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Bengs, C. & Stattin, M. (2018). Pensionspreferenser och motiv till arbete efter 65 bland personal inom hälso- och sjukvården: kvalitativa analyser av arbetsrelaterade faktorers påverkan på pensionspreferenser samt motiv till och erfarenheter av ett förlängt arbetsliv. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pensionspreferenser och motiv till arbete efter 65 bland personal inom hälso- och sjukvården: kvalitativa analyser av arbetsrelaterade faktorers påverkan på pensionspreferenser samt motiv till och erfarenheter av ett förlängt arbetsliv
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Projektet ”Nycklar till ett längre arbetsliv. Individuella och organisatoriska perspektiv” är ett av FORTE finansierat forskningsprojekt som startade hösten 2014 som ett samverkansprojekt med personalenheten vid Västerbottens läns landsting (VLL). Projektet, som baseras på olika enkätundersökningar, studerar medarbetares syn på pensionsålder (pensionspreferenser) och hur olika arbetsrelaterade faktorer påverkar pensionspreferenser och motivationen att arbeta längre. Projektet har bestått av tre olika delstudier. Delstudie ett baseras på kvantitativa analyser av en enkät riktad till samtliga medarbetare från 55 år och uppåt kring önskad tidpunkt för pension. Studien utgår från teoretiska bestämningar av arbetsvillkor och arbetsmiljö och dess effekt på pensionspreferensen. Delstudie två baseras på kvalitativa analyser av fritextsvar från samma enkät kring de arbetsrelaterade motiv som medarbetare angett i relation till sin pensionspreferens. De kvalitativa analyserna kompletterar de kvantitativa fynden genom att medarbetarna själva definierar motiven till sin pensionspreferens. Delstudie tre studerar erfarenheter av och motiv till att fortsätta arbeta efter 65 års ålder. Studien baseras på kvalitativa analyser av fritextsvar från en enkät riktade till medarbetare som arbetar efter 65 års ålder. I föreliggande rapport redovisas resultaten från de två kvalitativt orienterade studierna. Rapporten inleds med en kort bakgrund till forskningsprojektet därefter presenteras de övergripande resultaten från de två fristående delstudierna tillsammans med återkopplingar till tidigare forskning på området. Rapporten avslutas med ett kort diskussionsavsnitt där de två studiernas resultat relateras till varandra och till de implikationer resultaten kan ha för organisationen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2018. p. 38
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152333 (URN)978-91-7601-961-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-02 Created: 2018-10-02 Last updated: 2018-10-05Bibliographically approved
Bohm, I., Lindblom, C., Åbacka, G., Bengs, C. & Hörnell, A. (2016). Absence, deviance and unattainable ideals: Discourses on vegetarianism in the Swedish school subject Home and Consumer Studies. Health Education Journal, 75(6), 676-688
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Absence, deviance and unattainable ideals: Discourses on vegetarianism in the Swedish school subject Home and Consumer Studies
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2016 (English)In: Health Education Journal, ISSN 0017-8969, E-ISSN 1748-8176, Vol. 75, no 6, p. 676-688Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: This study aimed to describe Discourses on vegetarian food in the Swedish school subject Home and Consumer Studies. Design: The study involved the observation of naturally occurring classroom talk, with audio recording and in some cases video-taping. Setting: The study was conducted during Home and Consumer Studies lessons in five different northern Swedish schools. Method: Fifty-nine students and five teachers were observed, recorded and in some cases video-taped. The resulting data were analysed with a focus on big 'D' Discourses. Results: Results indicated that gendered Discourses of absence, deviance and unattainability restricted some students' access to vegetarian food. The absence of meat was constructed as simultaneously healthy and unhealthy, a lack of cultural familiarity with vegetarian cooking made finding recipes difficult and students perceived the loss of taste as very negative. The vegetarian was seen as deviant, with vegetarianism being conceptually equated with sickness. Access to meat-free food required a commitment to a vegetarian lifestyle, and this was seen as a sacrifice and as too much work, not only for the individual but also for others. Conclusion: To counteract the restricted access to vegetarian food, Home and Consumer Studies teachers can redesign activities in the subject with the help of critical food literacy. For example, cooking could focus on popular plant-based dishes instead of 'empty' vegetarian themes, all students could be allowed to share vegetarian dishes instead of reserving them for vegetarians, the possibly strict rules of vegetarianism could be relaxed for those who do not wish to commit to them and vegetarian food could be deliberately connected to strength and masculinity. However, this presupposes sufficient economic resources and ample food storage space.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2016
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114075 (URN)10.1177/0017896915611923 (DOI)000383212200004 ()
Available from: 2016-01-12 Created: 2016-01-12 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Kristoffersson, E., Andersson, J., Bengs, C. & Hamberg, K. (2016). Experiences of the gender climate in clinical training: a focus group study among Swedish medical students. BMC Medical Education, 16, Article ID 283.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experiences of the gender climate in clinical training: a focus group study among Swedish medical students
2016 (English)In: BMC Medical Education, ISSN 1472-6920, E-ISSN 1472-6920, Vol. 16, article id 283Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Research shows that medical education is characterized by unequal conditions for women and men, but there is a lack of qualitative studies investigating the social processes that enable and maintain gender inequalities that include both male and female students. In this focus group study, we therefore explored male aswell as female medical students’ experiences of the gender climate – i.e., how beliefs, values, and norms about gender were communicated – during clinical training and how the students dealt with these experiences.

Methods: Focus group interviews were conducted with 24 medical students (nine men) at Umeå University, Sweden. The interviews were structured around personal experiences in clinical training where the participants perceived that gender had mattered. Data were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

Results: The students described gender-stereotyped expectations, discriminatory treatment, compliments, comments, and demeaning jargon. Female students gave more personal and varied examples than the men.The students’ ways of handling their experiences were marked by efforts to fit in, for example, by adapting their appearance and partaking in the prevailing jargon. They felt dependent on supervisors and staff, and due to fear of repercussions they kept silent and avoided unpleasant situations and people rather than challenging humiliating jargon or supervisors who were behaving badly.

Conclusions: Everyday communication of gender beliefs combined with students’ adaptation to stereotyped expectations and discrimination came across as fundamental features through which unequal conditions for male and female students are reproduced and maintained in the clinic. Because they are in a dependent position, it is often difficult for students to challenge problematic gender attitudes. The main responsibility for improvements, therefore, lies with medical school leadership who need to provide students and supervisors with knowledge about gendered processes, discrimination, and sexism and to organize reflection groups about the gender climate in order to improve students’ opportunities to discuss their experiences, and hopefully find ways to protest and actively demand change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: BioMed Central, 2016
Keywords
Medical education, Clinical training, Gender equality, Attitudes, Sexism, Focus groups
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128667 (URN)10.1186/s12909-016-0803-1 (DOI)000386329100002 ()27784300 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-12-12 Created: 2016-12-12 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Wiitavaara, B., Bengs, C. & Brulin, C. (2016). Well, I'm healthy, but… - lay perspectives on health among people with musculoskeletal disorders. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(1), 71-80
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Well, I'm healthy, but… - lay perspectives on health among people with musculoskeletal disorders
2016 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 71-80Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: The purpose was to investigate lay perspectives on health among people with musculoskeletal disorders.

METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were performed with 39 women and 30 men, (aged 22-63 years) with long-term, non-specific musculoskeletal disorders in the neck, shoulder and/or low back. Data was analysed using qualitative content analysis.

RESULTS: These people experienced health as "having resources and opportunities to lead the life one wants". Three categories, "a good enough physical and psychological functioning, freedom of action, and a positive state of emotion and an enriching life", illustrate the different resources and opportunities that the informants described as important for them to perceive themselves as healthy. The informants also reflected on "being ill" and "being well" and what makes the difference. Five aspects influenced the dynamics of their health experiences: "body and soul, prognosis, character of symptoms, physical and social activity, and emotional state". Consequently, the informants expressed a holistic view of health, where the focus lies on the opportunity and the ability to lead their lives the way they want.

CONCLUSIONS: This study points at the value of taking lay perspectives on health into account, as it might increase the opportunity to design effective, personalized rehabilitation strategies. Implications for Rehabilitation Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are difficult to cure and actions to alleviate suffering are of most importance to increase wellbeing and thereby work ability. Research on lay perspectives can contribute towards a deepened understanding of the health experiences of the affected, and thereby the development of the goals and activities of rehabilitation. Our models, that present the view of health and aspects important for achieving wellness among people with MSDs, can contribute in the development of multimodal rehabilitation. The results can also be useful as a base in the evaluation of clinical practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016
Keywords
Health experiences, lay perspective, musculoskeletal disorders, pain
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101833 (URN)10.3109/09638288.2015.1024338 (DOI)000375841800009 ()25777548 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84946811496 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-04-14 Created: 2015-04-14 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Wiklund, M., Danielsson, U., Strömbäck, M. & Bengs, C. (2015). Dissonanser och möjligheter: i ljuset av genus, normativitet och samhällets individualisering. In: Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällsfrågor (Ed.), När livet känns fel: ungas upplevelser kring psykisk ohälsa (pp. 153-173). Stockholm: mucf.se
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dissonanser och möjligheter: i ljuset av genus, normativitet och samhällets individualisering
2015 (Swedish)In: När livet känns fel: ungas upplevelser kring psykisk ohälsa / [ed] Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällsfrågor, Stockholm: mucf.se , 2015, p. 153-173Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I denna fördjupande artikel riktar vi blickarna mot ungas psykiska ohälsa – dissonanser och möjligheter – i förhållande till genuskonstruktioner, normativitet och inflytelserika samhällstrender som individualisering.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: mucf.se, 2015
Keywords
genus, modernitet, psykisk ohälsa, stress, ungdomar, unga vuxna, kropp
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Physiotherapy General Practice
Research subject
genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101549 (URN)
Projects
Stress and Health in Youth (Umeå SHY)
Available from: 2015-04-02 Created: 2015-04-02 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Bohm, I., Lindblom, C., Åbacka, G., Bengs, C. & Hörnell, A. (2015). "He just has to like ham": the centrality of meat in home and consumer studies. Appetite, 95, 101-112
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2015 (English)In: Appetite, ISSN 0195-6663, E-ISSN 1095-8304, Vol. 95, p. 101-112Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aimed to describe Discourses on meat in the school subject Home and Consumer Studies in five different northern Swedish schools. Fifty-nine students and five teachers from five different schools were recorded and in some cases video-taped during lessons. Results indicate that meat was seen as central to nutritional health, sensory experience, culture and social relationships. This positive view was challenged by an alternative Discourse where meat was threatening to health, sensory experience and psychological comfort, but this was not strong enough to affect centrality. Even when participants sought to promote the health advantages of reducing meat consumption, the dominant centrality Discourse was strengthened. This implies that the possible tension between physical and psychosocial/emotional health can make the benefits of a reduction difficult both to convey and accept. A form of critical food literacy may help teachers deconstruct the arbitrary power of the centrality Discourse, but it may also strengthen meat-eater identities because the social norms that guide food choice become salient. A redesign of Discourses might facilitate a reduction in meat consumption, but such a paradigm shift is dependent on the development of society as a whole, and can only be briefly touched upon within the limited timeframes and resources of Home and Consumer Studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015
Keywords
Home economics, Health education, Discourse analysis, Critical food literacy
National Category
Sociology Nutrition and Dietetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-109298 (URN)10.1016/j.appet.2015.06.015 (DOI)000362917400013 ()26145271 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2015-09-24 Created: 2015-09-24 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Strömbäck, M., Wiklund, M., Bengs, C. & Danielsson, U. (2015). ”Jag skakar” tjejers uttryck för psykisk ohälsa. In: Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor (Ed.), När livet känns fel: ungas upplevelser kring psykisk ohälsa (pp. 174-196). Stockholm: Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”Jag skakar” tjejers uttryck för psykisk ohälsa
2015 (Swedish)In: När livet känns fel: ungas upplevelser kring psykisk ohälsa / [ed] Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor, Stockholm: Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor , 2015, p. 174-196Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Hur tänker unga kvinnor själva om sin psykiska hälsa och hur tar den sig uttryck? Artikeln fördjupar förståelsen för hur tonårstjejer och unga kvinnor uttrycker psykisk ohälsa utifrån egna berättelser. Ofta använder de bildspråk, liknelser och metaforer för att förklara och begripliggöra hur de mår och hur de har det i livet. Avslutningsvis diskuterar vi de unga kvinnornas erfarenheter utifrån genus- och maktperspektiv.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor, 2015
Keywords
psykisk ohälsa, stress, genus, ungdomar, unga vuxna, flickor, socialt stöd, interventioner, sociala medier, Internet, intervjuer
National Category
Physiotherapy General Practice Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
genusvetenskap; Family Medicine; Physiotherapy; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101552 (URN)
Projects
Stress and Health in Youth (Umeå SHY)
Available from: 2015-04-02 Created: 2015-04-02 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Bengs, C. & Wiklund, M. (2015). Kropp och hälsa. In: Anna Hedenus, Sofia Björk, Oksana Shmulyar Gréen (Ed.), Feministiskt tänkande och sociologi: teorier, begrepp och tillämpningar (pp. 151-167). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kropp och hälsa
2015 (Swedish)In: Feministiskt tänkande och sociologi: teorier, begrepp och tillämpningar / [ed] Anna Hedenus, Sofia Björk, Oksana Shmulyar Gréen, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, p. 151-167Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015
National Category
Physiology Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Gender Studies Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101858 (URN)978-91-44-10085-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-04-15 Created: 2015-04-15 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Wiitavaara, B., Bengs, C. & Brulin, C. (2015). Lekmannaperspektiv på hälsa bland personer med muskuloskeletala besvär. Best Practice: Smärta (10), 20-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lekmannaperspektiv på hälsa bland personer med muskuloskeletala besvär
2015 (Swedish)In: Best Practice: Smärta, no 10, p. 20-23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-109299 (URN)
Available from: 2015-09-24 Created: 2015-09-24 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Bengs, C. (2015). "Like a normal girl": Performance of body, functionality and femininity [Review]. Sociologisk forskning, 52(4), 395-397
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Like a normal girl": Performance of body, functionality and femininity
2015 (English)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 52, no 4, p. 395-397Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Keywords
kroppssociologi, genus
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-116118 (URN)000367767100005 ()
Available from: 2016-02-10 Created: 2016-02-08 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
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