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  • 51.
    Grändegård Nilsson, Marie-Louise
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Lindbladh, Linn
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    En studie av medarbetares uppfattningar kring att ha hälsoinspiratörer på sina arbetsplatser2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 52.
    Gustafson, Ellicka
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Sköld, Johan
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Ett framgångsrikt team skapas inte av en tillfällighet - det lär sig med tiden att prestera enastående resultat: En fenomenografisk studie om kollektivt lärande i team inom offentlig verksamhet2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study is to investigate the employees' views on learning by highlighting the conditions that creates learning in the context. The study is located on a service management called Regionservice within the public organization Västra Götalandsregionen. A previously made quantitative survey has been the foundation for this study, and based on the responses one unit was selected becauce it showed good results in the categories of learning in working life , social climate and feedback . To answer the purpose a qualitative method where used, and 17 employees were nterviewed. We as students have been inspired by phenomenographic and the data material has been analyzed with inspiration from a phenomenographical method.

    The results shows different perspectives of learning, but it also reveals similar opinions. An open climate and good cohesion in the teams are considered by the majority to create a good working atmosphere. It was also found that teamwork approach was a prerequisite for collective learning in the studied workplaces

  • 53.
    Gustafsson, Jan-Eric
    et al.
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Cliffordson, Christina
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Erickson, Gudrun
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Likvärdig kunskapsbedömning i och av den svenska skolan : problem och möjligheter2014 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 54.
    Gustafsson, Sara
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Strömwall, Marie
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    "Jag tror att alla vet vilken företagshälsovård de har": Ett fenomenografiskt arbete om hur personalen uppfattar att den interna kommunikationen fungerar i en kommun2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the study was to investigate how employees of a municipality perceive the information about occupational health care is communicated within the organization. It is a qualitative study that is inspired by phenomenongraphy. Interviews were conducted with staff employed in various municipal activities. Any contact with occupational health care has not occurred. The assignment was to make a survey of what employees perceive as good and bad with the current occupational health care, but also to find out what their wishes for the future health care. This survey was taken out because the municipality is facing a new procurement of the service. When the work has an educational focus it has chosen to look more closely at how the communication about occupational health care within the municipality works. The staff's perceptions of how communication works have been linked to different theories of learning, therefore we are trying to see how learning in the organization works. What emerged from this work is to how the staff perceive how that communication works depends on what position the individual has within the organization. The higher the individual's position within the organization is the communication works better, it also counts for learning.

  • 55.
    Hahn, Martina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Kankkkunen Ulkunemi, Isabella
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Verktyg i stresshanteringsyoga: en kvalitativ studie om yogadeltagares uppfattningar om att hantera stress i vardagen2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This qualitative study has been performed during two courses in how to handle stress by using yoga that were performed in the Western part of Sweden. The study group consisted of 11 participants of which three were from a group of yoga beginners. The purpose was to follow up on whether the participants perceive that the course had given them tools to cope with stress in everyday life. The research was inspired by a phenomenographic approach and based on semi-structured interviews. The participants consisted of two men and nine females aged between 29 and 71 years. We have analysed the material by using a phenomenographic model. The result is divided into two parts; the first one illustrates the tools that the participants perceive to be most useful for reducing stress. The most important tools has proven to be two breathing exercises and two yoga positions. Other exercises have also proved to be important.

    The second part of the result deals with how and in what way the yoga course and its tools have affected the participants. This part is presented in five categories: Physical well-being, Self-precedence and self-esteem, Happiness and joy, Conscious presence (Mindfulness), and Resolution of fears

  • 56.
    Hassler, Sven
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    A Coherence of Identities or an Identity of Coherence?: A Review of the Recent Discussion on Well-Being, Social Identities and Integration in a Multicultural Context2015In: Building Barriers and Bridges: Interculturalism in the 21st Century / [ed] Gourlay, Jonathan & Strohschen,Gabriele, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015, 1, p. 11-19Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A principal element in the process of integration is identity. The ability of immigrants to integrate the cultural identity of their country of origin and the cultural identity of their new country to form a coherent self-concept has been found to be positively related to various forms of psychological well-being. But there is a lack of consensus among researchers regarding the optimal integrated identity structure. While supporters of the acculturative approach argue that a strong identification to both the original and the new groups maximizes well-being,others insist more on the importance of maintaining a coherent identity, regardless of the strength of identification and regardless of the number of social identities.As most researchers in the health oriented debate on identity have focused on abicultural context, knowledge of the identity structure that promotes well-being in a multicultural surrounding is limited. The identity politics dominating mainstream multicultural discourses are theoretically grounded on the idea that humans have essential, unchanging cores that are fully formed and integrated. Within this paradigm, groups are identified by characteristics that are understood as inherently distinctive. Therefore in order to understand the process by which social identities become integrated into a concept of self an intercultural approach of the understanding of social identities and well-being is suggested. The aim of this chapter is to review the debate on the concept of coherence in relation to identity and well-being in a multicultural context and to investigate whether identity based coherence is challenged or promoted by an intercultural approach of understanding.

  • 57.
    Hassler, Sven
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Coherent With What? An Explorative Analysis of the Relation Between Sense of Coherence, Integration and Identity in a Health Context2014In: Kultura : international journal for cultural researches, E-ISSN 1857-7717, no 7, p. 17-26Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to increase the understanding on whatdetermines health among immigrants, ethnic minoritiesand indigenous people concepts as acculturation, identityand sense of coherence (SOC) have become centralfor the analysis. The process of acculturation and theassociated concepts of integration, assimilation,marginalization and separation have often been referredto when describing the health of immigrants andindigenous, of which integration has been considered toprovide the better conditions for good health. The aim ofthis study is to explore the mutual relations between theconcepts of acculturation, SOC and identity by an abductivereasoning based on an investigation on a group ofSami regarding their cultural and ethnic self‐identification.By this explorative approach the study also seek totouch upon some of the relevant neighboring conceptssuch as cultural memory and position them among themore established social determinants of health. Thestudy demonstrates that coherence as a psychosocialcharacteristic is appearing in different concepts andmodels in the area of acculturation and cognitivedevelopment as well as in cultural memory. It has anintra‐individual dimension expressed in the theories ofcognitive development and cultural memory and interindividual,social dimension noticeable in SOC and theprocess of acculturation. The mutual correspondence ofthese structures of thought, values and perspectiveshave yet to be clarified and understood, especially inrelation to health.

  • 58.
    Hassler, Sven
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Eklund, Leena
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Sense of coherence and self-reported health among Roma people in Sweden: a pilot study2012In: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, ISSN 1239-9736, E-ISSN 2242-3982, Vol. 71, p. 1-6Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVES: The Roma people have been known in Europe for a 1000 years, during which they have usually been the subject of discrimination and oppression leading to isolation, powerlessness and poor health. The objective of this study is to investigate the sense of coherence (SOC) in relation to self-reported health among a group of Roma people in southwest Sweden.

    STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional, quantitative pilot study.

    METHODS: A questionnaire was constructed based on the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) and Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC-13) and was distributed among Roma people in southwest Sweden (n =102). Self-reported health was summarised in a physical score (PCS) and a mental score (MCS). Comparisons were made with a general Swedish majority population and a Sami population.

    RESULTS: The health scores were significantly lower among the Roma people compared to Swedes - PCS: Roma 46.0 (Swedes 52.0) and MCS: Roma 47.5 (Swedes 52.6). The SOC score for the Roma people (54.4) was significantly lower than that of the Swedes (65.2) and Sami (65.0).

    CONCLUSIONS: The low SOC with the Swedish majority society is a strong indication of the marginalisation and exclusion of the Roma people from mainstream society. Low scores in self-reported health among the Roma people also establishes the serious health risks the Roma people are experiencing through their present life situation.

  • 59.
    Hassler, Sven
    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.
    Eriksson, Monica
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Winroth, Jan
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Wallin, Mona
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Health promotive perspectives on sustainability: A review of the theoretical and conceptual premises for processes of organizational development and change2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 60.
    Hassler, Sven
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences. Southern Lapland Research Department, Vilhelmina.
    Sjölander, Per
    Southern Lapland Research Department, Vilhelmina & Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, National Institute for Working Life, Umea˚.
    Barnekow-Bergkvist, Margareta
    Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, National Institute for Working Life, Umea˚.
    Kadesjö, Anders
    Dorotea Health Care Centre, County Council of Va¨sterbotten, Dorotea, Sweden.
    Cancer risk in the reindeer breeding Saami population of Sweden, 1961–19972001In: European Journal of Epidemiology, ISSN 0393-2990, E-ISSN 1573-7284, Vol. 17, p. 969-976Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Saami people are the natives of northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula. In a cohort of 2033 Swedish reindeer breeding Saamis, the cancer risks between 1961 and 1997 were studied. Intotal, 193 cases of cancer were observed versus 322 expected in the general Swedish population and 249 in a geographically matched reference population of non-Saamis. In comparison to non-Saamis living in the same area, the reindeer breeding Saamis showed astatistically significant lower risk of developing cancerofthe prostate and of malignant lymphoma, whereas the risk of stomach cancer was significantly higher. Although there were no statistically significant changes ofcancer risks over time, temporal trends were indicated towards a decreased risk of cancer in the stomach and the prostate. The results suggest that the explanations ofthe low cancer risk ofthe reindeer breeding Saamis, in relation to the non-Saamis in the same environment, are to be found among lifestyle and/or genetic factors

  • 61.
    Henry, Alastair
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Cliffordson, Christina
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    The Impact of Out-of-School Factors on Motivation to Learn English: Self-discrepancies, Beliefs, and Experiences of Self-authenticity2017In: Applied Linguistics, ISSN 0142-6001, E-ISSN 1477-450X, Vol. 38, no 5, p. 713-736Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    English is today learnt in multitudes of settings worldwide, making it difficult to characterize relationships between motivation and context in generalized terms (Ushioda 2013). In settings where students have extensive encounters with English outside school, a reluctance to invest effort in formal learning has been observed. To investigate ways in which out-of-school encounters impact on motivation, questionnaire data was obtained from 116 upper secondary students in Sweden. Structural equation modelling was used to test a series of hypotheses generated from emerging research into language learners identities, beliefs and self-authenticity appraisals. Results revealed that, compared to reference studies from settings where English lacks similar prominence, the Ideal L2 Self accounted for substantially less of the explained variance on a criterion measure. This can be accounted for by the limited discrepancy between current and ideal L2 selves. Results also indicate that beliefs about the efficacy of learning in natural environments have a negative impact on motivation in school, and that appraisals of self-authenticity may have a similar effect, although methodological challenges make this contention difficult to substantiate.

  • 62.
    Herrman, Kristine
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Leandersson, Sandra
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Delaktighet i skolmiljön: en studie som utifrån elevintervjuer tolkar uppfattningen av delaktighet och dess påverkan2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is based on a qualitative approach and analyzed using phenomenology as inspiration. Various schools around Mellanstors kommun is the basis for the study in which students' perceptions of inclusion is what the study is about. Participation as a concept involves about different advocacy opportunities for the individual to be able to express their opinions as well as have the opportunity to change their situation. Group interviews and observations, the two data collection methods used in which the observations have served as a complement to the students in the group interviews has given us, where we have used semi-structured interviews. The observations were conducted in the natural environment for the students, in this case the school area, during various lessons where we observed what was happening, when it happened, where it happened, whom expressing something and how and why it happens. We have developed common themes for this study and these are: "democracy and motivation", "teacher impact", "interest and peer pressure" and "surrounding environment". Finally, in our discussion we have summarized a conclusion and then made a division of it, where one part is about the study's analysis and linkages to other studies and the other for related to purpose and questions and ethics

  • 63.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Att göras till filmarbetare2011Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 64.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Att skapa filmarbetare, team och organisation2011In: Att göras till filmarbetare / [ed] Herrman, Margaretha, Nora: Nya Doxa , 2011, p. 79-111Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 65.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Bransch i förändring?2011In: Att göras till filmarbetare / [ed] Herrman, Margaretha, Nora: Nya Doxa , 2011, p. 51-78Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 66.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Med klassrummet som produktionskontor: att lära för arbetsliv och marknad?2011In: Att göras till filmarbetare / [ed] Herrman, Margaretha, Nora: Nya Doxa , 2011, p. 210-232Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 67.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Utbildade för filmproduktion: hinder och möjligheter för etablering2012In: Utbildning & lärande, E-ISSN 1653-0594, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 30-49Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Workers who desire employment inside film production come from a variety of experience levels. In Sweden, the opportunities to obtain work in the film production industry are limited and depend on situations and norms defined by the industry itself. The goal of this article is to identify challenges faced by a relatively unknown group of industry workers: those students representing industrial intellectuals who have received higher educational training in film production work, to identify the difficulties and opportunities they face in their transition from education to employment in the industry. This study is a qualitative one, based on interviews with four young adults who are recent graduates of an educational training program for film production work. The respondents were asked to identify levels of uncertainty and competitiveness prevailed and what opportunities and threats existing as important factors in terms of obtaining work. The findings demonstrate that students who are transitioning into careers are met by an environment with high demands for networking and expectation to adapt their performances and lifestyles to the demands of the job. An aptitude for work is often measured by how well workers adapt to the industry’s culture and values.

  • 68.
    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)
  • 69.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    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.
    Studentpitchen: iscensatta branschnormer2011In: Att göras till filmarbetare / [ed] Herrman, Margaretha, Nora: Nya Doxa , 2011, p. 233-253Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 70.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Mårdén, Björn
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Bransch, utövare och utbildning2011In: Att göras till filmarbetare / [ed] Herrman, Margaretha, Nora: Nya Doxa , 2011, p. 36-50Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 71.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Nilsson, Lena A.
    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.
    Attitudes to Ageing and Elderly Care: Film Stories as Mirror or Creator of Norms2015In: International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education (IJHSSE), ISSN 2349-0373, Vol. 2, no 10, p. 55-66Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research on representations of older people in popular culture shows that this group is awarded limited space and often assigned negative images. How older people are represented in film stories reflects general notions of ageing, which may have consequences for the design and quality of elderly care. In this study, cultural studies and gerontological research are used for interpretation of feature films to discuss how standards on age and ageing are created and maintained. Contemporary films with older starring characters are analysed. Ageism is visible in the films, which may contribute to negative views of old age. Older people have, or are perceived to have, impairments and extensive care needs. They are in some ways treated as minors. The older characters display resistance and ambitions to control their lives. There is a challenge to redefine prevailing age norms and meet increasing demands for care of older people.

  • 72.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Nilsson, Lena A
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    "Det är upp till er hur det ska bli...": att följa en renoveringsprocess i skolmiljö2009Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie sätter fokus på elevers delaktighet i dialogplanering vid renovering av skolmiljö. Vårt projektintresse har vuxit fram i en växelverkan mellan fastighetsförvaltares intentioner att utveckla nya modeller för planering: delaktighet och dialog, och det intresse för lärande i arbetslivet som inryms i Högskolans Västs profil Arbetsintegrerat lärande, AIL. En övergripande frågeställning i denna rapport handlar om vilka möjligheter till ömsesidigt lärande som finns i dialogplanering. I vår analys har vi betonat en kritisk granskning av delaktighet som en styrningspraktik som gränsar till manipulation och där ansvaret läggs på de som varit delaktiga för eventuella felval. En mer positiv analys kan göras t ex med hjälp av Healey et al (2003) som menar att i deliberativ styrning finns möjligheter till ökad institutionell kapacitet via resurser i form av kunskaper och relationer. Resurserna kan utvecklas på olika nivåer från att all tillgänglig kunskap används och nya relationer skapas till att maktrelationer påverkas och ny kunskap skapas vilket kan leda till en ökning i den institutionella kapaciteten vilket kanske kan behövas för att ge elever ett större inflytande och en utveckling av professionella verksamheter. I detta projekt har man ändå kommit en bit på väg mot bättre relationer för de elever som deltog och dessa elevers kunskaper och erfarenheter har synliggjorts och till viss del kunnat utnyttjas. För att öka den institutionella kapaciteten menar vi att man måste tillåta att processen får mer tid och är mer öppen. Healey et el (2003) poängterar komplexiteten i planeringsprocesser och menar att trots att man inte når ända fram är det värt besväret att skapa dessa horisontella relationer genom att göra så många som möjligt delaktiga och det finns dessutom ingen återvändo.

  • 73.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Nilsson, Lena A.
    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.
    Dialog och cogenerativt lärande som kompetensutvecklingsmöjlighet2012In: VILÄR-konferens, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Andelen äldre i befolkningen ökar, vilket innebär en utmaning för olika aktörer när det gäller att kunna ge äldre vård och omsorg med hög kvalitet och med hänsyn tagen till skilda individuella sociala och kulturella behov. Allt fler hjälpbehövande personer i befolkningen, inom ramen för begränsade ekonomiska och personella resurser, är en utmaning samtidigt som kommande grupper av äldre förväntas ställa andra och alltmer individualiserade krav.

    Den personal som arbetar inom vård- och omsorgsarbete är främst kvinnor. De flesta är deltidsanställda med korta utbildningar. Vård- och omsorgsarbete innebär ofta ett fysiskt och psykiskt tungt arbete, vilket synliggörs i socialförsäkringsstatistik vad gäller korttids- som långtidsfrånvaro. Ett sätt att möta framtida omsorgsbehov och omsorgens arbetsvillkor är via utbildning och kompetensutveckling.

    Vilka kvaliteter och kompetenser är nödvändiga för att möta dagens och morgondagens äldregrupper? Hur ska utbildningskrav formuleras? Hur ska omsorgen utformas som arbetsplats och vilka kvaliteter bör omsorgsgivaren representera? Sådana frågor formuleras och besvaras ofta via utredningar iscensatta och genomförda av tjänstemän på centrala positioner. Vi har valt att sätta fokus på hur den personal som idag bedriver omsorgsarbete för äldre, resonerar om sina erfarenheter av arbetets kvaliteter och de möjligheter de kan se vad gäller att lära för omsorgsarbete som i arbetet.

    Vi har genomfört en pilotstudie i form av work shops med två grupper kvinnor anställda som undersköterskor och biträden. Syftet var att undersöka vård- och omsorgspersonals överväganden när det gäller förutsättningar för att arbeta heltid. Respondenterna har uttryckt hinder och möjligheter för heltidsarbete, utbildningsbehov och formulerat hur den goda arbetsplatsen bör utformas för att möjliggöra hög kvalitet.

    Vår slutsats är att det finns interna kompetensutvecklingsmöjligheter som kan formuleras som behov av dialog och cogenerativt lärande mellan vårdpersonal, arbetsgivare och utbildningsanordnare som sätt att möta utmaningen att ge god omsorgskvalitet och förbättrade arbetsvillkor.

  • 74.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Nilsson, Lena A.
    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.
    Wahlström, Emmie
    Lärande som verksamhetsutveckling i projektorienterat arbete med äldre?2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Organisationer är i ständig förändring och man stävar kontinuerligt efter utveckling. Utvecklingsarbete har ofta ekonomiska perspektiv där effektivitet och produktivitet är i fokus. I föreliggande studie är intresset att studera pedagogiska perspektiv och att fokus läggs på dynamiska interpersonella resurser, skapade av människor, snarare än att diskutera de ekonomiska styrningsprinciperna (Nonaka & Toyama 2007). Hur gemensamma värderingar kan realiseras i en projektorganisation, genom delaktighet och lärande är vad vi vill undersöka. Det studerade objektet är ett projekt som skapades utifrån att Vänersborgs kommun under 2011/2012 ansökte och beviljades medel från Statens kulturråd för ”Kultur för äldre” för åren 2012/2013. Det övergripande målet med projektet är att stärka äldres livskvalitet genom att kommunens alla äldre oavsett boendeform ges möjlighet att delta i olika former av kulturaktiviteter. Iscensättandet av ”Kultur för äldre” uppmärksammar flera samtida problemområden – äldres möjligheter till delaktighet, förhållningssätt till äldre, åldersöverskridande aktiviteter, inkludering, interprofessionell samverkan, lärande organisationer etc.

    ”Kultur för äldre” är ett projekt som är unikt i sitt slag och arbetet har en verksamhetsövergripande ambition där kultursektorn, förskola, musikskola och äldreomsorgen samverkar för ett gemensamt mål: att förbättra äldre kommuninvånares livskvalitet. Projektet utmärks av ett interprofessionellt arbetssätt där olika delprojekt kräver samarbete mellan olika parter. Sett i perspektiv av att samverkan sker i relationella processer ställer vi frågor som:

    Vilka förståelser finns för förändringsbehov på kollektiv och individuell nivå?

    Vilka värderingar, vilken former av delaktighet synliggörs i projektet?

    Vilka mellanmänskliga påverkans- och förändringsprocesser synliggörs i projektet?

    Metod: Vi har använt etnografiska metoder som intervjuer med projektledare, verksamhetschefer och personal inom de olika sektorerna, samt observationer av verksamhetsövergripande möten (ledningsgrupper). Materialet består av drygt tjugo intervjuer, dokumentärfilm och skriftligt material. 

     

     

  • 75.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Wahlström, Emmie
    Mälardalens högskola.
    Nilsson, Lena A.
    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.
    Winroth, Jan
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    "Det är roligt när de kommer och spelar och sjunger": Kulturprojekt för äldre - ett utvecklingsarbete?2014Report (Other academic)
  • 76.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Wahlström, Emmie
    Mälardalens högskola.
    Nilsson, Lena A.
    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.
    Winroth, Jan
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Resultatsammanställning avseende: Organisering och implementering av kulturaktiviteter i syfte att främja den jämlika hälsan bland äldre2014Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 77.
    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.
    Hur svårt kan det vara?: Jämställdhet i måleribranschen2012Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The painting trade is dominated by men, both concerning numbers and with regards to how the job as a painter is supposed to be performed. There doesn't have to be a problem with the actual performance of the job. But on the other hand problems arise when gender coded traditions hinder the necessary improvement of the trade and affect the working conditions for painters of all kinds. In daily work situations, men as well as women need to relate to the masculine norms of the trade. They all do it in different ways, consciously and subconsciously. But things are changing. The profession and the trade are in the middle of a transformation where traditional conceptions of gender are challenged. The number of educated female painters is increasing, and they have difficulties finding their place in the trade. There is no fast and simple solution of this gender equality problem, but there are methods available for how serious gender equality interventions can be carried out. Above all the problem demands interruptions of old patterns of thought and behaviour in order to make a change. This text presents results from an ethnographic study of the painting trade and shows how established patterns are defended as well as questioned in the daily work. The aim of the study is to understand how working conditions, competence and know-how, work organisation and division of labour, and management attitudes are related to conceptions of masculinity and femininity.

  • 78.
    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)
  • 79.
    Hofling, Maja
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Konsten att behålla ungdomar i föreningsidrotten: En intervjustudie ur ett föreningsperspektiv2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Young people are the future of sports clubs and sports associations create positive development for young people. What the young people do in their free time and in what social context in which they are staying in is important for their development. Despite these positive effects that sport clubs have so many young people choose to end exert sports. This is due to different aspects such as finance, friends, parental influence and new hobbies. Therefore, it is important how sports clubs are working to keep young people and it is also the aim of this study. Through interviews with six club members have three strategies been developed and have resulted from this study. The three strategies that the unions in Trollhättan City uses the most and feel are most successful are: The widht in sport-Elite direction, Commitment and Goal and sense

  • 80.
    Holmes, Jonathan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Moilanen, Jacob
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Flygande tefatsbrist i svensk filmindustri: En undersökning om svenskproducerad science fiction2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 81.
    Ivehag Niklasson, Malena
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Nätverket De Glömda Barnens nytta och värde: utvärdering av en insats i Västra Götaland2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is an evaluation conducted on behalf of the Public Health Committee of Västra Götaland which has approved funds for a part time employment to coordinate services for the Network The Forgotten Children for five years. The purpose of this review is to highlight the usefulness and value of the Network The Forgotten Children's activities for the municipalities in Västra Götaland. The study is a qualitative interview with a descriptive approach and design. The study is based on material gathered through eleven telephone interviews of a qualitative kind with a selection of representatives from different municipalities and children's group activities in Västra Götaland who has participated in one of the activities and trainings the Network The Forgotten Children has organised. The results show that the network provides a forum and a context in which those who work with the forgotten children can come together and connect with others who also works with these issues. Furthermore, the Network The Forgotten Children is providing inspiration, replenishment and knowledge in the area where they are acting and provides support based on a method of supporting children and young people in groups. The Network The Forgotten Children is doing its work through various events, such as special days for group leaders, support training and one day events. The network also uses stage plays with interactive elements to spread awareness about the neglected children and their situation. The network has been doing some outreach work in relation to some of the municipalities in the region. The group leaders / municipalities wishes to continue with the Network The Forgotten Children with the same approach as today and that the Network The Forgotten Children supports the group leaders in the recruitment of children and young people to support groups. The added value of the network were distributed through eight identified topics: support and encouragement, experiences, new contacts, coordination of resources, offers knowledge and context, highlighting emerging issues, highlighting that these children exists and no added value. The conclusion is that the usefulness and value of the Network The Forgotten Children's activities for the municipalities in Västra Götaland consists of three main topics. First is the usefulness and value of The Network The Forgotten Children in their work to make these neglected children noted and address these children's need of support. Second is the usefulness and value that the network provides, and that they creates a platform for knowledge, experience, support and encouragement as well as a context for the staff involved in issues with the forgotten children. Finally, its usefulness and value for the municipalities in the Network The Forgotten Children to coordinate resources and provides access to their arrangements to a low cost.

  • 82.
    Jansson, Mathias
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Sjöling, Joakim
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    "Vi sjunger och spelar tillsammans": En kvalitativ studie om tillfälliga nätverk och professioners lärande inom äldreomsorgen2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study examined professions learning in elderly care, kindergarten and music school in the temporary network "song- and music time" as part of the project "Children and the elderly are singing together" The study is inspired by actor-network theory. The study is qualitative and the data was collected through interviews and observations. The study has studied the interaction between human and non-human actants and how these affected the temporary network. The results show that the actants are important for how communication occurs in the temporary network. The study has also shown the temporary network contributed to the learning needs of the profession who participated.

  • 83.
    Johansson, Kristina
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    The Student of Today: Some student's and Teachers' Conceptions of the Characteristics of a Good Student2013In: Inside the New University: Prerequisites for a Contemporary Knowledge Production / [ed] Editor(s): Kristina Johansson, Göran Lassbo and Eddy Nehls, Bentham Publishers , 2013, 1, , p. 11p. 3-13Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden today, there is an intensive debate discussing the changing conditions within higher education, one of the major issues is the one of meeting a new student cohort, i.e. millenials, or the generation Y students, etc. But what if the problem may not be the new students entering the university but the fact that we have to adjust to a new order ? Barnett, (2004) argues that we have to educate for a new work life. Implying that the students need to develop skills that are functioning in the world we live in right now. Bowden and Marton (1998) are talking about being able to transfer knowledge to new situations. Whilst Weiler ( 2005) argues that we have to meet the new cohort with new educational methods. Students of today are more visual learners, and we have to design for that in order to make the education meaningful.

  • 84.
    Johansson, Kristina
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    The transition from Higher Education to work life: the outcomes of a PBL programme and a conventional programme2005In: PBL in Context / [ed] Poikela, E & Poikela S, Tampere: Tampere University Press, 2005, p. 23-45Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 85.
    Johansson, Kristina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Lassbo, GöranUniversity West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.Nehls, EddyUniversity West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Inside the New University: Prerequisites for a Contemporary Knowledge Production2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 86.
    Johansson, Linda
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Netz, Maria
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    En paus i vardagen: en undersökning om uppfattningar av stresshanteringsyoga2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien var att ta reda på hur 16 av deltagarna på den stresshanteringsyogakurs vi har följt uppfattar yogapasset och kursen som helhet. Studien har inspirerats av en fenomenografisk ansats, vilket innebär att finna variationer mellan yogadeltagarnas uppfattningar om stresshanteringsyogakursen. Vi har använt oss av en semistrukturerad intervjuform för att yogadeltagarna skulle få utrymme att tala fritt om sina uppfattningar utifrån de teman intervjun innehöll. I undersökningen är urvalet 16 yogadeltagare mellan 26-61 år som har valt att fullfölja kursen. Av dessa är 14 kvinnor och 2 män. Vi har analyserat vårt material med inspiration av en fenomenografisk analysmodell. Resultatet är att de flesta av deltagarna upplever att stresshanteringsyogapasset leder till lugn och harmoni samt att kropp och själ hänger ihop. Andningsövningar som är en del av yogapasset har de flesta tagit med sig i sin vardag. I stresshanteringsyogakursen är yogaläraren och yogagruppen yttre betydande faktorer för de flesta deltagare.

  • 87.
    Kallundra, Niman
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Dhokia, Ram
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Genus och Arbetsliv: En kvalitativ fältstudie av genuskonstruktioner på ett företag i Indien2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to analyze the way in which workers for a company in Bangalore, India, view gender roles, and also how gender roles are constructed in the company. Our study is a qualitative research based on observations and six interviews with men and women working in the company. All the workers we have interviewed are working in the production line. When analyzing our material we use several perspectives from gender studies in working life, related to organizations. The main conclusion of this research is that the aspects that affect how gender roles get constructed in the company is by culture, tradition, religion and upbringing. The Indian culture strongly impacts how the gender roles gets constructed and how male and female are supposed to behave at workplace or anywhere else, and because of that the gender segregation is maintained

  • 88.
    Kostmann, Ebba
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Nilsson, Lena A.
    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.
    Children's Perspectives on Health.: What Makes Children Feel Good According to Themselves?2012In: International Journal of Education, ISSN 1948-5476, E-ISSN 1948-5476, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The object of this study is to examine children’s perspectives on health and what elements make them feel good. Health promoting contributions rarely emanate from children’s perspectives but most often from a child perspective, what adults consider children need in order to feel well. There are relatively few studies made from children’s viewpoints on health - children should be made more involved in the shaping of health interventions. The study was carried out at two nine-year compulsory schools in Western Sweden, 78 pupils aged 9 through 11years participated. To collect the material interviews was the principal source, and the result is mainly supported by an analysis of the contents from 52 interviews. What the children declared to be the most important element for health were relations. This circumstance was stated in 88 percent of the interviews, and it was in substance the relations to family and friends that were brought up. A condition to lift children’s perspectives is that they are taken seriously, that their part-taking leads to influence and a real utilization of their opinions. A conclusion from this study is that activities that handle health for children and young people should consider children’s perspectives: partly through focusing the work on promoting children’s social and familial relations, and partly to let the children participate more in the final shape of contents and working methods.

  • 89.
    Kullgren, Carina
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Filmarbetare i den nya ekonomin2011In: Att göras till filmarbetare / [ed] Herrman, Margareta, Nora: Nya Doxa , 2011, p. 11-35Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 90.
    Kullgren, Carina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Asplund Carlsson, Maj
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Learning to produce or learning to pitch?: Educating for the film industry2010In: Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference: Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th September 2010, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 91.
    Källsson, Mekela
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Olsson, Anneli
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Högskolelärares arbetsvillkor: Några högskolelärares uppfattningar om sin arbetssituation2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to find out how teachers at Högskolan Väst perceive their work situation. Is there a balance between work time and work, if not, why is that? The questions we sought answers to focus on their perception of working hours, tasks, accessibility in terms of support and resources, participation, and the very idea of balance between work and leisure. The study is based on semi-structured interviews conducted with academics at Högskolan Väst. To highlight the teachers' own perceptions are phenomenographically preferable because then they have the opportunity to describe and explain how they perceive their work situation and it is inspired by phenomenography as the study made.

    The results of the study show that it is about professional identity, the different roles that a university teaching position and contains the individual's ability to see oneself in a context. Perceptions of priorities, the quality of teaching, meeting with students and the social network with colleagues at Högskolan Väst has been a recurrent phenomenon in the interview talks also how teachers perceive their opportunities to influence the work situation. Likewise, how teachers perceive their opportunities to influence the work situation.

    Our study demonstrates the complexity of having more roles in a teaching position, and that this, together with the economic condition of the organization and larger student groups ena-bles university teachers sometimes perceive their work situation as burdensome. The teachers see as positive is the contact with students and to provide students with good prospects for future employment

  • 92.
    Laagen, Nathalie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Wuscha, Frida
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Kan trivsel läras ut?: En studie om trivselfaktorer och lärande2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is done on behalf of one of the departments. The study has been carried out on two departments where there was two main focuses. One of them was to identify and investigate the psychosocial working environment with a focus on comfort. The second was about whether job satisfaction can be taught to other. The theories that have been used are Sense Of Coherence, Montessori and Maslow´s motivation theory.In previous studies it has emerged that employees need to be encouraged to create measures that contribute to increased job satisfaction and motivation to develop and increase work performance of the department. The methodology for this study was a form of triangulation with both questionnaires and interviews. The analysis is made with the inspiration of qualitative content analysis. The sample for the study was nurses and assistant nurses who participated in both the questionnaires and the interviews. The results have shown that there are many factors that influence job satisfaction, some of these are physical work environment and culture. The question remains whether job satisfaction can be taught or not. Further reading will be provided in the report and there it tries to answer this question.

  • 93.
    Lethagen, Anna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Wasmouth, Karin
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Blandstad: En kvalitativ studie om stadens utformning och dess påverkan på folkhälsa2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Health and urban planning are naturally linked together. Through time strategies have

    differed to promote health and well being of citizens. The built environment is

    through availability, safety and attractiveness, along with access to work and

    supportive social networks required as prior conditions to promote health. The

    concept of mixed-use can be seen as an ideal in urban planning of today. The study

    intends to shed light on today's urban ideals and urban development in relation to

    public health. For collection and process of data the qualitative method of Grounded

    theory is used as inspiration. The study is based on interviews of officials and

    politicians in the city of Gothenburg. The data is founded on their knowledge and

    experiences of mixed-use in relation to urban development in Gothenburg. In

    addition, the data of the study relates to a public health perspective, based on four of

    the public health objectives of the Swedish National Institute of Public Health a long

    with science and theories of public health. The result of the study indicate that the

    informants picture of the concept of mixed-use differ from vision and reality. From

    the result of the study it emerges that mixed-use that can preserve the social

    dimension have good possibilities to promote public health.

  • 94.
    Lidén, Anna-Karin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Liimatainen, Suvi
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb": En textanalys av Twilightsviten, med fokus på könsmaktsordning2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to analyze the gender power distribution in the films

    The Twilight Saga. Methodologically we base our study on a three-stage model that describes communication on multiple levels. This to deconstruct the material and underline the power relations. The theoretical tools used to support our analysis are gender theory, theories of masculinity and queer theory. We have also used the concept of performativity to emphasize gender acts of the main characters.

    Our analysis shows that

    The Twilight Saga does contain a heteronormative gender power distribution in which the main female character is subordinate to the male characters through patriarchal structures. The male superiority is fortified through threats of violence and we find a hierarchical reproductive structure. Identified performatory actions are understood to be normative and reproducing as related to heteronormativity and we find that the characters are molded into their expected gender roles

  • 95. Lindström, Bengt
    et al.
    Eriksson, Monica
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Contextualising the Salutogenesis and Antonovsky in Public Health Development2006In: Health Promotion International, ISSN 0957-4824, E-ISSN 1460-2245, Vol. 21, no 3, p. 238-244Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    More than 20 years have passed since the American-Israeli medical sociologist Aaron Antonovsky introduced his salutogenic theory ‘sense of coherence’ as a global orientation to view the world, claiming that the way people view their life has a positive influence on their health. Sense of coherence explains why people in stressful situations stay well and even are able to improve their health. The origin of salutogenesis derives from the interviews of Israeli women with experiences from the concentration camps of the Second World War who in spite of this stayed healthy. Sixty years after the Holocaust this paper aim to shed light on the salutogenic theory in the context of public health and health promotion. In addition, other approaches with salutogenic elements for the explanation of health are considered. A potential direction for public health of the early 21st century is proposed. The historical paradox is to honour the victims of the Holocaust and see the birth of post-modern public health and the salutogenic framework through the experience of its survivors in the ashes of Modernity.

  • 96.
    Lindström, Bengt
    et al.
    NTNU, Trondheims universitet.
    Eriksson, Monica
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Haikerens guide til salutogenese: Helsefremmende arbeid i et salutogent perspektiv2015 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 97.
    Lulaj, Abetare
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Reinhold, Jennifer
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Relationen mellan ledare och medarbetare i en decentraliserad organisation.: Hur tar den sig uttryck i en LSS-enhet2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    We have completed our investigation on a LSS organization located in Västra Götalandsregionen. This organization has four leaders who has responsibility for multiple devices but do not have any physical contact daily. We have seen that organizations constantly living in some kind of change, which means that organizations are becoming more decentralized. This decentralization affects leaders' way of working in the organization, because the employees are geographically dispersed in the municipality. Our survey shows that the physical meetings between managers and employees are an important factor in creating a motivated team. This study aims to explore how the interaction between managers and employees in a decentralization organization may look to create a congenial working atmosphere. We will also present which ingredients that’s important in this organization to create a good working atmosphere. The questions are: How can the relationship between leaders and employees take place into this type of organization? What factors are important for the interaction? How is worker's perception of importance of interaction in the working atmosphere? To answer these questions we used a qualitative approach with focus group interviews. We had two different professions, leaders and employers which meant we created two interview guide, specially adapted for the focus groups. The content was the same, but adapted for the different groups. The content of the interview guides were divided into three categories, leadership, employeeship and teamwork. The study clearly shows how important the interactions between leaders and employees in a decentralized organization have for the work climate. The study also shows that social relationships are created through physical meetings, but maintained remotely by good communication

  • 98.
    Lundh Snis, Ulrika
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Nilsson, Ann
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Nilsson, Lena A.
    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.
    Pareto, Lena
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Petersen, Ann-Louise
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Sofkova Hashemi, Sylvana
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Spante, Maria
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Wicke, Kurt
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Nordic Innovation Networks in Education: Dealing with Educational Challenges with Cross Boarder Collaboration and User Driven Design2012In: Uddevalla Symposium 2012 : Entrepreneurship and Innovation Networks. Revised papers presented at the 15th Uddevalla Symposium 14-16 June, 2012, Faro, Portugal. / [ed] Bernhard, Irene, 2012, p. 553-571Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This is an EU-funded project related to cross boarder collaboration for educational purposes supported by information and communication technologies between Danish, Norwegian and Swedish schools. The project started in 2011 and extends to 2014 so this empirically dominated paper reports on early findings related to cross-border collaboration challenges. The aim of the project is to develop innovative cross-border teaching models by the means of user-driven, practice-based co-design processes between practitioners and researchers. In the first year, 18 classes from 13 schools in Denmark, Norway and Sweden in the Öresund-Kattegatt-Skagerack region participated. Organized in so called Nordic class-match groups (consisting of students and teachers from one class in each country) new cross-border teaching models are co-created, tested and evaluated in an iterative process. Since teaching models are subject dependent, the project develop teaching models in several subject domains, i.e. math, language, science and social studies / history. Heretofore findings show, however, that organizational and technical issues have superseded and squeezed out subject-oriented discussions due to surprisingly many practical issues that needed to be handled first. We have identified three major thresholds to overcome. The first is related to technical difficulties in schools when diverse IT systems are to be synchronized. The second threshold concerns scheduling coordination difficulties in order to allow synchronous cross boarder collaboration. The third threshold concerns linguistic and communication difficulties rooted in participants communicating in their respective Nordic language. Being able to communicate within Nordic languages are explicit learning goals in all three schools systems, and therefore part of the project aim and consequently all participants are expected to use their native languages when communicating. The next phase of the project is therefore to find solutions to these technical, organizational and linguistic barriers, and already now we see some barrier breaking models taking shape in the active network of Nordic teachers, students, school leaders, IT support teams and researchers.

     

  • 99.
    Mahamoud, Hani
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Midhat, Shadan
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    "Doulatjänsten förbereder kvinnan för förlossning och Mammaforum förbereder kvinnans integration i samhället": En kvalitativ studie baserad på nyanlända kvinnors och doula/kulturtolkars erfarenheter av ett projekt med empowerment-perspektiv2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study pedagogy as the main field and the empowerment focus. The study was conducted on the Organization Mammaforum with a focus on immigrant women who are working both within the organization and seeking support through it. The more established women work as doulor/cultural interpreters and those seeking support newly arrived women. Doula are women who have experienced childbirth and the care of children and are willing to help other women with this. Since doula is of foreign workers the same time as cultural interpreters, it means that they will help the organization to interpret the participants' cultures. Similarly, helps participants to understand the

    The purpose of the study is to contribute knowledge about doulor/cultural interpreters and the participants' experiences of participation and learning in Mammaforum. But also what experience doulor/cultural interpreters have to be newly immigrated sometime to Sweden.

    The empirical data has been gathered using qualitative methods, and eight interviews were conducted with both doulorna/cultural interpreters and newly arrived women within the organization. The data has been transcribed and analyzed by a method of analysis that has produced three themes, they are experiences, integration and security. The themes have been central to the outcome of the empirical data and provides a picture of the informants' experience of the situation as a new arrival in a foreign country. And what possibilities Mammaforum offers the newly arrived women in order to be integrated into Swedish society, the sense of security by the sociability of Mammaform have also been described. The study started from the hermeneutic phenomenology as a perspective for the analysis of data. Hermeneutic phenomenology applied in the study by having the person concerned the experiences and perceptions in focus and therefore the results of the empirical data presented without the authors' own interpretations, as this is central to phenomenology. What in hermeneutics have had relevance to the study is that the authors' own understanding has been influenced by and influenced the study.

    The study shows that the informants experience positive opportunities by Mammaforum, doulorna express a high degree of learning and security of some of the participants. Then Mammaforum offers language training and is a meeting place for support and socializing. Participants describe a higher self-esteem, confidence and enabling them to get to know Swedish society/culture and the foundation of the language, which gives a better sense of self. Participants experience security through doulornas support during childbirth and the close relationship between them, and between the participants themselves in Mammaforum.

  • 100.
    Masic, Lejla
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Taherianfard, Raha
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Det är bra att det går framåt men det går för fort: en fenomenografisk studie kring seniorers perspektiv på IT, användning och lärande2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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