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  • 25501.
    Wingerstad, Stina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Westerberg, Marie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Motiverande samtal i omvårdnaden av personer med ätstörningar: En bro till den terapeutiska alliansen2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Eating disorders are characterised as a sustaining disorder of eating and mainly affects young women. Previous research has found that lack of motivation and ambivalence complicates the recovery. From a caring perspective, motivation to change is important for recovery. The aim of the literature review was to illustrate motivational interviewing in the care of people with eating disorders. The study was performed as a literature review through structured searching with critical review of previous research. The literature review found associations between motivational interviewing and improved motivation in people with eating disorders. Motivational interviewing resulted in increased readiness for change and increased commitment in treatment. Motivational interviewing made it possible with openness, honesty and understanding between the nurse and the person with eating disorders; a therapeutic alliance was established. The study found that the therapeutic alliance entailed a mutual cooperation, in which the person found support to develop own resources for recovery. Research on motivational interviewing in the care of people with eating disorders is limited which leads to gaps in knowledge and indicates that further research is motivated. The study indicates that nurses need depth knowledge about eating disorders and motivational interviewing. 

  • 25502.
    Wingren, Vivianne
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Lärande - en resa mot nya mål2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Teori: Att uppnå lärande är ett komplext samspel mellan olika faktorer. Några viktiga ledord

    är aktivitet, verklighetsanknytning, variation, kommunikation, reflektion samt lust och glädje.

    Syfte: Jag har i min aktion valt att följa elevers lärande inom matematik. Syftet är att genom

    att förändra arbetssätt och pröva många olika vägar för att nå de mål som finns i kursplanerna,

    få elever som är mer engagerade i matematik och på så sätt uppnå bättre lärande. Utöver att

    följa elevernas läroprocesser och vilka mål som nås har jag även följt elevernas inställning till

    matematikämnet för att se om förändrade arbetssätt påverkar lusten och glädjen.

    Resultat: Kunskapstest i två olika klasser visade på skillnader i förståelsen av

    procentavsnittet till förmån för den klass som deltagit i aktionen. För övrigt gick det inte att

    utläsa några anmärkningsvärda skillnader. Kunskapstestet mäter inte förmåga att lösa

    problem, samarbetsförmåga, kreativitet eller förmåga att kommunicera matematik, vilket är

    färdigheter som klassen arbetat mycket med. Vad det gäller elevernas syn på matematikämnet

    tycks varierande arbetssätt kunna påverka inställningen till matematik positivt.

  • 25503.
    Winkler, Martin
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Relationen mellan föräldrarainvolvering och motivation hos fotbollsspelande flickor och pojkar2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]
    Studiens syfte var att undersöka relationen mellan föräldrainvolvering och barns motivation till idrott. Vidare studerades relationen mellan flickors och pojkars motivation och föräldrainvolvering. Avslutningsvis studerades eventuella skillnader mellan flickors och pojkars upplevelser av föräldrainvolvering samt eventuella skillnader mellan barns uppfattningar av föräldrainvolvering och föräldrars rapportering av föräldrainvolvering. Instrumentet som användes var PISQ (Parental Involvement in Sport Questionnaire) och MTI (Motiv till idrottsdeltagande). I studien deltog 17 flickor, 37 pojkar, 50 fäder och 52 mödrar. Resultaten visade positiva samband mellan motivationsvariabeln utveckla färdigheter och mödrarnas aktiva engagemang och förståelse och beröm. Dessutom förekom positiva samband mellan fädernas förståelse och beröm och motivationsvariablerna hålla sig i form och känna sig kompetent. Pojkars motivation uppvisade fler samband med föräldrainvolvering än flickors. Vidare upplevde pojkar högre aktivt engagemang från både modern och fadern än flickor. Avslutningsvis upplevde barn faderns instruktiva beteende och press högre än vad fadern rapporterade, samt moderns förståelse och beröm lägre än vad modern rapporterade. Beteenden med en positiv innebörd såsom förståelse och beröm verkade vara närmare relaterade till barns motivation än negativa beteende som press. Skilllnader mellan barns och föräldrarnas upplevelser av föräldrainvolvering kunde bero på att barn inte upplevde föräldrarnas beteende på det sätt som föräldrarna hade för avsikt.
  • 25504.
    Winlöf, Linnea
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Cardmarker, Lovisa
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sjuksköterskans roll vid fysisk aktivitet på recept: En allmän litteraturstudie2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Nurses has a significant role in health promotion efforts that can reduce public health problems, such as inactivity with a purpose to improve public health. Physical activity on prescription's a method of reducing inactivity and promoting physical activity, which is based on a patient-centered view, where communication and knowledge about motivation and behavioral change are important components. The aim of this literature study was to investigate the nurses' role in the physical activity of prescription. The result's based on 11 scientific articles, five qualitative and six quantitative, which featured in one main theme; Nurses role and barriers that exist. The subthemes that emerged were; Motivation, Participation, Time, Knowledge and Routines and also External Factors. The nurses' role is to regularly motivate physical activity and to involve patients, and also to protect and promote the health of all people. Lack of time, ignorance and lack of routines indicate great barriers to why nurses doesn't prescribe physical activity on prescription. Furthermore, the patients economy, accessibility, and societies resources for physical activity are highlighted. Nurses' motivational role and the application of physical activity on prescriptions, is something that should be highlighted and clarified in undergraduate nursing education. In addition, healthcare professionals should continue to point out that physical activity can be a complement to medicine.

  • 25505.
    Winqvist, Jacob
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Biological and Environmental Systems (BLESS), Biomechanics and Biomedicine.
    Grenzdörfer, Christopher
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Biological and Environmental Systems (BLESS), Biomechanics and Biomedicine.
    Driver Club Head Speed Correlates to Rotational Power in Competitive Amateur High School Golfers: Bachelor of Science Thesis 15hp2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: As a sport Golf is known for its power and precision regarding the swing. The swing that produces the most power is the drive. The club head speed (CHS) of the drive is a commonly used measurement of swing performance. Studies have shown a strong correlation between CHS and rotational power of the trunk musculature. Up until this year the gold standard for measuring rotational power of the trunk has been the medicine ball side throw (MBST). In 2012 a study investigating the rotational power in the trunk measured by a seated cable torso rotation (SCTR) was published. For this thesis, the authors hypothesized that the SCTR would have a higher correlation to CHS than MBST. Method: A correlation study design was used to examine the relationship between CHS, SCTR and MBST. 20 healthy competitive amateur high school golfers (n=20 - 17 male, 3 female, age 17 ±1.2, weight 73 ±12 kg, height 180 ±9 cm, handicap 6,6 ±2,4) were recruited. Results: Significant correlations were found between; CHS and MBST (r=0,79 p=0,01); CHS and SCTR (r=0,80 p=0,01, r=0,80 p=0,01). MBST and SCTR also significantly correlated with ball speed. Discussion: Results did not confirm the authors’ hypothesis, although both tests proved to be significantly correlated to CHS. This shows that both tests seem to be equally effective when testing rotational power in competitive high school golfers, although the MBST seems to be more efficient.

  • 25506.
    Winqvist, Karna
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Reconstructing Invertebrate Phylogeny: a Review of the Major Controversies2004Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [en]
    Reconstructing invertebrate phylogeny: a Summary When mapping invertebrate relationships, the first step is, of course, to realize the very existance of a phylogenetic tree; that is to understand that all living things are related to each other and form natural groups. The philosophical aspects of classification and systematics were to a great extent worked out by Aristotle, but modern biosystematics based on phylogeny starts with Darwin. When the first metazoans appeared is a matter of great dispute. This issue is close connected to the question if the main divergence of animal phyla took place at the beginning of Cambrian. The fossil record supports this concept of a “Cambrian explosion” but molecular data do not. The subsequent dichotomies in the invertebrate phylogenetic tree are reflected in the classification and systematics of higher taxa, but many recent studies show that characters thought to be homologous, in fact are the result of convergent evolution. Therefore, these characters should not have any systematic significans.
  • 25507. Winqvist, Madeleine
    et al.
    Andersson, Johannes
    ROADMATE2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 25508.
    Winqwist, Therese
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Reading with Your Ears: A comparative study of reading and listening to Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    “Reading with Your Ears” is a comparative study of comprehension in reading a text versus listening to an audio book. The text excerpt is from Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and has been read or listened to by seventh-grade students. The results show that the readers understand more from the text since they can read at their own speed and see the pictures in the book. The listeners, on the other hand, seem unaccustomed to listening and have troubles focusing.

  • 25509.
    Winroth, Jan
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Friskvård i ett helhetsperspektiv1979Student paper second termStudent thesis
  • 25510.
    Winroth, Jenny
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Thuresson, Daniel
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Varberg Energi AB:s overheadkostnader och fördelning av dem2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Varberg Energi anser att de på ett mer tydligt sätt skulle kunna fördela sina overheadkostnader. Fördelningen av overheadkostnaderna sker på företagets rörelsegrenar som är elnät, gasnät, fjärrvärme och kabel-TV/IT. Genom fördelningen av sina overheadkostnader vill Varberg Energi få rättvisande resultat som de kan fatta beslut på. Fördelningen av overheadkostnaderna sker i Varberg Energis budget för de olika rörelsegrenarna och i den interna redovisningen. Budgeten används bland annat för planering av ekonomin. Den interna redovisningen används för att följa upp de olika rörelsegrenarna. Idag sker fördelningen till viss del utifrån bärkraft med vissa procentsatser som förslag. Den nuvarande metoden har använts i mer än 40 år. Vi har genom denna uppsats försökt besvara frågan hur Varberg Energis fördelning av overheadkostnader kan bli mer rättvisande jämfört med nuvarande metoden som företaget använder. Då det var svårt att få en uppfattning om hur rättvisande deras nuvarande fördelning är var det också något krångligt att veta om en ny fördelning skulle vara mer rättvisande. Uppsatsens slutsats är att för att Varberg Energi ska kunna fördela sina overheadkostnader på ett mer rättvisande sätt borde företaget tydligare fördela sin personal på sina rörelsegrenar, de bör lägga ner mer tid på fördelningen av kostnaderna och de bör vara öppna för nya metoder att fördela overheadkostnaderna på.

  • 25511.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Danilovic, Mike
    Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Boix Miralles, Rafa
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
    Manufacturing Networks: Critical factors to successful collaboration2004In: CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Systems, ISSN 1581-5048, Vol. 33, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The competitive situation for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SME’s, has become intensified during the last few years. Large customers, such as within the automotive industry, have increased the outsourcing of their manufacturing capacity and reduced the number of suppliers. At the same time the large systems integrators place demands on their suppliers to actively participate in the product development and to take full responsibility for manufacturing as well as to deliver complete systems or subsystems. Due to the limited capacity of the suppliers, in terms of the scarcity of resources and limited knowledge base, suppliers need to collaborate in networks. The purpose of this study is to identify critical factors to successful network collaborative settings. In this paper we also introduce a four dimensional tentative framework, in terms of surface of integration, the scope of integration, the time horizon of integration, and the intensity of integration. This framework can be used to analyze how well collaborative networks are developed from three aspects of corporate integration, in terms of structural design of the network, the design of the work flow in collaborative settings, and aspect of handling the psychological and social boundaries among people, that management has to handle in order to increase the degrees of network collaboration. This tentative framework is suggested as an analytical tool that can be used in order to understand how different collaborative networks are developed in terms of the network constellation, output of the collaborative process, as well as duration and robustness of the network.

  • 25512.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Danilovic, Mike
    Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Fernández Aguilar, Alfonso
    School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
    Flaquer Borràs, Oriol
    School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
    Dynamics of sourcing – strategic implications of outsourcing2007In: 14th International annual EurOMA conference: Managing operations in expanding Europe / [ed] Nuran Acur, Nessim K. Erkip & Evrim Didem Günes, Ankara: Bilkent University, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    From a strategic manufacturing perspective companies are facing challenges in finding a balance in what they do on their own and what their suppliers do. This balance requires some times that companies are outsourcing and sometimes in sourcing activities. One conclusion is that outsourcing should be considered as a strategic decision that is not easily made by a purchasing or operations department. Many companies tend to outsource more and more of their manufacturing to specialists, but this does not mean that companies can afford to loose their competence in manufacturing. It is still essential that the companies, even though another company performs parts of the actual manufacturing, understand the special conditions for manufacturing. Otherwise they are not in a position where they can discuss product development, specification of the different tasks that they want the contractors to do, and they can certainly not make the right decisions when buying components and parts from suppliers. The outsourcing decisions also need to be strategically justifiable and outsourcing only for cost reasons is rarely successful. Outsourcing should provide other advantages in terms of improvement of competitive priorities. For different reasons, it may also end up in a situation where the company needs to insource previously outsourced activities.

  • 25513.
    Winroth, Pontus
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Vasiljev, Robert
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    WiVa -the solution for your garden2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]
    Sedan mitten av 70-talet har de sydsvenska villaträdgårdarna invaderats av ett ihärdigt skadedjur, den Spanska skogssnigeln (Arion Lusitanicus). Djuret ställer till med omfattande skador för villaägare och professionella trädgårdsodlingar, och har idag lyckats etablera sig i Sverige. Snigeln har blivit ett fenomen inom trädgårdskretsar där många försöker utrota den med hjälp av diverse gifter, kemikalier och fällor. Med dagens ständigt ökande förståelse för miljön och gifters påverkan i naturen, har ett behov för miljövänliga och kostnadseffektiva produkter skapats. Syftet med projektet har varit att ta fram en produkt som på ett enkelt och effektivt vis kan minimera snigelbeståndet i trädgårdar och växtodlingar. Den röda tråden i projektet har varit att hela tiden sträva efter att använda miljöresurserna på ett gott sätt, och sköta elimineringen av sniglarna på ett humant vis.
  • 25514.
    Winter Söderberg, Cristoffer
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Göransson, Stephanie
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    THE BANK CRISIS FINANCIAL RATIOS: A comparative research of the UK and Sweden during 2006-20102011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The credit crunch that started the 9th of August 2007 is generally viewed as the most significant crisis to affect the financial markets and the global economy since the 1930s.The UK financial sector was heavily hit by the crisis which resulted in a dry up in lending and left a black hole in the British banks‟ finances. During the last quarter of 2010 the GDP shank unexpectedly with 0.5 percent from the third quarter which created concerns about going back into the recession. Contrarily, for Swedish economy 2010 was an impressing year with an unexpected GDP growth of 7, 3 percent in the last quarter.The purpose of this study is to analyse how the finance crisis has affected the leading banks‟ performance within the two countries and see whether the differences in values can explain the difference in GDP growth during the last quarter of 2010. The analyse is performed through a financial ratio analysis of the different banks.The final results of the research indicates to that the Swedish banks have been more profitable, have had a more secure and higher quality of lending and more capacity to lower cost related to income than the British banks. The more distinctive negative influence is mostly based on the larger amount of credit losses the British banks had to experience which contributed to their significant decrease in earnings per share which created scepticism on the credit market followed by a severe slowdown in consumption and in GDP growth. Since the credit losses never got to same levels in Sweden as in the UK the scepticism of the Swedish banking system did not affect the reduction in credit use and house prises to the same extent and GDP growth could recover back to normal levels sooner than in the UK.

  • 25515.
    Winter, Veronica
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
    Skoglund, Mathilda
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
    Stöd för digital kompetens utveckling: En studie om hur grundskollärare upplever stöd för digital kompetensutveckling2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 25516.
    Winterling, Jeanette
    et al.
    Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden & Center of Haematology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Wiklander, Maria
    Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden.
    Micaux Obol, Claire
    Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden & Stress Rehabilitation Research, Department of Clinical Sciences Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Lampic, Claudia
    Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden.
    Eriksson, Lars E
    Medical Management Center, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden & Department of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden & School of Health Sciences, City University London, London, United Kingdom.
    Pelters, Britta
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Wettergren, Lena
    Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden.
    Development of a Self-Help Web-Based Intervention Targeting Young Cancer Patients With Sexual Problems and Fertility Distress in Collaboration With Patient Research Partners2016In: JMIR Research Protocols, ISSN 1929-0748, E-ISSN 1929-0748, Vol. 5, no 2, p. e60-, article id e60Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The Internet should be suitable for delivery of interventions targeting young cancer patients. Young people are familiar with the technologies, and this patient group is small and geographically dispersed. Still, only few psycho-educational Web-based interventions are designed for this group. Young cancer patients consider reproductive health, including sexuality, an area of great importance and approximately 50% report sexual problems and fertility-related concerns following cancer treatment. Therefore, we set out to develop a self-help Web-based intervention, Fex-Can, to alleviate such problems. To improve its quality, we decided to involve patients and significant others as research partners. The first 18 months of our collaboration are described in this paper. The intervention will subsequently be tested in a feasibility study followed by a randomized controlled trial.

    Objective: The study aims to describe the development of a Web-based intervention in long-term collaboration with patient research partners (PRPs).

    Methods: Ten former cancer patients and two significant others participated in building the Web-based intervention, using a participatory design. The development process is described according to the design step in the holistic framework presented by van Gemert-Pijnen et al and evaluates the PRPs’ impact on the content, system, and service quality of the planned intervention.

    Results: The collaboration between the research group and the PRPs mainly took place in the form of 1-day meetings to develop the key components of the intervention: educational and behavior change content, multimedia (pictures, video vignettes, and audios), interactive online activities (eg, self-monitoring), and partial feedback support (discussion forum, tailored feedback from experts). The PRPs influenced the intervention’s content quality in several ways. By repeated feedback on prototypes, the information became more comprehensive, relevant, and understandable. The PRPs gave suggestions concerning the number of exercises and pointed out texts and pictures needing revision (eg, experienced as normative or stereotypical) to increase the persuasiveness of the program. The system quality was improved by PRPs’ feedback on design, technical malfunctions, and navigation on the website. Based on feedback about availability of professional support (technical problems and program content), the organization for support was clarified, which increased service quality. The PRPs also influenced the research project on an overall level by suggesting modifications of inclusion criteria for the RCT and by questioning the implementation plan.

    Conclusions: With suggestions and continuous feedback from PRPs, it was possible to develop a Web-based intervention with persuasive design, believed to be relevant and attractive for young persons with cancer who have sexual problems or fertility distress. In the next step, the intervention will be tested in a feasibility study, followed by an RCT to test the intervention’s effectiveness in reducing sexual problems and fertility distress.

  • 25517.
    Winther, Erika
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Eriksson, Anna-Karin
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Hur kan man bedöma sina leverantörer2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]
    Supply Chain Management är ett begrepp som i dagens konkurrerande marknad blivit allt viktigare. Att hela värdekedjan är så effektiv som möjligt gör att material- och informationsflödet kommer fram på bästa tänkbara sätt, både ur en ekonomisk synvinkel och ur ett tidsperspektiv. Därför är det väsentligt att ha leverantörer som håller måttet. Vi har genom en fallstudie på Nitator i Oskarström AB beskrivit hur processen fungerar vid bedömning av leverantörer, förklara vilka faktorer som är speciellt viktiga för leverantörsbedömning och till sist ta fram kriterier för delegerat utfallsprov. Vår slutsats blev att det är fem kriterier som är av väsentlighet när bedömning görs för delegerat utfallsprov; relationer, kunskap, kvalitet, rätt mätutrustning och attityd.
  • 25518.
    Wirdheim, Eva
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Wirdheim, Lars
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Har ämnet idrott en sportslig chans på låg- och mellanstadiet?1990Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]
    En analys av låg- och mellanstadielärares inställning till ämnet idrott i allmänhet och redskapsgymnastiken i synnerhet, samt kartläggning av hur “yttre ramar” och andra faktorer påverkar ämnet.
  • 25519.
    Wirkki, Kirsi
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Intensifying The Logistical Chain of Components1999Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [en]
    The object of the thesis was to study how the logistical chain of components could be intensifiend. More specifically,the research was of components that are supplied and then sold forward to the other factories in the KCI Corporation. The problem was analyzed by means of a combination of qualitative and quantitative research. It was also called as an action research.The theoretical framework was based on Porter's value chain model and key concepts were found in areas of supply chain management, added value nad time based management. The goal of the empirial part was to find reasons for late deliveries, to define operations related to these specific componets and to define actions that cuold intensify the chain of components.
  • 25520.
    Wirman, Elias
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Underlag till en förbättring av skötselplanerna för dagvattendammarna inom industriområden i Ängelholms kommun - med fokus på sedimentation och växtlighet2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 25521.
    Wirén, Frida
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Johansson, Rebecca
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    "...Vad krävs av mig nu liksom?": En aktionsforskningsstudie om undervisningsprocessen i matematik2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Abstrakt: Studiens syfte är att bidra till kunskap om hur elever ges förutsättningar att äga sin egen kunskapsutveckling i matematik. Genom att ge elever förutsättningar att självreglera kan de dels bedöma sin egen prestation och dels utan yttre stöd reflektera över vad nästa steg i deras lärande är och därmed förbättra sina prestationer. Det finns forskning som visar att elever som kan bedöma sin egen prestation och reglera den, lyckas i skolan. Studien har en aktionsforskande ansats där vi infört tre aktioner i matematikundervisningen i årskurs nio. Aktionerna gick ut på att synliggöra och bearbeta kunskapskraven tillsammans med eleverna med syfte att de i slutet av arbetsområdet skulle kunna göra en korrekt självbedömning samt motivera bedömningen. Vi har genom fokusgruppsintervjuer tagit reda på vad eleverna beskriver hjälper dem att kunna bedöma den egna prestationen. Analysen av data har lett till två huvudteman “lära tillsammans” och “förutsättningar för bedömning”. Eleverna uttrycker ett behov av att kunskapskraven görs tillgängliga och konkreta samt har en tydlig koppling till ämnesinnehållet. De belyser också vikten av kamratsamverkan i undervisningen. Vi drar slutsatsen att varje del i undervisningsprocessen måste bearbetas tillsammans med eleverna i varje nytt arbetsområde och kopplas till det specifika ämnesinnehåll som ska behandlas.

     

    Nyckelord: bedömningsmatriser, kamratsamverkan, matematik, självbedömning, självreglering, undervisningsprocessen

     

     

  • 25522.
    Wisjö, Johanna
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Event Marketing: en ny kommunikationsstrategi i ett fragmenterat medielandskap2002Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]
    “Event Marketing en ny kommunikationsstrategi i ett fragmenterat medielandskap” ger en helhetspresentation om Public Relations med en fördjupning kring ämnet Event Marketing. Fördjupningen sker genom en analys av tre utvalda evenemang. Dessa evenemang är Nordeas; Nordic Ideas On Tour, Karlskronas; Karlskrona Sail Cup och slutligen Hjärt- Lungfondens; Pelle Pump. Uppsatsen är indelad i fyra delar. Första delen är en teoretisk referensram som tar upp PR, EM, kommunikation, medierelation, teorier och modeller. Den andra delen är en metodbeskrivning och den tredje beskriver de tre utvalda evenemangen. Fjärde delen är min analys och slutdiskussion.
  • 25523.
    Wislander, Emmy
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Lundqvist, Tom
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Styrelse och Ledningsgrupp - Hur går det till?: En studie över hur styrelse och ledningsgrupp interagerar vid strategi2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 25524.
    Wistrand, Carina
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Våld och hot i arbetslivet: En arbetsmiljöstudie inom Socialförvaltningen i Halmstad1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]
    Den här uppsatsen handlar om människors upplevelser av att arbeta i en arbetsmiljö där det finns risk för att drabbas av våld eller hot om våld. Enligt Statistiska Centralbyråns undersökningar hör personer som arbetar inom hälso- och sjukvård och socialt arbete till en av de mest utsatta grupperna. Jag har med anledning av detta valt att göra en undersökning bland några anställda inom socialvården.
  • 25525.
    Witaszczyk, Maja
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Wennerström-Ekberg, Susanna
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Cynism, uppriktighet eller flexibel situationsanpassning2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Vårt syfte med studien var att undersöka tio behandlingsassistenters upplevelse av hur det är att arbeta med ensamkommande flyktingungdomar på ett boende i en mindre kommun. Vidare på vilket sätt behandlingsassistenterna påverkades känslomässigt, såväl professionellt som privat av sitt arbete. Undersökningen ville även visa på vilket sätt behandlingsassistenterna hanterade att de påverkades av sitt arbete.

  • 25526.
    Witkowicz, Agnieszka
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Nowacka, Joanna
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Sustainable Successful Brand: Case Study of Carlsberg Polska and Its Two Major Brands2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    With the purpose of expanding the understanding of the main causes that make creating and maintaining successful, strong brands a challenging issue for companies, a qualitative research is conducted in this thesis. It is based on an integrated model of Doyle’ and Stern’s along with Aaker’s approaches discussing building successful/strong brands with the following Doyle’ and Stern’s model discussing sustaining successful/strong brands; thereby selecting a single case study of Carlsberg Polska belonging to brewing potentates on the Polish beer market and two of its major brands – Carlsberg and Harnaś.

    The findings show that, in terms of building successful brands, introducing a quality product along with superior perceived quality, creating a basic brand along with brand awareness, augmenting a brand along with building brand loyalty as well as establishing a potential brand along with brand associations are the most crucial actions that had to be taken by Carlsberg Polska in order to win out a number 3 market-leader position. Concerning sustaining strong brands, on the other hand, the investigated firm needs to monitor competition and constantly revitalize and reposition its products in order to be the fastest growing beer producer on the Polish market.

  • 25527.
    Witt, Ann-Katrin
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR).
    Gemenskapers betydelse för fria yrkesutövare, exemplet konsthantverkare2005In: Ensam tillsammans: senmodernitet, gemenskap, individualisering / [ed] Ann-Katrin Witt, Thomas Knoll, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2005, p. 29-56Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 25528.
    Witt, Ann-Katrin
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Learning and Educational Relations (SOLUR).
    Gender Division in Sociology Degree Program – Causes and Effects?2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years there has been a tendency for Swedish higher education students to choose to study degree programmes rather than single subject courses. Due to the decreasing number of students taking for example sociology, Halmstad University in Sweden has constructed a degree programme, Sociologi och socialt utvecklingsarbete, with focus on community development and social action, with Sociology as the main specific subject. In the autumn of 2007 ninety-five percent of the 61 students were female, compared to the seventy-five percent of female students in sociology degree courses that Sweden has had in the past seven years. An increased gender division previously related to specific professional fields such as technology/engineering and care/nursing, seems to come into academic disciplines that earlier have not had problems with such a skewed gender representation. I look upon gender division in all its shapes as problematic.

    The paper is based on a lager study on students at Halmstad University in which the students’ motives for taking the sociology programme and their expectations on sociology as well as the programme are investigated. The importance of equal gender representation in sociology is discussed in this paper and its consequences for educational practices in sociology as well as the contents and status of the discipline in the future will be illuminated.

  • 25529.
    Witt, Ann-Katrin
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Learning and Educational Relations (SOLUR).
    Gender division in sociology degree programmes - causes and effects?2009In: Journal of Further and Higher Education, ISSN 0309-877X, E-ISSN 0013-1326, Vol. 33, no 4, p. 449-461Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In spite of engagement and efforts to bring about gender equality in Swedish universities, gender division paradoxically appears in both old and new degree programs and academic disciplines. In recent years there has been a tendency for higher education students to enrol in degree programmes rather than in single subject courses. Due to the decreasing number of students taking subjects like sociology, Halmstad University College has constructed a degree programme, Sociologi och socialt utvecklingsarbete [Sociology and social development], focused on community development and social action; sociology is the main specific subject here. In the autumn of 2007, 95% of the 61 students were female, compared to the 75% of female students in sociology degree courses that Sweden has had in the past seven years. The problem of skewed gender representation in sociology is discussed here, and its consequences for educational practices in sociology as well as for the contents and status of the discipline in the future.

  • 25530.
    Witt, Ann-Katrin
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Hur är kvinnofrigörelse möjligt?: Om livsform, tid, kön och språk i riksdagen och dess inverkan på svensk politik1996Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
  • 25531.
    Witt, Ann-Katrin
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR).
    Konsthantverkare, genus och omvänd ekonomi: om hinder och möjligheter att agera på konsthantverkets arena2004Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    This dissertation focuses on the possibilities for artist craftsmen or handicrafters to operate their independent small enterprises under the conditions of late-modern society. It describes and analyses the game in the arena of handicraft production. The powerful influence of gender constructions on this game is considered. The theoretical discussion starts with Bourdieus´ theory about fields of cultural production characterised by reversed economy. It then proceeds towards a synthesis with theory about segregation by gender in working life. My analysis of the transcendence of traditional gendered frames by handicrafters who wish to go beyond conventional expectations employs the concept of desire. A combination of quantitative and qualitative methods is used. Empirical material has been gathered by means of 204 questionnaires submitted to handicrafters and members of co-operatives, and interviews with six well-established female handicrafters. The material indicates that women and men develop partly different strategies in the practice of their crafts. This is evident although women to a larger extent combine their handicraft with employment as designers or teachers while men to a larger extent apply professional help with administrative tasks and more routinised phases of the production process. Men who work in co-operatives also generally achieve a considerably higher turnover than women. In addition to the survey results, the views and experiences of six well-established full-time working women are introduced. Their ways of practising their craft are presented here, and their narratives about advantages and disadvantages are analysed. The women?s individual stories combine into a collective story about their attempts to find new ways of practising their craft, about how to improve the economical situation of their enterprises, etc. Finally, the study emphasises the personal satisfaction that people in the field of handicraft derive from their work. As a matter of fact, it has been described as an ideal kind of work by sociologists and spokesmen of the craft. Craftspeople themselves suggest that their task is so interesting and stimulating that they continue to carry on for many years regardless of persistent economic difficulties.

  • 25532.
    Witt, Ann-Katrin
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Kriminalitet och Kriminalvård ur ett Kvinnokulturperspektiv1995Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]
    Mitt syfte var att söka en förklaring till de siffror som visar att antalet lagförda brott fördelar sig på kvinnorna med knappt 15 % och männen med drygt 85 %. Av de som sätts i fängelse är det knappt 5 % kvinnor och 95 % män. Jag sökte förklaringar till vad som är verkligheten bakom dessa siffror, och intervjuade intagna kvinnor på ett fängelse, samt behandlingspersonal på två lokala anstalter. Jag läste kriminologisk och feministisk teori, och fastnade för att försöka beskriva kvinnor inom kriminalvården ur ett kvinnokulturperspektiv.
  • 25533.
    Witt, Ann-Katrin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Learning and Educational Relations (SOLUR).
    Cuesta, Marta
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Learning and Educational Relations (SOLUR).
    Gender consciousness in the classroom generates social justice and democracy outside it2012Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to reflect about methods that can generate social justice and democratization, this article emphasises on practical implementations, connected to gender pedagogy. Gender pedagogy aims at overcoming the myth of objectivity, and by questioning through teaching what is considered as common sense and ‘normal’. Studying gender in the classroom entails therefore, acting and reflecting on breakthroughs, for example about an understanding of how gender codes influence everyday instances as well as working life. The collected data is based on narratives from alumni students who were asked to memorise and reflect on their gender studies and particularly about how useful this type of knowledge is in connection with everyday and working life - as politician, lecturer, IT-manager, doctoral student etc. The aim of this article is to focus on how teachers support students to be gender confident and as a consequence of that, becoming gender actors outside the university, in working life. Some central questions are: how are gender issues represented and integrated in the different areas of studies; what can teachers do in order to generate equality in the classroom; in what way and how are students given possibilities of understanding, internalizing and discussing gender issues. Our experiences as lectors, especially in gender studies, play a central role.

  • 25534.
    Witt, Ann-Katrin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Learning and Educational Relations (SOLUR).
    Nelson, Anders
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Learning and Educational Relations (SOLUR).
    Björk, Peter
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Learning and Educational Relations (SOLUR).
    Durable and Increasing Gender Segregation in Higher Education: Students´ Motives for Applying to University Degree Programs2010In: XVII ISA World Congress of SociologySociology on the MoveGothenburg, Sweden 11 - 17 July, 2010Conference Abstracts Prepared in Cooperation with CSA Sociological Abstracts, 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Higher education (HE) has changed from elite to mass education (HSV 2006:26R, Leathwood & Read 2009). In the last few decades, the number of women in higher education has increased substantially in most OECD countries. Sweden’s reform of HE in 1993 encourages university institu- tions to develop new degree programs (SFS 1993:100). This opened opportunities for the development of programs designed to attract women & men in equal numbers but the result was disappointing. According to a Swedish study, an increasing number of new degree programs attract almost exclusively one gender (Witt 2009, Nelson et al 2009). It is a well- established fact that technical educations are male-dominated while care- related educations are predominantly chosen by women. This paper inves- tigates the motivations for choice reported by 620 students in 17 programs. We have categorized these motives as follows: knowledge seeking; work- ing life orientation; shoulder responsibility for society; program design; second choice and “follow the map”. Moreover, the paper discusses how gender-segregated educational choices may affect the future opportunities of student in terms of professional careers, income development and, con- sequently, social standing & life styles. To study gender segregation within HE is like looking at a three dimensional picture. We can focus at different parts or images a one image shows the gender division among the students, another show the genderized division between program choices, while the third image is about the vertical gender division among teachers and researchers & their career opportunities. This paper deals with the first two.

  • 25535.
    Witt, Ann-Katrin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Learning and Educational Relations (SOLUR).
    Nelson, Anders
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Learning and Educational Relations (SOLUR).
    Björk, Peter
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Learning and Educational Relations (SOLUR).
    Hur studenter motiverar sina val av utbildningsprogram i högskolan: Beständig ojämlikhet2010Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Higher education (HE) has changed from elite to mass education (HSV 2006:26R, Leathwood & Read 2009). In the last few decades, the number of women in higher education has increased substantially in most OECD countries. Sweden ́s reform of HE in 1993 encourages university institutions to develop new degree programs (SFS 1993:100). This opened opportunities for the development of programs designed to attract women and men in equal numbers but the result was disappointing. According to a Swedish study, an increasing number of new degree programs attract almost exclusively one gender (Witt 2009, Nelson et al 2009). It is a well- established fact that technical educations are male-dominated while care-related educations are predominantly chosen by women. This paper investigates the motivations for choice reported by 620 students in 17 programs. We have categorized these motives as follows: knowledge seeking; working life orientation; shoulder responsibility for society; program design; second choice and “follow the map”. Moreover, the paper discusses how gender-segregated educational choices may affect the future opportunities of student in terms of professional careers, income development and, consequently, social standing and life styles. To study gender segregation within HE is like looking at a three dimensional picture. We can focus at different parts or images – one image shows the gender division among the students, another show the genderized division between program choices, while the third image is about the vertical gender division among teachers and researchers and their career opportunities. This paper deals with the first two.

  • 25536.
    Witt, Karolina
    Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
    Hilma af Klint: Tempelbilderna och historieskrivningen2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Hilma af Klint är en av de mest uppmärksammade kvinnliga konstnärerna ur sin tid trots ellerkanske på grund av att hennes bilder inte uppmärksammades förrän 45 år efter hennes död. Detta faktum samt att en stor del av hennes livsverk var andliga, mediumstiskt framställda bilder gör dets vårt att placera bilderna i en konsthistorisk kontext. I denna C-uppsats undersöker jag framförallttre aspekter runt Hilma af Klints och hennes livsverk med tempelbilderna. Jag har med hjälp avqueerteorier undersökt hur utanförskap och avsaknad av sexualitet kan ha påverkat Hilma af Klintsbildskapande. Jag har intresserat mig för en roll som Hilma af Klints bilder tycks ha, som kartor och manualer för andra andliga sökare. Hon var en bildskapare som levde utanför de rådande normerna både vad gäller bildskapandet och personligen och gick sin egen väg vilket gör henne till eninspiratör för de som kommer efter henne. Hilma af Klint levde asketiskt helt hängiven sitt uppdrag. Allt tyder på att hon levde utan partner i avhållsamhet trots att hennes viktigaste budskap var ”dualen” som innebär att mannen och kvinnan är två halvor av samma själ som letar efter varandraför att återförenas. I bilderna framställs dualen som en man och en kvinna medan i Hilma af Klints anteckningar visar det sig att hon upplevde en kvinna som hennes dual under en tid medan det vid ett annat tillfälle var en man ur andevärlden. En annan aspekt som jag undersökt är hur bilderna uppfattas när de inte hamnar i den tempelmiljö som de skapades för och istället betraktas som autonoma. Tidigare forskning innehåller inga bildanalyser vilket jag tagit fasta på och anser vara enviktig del av att förstå bilder som autonoma, en viktig aspekt av modernistisk konst. I dessa bildanalyser finner jag att bilderna har mycket att ge om de tillåts stå fria från det sammanhang somde skapandes ur. Ytterligare en aspekt som jag undersökt är hur dessa bilder behandlas i konsthistorieskrivningen. Hilma af Klint upplevde sig som en förmedlare av bilder från andliga mästare, hennes egen roll som subjekt var sekundär. Trots detta är det personen Hilma af Klint som fått mest utrymme i historieskrivningen. Det finns en gängse bild av Hilma af Klint som en pionjär inom den abstrakta konsten vilket kan ses som problematiskt av flera skäl, inte minst det faktum att bilderna, enligt henne själv, var förmedlade till henne i syfte att upplysa mänskligheten. Jag har funnit att det tyvärr inte är helt enkelt att uppleva Hilma af Klints bilder i original. Tempelbildernavar tänkta att smycka ett tempel som aldrig kom att byggas. Ingen, inte ens Hilma af Klint själv har sett Tempelbilderna samlade i sin tänkta miljö. Däremot finns det planer på ett museum i Ytterjärna som enligt uppgift ska visa hela Hilma af Klints livsverk.

  • 25537.
    Witte, Ingrid
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Könsskillnader inom Supported Employment?: en undersökning om könets betydelse i en Supported Employment-insats för unga personer med funktionsnedsättning2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research has indicated that women are disfavoured in vocational rehabilitation and also in Supported Employment (SE), but the research field is still unclear and further research is needed. The purpose of this study was to explore gender differences in the outcome of a SE programme with participants with activity compensation (disability pension) in Sweden. Questionnaires and focus group interviews with the employment consultants in the programme were used. Statistical analyses of the results from the questionnaires (n=99) showed no significant gender differences in the outcomes of the SE programme or other significant gender differences among the participants. The qualitative content analysis of the focus group interviews showed that the employment consultants considered other factors, such as disability, experience, insightfulness and social support, more important than gender for the outcome of the SE programme, but they also considered both the labour market and the work preferences of their participants considerably gender segregated.  The employment consultants tried to minimize the importance of these factors, including the gender segregated labour market, by broadening the participants’ horizons of the labour market. This study concluded that SE does not need to be gender discriminating, but further research is needed. 

  • 25538.
    Wittwer, Torben
    et al.
    Department of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Lund University.
    Sahlén, Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Biological and Environmental Systems (BLESS).
    Suhling, Frank
    Institut für Geoökologie, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany.
    Does one community shape the other?: Dragonflies and fish in Swedish lakes2010In: Insect Conservation and Diversity, ISSN 1752-458x, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 124-133Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    1. Freshwater communities are often structured by predation. In permanent lentic freshwater habitats dragonfly larvae aremajor predators which, in return, suffer predation by fish. Antipredator traits vary between the dragonfly species, and the dragonfly communities are therefore shaped by the presence of fish. But fish communities vary, and as different fish species affect dragonflies in different ways, the species composition of the fish community may affect the composition of the dragonfly community.

    2. We sampled dragonfly larvae in 24 lakes with a known fish stock in south-western Sweden, and explored the impact of fish as well as vegetation structure on dragonfly communities by means of multivariate analyses.

    3. We found that the presence of four fish species affected the community structure of dragonflies. The impact strength depended mainly on the abundance of Perca fluviatilis, with which most dragonfly species were negatively correlated. Many dragonfly species were also positively correlated with the occurrence of at least one fish species, which may reflect similar habitat requirements or imply indirect positive effects of these fish species.

    4. Of the 24 recorded dragonfly species, four did not occur in lakes dominated by P. fluviatilis, whereas only one species was lacking in lakes dominated by Rutilus rutilus. The dragonfly species diversity was higher in R. rutilus lakes than in P. fluviatilis lakes.

    5. Our results suggest that the fish species composition is a major determinant of the dragonfly community, which in turn will influence the lower trophic levels.

     

     

  • 25539.
    Wittzell, Josefin
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Rekrytera utifrån arbetsplatsens kontext1998Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]
    Traditionellt har rekryteringen fokuserats på den kompetens och personlighet som företag eftersökt. Tjänsten och positionen har då satt gränserna för de sökande. Idag måste rekryteraren utgå från arbetsplatsens specifika utseende för att finna rätt medarbetare. Jag har valt att formulera följande problem i denna uppsats: Hur tar rekryterare hänsyn till arbetsplatsens kontext i sin rekryteringsprocess? Jag har genomfört intervjuer med fristående rekryteringskonsulter samt en observation av ett möte mellan rekryteringskonsulter och uppdragsgivare. Analysresultatet visade följande; Rekryteringskonsulterna hade svårt att konkret berätta hur de går tillväga när de inhämtar information från uppdragsgivarens arbetsplats, men samtliga använde sig av ett slags “intervjusamtal”. Det visade sig att samtliga rekryteringskonsulterna på något sätt använder sig själva som verktyg för att bedöma människor och organisationer i rekryteringsprocessen och att rekryteringskonsulterna därför borde resonera om hur de påverkar sitt arbete. Slutligen fann jag tre faktorer som påverkade hur rekryterarna kunde ta hänsyn till arbetsplatsens kontext.
  • 25540.
    Wobbe, Monica
    Halmstad University.
    Utvärdering av den gröna smileyn inom livsmedelsinspektion: En intervju och enkätstudie i Halmstads kommun2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 25541.
    Wodzyński, Jacob
    et al.
    Halmstad University.
    Prskalo, Matija
    Halmstad University.
    Användarinvolvering och acceptans av affärssystem2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    [ An abstract in English will follow]

    Denna uppsats handlar om på vilket sätt användarinvolvering påverkar acceptansen av ett affärssystem. I studien redogörs varför acceptansen påverkas av användarinvolveringen, samt hur påverkan sker och vad som leder till den.

    IT genomsyrar idag så gott som alla former av företagsamhet. Affärssystem stödjer affärsprocesser i flera branscher, från tillverkande företag till renodlade tjänsteföretag. Ett företag behöver exempelvis anpassa både sina affärsprocesser och det nya affärssystem för allt som sker inom företaget. På grund av komplexiteten som detta för med sig är implementeringen ofta ett stort steg för företaget och dess anställda. De framtida användarna av systemet ställs inför en stor förändring som ett nytt affärssystem medför. För att göra övergången så enkel som möjligt och få användarna att acceptera systemet brukar användarna vara delaktiga i implementationen genom en process som benämns som användarinvolvering.

    Forskning inom området har enats om att användarinvolveringen påverkar acceptansen av ett system (Dickson & Simmons, 1970; Powers & Dickson, 1973; Wu, et al.,2002; Kujala, 2003;, Gable, et al., 2003; Amoako-Gyampah, 2005; Sharp, et al., 2007). Desto mindre finns skrivet om varför acceptansen påverkas av användarinvolveringen, hur den påverkas, samt vad det egentligen är i användarinvolveringen som påverkar acceptansen. Denna uppsats undersökte detta genom att en kvalitativ studie utformades.

    Teorin om att användarinvolveringen påverkar acceptansen kombinerades med Technology Acceptance Model (en modell för undersökning av acceptansen föreslagen av Davis, 1989) för att skapa en egenutvecklad modell. Den egenutvecklade modellen användes för att skapa teman kring vilka den öppna individuella intervjun utformades. Därefter genomfördes intervjuer med fyra användare som var involverade i en implementationsprocess. Resultatet från intervjuerna strukturerades på ett sätt som matchade teman i den egenskapade modellen. Därefter analyserades resultatet med hjälp av det teoretiska materialet som insamlades under studiens inledningsfas.

    Slutsatsen är att användarinvolveringen som process består av flera företeelser som tros påverka acceptansen. De företeelserna som tros ha påverkat acceptansen på företaget som studerades var: användarnas förståelse för vad som kommer krävas av dem i framtiden, utbildningen och dess kvalité, användares tidigare kunskap och förmåga att ta in ny kunskap samt företagets mål med implementationen och hur väl det nya systemet kan uppfylla dessa.

    Slutligen bör man inte bortse ifrån de krav som företaget ställer på sina anställda. En medarbetare kan känna sig tvungen att acceptera ett visst system, då det redan är beslutat att företaget ska bruka systemet.

    [English abstract]

    This essay covers what in the user involvement process affects user acceptance of an Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP). The study reads up on why the acceptance is affected by user involvement, how the influence derives and where it comes from.

    Information Technology permeates all forms of enterprise. ERP systems support business processes for many different types of enterprise, ranging from manufacturing to service oriented. A company needs to adapt both its business processes and the new ERP system to fit the company’s business processes and support them throughout the value chain. As a result of the complexity that this adaptation implies, the implementation turns often out to be a big step for the company and its employees. Because of that, future ERP system users face a huge change in their work life. To make this easy and increase the chances of the future users to accept the new system, a process called user involvement is often used.

    Research has shown that user involvement affects the acceptance of a system (Dickson & Simmons, 1970; Powers & Dickson, 1973; Wu, et al.,2002; Kujala, 2003; Gable, Sedera & Chan, 2003; Amoako-Gyampah, 2005; Sharp, et al., 2007). On the contrary, less is known on why the acceptance is affected by user involvement, how the relation looks like and what in the user involvement process actually affects the acceptance. This essay studied that using a qualitative approach.

    By combining the theory that user involvement affects the acceptance, with the Technology Acceptance Model (a theory proposed by Davis (1989) that models how users come to accept and use a technology), a new model was developed. The self-created model was used to develop themes which were used as a base for the empirical research. Four interviews with system users took place and the result was analyzed using the theories collected in the earlier part of the study.

    The conclusion is that user involvement as a process contains many different parts which we believe may influence acceptance. Our study has shown that the acceptance depends on – but not limited to – the following: user’s understanding of what will be required of them in their future work, the educational process and its quality, user’s technical knowledge before the implementation process began, user’s ability to learn, as well as the company’s goals set for the implementation and to which degree the new system will fulfill these goals.

    Finally, the demands which the company sets on its employees must not be ignored. An employee can feel obligated towards company’s choice of the ERP system and compelled to accept the new system, because it has already been decided that the company would use it.

  • 25542.
    Wodzyński, Jacob
    et al.
    Halmstad University.
    Prskalo, Matija
    Halmstad University.
    Inre motivation i teamIndependent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats handlar om hur några ledare i olika branscher gör, för att skapa inre motivation i sina team.

    I dagens samhälle sker en ständig utveckling. Denna utveckling leder ofta till att företag får alltmer komplexa uppgifter att handskas med. Det är en av anledningar till att många företag väljer idag att arbeta i form av team. Team kan på ett effektivt sätt handskas med de uppkommande problemen, eftersom de består av flera medlemmar med olika, kompletterande färdigheter som hjälps åt att lösa uppgifterna.

    Alltmer med tiden kan motivationen hos medlemmarna minska, vilket i sin tur leder till lägre effektivitet i teamet. Detta är något som ledaren bör motarbeta, då en av dennes viktigaste uppgifter är, enligt Sommerville (2001), Zaccaro, Rittman och Marks (2001), Clark (2005) samt Schmid (2007), att motivera teammedlemmarna.

    Denna studie använde en kvalitativ ansats, för att med hjälp av fem olika intervjuer med både teamledare och teammedlemmar i olika team och branscher, undersöka förhållanden i teamen. Enligt Zaccaro, et al. (2001) kan motivationen härledas till fem olika faktorer i ledarskapsprocessen. Dessa faktorer är: planera och sätta mål, samordna prestationen, utveckla teammedlemmar, motivera de enskilda teammedlemmarna, samt ge feedback. Dessa faktorer utgör strukturen för uppsatsen, och har använts för att dela in intervjun i fem teman.

    Frågan som denna uppsats ställer lyder: ”Hur gör några teamledare i branscherna VVS-, el-, restaurang-, hotell- och handels-, för att skapa inre motivation i sina team?”, och syftet med uppsatsen är att utifrån de nämnda teorierna om motivation av Zaccaro, et al. (2001) kunna få en djupare förståelse för hur ledare motiverar individer i olika team som är verksamma inom företag.

    Vår slutsats består av tio förslag, som verkar leda till ökad motivation och därigenom högre effektivitet i team. Dessa förslag kan användas av teamledare i praktiken, under hela ledarskapsprocessen. Avslutningsvis har studien kommit fram till följande slutsats:

    “En ledare kan inte ensam stå får all motivationsskapande i teamet, utan behöver även hålla medlemmarna ansvariga för och uppmuntra dem till att motivera varandra.” (eget citat, s. 39)

  • 25543.
    Woehrle, Matthias
    et al.
    Embedded Software Group, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.
    Bakhshi, Rena
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Computer Science, Netherlands.
    Mousavi, Mohammad Reza
    Embedded Software Group, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.
    Mechanized Extraction of Topology Anti-patterns in Wireless Networks2012In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Integrated Formal Methods (iFM 2012), Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012, Vol. 7321, p. 158-173Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Exhaustive and mechanized formal verification of wireless networks is hampered by the huge number of possible topologies and the large size of the actual networks. However, the generic communication structure in such networks allows for reducing the root causes of faults to faulty (sub-)topologies, called anti-patterns, of small size. We propose techniques to find such anti-patterns using a combination of model-checking and automated debugging. We apply the proposed technique on two well-known protocols for wireless sensor networks and show that the techniques indeed find the root causes in terms of canonical topologies featuring the fault. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

  • 25544.
    Woin, Per
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Biological and Environmental Systems (BLESS).
    Aquatic ecosystems - Reports of the breakout groups2005In: Effects of Pesticides in the Field / [ed] M. Liess, C. Brown, P. Dohmen, Brussels: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), 2005, p. 113-123Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Information in this book was obtained from individual experts and highly regarded sources. It is the publisher’s intent to print accurate and reliable information, and numerous references are cited; however, the authors, editors, and publisher can not be responsible for the validity of all information presented here or for the consequences of its use. Information contained herein does not necessarily reflect the policy or views of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. This book presents the proceedings of a SETAC Workshop convened by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and the European Union in Le Croisic, France, in October 2003. The 77 scientists involved in this workshop represented 17 countries from Europe, the United States and Canada and offered expertise in ecology, ecotoxicology, environmental regulation, and risk assessment.

  • 25545.
    Woin, Per
    et al.
    Department of Ecology, Chemical Ecology and Ecotoxicology, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden.
    Christoffersen, Kirsten
    Freshwater Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, Hillerød, Denmark.
    Friberg-Jensen, Ursula
    Freshwater Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, Hillerød, Denmark.
    Wendt-Rasch, Lina
    Department of Ecology, Chemical Ecology and Ecotoxicology, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden.
    Effects of the pyrethroid insecticide, cypermethrin, on a freshwater community studied under field conditions: I. Direct and indirect effects on abundance measures of organisms at different trophic levels.2003In: Aquatic Toxicology, ISSN 0166-445X, E-ISSN 1879-1514, Vol. 63, no 4, p. 357-371Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The effects of the pyrethroid insecticide cypermethrin on a natural freshwater community were studied in small in situenclosures over an 11-day period. The experiment was conducted in a eutrophic lake using a regression design thatincluded three untreated controls and a gradient of six unreplicated cypermethrin concentrations, ranging from 0.01 to6.1 mg/l. This paper is the first in a series of two, and describes the fate of cypermethrin and its effects on the abundanceof crustaceans, rotifers, protozoans (cilliates and heterotrophic nanoflagellates (HNF)) and bacteria and the biomass ofperiphytic and planktonic algae. The concentration of cypermethrin decreased quickly during the experiment, with ahalf-life of 48 h for the total and 25 h for the dissolved fractions of cypermethrin, respectively. Cypermethrin proved tobe acutely toxic to crustaceans in enclosures receiving nominal cypermethrin concentrations of ]/0.13 mg/l. No EffectConcentration (NEC) and median Effect Concentration (EC50) for the total crustacean community and cladoceran andcopepod subgroups ranged between 0.02 /0.07 and 0.04 /0.17 mg/l, respectively, with copepods being less sensitive thancladocerans. The abundance of rotifers, protozoans and bacteria and the chlorophyll-a concentration of planktonic andperiphytic algae was significantly related to the concentration of cypermethrin. All groups proliferated within 2 /7 daysafter the cypermethrin application in those enclosures where the abundance of crustaceans was seriously affected bycypermethrin (i.e. ]/0.13 mg/l). We hypothesise that the proliferation of rotifers, protozoans, bacteria and algae was dueto a reduced grazer control from crustaceans and thereby mediated indirectly by cypermethrin. The results of thisexperiment provide knowledge on how an entire microplankton community may respond to pyrethroids in nature, andthe indirect effects observed on the community clearly demonstrates the necessity of multispecies field experiments inecotoxicological risk assessment

  • 25546.
    Woin, Per
    et al.
    Department of Ecology, Chemical Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Wendt-Rasch, Lina
    Department of Ecology, Chemical Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Friberg-Jensen, Ursula
    Freshwater Biological Laboratory, Hillerød, Denmark.
    Christoffersen, Kirsten
    Freshwater Biological Laboratory, Hillerød, Denmark.
    Effects of the pyrethroid insecticide cypermethrin on a freshwater community studied under field conditions: II. Direct and indirect effects on the species composition2003In: Aquatic Toxicology, ISSN 0166-445X, E-ISSN 1879-1514, Vol. 63, no 4, p. 373-389Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The effects of cypermethrin, a commonly used pyrethroid insecticide, were studied in small in situ enclosures situatedin an eutrophic lake over an 11-day period. The experimental design used a regression principle that included threeuntreated controls and a gradient of six unreplicated cypermethrin concentrations, ranging from 0.01 to 6 mg/l. Thispaper is the second in a series of two and describes the effects on the species composition of the crustacean, rotifer,periphyton and phytoplankton communities. Multivariate ordination technique (redundancy analysis (RDA) combinedwith Monte Carlo permutation tests) showed that exposure to cypermethrin caused significant changes in the speciescomposition of the communities. Changes in the structure of the communities were observed following exposure to anominal concentration of 0.13 mg cypermethrin per litre above. The direct acute effect of exposure to cypermethrin wasa rapid decrease of many species of crustacean zooplankton. The alterations in crustacean species composition wereprobably due to variations in susceptibility to the direct toxic effects of cypermethrin. No effects concentration (NEC)for individual zooplankton species were calculated using inverse regression and revealed that copepod nauplii were themost sensitive (NEC /0.01 mg/l) of the crustacean groups examined. The observed alterations of the speciescomposition of the autotrophic communities as well as of the rotifers were most likely caused indirectly bycypermethrin, mediated through the direct negative effects of the insecticide on the crustacean grazers. The results ofthis experiment provide further knowledge about the direct and indirect effects of pesticide stress on the ecosystem level.They also show that there is a variation in sensitivity between different species of zooplankton under natural conditionsand thus exemplify the necessity of multispecies approaches in the risk assessment of pesticides.

  • 25547.
    Woin, Per
    et al.
    Department of Ecology, Chemical Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Wendt-Rasch, Lina
    Department of Ecology, Chemical Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Pirzadeh, P.
    Department of Ecology, Chemical Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Effects of metsulfuron methyl and cypermethrin exposure on freshwater model ecosystems2003In: Aquatic Toxicology, ISSN 0166-445X, E-ISSN 1879-1514, Vol. 63, no 3, p. 243-256Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to investigate the short-term (2 weeks) effects of the herbicide metsulfuron methyl alone and in combination with the insecticide cypermethrin in freshwater enclosures (80 l). We used a factorial design with four levels of herbicide (0, 1, 5, 20 mg/l) and two levels of insecticide (0 and 0.05 mg/l). The root growth of the macrophyte species Elodea canadensis and Myriophyllum spicatum decreased following exposure to the lowest concentration of metsulfuron methyl tested. Metsulfuron methyl exposure resulted in a decreased pH in the aquatic enclosure at the lowest concentration tested, which is most likely a further indication of decreased macrophyte primary production. The biomass of periphytic algae growing on the leaves of M. spicatum increased in the enclosures exposed to metsulfuron methyl. The species composition of the periphytic algae differed significantly from the controls in the enclosures exposed to 20 mg/l of the herbicide. The increased biomass of periphytic algae on the leaves of the macrophytes is probably an indirect effect of the herbicide exposure. The exposure to metsulfuron methyl possibly induced a leakage of nutrients from the macrophyte leaves, which promoted an increased algal growth. The exposure to metsulfuron methyl did not alter the biomass or the species composition of the phytoplankton community. The zooplankton communities in the enclosures were dominated by rotifers, which were not affected by the exposure to cypermethrin. However, a cypermethrin exposure of 0.05 mg/l initially decreased the abundance of copepod nauplii. Ten days after exposure, the abundance of nauplii was significantly higher in the insecticide-exposed enclosures compared with the non-exposed enclosures. This might be an indication of a sub-lethal stress response, which either increased the number of offspring produced or induced an increased hatching of copepod resting stages. No combined effects of the herbicide and insecticide exposure, either direct or indirect, were observed in the enclosure study. Significant effects on the macrophytes were observed following exposure to 1 mg metsulfuron methyl per litre in the enclosure study. Furthermore, a single species laboratory assay indicated that the shoot elongation of E. canadensis decreased following exposure to ]/0.1 mg metsulfuron methyl per litre. These concentrations are well within the range of expected environmental concentrations, thus this study shows that aquatic ecosystems, in particular those which are macrophyte- dominated, may be affected by metsulfuron methyl at concentrations that may well occur in water bodies adjacent to agricultural land.

  • 25548.
    Wojciechowska, Anna
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Greenhalgh, Nicholas
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Is it important for industrial companies to develop their Corporate Identity?2004Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [en]
    Corporate identity has attracted growing interest during the last 25 years and companies started to put more consideration to managing their corporate identity. Each organization has corporate identity and each organization expresses it in some way. The purpose of this dissertation is to gain a better understanding of what the term of corporate identity means and how a company communicates its corporate identity. In order to answer this question theory from authors and practitioners was used and research was conducted in the form of an interview and questionnaire in an industrial company - Heléns Rör a leading tube producer in Scandinavia. The authors presented how the company expresses and perceives its identity showing at the same that corporate identity is important for a number of reasons.
  • 25549.
    Wojnicki, Emma
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Physical activity in Swedish female University students: frequencies and associations to other health related factors2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 25550.
    Wolcott, Catharina
    Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
    Selfhood and Its Relationship to Power, Gender, Freedom and Oppression in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening2001Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
    Abstract [en]
    The main subject iof this essay is selfhood and its relationship to power, gender, freedom and oppression in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. In the introduction, the idea of woman as the ‘other’ is explored, as well as Beauvoir’s definition of what a woman is, which is helpful in illustrating that a woman cannot simply be defined by her gender. In addition, I discuss other possible feminist issues in Chopin’s work. A comparison is then made between the female protagonist and other female characters in order to uncover the options open to a woman in a traditional patriarchal society. This analysis shows that the alternatives are limited. The protagonist has two choices, she can remain a mother/wife or she can become a lonely artist. As she is unable to embrace either of these roles she ends her life. My conclusion is that this is an act of defiance.
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