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  • 1.
    Alverbratt, Catrin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture. University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Carlström, Eric
    Sahlgrenska Akademin, Göteborgs universitet.
    Åström, Sture
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture. Umeå universitet.
    Kauffeldt, Anders
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture. University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Berlin, Johan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    The process of implementing a new working method - a project towards change in a Swedish psychiatric clinic2014In: Journal of Hospital Administration, ISSN 1927-6990, E-ISSN 1927-7008, Vol. 3, no 6, p. 174-189Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The implementation of evidence-based methods in hospital settings is difficult and complex. The aim of the present study was to highlight the implementation process concerning a new working method, i.e. a new assessment tool, based on the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF), among psychiatric nursing staff on five participating wards at a Swedish county hospital. Descriptive, qualitative data were collected through focus group interviews pre- and post-implementation. Data were analysed using directed content analysis, guided by Normalization Process Theory (NPT). The results revealed that just one of the five participating wards met the criteria for a successful implementation process. The results confirm previous studies showing the difficulty of implementation. Although participants agreed with the intention of the model, they were reluctant to apply it in practice. The implementation process seemed to be influenced by factors such as: time pressure; heavy workload; stress; lack of routines in using the tool; lack of nursing staff; as well as cultural characteristics and resistance to change.

  • 2.
    Anciano, Fiona
    et al.
    Department of Political Studies, University of the Western Cape (ZAF).
    Piper, Laurence
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Urban Planing and Development. Department of Political Studies, University of the Western Cape (ZA).
    Localising governance in the African city: a grounded model of multiple and contending forms of security governance in Hout Bay, Cape Town2022In: Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, ISSN 1466-2043, E-ISSN 1743-9094, Vol. 60, no 3, p. 298-320Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper articulates a model of urban governance, developed through emergent analysis of the rulers, methods, rules and logics evident in the practices of security governance in Hout Bay, Cape Town. Informed by the concept of hybrid governance, this grounded theorising draws on extensive fieldwork on security governance practices in a complex urban neighbourhood to present a model of multiple and sometimes contending forms of governance that include, but are not limited to, bureaucratic, market, developmental, network and informal governance. Our model emerges from a critique of top-down approaches to understanding governance that starts with the state, institutions and law, or approaches that primarily focus on formal partnerships between the state and business or other social partners. The view from above can miss important aspects of how residents are governed ‘from below’ and informally. Hence it is impossible to understand from the formal, and in advance of grounded research, exactly how many places in urban Africa are governed. Exposing the particular and local forms of governance in urban Africa can support improved forms of service delivery and citizen’s experiences of living in their city. In addition, while our model may be relevant in other places, more important is the methodology of identifying the rulers and methods, but especially the rules and logics of practice, to surface the specific, and complex, forms of governance in an urban place.

  • 3.
    Andersson, Åsa
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    (Im)possibilities of passing and queering2006In: From Orientalism to Postcoloniality: Conference at Södertörn University College, April 27-30, 2006, 2006Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In relation to different modifications on contemporary games of ethnicity, present among young people in Swedish multiethnic environments, a similarity with the phenomenon of passing is suggested. Passing usually refers to a movement from one side to another (the foundational example being from black to white). You pass over or through something and you may pass into a position from which you later retire. Judith Butler has given theoretical attention to the phenomenon of passing by stressing its relation to the act of queering. The connection between passing and queering comes about as a challenge of borders between what is presumed to be different races in addition to a challenge of the heteronormative order of gender and sexuality.

    From an empirical material, consisting of interviews of young women in a multiethnic Swedish suburb, the phenomenon of passing will be discussed through examples on how young people can talk about the act of faking ethnicity. What ethnic positions are aspired as desirable may depend on intersecting categories as gender, sexuality and class identifications. In the reactions and comments on these kind of acts two counter positions seem to collide, one being based in the idea of authenticity and the other being a strive to oppose on absolutist definitions of ethnicity. If origin, roots and a firmly anchored cultural identity are seen as necessary or preferred values for the individuals’ or the ethnic groups’ self respect, passing must be interpreted as negative. But if certain acknowledgements become repressive rather than liberating passing may be a way of question and transgress normative ethnic and gendered status.

  • 4.
    Andersson, Åsa
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology. University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Beckman, Anita
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies. University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    ”Jag skulle så jätte, jätte, jättegärna vilja ha ett fast jobb att gå till”: Om att vara ung och arbetslös i Västervik2015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The centre of Child and Youth Studies at University West works strategically with other regional research environments and institutions that study children, youths and young adults. The goal of our research centre is to spread knowledge about the social conditions under which children and young people live, thereby strengthening their position in society. Collaboration with external research environments is one of the ways that our research domain works to reach that goal. Partnerships are formed through a model that strives to create good conditions for both our research and that of our partners. This model is grounded in a dialogue between research partners who work together to select areas of interest and formulate hypotheses. These research projects are financed equally by the university and our partners. The following report is the result of one of  these research partnerships.Advanced industrial society has been replaced by a society based upon knowledge and information where industrial work/manufacturing becomes less common. Västervik is one of the small towns in Sweden whose main industries have closed down or severely decreased their workforce during the last few decades of great structural change. The groups in the job market that have been most affected by these changes are young men and women, something which is evident in the high unemployment rates among the young population. The purpose of this study was to investigate young people’s own experiences and thoughts regarding their own situation as jobseekers in the municipality of Västervik. How do they see themselves and the situation they find themselves in? The narratives were collected in the form of 18 in-depth interviews with young men and women between the ages of 19-25, all them registered at the job center in Västervik. In the report different aspects of their situation are discussed, such as: the young people’s relation to their hometown, their thoughts on the meaning and value of work, the role of education, the economic, social and emotional consequences of unemployment, and their experiences of taking part in various programs for unemployed. The narratives we have encountered can be seen as having some general validity in the sense that many of their experiences are probably shared by other unemployed young people in other locations in Sweden, but Västervik is also a specific town with a specific history and specific conditions.The young men and women have an ambivalent relationship to their hometown. On the one hand they want to start a life in the same location, but on the other, the future there is seen as very uncertain. Many of those interviewed would like to have the kind of industrial jobs that their parents have and grandparents experienced, but which are nowadays less and less common. The norm of a fulltime job is strong among the young men and women – something which strengthens the image of the evident dissonance between their seemingly traditional dreams and intentions and the structures of possibilities the municipality and community suggest for them. Connected to this are the ways the young people must relate to the postindustrial demands of employability – which means the ability to enterprise and market oneself on a competitive market. These demands presuppose abilities that are more likely to be socialized and practiced in certain social environments rather than in others, and the majority of the young men and women interviewed have a background in aworking class environment where these values and approaches are far from selfevident.The socioeconomic marginalization that these young people experienceresults in much curtailed possibilities for a period of youthful experimentation aswell as for an expected adulthood. Being unemployed means one has difficulty ingaining the status of an adult, but due to economic shortages, there are also limits to how much they can take part in this experimental lifestyle that characterizes youth. The young men and women’s situation can thereby be seen as a grey zone; they are neither young nor adults in the normative sense. In some of the narratives the young people express critical thoughts with regard to the social conditions that their difficult situation can be related to. By extension, expressing these thoughts and stating their opinion can be strengthening and mobilizing for them, both as individuals and as a group. Insights may be gained about unemployment as a shared experience rather than as a personal failure

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  • 5.
    Balalia, Alina
    et al.
    Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Assessing TerritorialImpact Assessment: the Case of Services of General Interest2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Becker Gruvstedt, Maria
    et al.
    Academy of Music in Malmö, Lund University.
    Niemi, Mariella
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Östnäs, Anna
    The first steps on starting courses in music for students with intellectual disabilities at the Academy of Music in Malmö, Lund University: Ways, means and barriers2012In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: Special Issue: A World of Potential, 2012, Vol. 56, no 7-8, p. -713Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: The education system in Sweden has not yet formed a sustainable way into higher education and lifelong learning for students with intellectual disabilities. Discussions on inclusive education nationally in society are ongoing but few concrete examples have yet been implemented. This presentation will present experiences from the first attempt to organize and provide courses for students with intellectual disabilities within higher music education in Sweden. Methods: Two courses were given at the Academy of Music in Malmö, Lund University in 2010 and 2011. The content of the first course focused on the history of music, rhythm and ensemble playing. The second one focused on Opera as an art form with both process and product as means of learning. Results & Conclusions: The experiences show the students' capability to develop and enhance musical expression. However, questions concerning (a) the quality of music education currently available to students with ID, (b) pedagogical approaches in the academy, (c) rules for admission to higher education and (d) different attitudes to widening participation within the academies has emerged and need to be processed.

  • 7.
    Berlin, Johan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Bokrecension | Jonsson, R. (2013). Organisatoriska bakslag - mer än tio år av förändringar i två svenska kommuner2013In: Nordiske organisasjonsstudier, ISSN 1501-8237, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 78-83Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Berlin, Johan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Flexibilitet eller kontroll?: Om regler, rutiner och ansvar2011In: Mot svårare tider: om vikten av politiskt ledarskap och ekonomistyrning / [ed] Nilsson, Viveka, Göteborg: Kommunforskning i Västsverige (KFi) , 2011, 1:1, p. 40-46Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammantaget ger ekonomicheferna uttryck för att de har ett tämligen gottinflytande över frågor som handlar om regelverk, normer, organisationsstrukturoch graden av delegation. Med tanke på att den totala svarsfrekvensenuppgår till 77 procent kan vi uttala oss tämligen väl om de undersökta tjänstemännensuppfattningar. Detta reser en rad intressanta frågor. Vilken gradav frihet och delegering är lämplig i en kommun? Hur ska man balanserakontroll, insyn och transparens mot ökade administrativa kostnader? Hurska man väga demokrati mot effektivitet? Frågan om graden av delegering handlar om en löpande avvägning mellanflexibilitet och kontroll. Frågan är vad som ska prioriteras mest i vilket lägeoch vilka delar som ska prioriteras på bekostnad av annat? Var betoningeni dessa frågor ska ligga är föremål för en ständig pendelrörelse över tid. Ibland betonas flexibilitet och i andra lägen kontroll. Detta hänger nära ihopmed kommunens regler, rutiner och ansvarstagande.

  • 9.
    Berlin, Johan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Synchronous work - myth or reality?: a critical study of teams in health and medical care2010In: Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, ISSN 1356-1294, E-ISSN 1365-2753, Vol. 16, no 6, p. 1314-1321Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract Rationale, aims and objectives  In this article, ideal conceptions about teamwork are tested. The research question posed is: How are teams in psychiatry formed? Three theoretical concepts that distinguish groups from teams are presented: sequentiality, parallelism and synchronicity. The presumption is that groups cooperate sequentially and teams synchronously, while the parallel work mode is a transitional form between group and team. Methods  Three psychiatric outpatient teams at a university hospital specialist clinic were studied. Data were collected through 25 personal interviews and 82 hours of observations. The data collection was carried out over 18 months (2008–2009). Results  Results show: (1) that the three theoretical distinctions between group and team need to be supplemented with two intermediate forms, semiparallel and semisynchronous teamwork; and (2) that teamwork is not characterized by striving towards a synchronous ideal but instead is marked by an adaptive interaction between sequential, parallel and synchronous working modes. Conclusions  The article points to a new intermediate stage between group and team. This intermediate stage is called semiparallel teamwork. The study shows that practical teamwork is not characterized by a synchronous ideal, but rather is about how to adaptively find acceptable solutions to a series of practical problems. The study emphasizes the importance of the team varying between different working modes, so-called semisystematics.

  • 10.
    Berlin, Johan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Åhlström, Pär (red.) (2010). Verksamhetsutveckling i världsklass. 1. uppl. Lund: Studentlitteratur2012In: Nordiske organisasjonsstudier, ISSN 1501-8237, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 91-96Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Berlin, Johan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Carlström, Eric D.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level. Göteborgs universitet, Sahlgrenska Akademin, Institute of Health and Care Sciences.
    The Three-Level Collaboration Exercise: Impact of Learning and Usefulness2015In: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, ISSN 0966-0879, E-ISSN 1468-5973, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 257-265Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study was to examine the emergency personnel’s perception of the effects of exercises, with regard to learning and usefulness. The exercises were quasi-experimental and constructed in such a way that employees from different organizations overlapped each other’s tasks. This was accomplished by: having asymmetries included in the scenarios, repeating exercise procedures and testing different strategies, which were discussed at joint seminars. The exercises were compared to a similar study, published in this journal, of nonquasi-experimental but merely traditional exercises. Surveys were distributed and collected from emergency personnel in connection with seven exercises. At the exercises, 94.3% of the personnel thought that the exercises had a focus on collaboration (traditional exercises, 75.6%).

  • 12.
    Berlin, Johan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Carlström, Eric
    Sahlgrenska akademin, Göteborgs universitet.
    Sandberg, Håkan
    Akademin för hälsa, vård och välfärd, Mälardalens högskola.
    Models of teamwork: ideal or not?: A critical study of theoretical team models2012In: Team Performance Management, ISSN 1352-7592, E-ISSN 1758-6860, Vol. 18, no 5/6, p. 328-340Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - There is a tendency in team research to employ concepts of stepwise models, reachingfrom the primitive to the excellent, to suggest that a higher level of evolution is better than the basic and simple. This tendency includes typologies of teams. This article aims to question the relevance of this view.

    Design/methodology/approach - Data were collected in three steps. In the first step, articles and books analyzing teams and teamwork from stepwise analytical models were collected. In the second step the collected data were classified into different themes. Each stepwise model was classified into one essential denomination. This classification resulted in eight themes. In the third step each theme was analyzed, which led to the fusion of some of the themes.

    Findings - The conclusion is that a synchronous, complementary or mature team is not necessarily optimal. Contrary to this, a differentiated, sequential or multi team approach can be optimal for some purposes. Team research needs to establish a more open, inductive and critical attitude than at present.

    Originality/value - The paper highlights the need to observe and use team theories in a balanced and critical way.

  • 13.
    Bernlo, Malin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Boman, Christine
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    "... att göra världen begriplig...": Betydelsen av KASAM för barn inom institution och öppenvård2010Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Vårt syfte med uppsatsen var att ta reda på om KASAM-begreppet, trots att det har några år på nacken, fortfarande ses som betydelsefullt. Vi utgick från personalens perspektiv gällande KASAM's betydelse för barn 0-12 år, placerade på institution eller med någon form av insats från öppenvården. Genom kvalitativa intervjuer tog vi del av personalens erfarenheter av KASAM's betydelse för barnen, hur de arbetar och om de metoder de använder sig av , ger möjlighet att skapa en känsla av sammanhang för barnen. Vid tolkningen av vårt intervjumaterial utgick vi från tre teman baserade på våra frågeställningar. Det som framkom av materialet var att KASAM har stor betydelse för barnens välbefinnande. KASAM-begreppet är högst närvarande i de metoder som används inom verksamheterna, även om personalen inte talar om det i termer av KASAM.

     

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  • 14.
    Bjurström, Åse Eliason
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Trying to make 'Reality' appear Different: working with drama in an intercultural ESD setting2012In: Social Alternatives, ISSN 0155-0306, Vol. 31, no 4, p. 16-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper will firstly sketch the key features of intercultural drama and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD); secondly critically reflect on current Higher Education Institution (HEI) discourse; the broad discrepancy between preferred visions for global learning for sustainable development and the rationale of self-realisation and commodification that seems to be the prevailing paradigm of European HEIs. Then the Interculturality and Sustainability network and the Gogol project which emerged from it in 2011 are introduced. The Gogol project, as an intercultural drama project, sets out to tackle issues of economic (un)sustainability. The concept of the project is presented and questions that have emerged in the planning of the project are shared.

  • 15.
    Bjurström, Åse Eliason
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Mukisa, Bernard
    Budondo Intercultural Center, Uganda.
    Lwanga, Stephen
    Drama is about the Planet in a mess2012Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Drama is embodied learning, it is interaction with the immediate environment where we all are in the same ensemble. In this workshop we will walk our talk, we will indeed all be both actors and audience. Our first entry will be sharing an intercultural project facing corruption/ economical unsustainability, initiated in Budondo, the Gogol Interplayground project, has now spread to all the continents.

  • 16.
    Bohman, Lena
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Sandén, Susanne
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Den broderande kvinnan och den bilkörande mannen: En studie om jämställdhet inom äldreomsorgen ur ett brukarperspektiv2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien är att undersöka om det finns skillnader mellan kvinnor och män i biståndsutredningar samt att analysera och reflektera över de önskemål och behov som uttrycks. Frågeställningarna handlar om hur jämställdhet kommer till uttryck inom äldreomsorgen i Lidköpings kommun och om eventuella skillnader mellan kvinnor och män kan utläsas i biståndsutredningar. Avsikten är att undersöka jämställdheten inom äldreomsorgen ur ett brukarperspektiv. För att finna svar på studiens frågeställningar har en dokumentanalys gjorts av 60 biståndsutredningar. Dokumenten har stegvis granskats och flera intressanta mönster har framträtt. Studiens resultat visar att kvinnor och män får den hjälp de ansöker om och att det inte finns några egentliga skillnader i vilka insatser de ansöker om. Detta resultat visar att kvinnor och män biståndsbedöms jämställt då det är behov som styr bedömningen och inte kön. Då studien också syftar till att reflektera över specifika önskemål har detta gjorts och det har visat sig att önskemål sällan uttrycks i biståndsutredningarna. Vår uppfattning om detta är att önskemål förmodligen uttrycks, men att de inte dokumenteras. Då materialet granskats för att finna eventuella skillnader mellan kvinnor och män har flera intressanta upptäckter gjorts som visar att kvinnor och män beskrivs på olika sätt i utredningarna. Vår tolkning av detta är att kvinnor beskrivs som hemorienterade och männen som omvärldsorienterade.

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  • 17.
    Boru, Ambissa Kenea
    et al.
    Addis Ababa University, Addis Abeba (ETH).
    Mamie, Abdulaziz
    Addis Ababa University, Addis Abeba (ETH).
    Tola, Teshome
    Addis Ababa University, Addis Abeba (ETH).
    Gregorc Lööv, Helena
    Emergency education: the case of Ethiopia, East Africa2022In: Child and Youth Studies Conference, University West November 10-11 2022: Growing Up In Challenging Times. Book of abstracts, Trollhättan: University West , 2022, p. 15-15Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

     This planned presentation relates to the invitation of a round table discussion for one hour on the topic “Emergency Education”. The discussion will present cases on “Emergency Education” related to Ethiopia in East Africa. The concept of “emergency education” has a reference to education programmes that are organised “in situations where children lack access to their national and community education systems due to occurrence of complex emergencies or natural disasters” (Kagawa, 2008, p. 494). Emergencies can be caused by armed conflict and instability, disasters and threats, pandemics and the effects of global climate change (UNESCO, 2022). Such emergencies disrupt education and leave millions of children and youth out of school. In countries and regions affected by emergencies and protracted crises, young people suffer the loss not just of homes, parents and relatives, but also of access to education and a safe learning environment. This of course impact on the children's and young people's future life chances and overburden societies. Due to devastating natural and man-made circumstances in Ethiopia the last years, a number of schools have been destroyed and the education sector is very affected. Many students along with their families are displaced. However, also many educational initiatives are taken to support children and youth in emergency and questions arise about ways of teaching, language (Demissie & Kenea Boru, 2021) and who is responsible for teaching and its costs. References Demissie, E. A. & Kenea Boru (2021). Curriculum Choice for Refugee Children at Jawi Refugee Camp, Ethiopia. Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, 28(1). Kagawa, F. (2008). Whose emergencies and who decides? Insights from emergency education for a more anticipatory Education for Sustainable Development. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 2(3-4). UNESCO (2022). Education in emergencies. https://www.unesco.org/en/education/emergencies. This suggested round table discussion will focus on “emergency education” in Ethiopia.

  • 18.
    Burke, Malin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Ståhl, Christina
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Att vägleda barn i ett senmodernt samhälle: en studie där föräldrar berättar om sina upplevelser av att uppfostra barn i vår tid2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie handlar om hur föräldrar ser på sin föräldraroll idag och vi har valt att betrakta det ur ett sociologiskt perspektiv med sociokulturella teorier. Syftet är att undersöka senmoderna föräldrars syn på sin roll som uppfostrare under deras barn/barns uppväxt. Vi ställer oss frågorna: Vad innebär en senmodern, god uppfostran och hur vill föräldrarna att deras barn ska leva som vuxna? Vi använder oss av en kvalitativ forskningsmetod, fokusgruppsintervjuer, där medlemmarna i gruppen interagerar och delar med sig av egna erfarenheter. Intervjumaterialet som ligger till grund för studien är analyserat horisontellt och sammanslaget. Vi intervjuar även "experter" som i yrket jobbar nära familjer. Den informationen kontrasterar och kompletterar gruppintervjuerna. I analysen utgår vi huvudsakligen från begrepp som sociologerna Beck, Bauman, Giddens och Habermas har använt för att beskriva det senmoderna samhället: individualism, ambivalens, reflexivitet, självidentitet och självförverkligande; tid och stress, konsumism, livsvärld/systemvärld och förvetenskapligande av det privata. Vi använder även några andra begrepp som kontrast mot det senmoderna: familj och tradition; och uppfostran. I diskussionen funderar vi över vad studien kan lära oss om det senmoderna föräldraskapet. Föräldrarna som intervjuats besitter en god förmåga att hantera senmodernitetens krav och snabba kast. Det viktigaste de vill ge sina barn är trygghet, kärlek och social kompetens för att barnen så småningom själva skall kunna bemästra sin framtid och sitt vuxenliv.

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  • 19.
    Coetzee, Wayne Stephen
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Urban Planing and Development.
    Larsson, Sebastian
    Department of War Studies and Military History, Swedish Defence University, Stockholm (SWE).
    Berndtsson, Joakim
    School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg (SWE); Swedish Centre for Studies of Armed Forces and Society (CSMS) Stockholm (SWE).
    Branding ‘progressive’ security: The case of Sweden2023In: Cooperation and Conflict, ISSN 0010-8367, E-ISSN 1460-3691Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Contemporary research on so-called Nordic branding has provided crucial insights into the social power of states and how various actors use and circulate ‘progressive’ nation brand tropes for political and commercial goals. Hitherto, the literature on Nordic branding has focused on a wide range of substantive issues, among other things, human rights, gender equality, social welfare and foreign aid, but considerably less attention has been paid to the topic of security. The present article adds to a small but established literature on how the security sphere is increasingly entangled with nation branding. In the Nordic region, we argue, the latter is particularly evident in the case of Sweden - one of the world’s largest per-capita arms exporters in the post-Cold War era but also a country known and often revered for its peaceful and progressive image. Focusing on the case of Sweden, the article contributes to knowledge of how defence industry-related actors (both public and private) draw on and frame nation branding tropes to sell and legitimise their products and services to both insiders (domestic constituents) and outsiders (the global security market).

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  • 20.
    Dahlquist, Karl
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Urban Planing and Development.
    Inal, Tuba
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Urban Planing and Development.
    Bachelor thesis as practice-based WIL education and the role of supervision2022In: International Conference on Work Integrated Learning: Abstract Book, Trollhättan: University West , 2022, p. 68-69Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Bachelor thesis writing and supervision as potential practice-based WIL 

    In Sweden, students are required to write a bachelor’s thesis in both vocational and academic university programs, though the writing and supervision process differ across disciplines and institutions. In our research on undergraduate education and work-integrated education (WIE) in the social sciences, we conceive of thesis writing and supervision, as performed in the undergraduate program, International Program in Politics and Economics (IPPE) at University West, as an example of practice-based education. While studying the educational practice of thesis writing from the viewpoint of work-integrated learning (WIL), we pose two sets of questions: how and what kind of knowledge or skills are required and acquired, and what is the role and kind of supervision involved throughout the research-thesis writing process? The second set of questions is whether the practice of thesis writing could be classified as WIE, and ultimately, if WIL is achieved; more precisely, we are investigating what kind of learning is acquired and processed, and in what ways the “knowledge” acquired through this kind of research practice is transferable to “work-life” and result in “life-long-learning”? Is the thesis writing bridging the “gap” between the university and post-graduate professional careers? To answer these interrelated questions, we construct a theoretical framework that conceptualizes work-integrated supervision as cognitive apprenticeship and dissects the supervision process which aims to develop a particular set of skills that will align (i) the aim of highquality academic university education, with; (ii) the new (mass-) diversity of student population, with; (iii) the increasing emphasis on employability and career advancement.

    Material and method

    Our specific object of study is an academic program in political science that according to national curriculum regulations must contain a scientific research thesis, which is closely followed by supervisors assigned to student groups of two. It is a hands-on approach to supervision (Sinclair, 2004) following a strict timeline and structure as well as support. We investigate thesis-writing as a practice, the role of the supervisor therein, and the relation between thesis writing, the curriculum, and work-life. The primary data in this qualitative small-N study is gathered by a combination of interviews and participant observation. We conducted 15 semi-structured interviews and participated in 22 supervision sessions with 4 thesis groups. From the data collected, we identified p atterns, commonalities, and differences around how the students experience the practice of writing a thesis and its relation to their work life. 

    Results and indications

    The findings indicate that bachelor thesis writing and supervision in the form that it is practiced at IPPE is WIL. This specific model of supervision is that of an apprenticeship. While components of traditional (or vocational) apprenticeship is included in the relationship (especially when it comes to teaching/learning the actual p ractice of research), cognitive apprenticeship with a variety of methods to allow the apprentices to observe and actively engage in the practice through the supervisor’s strategic push toward independence (Collins, Brown, and Newman 1987) provides the basis of the relationship. The one-to-one hands-on cognitive apprenticeship supervision in the program is by far the most extensive task through which the students learn how to reflect on practice and become professional in what is a wide-open career trajectory. WIL is attained through working closely with a professional in their professional capacity as his/her apprentice and being trained in that very profession (as researchers) as a result of which they acquire the skills required for an increasingly intensive knowledge economy and the public sphere. The supervision model designed as an educative, supporting, and controlling process of seven steps ranging over 20 weeks complements the academic social science education students receive up to that point sealing the acquisition of epistemological skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, capacity for relearning, and coworking in groups as well as boosting ontological skills of time and project management in becoming confident professionals. 

    Implications and contributions

    While there have been previous studies on conceptualizing supervision within a WIL framework, they mostly focus on the supervision of students in the workplace/place of internship in relation to the work practices (Cooper et al., 2010), or supervision, mentorship, and feedback at the workplace (Eraut, 2010), rather than the academic thesis writing. These studies, therefore, focus on supervision more as a WIE practice, i.e., supervision with the intention of making sure that workplace experience of the supervisee serves certain learning outcomes (Billett, 2019), rather than as a WIL practice for learning to process experience for knowledge production. Our finding that the specific model of bachelor supervision within the context of WIL, based on the relationship between the supervisor and the supervisee(s) as a relationship of cognitive apprenticeship achieves WIL, is thus a novel contribution to the field. 

    Thesis writing, at all levels of higher education, is considered the pinnacle of the learning process at that particular level, where the students get the opportunity to turn the core knowledge they acquired from coursework into a reflective experience. The way thesis writing is handled, therefore, seems to have special relevance from a WIE perspective, since the way this reflective experience is organized and guided by the supervisor has a significant impact on the extent to which the candidates can attain WIL: learning from experience as independent researchers and acquire the ability for “reflective” knowledge/learning (Billet 2012) on both practice and learning, as required for “progressive growth” (Dewey 1976-1983; see also Fleming & Haigh, 2018), as well as “critical reflections” (Trede & Mcewen, 2012). The result from our study thus contributes to the problem of knowledge transferability between the university and “work-life” (Eraut, M., 2010) be resolved through a “transformational” WIL model of academic supervision along the lines of Liberal Arts education’s broad appeal to knowledge and critical awareness that both question, analyze, and better prepare a diverse set of students for the knowledge economy, and a labor market that regularly sees people move in and out of different careers, not least as skills and even professions become obsolete (Crisp 2019; DeNis et al., 2003; Gannaway et. al., 2017).

  • 21.
    Didigov, Ramzan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Hoppa av: en kvalitativ intervjustudie om ungdomarnas studieavbrott2024Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund:

    Skolavhopp bland ungdomar i Sverige har blivit allt vanligare, statistik data visar att under 30 års period har antalet ungdomar som hoppar av skolan ökat anmärkningsvärd (SBC, 2020). Ungdomsålder präglas av en mångfald olika händelser och utmaningar, vilket gör den till en period där unga står inför viktiga livsval. Ungdomar som varken arbetar eller studerar bidrar inte bara mindre till samhället utan löper även ökad risk för depression och mental ohälsa(Folkhälsomyndigheten, 2022). Därav är det viktigt att studera orkanerna kring elevernas studieavbrott, för att förstå de faktorer som påverkar deras skolgång. 

    Syfte:

    Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka hur ett antal ungdomar som antingen hoppat av eller funderar på att hoppas av, motiverar sina studieavbrott av gymnasiestudierna. Avbrott undersökt utifrån teorier om motivation, självbestämmande, lärande- och utveckling. Studier ämnar sig också att undersöka hur de intervjuade elever uppfattar skolans syfte, samt undersöka vilka gemensamma drag det finns hos elever som väljer ta denna väg. 

    Metod:

    I studien tillämpades en kvalitativ metod där ungdomar som avbrutit eller överväger att avbryta sina studier blev intervjuade. Totalt genomfördes intervjuer med fyra elever; två som har hoppat av och två som funderar på att avbryta. I studien tillämpas en tematisk analysmetod där jag, med utgångspunkt från förutbestämda teman, identifierar meningsfulla mönster och nyckelbegrepp i teorierna om motivation, självbestämmande, lärande, och utveckling som framkommer i det empiriska materialet.

    Resultat:

    I resultaten framkommer det att ungdomarna inte känner tillit att skolan kan förmedla nödvändiga färdigheter eller kunskaper för de ska kunna lyckas i livet. De berättar också att deras skolan inte är i linje med deras egna intressen och preferenser. Vad gäller skolans syfte så tycker de skolan är till för att utbilda arbetskraft och förberedda elever inför arbetsmarknaden, snarare än fokusera på personlig utveckling. Vad gäller deltagarnas bakgrund, så framkommer det att eleverna bär tunga bagage i form av frånvarande av viktiga personer i deras liv, krig eller socioekonomiska problem.

  • 22.
    Ekegren, Maria
    et al.
    Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan.
    Dåderman, Anna Maria
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.
    Leadership intelligence, self-esteem and personality traits before and after participation in UGL2012In: ViLär Konferens 2012 / [ed] Lind, Ove, 2012, p. 17-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Since 1981 the leadership training UGL (Understanding Group and Leader) has been used as a basic course for new officers, and it´s today a frequently applied concept even in the commercial sector and public administration. The objectives of the course is, in accordance with the invitation to improve the participants’ abilities working with reflections, understanding the influence of emotions, providing developing feedback, understanding how our values influence leadership as well as understanding the needs of different leadership styles. The aim of the present study was to evaluate if there was a difference in the following variables: leadership intelligence (emotional, rational and spiritual intelligence), self-esteem (basic, earning and performance-based) and personality traits, before and after participating in UGL. The leadership intelligence is a new leadership model (Ronthy, 2006), and a questionnaire based on this theory is in progress. An additional aim of this study was to investigate the construct validity of this instrument. The study included 125 participants (M = 38,5 years, SD = 7,8), whereof 82 women. Everyone participated in the leadership development program UGL in 2011. Three self-assessment forms were used in the study. Before and 2 immediately after the leadership training all variables were evaluated, after six months only leadership intelligence was evaluated. The results showed significant differences before and after participation in emotional intelligence, rational intelligence, spiritual intelligence, basic self-esteem, embitterment, psychic trait anxiety, stress susceptibility and social desirability. The self-estimated increases in leadership intelligence were still at similar levels after six months. Results from correlation tests indicated theoretical plausible correlations. In the present study the self-rated emotional, the logical, as well as the spiritual intelligence measured higher after participation in UGL. This professional development program may have contributed in a positive direction to increase employees’ leadership intelligence.

  • 23.
    Eyrumlu, Reza
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Qira'at-i Quran-i ghayr-i dini: Jild-i 1, Mahdudiyat'ha-yi qurani va tahrifat-i qira'at-i "rasmi va ba vasitah"2006Book (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Eyrumlu, Reza
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Qira'at-i Quran-i ghayr-i dini: Jild-i 2, Din va iman-e dini - Kitab va "Quran-e dini".2007Book (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Norström, Livia
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Bernhard, Iréne
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Gråsjö, Urban
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Lundh Snis, Ulrika
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Do Municipal Facebook Performance and Citizen Satisfaction go Hand in Hand?2020In: Electronic journal of e-Government, ISSN 1479-439X, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 30-42Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines the relation between municipalities' social media performance and citizen satisfaction withthe municipality. An observational study was conducted, based on four different Swedish national public data sources. Thestudy shows that municipalities' Facebook performance is correlated to citizens' satisfaction with living in the municipalityand with satisfaction with municipal service provision. There was however no significant relationship between Facebookperformance and satisfaction with transparency and influence from a citizen perspective. In conclusion, one importantimplication of the study is that citizen perception regarding whether a municipality is a good place to live in or not is related to the use of social media for promoting the municipality. Furthermore, a relation between satisfaction and citizenperception of government service performance implies that social media could be valuable for interaction and co-creation.Finally, an implication is that usage of social media and the potential relationship to trust, influence and transparency mustbe further elaborated and studied. Overall, our recommendation is that municipalities and their citizens may benefit fromwell thought-out strategies of how to use social media for marketing, interaction and co-creating.

  • 26.
    Grankvist, Gunne
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.
    Köpkriterier, sociala normer och åsikter om miljömärkta matvaror2003Report (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Grevle, Mette
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Olsen, Line
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Perspektiv på föräldrautbildning2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie belyser föräldrautbildning på individ-, organisations-, och samhällsnivå. Vårt syfte är att beskriva samhällssynen på föräldraskapet och föräldrautbildning i ett historiskt perspektiv för att kunna lyfta dagens syn på föräldraskapet och den speglar dagens föräldrautbildning. Vi ställer oss frågorna om de manualbaserade föräldrautbildningarna som diskuteras i samhället har ökat, vem som har initierat dem och vilka utmaningar som föräldrar ställs inför som de behöver hjälp med? Med hjälp av den kvalitativa forskningsmetoden har vi växlat mellan litteraturstudier och tematiska, halvstrukturerade intervjuer med deltagare och ledare för föräldrautbildningar samt telefonintervjuer med tjänstemän på en kommun. Vi har valt det sociokulturella perspektivet som teoretisk ram i vår analys av deltagare och ledares upplevelser av föräldraskapet och erfarenheter av föräldrautbildning. Föräldrar efterfrågar verktyg för att bättre kunna hantera problematiska situationer med sina barn. Med hjälp av gruppens stöd i föräldrautbildning får många konkreta lösningar för att bättre kunna hantera det för dem konfliktfyllda, stressiga vardagslivet. Vår slutsats är att det ökade arbetet med evidensbaserade manualstyrda föräldrautbildningar fyller en funktion i dagens samhälle då många föräldrar är i behov av att utbyta tankar omkring föräldraskapet och få råd och stöd i sin situation.

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  • 28.
    Grimhed, Johanna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Wester, Malin
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Familjehemligheten: Ett vuxet barns perspektiv om hur det är att växa upp och bära på en familjehemlighet gällande en förälders alkoholmissbruk2010Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The essay´s overall purpose is to examine how it has affected a child growing up with a family secret. We have interviewed a person whose family secret was based on the alcohol addiction of her father. We have chosen to illustrate how a child is affected by maintaining a family secret from three different environments; family, school, and through friendship, and whether and if so, how it has made an impression in her adult life. To answer the purpose for this thesis, we have collected our empirical data through a qualitative method, in the form of a semi-structured life-world interview. Theoretical perspectives we have made use of are systems’ theory and SOC – Sense of Coherence, which reflect the individual, the interactions, and relationships between the themes we have chosen to focus on.The interviews have been analyzed based on the narrative method. Furthermore, we have used the themes and perspectives when investigating how the interviewee has created an identity and conferred meaning to her life, from the basis of her experiences. The results show that the interviewee's family, school, and friendships have been affected. Among other things, she made an active choice and is now a teetotaler. During different periods of her growth, she has adopted different roles and behaviors, depending on the situation and environment she has been in. These roles and behaviors have not been durable, but recurring, which is important to emphasize.

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  • 29.
    Grundén, Kerstin
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Computer Science and Informatics.
    Bernhard, Irene
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Implementation of a Contact Centre: a Local eGovernment Initiative2012In: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference of e-Government: ESADE Ramo Llull University Barcelona, Spain 14-15 June 2012 / [ed] Dr. Mila Gascó, Reading, UK: Academic Publishing International, 2012, p. 329-335Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract: A case study of the implementation of a contact centre (CC) in a Swedish municipality was described and discussed. The implementation was an example of a local e-Government initiative. Seventeen employees at the municipality were interviewed. The initial implementation of the CC was done quickly, with a top-down approach. There were initial problems with negative attitudes towards the CC from the employees at the municipal departments. The new technology systems contributed to increased efficiency and to a more process-oriented organization. The CC was largely well-functioning, and many handling officers were relieved of work tasks related to the implementation of CC. There was a need for further competence development among the service handling officers at the CC. The number of incoming matters increased, related to the increased availability to citizens of municipal services.

  • 30.
    Grundén, Kerstin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT.
    Lagrosen, Stefan
    Linnéuniversitetet.
    Social Media Marketing - A Win-win situation?2014In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Social Media, University of Brighton, UK 10-11 July 2014 / [ed] Rospigliosi, A. & Greener, S., Reading, UK, 2014, p. 201-207Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of social media for marketing has been increasingly popular recent years, but still there is a lack of research studies. In this article, social media marketing in six wellness companies in Sweden is focused using in-depth qualitative interviews as research method. The interviews are analysed according to the qualitative content analysis method. The evaluation model MOA-SM is used as a theoretical reference frame for the analysis of the consequences of social media marketing for the stakeholders. The analysis show that there is no simple win-win situation for the stakeholders. Instead management, marketers and customers could have different advantages, disadvantages as well as challenges using social media marketing. It is a challenge for management to organize work processes in a relevant way for social media marketing and to recruit staff with appropriate skills, as well as to ensure that their competences are developed in relevant ways. Social media could be integrated with other systems such as “the digital reception”, which makes the work more efficient and understandable, and could lead to increased productivity. The benefits of social media marketing are however often unclear and formulating goals of social media marketing as well as monitoring and evaluating the goals, are challenges for management. The work situation for the employees working with social media marketing has changed fundamentally. The work has become more stressful and demanding as a consequence of social media marketing, but the work could also be more meaningful due to the informal contacts with the customers. New competences are needed. The customers who use social media marketing could receive a more informal relationship with the company, and their views and attitudes could indirectly affect the services of the organization. They could participate in contests and sometimes receive lower prices for the services. Customers not using social media, do not have the same advantages.

     

  • 31.
    Gråsjö, Urban
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Explaining Variations in Regional Housing Prices: An Accessibility Approach2017In: Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies: Revised papers first presented at the 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West , 2017, p. 259-273Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper argues that the relative geographical position of a municipality needs to be accounted for when explaining variations in housing prices. In particular, the paper aim to show that travel time distance to important economic centers have an impact on the spatial variation in housing prices across municipalities. A suitableway to model this possible impact is to use the accessibility concept, which takes into account both the time distance and the size of the economic opportunity, measured by gross pay, that can be realized in a another municipality. The model will be estimated for average municipality level housing prices using data on Swedish municipalities in 2015. To a large extent, the expectations are confirmed by the econometric estimation results. Geographical time distance have a negative effect on local housing prices. Good access to economic centers increases average housing prices, even after taking into account a large number of other determinants.

  • 32.
    Harrison, Gabriella
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Elmér, Charlotte
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Seniorboende - en ny bostadsform för äldre: En studie om uppkomsten av seniorboende och varför äldre väljer att bo i denna boendeform.2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Senior housing is new living residents for elderly people, from 55 year and up. What factors can we see in official documents for the establishment of senior housing? Why do the people move to these living residence and how is the living there? One big changing for the elderly people was when the “kvarboendeprincip” started in Sweden under the 1950 century. That means that people not longer had to move from their home when they become older and ill. During the time we have worked in geriatric care have we seen a large changing in shape of the “ädelreform” which came 1992. A larger responsibility was giving to the municipality and they started to phase out the old people´s home and started with “särskilda boenden” instead. These two big reformatories have had importance for the sight of the human being and her living residence. The society has gone from position of collectivism to a more individualistic society nowadays. Today have the elderly person more demands and expectations on their living form and that’s why the thought of senior hosing has grown. This form of living residence is an ordinary renting apartment but the shape are different and the thought are that they could live there if they become in need of more help in the home. When they started to build these senior housing they often build them central in the society. One important factor for the buildings is that they have a joint local for they who live there should have a feeling of solidarity. They assume from that the living residence shall feel securely and easy of access for them who lives there. Senior housing can be an important factor for elderly people there week ties can be developed, when the social networks has been changed, by for example changed family situations

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  • 33.
    Hassel, Sandra
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Land Surveying and Mathematics.
    Hasselberg, Sofie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Land Surveying and Mathematics.
    Finansinspektionens bolånetak: påverkan på förstagångsköpare i Göteborg2012Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Indebtedness in the Swedish market had steadily increased from the mid-1990s until 2008. For this reason, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) in October 2010 introduced a general advice on the restriction in the pawn of your property when applying for a mortgage, the so-called mortgage ceiling. This means that the buyer requires 15 percent in capital for the admission of mortgage. For a first-time buyer to buy a property in Gothenburg, this means that a significant amount of capital should be accumulated beforehand. The alternative, if assets are absent, is to take an unsecured loan, which is more expensive.

    To examine how first-time buyers in Gothenburg have solved the economic situation, a survey among students at University of Chalmers, University of Gothenburg and University West was conducted. It also examined how those who bought their first property respectively before and after October 2010 found a financial solution. Bank employees and real estate agents were interviewed to obtain their opinion on the mortgage ceiling, and how they think the first-time buyers were affected.

    The survey showed that the majority of those who plan to buy their first property are planning to save up for down payment. Half of those surveyed first-time buyers expects to save up for the down payment in 1-3 years.

    Respondent bankers and estate agents have seen that the solution for introduction of the mortgage ceiling was that parents had to help financially. This was done by becoming a creditor, pledging their homes as security or helping with financial assets. First-time buyers have in greater extent needed help from outside to meet the financial demands of the banks. In Gothenburg, where the housing shortage is high, there is not always another choice but to buy a home. The solution is to get financial help from parents. The study also suggests that second-time buyers in Gothenburg find it difficult to buy something bigger, or buying a home that is more expensive than the home they live in.

    There might be a delay in the mortgage ceiling effects, and that savings will increase within the next few years. Hopefully first-time buyers in the future will be able to stand on their own without parental financial assistance.

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  • 34.
    Hedman, Ulrika
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design. Mittuniversitetet (SWE).
    Replik: Låt oss forskare slippa kommunicera med oklart syfte!: Debattartikel2022In: Curie, p. 1-2Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Hedman, Ulrika
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Ökad polarisering bland Twitters journalister2022In: Snabbtänkt 2.022: Reflektioner från valet 2022av ledande forskare / [ed] Bolin, Niklas, Falasca, Kajsa, Grusell, Marie, Nord, Lars, Demicon; Mittuniversitetet , 2022, p. 62-62Chapter in book (Other academic)
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  • 36.
    Hellström, Martin
    University West, Administration .
    Gamla och nya murar: Gästkrönika2019In: TTELA, ISSN 1652-9391, Vol. 26 oktober, p. 2-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 37.
    Hellström, Martin
    University West, Administration .
    Kunskap förändrar ingenting: Gästkrönika2019In: TTELA, ISSN 1652-9391, Vol. 27 april, p. 2-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 38.
    Hellström, Martin
    University West, Administration .
    Mänskliga faktorn är nyckeln till framgång: Gästkrönika2019In: TTELA, ISSN 1652-9391, Vol. 27 juli, p. 2-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 39.
    Hellström, Martin
    University West, Administration .
    Rauka vägen till Almedalen: Gästkrönika2019In: TTELA, ISSN 1652-9391, Vol. 29 juni, p. 2-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 40.
    Hellström, Martin
    University West, Administration .
    Vad har en medeltida riddare som inte Bill Clinton har?: Gästkönika2019In: TTELA, ISSN 1652-9391, Vol. 28 september, p. 2-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 41.
    Henriksson, Hedda
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Svensson, Julia
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Jag brukar inte tänka på om videos är sanna eller falska: En kvalitativ studie om sju gymnasieungdomars metoder för att identifiera olika klipps trovärdighet på Tiktok som rör Rysslands invasion av Ukraina2023Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: När Ryssland år 2022 inledde en fullskalig invasion mot Ukraina använde båda nationerna sig av applikationen Tiktok för att sprida information – som i många fall har visat sig vara desinformation. Spridningen av desinformation i dagens samhälle har blivit mer påtaglig med ständigt förnyade tekniker som gör att desinformation på ett enklare och ett mer trovärdigt sätt sprids. Ett intresse och undran väcks för att se över vilka kunskaper gymnasieelever besitter för att identifiera desinformationen som sprids. 

    Syfte: Syftet är att med hjälp av tre olika klipp som finns på applikationen Tiktok, se hur elever på gymnasiet kan bedöma, men också se hur de bedömer trovärdigheten i klippen och se vilka metoder och strategier de använder för att identifiera desinformation. 

    Metod: En kvalitativ studie bestående av djupintervjuer har genomförts med sju gymnasiestudenter med frågor som rör deras Tiktok-användande. Djupintervjuerna kompletterades med material bestående av tre olika klipp med syfte för att se hur respondenterna resonerar och går till väga för att bedöma trovärdigheten i klippen - för att därmed kunna dra slutsatser kring hur de går till väga för att identifiera desinformation på applikationen. 

    Resultat: Respondenterna kunde utifrån resultatet identifiera vilket klipp som var äkta och vilka klipp som innehöll desinformation i hög grad genom att använda sig av kognitiva heuristiska. De använde olika metoder till olika klipp för att kunna avslöja desinformationen eller bedöma trovärdigheten. Metoder som användes från flera deltagare var att kolla på klippets kommentarsfält, antalet likes, kolla upp utgivaren, att titta på klippets effekter eller att jämföra klippets innehåll med ens tidigare bild utav kriget mellan Ryssland och Ukraina. 

  • 42.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Johansson Bunting, Leona
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Wallin, Emmie
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Eriksson, Monica
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Mammor som kulturtolkar: En förstudie om invandrarkvinnors möten med skola i Västra Götaland2013Report (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Hjalmarsson, Marie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Kullgren, Carina
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences. University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Masculiinost pod voprosom: sdvigi vprofessionalisme rabotnikov i menedhjerov v shvedskoy maljarnoy otrasli2013In: Sposoby byt' muhjchinoy: Transformatchii masculinnosti VXXI veke / [ed] Tartakovskaya I. (ed.), Moscow: Zvenja , 2013, p. 32-59Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Holm, Anna
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    "Det är så mycket man ska göra...": En studie om ungdomar och stress2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning

    Studiens syfte är att ge en bild av ungdomars egna erfarenheter och upplevelser av stress samt hur stressen hanteras i vardagen. Studien har en kvalitativ ansats där tre fokusgruppsintervjuer med sammanlagt tolv ungdomar från gymnasiets sista årskurs utgör studiens empiriska underlag. Som teoretisk referensram används symbolisk interaktionism som med sitt fokus på social interaktion och aktivitet i nuet kan hjälpa oss att förstå vardagen. Utifrån aktuell stressforskning och studiens empiriska material används också krav-kontrollmodellen samt begreppet coping som tillämpade teorier.

    Resultatet visar att den vardagliga stressen är utbredd bland ungdomarna. Många lever ett hektiskt och inrutat liv och de har svårt att få tiden att räcka till. Ungdomarna menar att stress är en del av livet och att den i måttliga mängder kan upplevas som stimulans, men att stressen i vardagen oftast påverkar dem negativt. När ungdomarna själva berättar vilka faktorer i deras vardag som orsakar stress är det framför allt skolarbetet som nämns mest frekvent. Utöver skolarbetet är det oron för framtiden som stressar. Ungdomarna upplever en stor osäkerhet inför alla val och beslut som ska fattas och många menar att de inte känner sig förberedda för vuxenlivet. Ytterligare en stressfaktor är upplevelsen av krav och förväntningar. Ungdomarna har höga krav på sig själva, men de berättar också att föräldrarnas krav och förväntningar är en källa till stress. Fritiden är den tid då ungdomarna upplever minst stress, även om känslan av tidsbrist också kan infinna sig där. Det är den tid som ungdomarna oftast styr över själva och kan använda som de vill. För att hantera stressen i vardagen använder ungdomarna en mängd olika strategier. Det som framträder tydligast är att ungdomarna väljer att planera och prioritera för att få tillvaron att gå ihop. Men när stressen är påtaglig väljer några att tänka bort, stänga av eller göra något helt annat för en stund. Andra strategier som framkommer är att söka socialt stöd eller att resonera med sig själv för att finna lösningar på problem.

    Utifrån studiens resultat formuleras fyra punkter som är särskilt viktiga i arbetet med att stödja ungdomarna att själva mobilisera kraft mot stress. Dessa är; kunskap om stress, skapa tid för återhämtning, goda vuxenkontakter samt förberedelse för framtiden.

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  • 45.
    Hult, Jennifer
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Harvey, John
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
    En kvalitativ studie av HR personalens upplevelser av en digital ergonomiutbildning2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In today’s society where the transition from analogue to digital work is ever increasing, new demands are constantly pushed towards digital learning. Human Resources is a profession where this transition is a pressing matter since learning, be it by analog or digital means, is a key concept in daily work. The Covid pandemic has led to more people working from home, which has entailed an ergonomic health risk. For this reason, the current study found it relevant to examine how the Human Resources department within a Swedish municipality experience the pedagogical implantation of a digital education regarding ergonomics in the workplace at home. The survey is based on semi-structured interviews with four employees from the Human Resource department where it emerged, among other things, that an opportunity for reflection and a good pedagogical structure are fundamentally important prerequisites for digital learning in workplace at home. The results in the current study showed that the participants had a positive experience of the education and gained knowledge increased knowledge within ergonomics where inspiration were described as a learning-promoting mean. The findings of the study present perspectives that are good to consider when digital educations are to be implemented within organizations.

  • 46.
    Humer, Alois
    et al.
    University of Vienna, Austria.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Marques da Costa, Nuno
    University of Lisbon, Portugal.
    European Types of Political and Territorial Organisation of Social Services of General Interest2013In: Romanian Journal of Regional Science, E-ISSN 1843-8520, Vol. 7, no special issue, p. 142-164Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is commonly understood across Europe that the provision of Social Services of General Interest (SSGI) is important. Several official documents guarantee every EU citizen access to, and the availability of, SSGI. Nevertheless, when it comes to producing, financing, administrating and territorially organising SSGI, the approaches and practices used across the various European states differ significantly while often mirroring the functioning of the social welfare and national administrative planning systems that prevail on the ground. The purpose of this paper is to present a systematic analysis of how European states (the EU 27 plus Croatia and the EFTA countries of Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) cope with the organisation of SSGI in the fields of education, care, labour market, social housing and insurance schemes. Outlining the similarities and differences of the various national approaches leads to the creation of a European typology of SSGI organisation. This typology will then be compared to existing typologies and classifications of social welfare and spatial planning systems.

  • 47.
    Humer, Alois
    et al.
    University of Vienna, Dept. of Geography.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Marques da Costa, Nuno
    University of Lisbon, Centre for Geographical Studies.
    The Political and Territorial Organisation of Welfare in the ESPON Space2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Hyrén, Johan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Styrning av högre utbildning: motstridiga institutionella logiker2017In: Universitet AB: om kommodifiering, marknad och akademi / [ed] Marcus Agnafors (red.), Göteborg: Daidalos, 2017, p. 71-91Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Iosif, Alina Elena
    et al.
    Economic University of Bucharest, Romania.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Assessing Territorial Impact Assessment: The Case Of Services Of General Interest2013In: Romanian Journal of Regional Science, E-ISSN 1843-8520, Vol. 7, no June 15, p. 66-87Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    No single or common definition, or even a shared basic understanding, of Territorial Impact Assessment (TIA) currently exists. The conceptual background of TIA is focused on Territorial Cohesion (TC), which, in turn, also lacks a single definition. TC has a strong connection to Services of General Interest (SGI) as these services are a crucial element of the Cohesion Policy. This paper is a spin-off from the ESPON SeGI project and aims to discuss the applicability of TIA on SGI. The analysis is focused on an ex ante evaluation of TIA and on the methodology of critical evaluation. The findings suggest a rather limited applicability as an undefined concept (TIA) is based on another undefined concept (TC) to measure the impact on a third vaguely defined concept (SGI). Moreover, the particularities of each SGI may be related to economic and social changes that themselves may or may not be territorially reflected.

  • 50.
    Isaksson, Charlotta
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Learning for lower energy consumption2014In: International Journal of Consumer Studies, ISSN 1470-6423, E-ISSN 1470-6431, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 12-17Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Energy-efficient technologies are not just objects that might enable households to carry out more sustainable practices; they are tools, and using them effectively requires certain skills and knowledge. Households' difficulties in handling home heating and hot water technologies in particular have been highlighted as an obstacle to meeting energy conservation objectives. This has given rise to calls for improved support based on how the households define their activities and handle these technologies. By deploying a socio-cultural theory of learning and using in-depth interviews with households that have recently purchased renewable heating systems, this paper examines various situations in which people have learnt to use the technologies, and it discusses lessons learnt that may be useful for developing support. The results demonstrate three common learning approaches and identify situations where the learning process runs smoothly and where it does not. The conclusions suggest strategies for helping households overcome the resistance embedded in the interaction with the technologies, and they highlight the importance, when developing support, of starting with what creates meaning in various situations.

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