

    Keywords: Ethics, Morality, Online game, Game culture, Symbolic interactionism.

  • 35.
    Jagudina, Zaira
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Church Social Services in Selected Former Communist Countries in Europe2014In: Weltatlas Soziale Arbeit: Jenseits aller Vermessungen / [ed] Christiane Bähr, Hans Günther Homfeldt, Christian Schröder, Wolfgang Schröer, Cornelia Schweppe, Weinheim: Beltz Juventa Verlag , 2014, p. 388-399Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Jagudina, Zaira
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society. Göteborgs universitet, Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap.
    Kulturtolkens erfarenheter av tvärkulturella interaktioner: De utrikesfödda muslimska kvinnornas identiteter och handlingsstrategier i projektet Doula & kulturtolk i Sverige2013Report (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Jagudina, Zaira
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Synchronization of Forms of Vitality Dynamics in Music Therapy2013In: Body and Time: Bodily Rhythms and Social Synchronism in the Digital Media Society / [ed] Bianca Maria Pirani, Thomas S. Smith, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, p. 186-206Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 38.
    Jansson, Madelene
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Gustavsson, Erika
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Sociala representationer av ett attraktivt Employer Brand: En kvantitativ studie kring vilka Image-attribut potentiella medarbetare finner attraktiva i ett Employer Brand2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Kommunikation är en grundläggande källa till spridning av kunskap med en påverkan på både individ och samhälle varpå ett intresse föreligger i att undersöka fenomenet närmare. Syftet med studien var att undersöka vilka sociala representationer potentiella medarbetare har av ett attraktivt Employer Brand. Vidare syftar studien till att kartlägga sociala representationer av Länsförsäkringar Skaraborgs Employer Brand. Empirin samlades in genom enkäter och i studien ingick 207 högskolestudenter. Resultatet visade att Symboliska Image-attribut värderas högre än Funktionella Image-attribut men att båda dimensionerna är betydande gällande ett attraktivt Employer Brand. Resultatet påvisade att respondenternas sociala representationer av Länsförsäkringar Skaraborg främst är kopplade till deras kundvarumärke och inte till dem som arbetsgivare. Vid jämförelsen av värderingen mellan Attraktiv Arbetsgivare och Länsförsäkringar Skaraborg och erhöll Länsförsäkringar Skaraborg ett generellt lägre medelvärde. 

  • 39.
    Järlström, Magnus
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Llukaj, Armend
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    BETYDELSEN AV DET FÖRSTA INTRYCKET OCH DEN ICKE VERBALA KOMMUNIKATIONENS PÅVERKAN UNDER EN ANSTÄLLNINGSINTERVJU2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats är en kvalitativ studie med den hermeneutiska fenomenologin som

    vetenskapligt perspektiv. Syftet är att beskriva hur rekryterare själva upplever

    fenomenet första intrycket samt hur den icke verbala kommunikationen påverkar detta.

    Vi vill genom en situation som en anställningsintervju beskriva hur rekryterare upplever

    det första intrycket utifrån egna erfarenheter, samt hur handslag, kroppshållning,

    utseende, gester och ögonkontakt påverkar detta. Våra forskningsfrågor lyder enligt

    följande; Hur upplever rekryterare det första intrycket vid en anställningsintervju? Hur,

    fem icke verbala signaler påverkar det första intrycket under anställningsintervjun? För

    att besvara forskningsfrågorna har sex semistrukturerade intervjuer genomförts med

    rekryterare som har stor erfarenhet av anställningsintervjuer. Våra teoretiska

    utgångspunkter har varit attributionsteorin samt det fundamentala attributionsfelet där

    båda är grenar inom den kognitiva teorin. Även Fiskes teorier om kommunikation har

    legat till grund. Slutsatserna blev utifrån respondenternas upplevelser att det första

    intrycket har en betydelse under en anställningsintervju men är inte på något sätt

    avgörande. Respondenterna är således beredda på att omvärdera om ett första intryck

    skulle bli negativt, men det skapar bättre förutsättningar och underlättar för rekryteraren

    om det är ett bra sådant. De icke verbala signalerna har en påverkan genom att de är en

    del av en helhet som alla hjälper till för att förstärka ett helhetsintryck. Utifrån

    uppsatsen slutsatser har vi skapat en djupare förståelse kring första intrycket och dess

    betydelse under en anställningsintervju samt fått ta del av våra respondenters upplevda

    erfarenheter.

     

  • 40.
    Kajonius, Petri
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. Psykologiska Institutionen, Göteborgs Universitet.
    Förunderlighet och radikalitet: En samhällspsykologisk analys2011 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 41.
    Kajonius, Petri
    Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden.
    The effect of information overload on charity donations2014In: International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, ISSN 2163-1948, E-ISSN 2163-1956, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 41-50Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines the effect of information overload, due to information about people in increasing extent and number of needs, on altruism, such as charity giving. Information overload has previously been conceived in terms of quality as well as quantity of information. The former is conceptualised as extent of need and the latter as number of needs in the present research design. Two studies were conducted to test the prediction that information overload and charity donation size are inversely related. Study 1 was designed according to a 2 x 2 factorial design: Number of needs (high vs. low) x Extent of needs (long term and large scope vs. short term and small scope). Study 2 used a modified similar approach manipulating only number of needs. A sample of 60 and 44 undergraduate students filled out a charity donation form in the two studies. The results show a significant relationship between the factors of extent of need and number of needs with amount of money pledged for charity. People gave less the greater the extent of the need and the greater the number of needs. Both studies suggest information increase about extent and number of needs has inhibiting effects on charity giving. This effect, attributed to information overload, is labelled moral exhaustion.

  • 42.
    Kajonius, Petri J.
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Kazemi, Ali
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Structure and Process Quality as Predictors of Satisfaction with Elderly Care2016In: Health & Social Care in the Community, ISSN 0966-0410, E-ISSN 1365-2524, Vol. 24, no 6, p. 699-707Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The structure versus process approach to quality of care presented by Donabedian is one of the most cited ever. However, there has been a paucity of research into the empirical validity of this framework, specifically concerning the relative effects of structure and process on satisfaction with elderly care as perceived by the older persons themselves. The current research presents findings from a national survey, including a wide range of quality indicators for elderly care services, conducted in 2012 at the request of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare in which responses from 95,000 elderly people living in 324 municipalities and districts were obtained. The results revealed that the only structural variable which significantly predicted quality of care was staffing, measured in terms of the number of caregivers per older resident. More interestingly, process variables (e.g. respect and access to information) explained 40% and 48% of the variance in satisfaction with care, over and above the structural variables, in home care and nursing homes respectively. The findings from this large nationwide sample examining Donabedian's model suggest that quality in elderly care is primarily determined by factors pertaining to process, that is, how caregivers behave towards the older persons. This encourages a continued quality improvement in elderly care with a particular focus on process variables.

  • 43.
    Kajonius, Petri J.
    et al.
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. University West, Sweden.
    Roos, Magnus
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    The American Dream in a Swedish Representative Sample: Personality Traits Predict Life Outcomes Better than Childhood Background2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The American Dream is that any individual, not regarding family background, can achieve what they desire, in terms of life, economic liberty, and happiness. An indication of the American dream would be if individual adult personality traits predicted life outcomes better than childhood background.

    A sample of the Swedish population, representative in age, sex, and occupation (N = 5,280) was 2012 measured on adult personality traits, childhood socioeconomic status (SES), and 3 life outcomes – education, income, and life outcome satisfaction.

    Childhood SES accounted for almost twice the disattenuated variance (22%) compared to personality (12%) in educational attainment, while personality accounted for almost twice the variance (12%) compared to childhood SES (7%) in annual income. Life outcome satisfaction was only predicted by personality (37%) and not by childhood SES (0%). Moreover, particularly the traits extraversion and neuroticism showed a full compensating catch-up effect on high childhood SES in annual income.

    Expressions of personality may be growing in predictive importance and constitute a societal trademark of the American dream being present. Sweden is a renowned progressive, individualistic, and egalitarian country, which could make the results of wide-reaching interest. 

  • 44.
    Kazemi, Ali
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Avslutande reflektioner kring socialpsykologiska aspekter på välbefinnande2009In: Välbefinnande i arbetslivet: socialpsykologiska perspektiv / [ed] Ali Kazemi, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2009, 1, p. 195-200Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Kazemi, Ali
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Conceptualizing and measuring occupational social well-being: a validation study2017In: International Journal of Organizational Analysis, ISSN 1934-8835, E-ISSN 1758-8561, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 45-61Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The current conceptualizations and measurements of well-being are inadequate in the context of work. Specifically, well-being research has neglected the social aspects of well-being. Therefore, the present study aims to investigate the validity of a multi-dimensional view of occupational social well-being. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected in an educational setting, i.e. six different schools in a Swedish municipality. A total of 314 teachers and other categories of school staff (239 females and 75 males) participated in a survey study. Findings: Results provided empirical support for a multi-dimensional view of occupational social well-being. The dimensions were integration, acceptance, contribution, actualization and coherence, and they were differentially correlated with previous measures of well-being. Furthermore, occupational social well-being accounted for additional variance in work tension, overall job satisfaction and organizational commitment over and above the variance accounted for by positive and negative affect and satisfaction with life, indicating the value of taking domain-specific social indicators of well-being into account in explaining various employee outcomes. Practical implications: Occupational social well-being is an umbrella term for describing the well-lived social life in the context of work. As such, this is a crucial part of a holistic view of well-being at work. Thus, effective employee well-being enhancement programs should not only focus on physical and mental health promotion or competence development but must also include measures of relational experience and functioning as discussed in the present study. Originality/value: This is the first study to measure and validate occupational social well-being as an attempt to complement existing measures of subjective and psychological well-being. Measures of social aspects of well-being are crucial to assess as it has been argued in previous research that context-free measures of well-being might render misleading results.

  • 46.
    Kazemi, Ali
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Examining the Interplay of Justice Perceptions, Motivation, and School Achievement among Secondary School Students2016In: Social Justice Research, ISSN 0885-7466, E-ISSN 1573-6725, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 103-118Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a paucity of empirical research on the social psychology of justice in educational settings. A few previous studies have predominantly focused on distributive and procedural justice concerns, and knowledge about the role of what have been called informational and interpersonal justice for school outcomes is very scarce. In the present study, data from 227 eighth- and ninth-grade students who participated in a survey study were analyzed to examine the interplay between relational justice concerns (decomposed into procedural, interpersonal, and informational justice), motivation to study, and school achievement. A comprehensive theoretically grounded multi-item measure of informational justice was developed and validated. The results showed that informational justice significantly predicts school grades, and that motivation to study fully mediates this effect. Neither procedural nor interpersonal justice was associated with school grades. The implications of these results for research and practice are discussed in detail.

  • 47.
    Kazemi, Ali
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Overtime2015In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society / [ed] Frederick F. Wherry & Juliet B. Schor, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2015, p. 1235-1236Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Kazemi, Ali
    University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Promotion2015In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society / [ed] Frederick F. Wherry & Juliet B. Schor, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2015, p. 1336-1337Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 49.
    Kazemi, Ali
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
    Socializing the notion of well-being in psychology: Some preliminary results from a validation study2011In: The individual and the group - Future challenges: proceedings from the 7th GRASP conference, University of Gothenburg, May 2010 / [ed] Jacobsson, C. & Rapp Ricciardi, M., University of Gothenburg , 2011, p. 32-43Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Well-being is mostly defined and measured in terms of life satisfaction, positive affect, and negative affect in psychology. As human well-being depends on need satisfaction, and many of our needs as humans are satisfied with and by other people, it is argued in this chapter that the current conceptualization and measurement of well-being is inadequate. Specifically, although there are some expectations, psychological research on well-being has largely neglected the social aspects or the context of well-being. It is thus argued that in order to understand the social nature of well-being several dimensions have to be considered. The proposed dimensions are social integration, social acceptance, social contribution, social actualization, and social coherence. Results from a validation study provide tentative empirical support for the proposed conceptual structure.

  • 50.
    Kazemi, Ali
    University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society. University of Skövde, Health and Education.
    Välbefinnande2009In: Välbefinnande i arbetslivet: socialpsykologiska perspektiv / [ed] Ali Kazemi, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2009, 1, p. 23-33Chapter in book (Refereed)
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