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  • Tryggvason, Nina
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Children's participation in the family from a cross-culture perspective2017In: Seventh European conference for social work research: Challenges in social work research  - conflicts, barriers and possibilities in relation to social work. Book of abstracts, Aalborg: ESWRA , 2017, 208-209 p., 423Conference paper (Refereed)
  • Erlandsson, Soly
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Punzi, E.
    Department of Psychology, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
    A biased ADHD discourse ignores human uniqueness2017In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 12, 1319584Article in journal (Refereed)
  • Berntsson, Shala Ghaderi
    et al.
    Department of Neuroscience, Neurology, Uppsala University, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Landtblom, Anne-Marie
    Department of Neuroscience, Neurology, Uppsala University, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Neurology, Medical Faculty, University of Linköping, Linköping, Sweden.
    Flensner, Gullvi
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Cerebellar ataxia and intrathecal baclofen therapy: Focus on patients´ experiences2017In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, e0180054Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Elucidating patients´ experiences of living with chronic progressive hereditary ataxia and the symptomatic treatment with intrathecal baclofen (ITB) is the objective of the current study. A multicenter qualitative study with four patients included due to the rare combination of hereditary ataxia and ITB therapy was designed to elucidate participants' experiences through semi-structured interviews. The transcribed text was analyzed according to content analysis guidelines. Overall we identified living in the present/ taking one day at a time as the main theme covering the following categories: 1) Uncertainty about the future as a consequence of living with a hereditary disease; The disease; 2) Impact on life as a whole, 3) Influence on personal life in terms of feeling forced to terminate employment, 4) Limiting daily activities, and 5) ITB therapy, advantages, and disadvantages. Uncertainty about the future was the category that affected participants' personal life, employment, and daily activities. The participants' experience of receiving ITB therapy was expressed in terms of improved quality of life due to better body position and movement as well as better sleep and pain relief.

  • Mourad, Natali
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Amman, Sumeya Mohammed
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Ungdomar i förort: en kvalitativ studie av hur ungdomar ser på sitt bostadsområde och sina framtidsmöjligheter2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Our report is based on young people living in a socioeconomically exposed area and their thoughts about the future, their residential area and other factors that matters. Our pre-understanding of the chosen subject is based on our own upbringing and experiences as we live in a socio-economically vulnerable area. The purpose of the study has been to gain a better understanding and to highlight some young people's perceptions and thoughts about their future and how different factors influence their future opportunities. This study has been conducted with a qualitative method, through semi-structured interviews and group interviews. The participants in this study are young people aged 18-27 years. The study's results show that the young people find that their residential area is segregated and separated from the rest of the society. They also state that their residential area facing problems with criminality and riots. But despite the problems they see their residential area as their home and they feel secure there. Society labeling, ethnicity and religion are factors that the youths feel may be an obstacle to their future.

  • Johansson, Sara
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Wrangenby, Elin
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Motstånd och kommunikation under en organisationsförändring: en kvalitativ fallstudie inom en kommunal verksamhet2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Organizations are today affected by our changing world. Municipal enterprises are organiza-tions that are constantly in contact with organizational changes, where one of the main reasons for failure is the resistance to change. It is therefore crucial to study which factors that can cause the resistance to change. In an organizational change, the leader has an important role to make the change successful. In order for the leader to be able to implement a successful organ-izational change, good communication is required. It is therefore crucial to study how a unit manager can communicate to handle the perceived change resistance. The purpose of this study is to contribute with knowledge about why resistance to change occurs and how unit managers through communication can manage this. The study has been conducted through a qualitative method where interviews are the basis for the empirical material. The interviews were held on a health and social care unit that had relocation for almost three years ago. A total of eleven employees where interviewed, two were unit managers, one project manager, four group lead-ers and four co-workers. The time of their employment varied to accommodate all perspectives during the relocation. This study consists of a theoretical framework that deals with organiza-tional changes, the resistance to change and the communication during organizational changes. The theoretical framework describes nine reasons why resistance to change occurs and identi-fies different forms of change resistance. In order to highlight the communication, various approaches are described which an organization can use for convey information and strategic communication. The interviews resulted in many emotional expressions where the employees described that the relocation contributed too many negative feelings. We can identify eight factors that causes resistance to change based on our theoretical framework. Based on our em-pirical material, we can also determine that the communication was lacking, and that employ-ees preferred a strategic communication. As a result of the expressed critique we have designed a strategic communication that is applicable within this unit.

  • Johansson, Marielle
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Johansson, Emma
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Gymnasieelevers upplevda stress: och hur den påverkas av relationen till lärarna2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine perceived stress among high school students, and if their experienced relations to the teachers had any effect. A qualitative method where the approach was inspired by phenomenology has been chosen, and interviews with 18 respondents from different high schools in Region Västra Götaland constitute the basis for the results of this study. The results showed that many high school students are stressed, and the symptoms that they reported were for example lack of control, anxiety, resignation, tension, sleeping problems, difficulties in concentration and short-term thinking. The main causes to their perceived stress were lack of time, lots of self-responsibility, high demands, bad routines and bad planning. The teachers had a large impact in the experienced stress among the high school students, and their social relations were an important influential factor for the student's health and learning capacity. The results also showed that high school students believes that efforts which aims to preventing stress in schools are needed, because so many students are stressed in today's society.

  • Elm, Dana
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Grindeland, Rebecca
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Strategic Human Resource Management: en kvalitativ studie om organisationens förmåga att behålla nyckelmedarbetare2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Great changes have occurred in HR over the last few decades. From being a lower, administrativefunction, HR has developed to a strategic resource in, operating in the higher levels of the organization, which has lead to the development of SHRM. Within the field of SHRM we can find recruitment, management of human capital and activities to decrease turnover. Attention should be paid to retain key employees whom are of great importance for creating a competitive advantage for the organization on the labor market. The purpose of this study is to investigate how organizations use the HR-function to increase retention among key employees; focusing on success factors for a strategic HR-work and its effect on the psychological contract. We've used qualitative interviews containing three informants that represent an organizations operational management team. The material has been assembled and analyzed through an interpreting approach where we, supported by theories and previous research, have identified relevant terms that have been investigated empirically. A conclusion regarding SHRM, as a practice, is that it demands a high level of knowledge and insight within the operational management team regarding the diversity of HR and how it can contribute to the organization in order to be implemented within the organization. Regarding activities to decrease turnover to keep key employees, organizations primarily need to signify the existence of key employees to even consider wanting to work with these kinds of activities. Furthermore, we have identified the lack of priority that the psychological contract gets if turnover has become a natural part of the everyday life within the organization.

  • Johansson, Anna
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    "Har man inte försäldrarna med sig så kommer man ingenstans": om lärares relationer till föräldrar med barn som har "problem"2017Report (Other academic)
  • Nilsson, Lena A.
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Wiedel, Daniel Olof
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Tidiga insatser i förskolan: erfarenheter från ett utvecklingsarbete i Vara kommun2016Report (Other academic)
  • Granbom, Ingrid
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Lundström, Marita
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Övergångar mellan olika skolformer2015Report (Other academic)
  • Sorbring, Emma
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Bolin, Anette
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Team Agera: Ett utökat och fördjupat barn- och elevhälsoarbete genom tvärprofessionell samverkan2016Report (Other academic)
  • Beckman, Anita
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Andersson, Åsa
    Göteborgs universitet.
    "Jag skulle så jätte, jätte, jättegärna vilja ha ett fast jobb att gå  till": om att vara ung och arbetslös i Västervik2017Report (Other academic)
  • Johansson, Anders
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Computer, Electrical and Surveying Engineering.
    Sundström, Alexander
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Computer, Electrical and Surveying Engineering.
    Beredning av lågspänningsnät på Åstol2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This degree project concerns the different processes involved in the preparatory work for a local low voltage power grid. TROLK El & Tele AB will, at the request of Ellevio AB, conduct preparations to demolish the overhead power lines that make up the existing power grid on the island Åstol off the coast of Tjörn and replace it with an underground cable grid. Today, many grid owners opt to replace their overhead power lines with underground cables as it provides higher reliability and makes the grid less vulnerable to weather conditions. Multiple field visits have been carried out during the course of the project to provide a clearer perception of the circumstances and conditions surrounding the project as well as to establish customer contact. Some changes have been made to the preparation as a result of these visits, for example, the location of a number of cables that would be placed down steep slopes was changed. This would have potentially resulted in increased risk for workers, as well as unnecessary costs and would be time-consuming. Alternative solutions concerning, for example, the location of cable distribution cabinets have been chosen as a result of requests from residents on the island or the local road association. The reconstruction of the grid is encompassed by the demolition of 1180 meters of overhead power lines and 25 utility poles, as well as the replacement of 11 cable distribution cabinets and the rebuilding of one of the two substations located within the area. The entire project affects a total of 59 customers. A preliminary P2 cost calculation has been carried out, which currently shows a cost of approximately 1.2 million SEK, but this may be subject to change in the future as negotiations with various stakeholders is still ongoing.