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Lindblad, M., Lundahl, L. & Rolfsman, E. (2020). Framtiden i sikte: Skolans stöd för ungas karriärlärande (1:1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Framtiden i sikte: Skolans stöd för ungas karriärlärande
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2020 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Att navigera bland olika framtidsvägar är en avancerad uppgift för en tonåring, och detta blir extra tydligt i samband med gymnasievalet i nian. Valet rör i praktiken inte bara kommande utbildning utan också ett yrkes- och vuxenliv som ungdomarna blir del av först långt senare. I dag finns det dessutom ett rikhaltigt utbud av gymnasieskolor och gymnasieprogram som ofta är svårt att överblicka. Framtiden i sikte bygger på forskningsprojektet Lära för karriärvalet och handlar om stödet – såsom undervisning, vägledning och praktik – till grundskolans elever för att de ska göra välunderbyggda framtidsval. Boken betonar lärandeaspekterna av sådant stöd. Den analyserar hur skolans rektorer, lärare och vägledare arbetar med dessa frågor och vilka aktörer utanför skolan som engagerar sig. En central aspekt i boken gäller vilket innehåll som förmedlas till eleverna och vilka förutsättningar som ges för ett mer varaktigt lärande. Boken tar slutligen upp elevernas uppfattningar om vilket stöd de skulle behöva för framtidsvalen, och vilket stöd de faktiskt får.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2020. p. 264 Edition: 1:1
Keywords
Framtidsval, karriärlärande, karriärundervisning, studie- och yrkesvägledning, grundskola
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-168081 (URN)9789144129433 (ISBN)
Projects
Lära för karriärvalet
Available from: 2020-02-17 Created: 2020-02-17 Last updated: 2020-02-18
Gyllencreutz, L., Rolfsman, E., Frånberg, G.-M. & Saveman, B.-I. (2020). Injury risks during outdoor play among Swedish schoolchildren: teachers' perceptions and injury preventive practices. Education 3-13, 48(1), 1-11
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Injury risks during outdoor play among Swedish schoolchildren: teachers' perceptions and injury preventive practices
2020 (English)In: Education 3-13, ISSN 0300-4279, E-ISSN 1475-7575, Vol. 48, no 1, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Approximately 36,000 Swedish children seek medical care annually because of injuries during school time. The purpose of this field study is to investigate risky outdoor play at the school yard and to describe teachers’ perceptions of risk and safety in relation to learning and development. The study includes observations of children (6–12 years old) during outdoor activities as part of the school’s activities and includes focus-group interviews with teachers and children. Children were seen climbing high in play facilities, speeding down slides, or competing with sticks in the woods. Different views of risk and safety among the participants influence outdoor play activities. Teachers’ knowledge of risk seems to be derived from common sense and personal experiences rather than from a professional perspective. A joint approach of educational and medicine disciplines is desirable when it comes to children’s health and development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2020
Keywords
Outdoor play, injury prevention, risk, safety, social representation
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Pedagogy Pedagogical Work Nursing
Research subject
Caring Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153899 (URN)10.1080/03004279.2018.1551912 (DOI)000500210700001 ()2-s2.0-85057618110 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-06 Created: 2018-12-06 Last updated: 2019-12-19Bibliographically approved
Laukaityte, I. & Rolfsman, E. (2020). Low, medium, and high-performing schools in the Nordic countries. Student performance at PISA Mathematics 2003-2012. Education Inquiry
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Low, medium, and high-performing schools in the Nordic countries. Student performance at PISA Mathematics 2003-2012
2020 (English)In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, E-ISSN 2000-4508Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Decreasing performance in several core subjects among students in Sweden and the increasing segregation of schools are urgent issues in relation to equity in education, which has been a long-term goal in Sweden. The aim of this study is to identify factors in the school environment associated with student performance in PISA in mathematics at different performance levels in the Nordic countries. In order to separate the effects of school-level variables from the effects of student background factors, and to deal with the multistage sampling design used in PISA, multilevel analysis was used in this exploratory study. Based on data from PISA 2003 and 2012, which are the most recent assessments with a focus on mathematics, results have shown that a few school-level factors seemed to be associated with student success, and then mainly among low and medium-performing schools. Overall, school-level factors associated with success (or lack of it) partially differ between countries and over the years. These results have implications for educational professionals since some of the school-level factors identified inhibit potential for change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
Keywords
Large-scale comparative studies, Multilevel modelling, Performance levels, School-effectiveness, School-level factors.
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-168017 (URN)10.1080/20004508.2020.1721256 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2015-02160
Available from: 2020-02-10 Created: 2020-02-10 Last updated: 2020-02-18
Wiberg, M. & Rolfsman, E. (2019). Nordic Students’ Achievement and School Effectiveness in TIMSS 2015. In: : . Paper presented at 8th International Research Conference - The differences that make the difference. Copenhagen, Denmark, June 24-25, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nordic Students’ Achievement and School Effectiveness in TIMSS 2015
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The effectiveness of schools is often defined by students’ success in core subjectsand a basic assumption within this research field is that students’ success arerelated to school factors, which can be categorized into context and climatevariables. A key actor is the principal, since he or she is ultimately responsible forthe school and thereby ultimately the students’ success. The overall aim of thisstudy was to identify factors in the school environment that are associated withstudents’ mathematics achievement in the Nordic countries. We focused onSweden and Norway and compared them as they both participated in TIMSS 2015.Effective schools were identified by using average mathematics achievement andconstructed regression models with the student factors and variables as covariates.Schools were regarded as high effective if they were in the top third in theircountry in mathematics achievement, mid effective if they were in the middlethird, and low effective if they were in the bottom third in their country. Schoolfactors were constructed based on the school questionnaire answered by theprincipals. Multilevel analysis was used to separate the school effects from thestudents’ home background. The overall results indicate that few school factorsassociated with student success were found, in particular in Sweden where schoolfactors of importance are mainly related to the student body regardless of thedifferent school types, i.e. low- mid- or high-effective school. School factors ofimportance for student success in Norway, appear mainly to be related to theschool climate. The finding for Sweden is in line with previous studies. However,this is a result that require some thoughts, in the light of the recent development in Sweden regarding the rise of the school segregation and the Swedish long-termgoal of encounter threats to individuals, equal opportunities and access toeducation and future plans on educational investments.

Keywords
Multilevel analysis, Sweden, Norway, Mathematics, school factors
National Category
Probability Theory and Statistics
Research subject
Statistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163123 (URN)
Conference
8th International Research Conference - The differences that make the difference. Copenhagen, Denmark, June 24-25, 2019
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2015-02160
Available from: 2019-09-09 Created: 2019-09-09 Last updated: 2020-02-07Bibliographically approved
Wiberg, M. & Rolfsman, E. (2019). The association between science achievement measures in schools and TIMSS science achievements in Sweden. International Journal of Science Education, 41(16), 2218-2232
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The association between science achievement measures in schools and TIMSS science achievements in Sweden
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Science Education, ISSN 0950-0693, E-ISSN 1464-5289, Vol. 41, no 16, p. 2218-2232Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine the association between students’ TIMSS (Trends in Mathematics and Science Study) science achievement, and students’ school achievements, in terms of national tests and grades from school years 6 and 9. Further to examine the association with TIMSS science achievement and different subgroups of students based on their home background. The study is based on a unique possibility to analyse TIMSS 2015 data together with register data of the Swedish students’ national test results from school years 6 and 9 and their science subject grades from school years 6 and 9. The overall results show that there were moderate associations between TIMSS science achievement and school achievement measures. The association between grades and the high-stakes national tests were stronger than between grades and TIMSS. The students’ home background had a clear impact on the results as students with highly educated mothers, who comes from homes with many books and are nonimmigrants had on average higher TIMSS science achievements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Correlation, grades, multilevel analysis, national tests, science achievement
National Category
Probability Theory and Statistics
Research subject
Statistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163447 (URN)10.1080/09500693.2019.1666217 (DOI)000486988400001 ()2-s2.0-85073927825 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2015-02160
Available from: 2019-09-19 Created: 2019-09-19 Last updated: 2019-12-02Bibliographically approved
Pakbaz, M., Rolfsman, E. & Löfgren, M. (2017). Are women adequately informed before gynaecological surgery?. BMC Women's Health, 17(1), Article ID 68.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Are women adequately informed before gynaecological surgery?
2017 (English)In: BMC Women's Health, ISSN 1472-6874, E-ISSN 1472-6874, Vol. 17, no 1, article id 68Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and hysterectomy are the most common gynaecological surgeries that can affect the function of the bladder and bowel as well as one's sexual life. There is evidence that adequate patient information given preoperatively regarding expected outcomes of surgery is important because well-informed patients are more satisfied with the results of surgery and recover faster. However, there is little known about the amount and quality of information given to women before surgery. This study investigates whether women received information before gynaecological surgery on the effect of surgery with respect to the functioning of the bladder (micturition, ability to stay continent) and the bowel (empty bowel) as well as the surgery's effect on sexual functioning.

METHODS: A prospective, cross-sectional study was conducted. Women undergoing hysterectomy, surgery for vaginal prolapse, or surgery for urinary incontinence (n = 972) and included in the Swedish National Register for Gynaecological Surgery participated in the study. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to the women along with the preoperative questionnaire from the register.

RESULTS: About 50% of the women undergoing prolapse surgery were supplied with information regarding the effect of the surgery with respect to remaining continent, to emptying bowels, micturitaion, and sexual life. One out of four women undergoing hysterectomy received information about the effect of the surgery on the sexual life and bladder function. In the incontinence group, the given information about the surgery's effect on bladder function and sexual function was 80 and 30%, respectively.

CONCLUSION: Surgery in the vagina and the genital organs may affect function of the organs close to the surgical area (i.e., bladder and bowel) and may affect sexual function. According to this study, women are inadequately informed before surgery. Access to information via oral and written counselling needs to be improved.

Keywords
Benign gynaecological surgery, Preoperative information
National Category
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-138698 (URN)10.1186/s12905-017-0426-7 (DOI)000408458500001 ()28841883 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-08-28 Created: 2017-08-28 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Gyllencreutz, L., Rolfsman, E. & Saveman, B.-I. (2015). Non-minor injuries among children sustained in an outdoor environment: a retrospective register study. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 22(1), 3-10
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Non-minor injuries among children sustained in an outdoor environment: a retrospective register study
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, ISSN 1745-7300, E-ISSN 1745-7319, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 3-10Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim was to investigate non-minor injuries sustained during outdoor activities among 0-12 year old children and to explore self-reported circumstances surrounding these incidents. During 2007-2009, the Umea University Hospital injury database (IDB) registered 795 children with moderate (n = 778) and serious (n = 17) injuries, such as fractures. The IDB includes data from a questionnaire completed in the emergency department by the injured child or a parent. The open-ended questions catch the injured child's description of what circumstances precede the injury incident. The most commonly reported activities contributing to injuries were play, sport, and transport. Surface impacts were also reported as contributing factors along with products such as trampolines, bicycles, and downhill skis. By achieving a deeper knowledge about the activities and circumstances that precede non-minor injury incidents, creating safer outdoor environments may be feasible.

Keywords
outdoor, children, prevention, injury, play
National Category
Health Sciences Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-80540 (URN)10.1080/17457300.2013.833945 (DOI)000351835400002 ()
Available from: 2013-09-20 Created: 2013-09-20 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Gyllencreutz, L., Björnstig, J., Rolfsman, E. & Saveman, B.-I. (2015). Outdoor pedestrian fall-related injuries among Swedish senior citizens: injuries and preventive strategies. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 29(2), 225-233
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Outdoor pedestrian fall-related injuries among Swedish senior citizens: injuries and preventive strategies
2015 (Swedish)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 29, no 2, p. 225-233Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Senior citizens get around, to a large extent, as pedestrians, and safe walking is desirable for senior citizens allowing them to stay mobile, independent and healthy in old age. Senior citizens are over-represented in injury statistics, and fall-related injuries are common. The aim of this study was to investigate fall-related injuries including healthcare costs among senior citizen pedestrians injured when walking in public outdoor environments and to describe their self-reported causes and suggested preventive strategies. The data were based on a combination of information from injury data and a questionnaire. Three hundred senior citizens attended one emergency department after sustaining injuries from pedestrian falls; 60% suffered nonminor injuries, mostly fractures. One-fifth of the pedestrians were hospitalised for an average of 8 days with an indirect hospital cost of 6.2 million EUR (55 million SEK). Environmental factors such as ice were the most commonly described cause of the injury incident. Forty per cent of the respondents indicated that the municipality was responsible for the cause of the injury incident. Fewer respondents mentioned their own responsibility as a preventive strategy. Thirty per cent described a combination of improvements such as better road maintenance, changes in human behaviour and use of safety products as preventive strategies. It is of great importance to highlight general safety, products and preventive strategies to minimise injury risks, so that pedestrians can safely realise the known health benefits of walking and thereby limit healthcare costs.

Keywords
elderly, outdoor, environment, fall, prevention, safety
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-92582 (URN)10.1111/scs.12153 (DOI)000354260700004 ()24913321 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2014-08-29 Created: 2014-08-29 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Lyrén, P.-E., Rolfsman, E., Wedman, J., Wikström, C. & Wikström, M. (2014). Det nya högskoleprovet: samband mellan provresultat och prestation i högskolan. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det nya högskoleprovet: samband mellan provresultat och prestation i högskolan
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2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2014. p. 24
Keywords
högskoleprovet, antagning, urval, prov, prediktion, högskolan
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141422 (URN)
Available from: 2017-11-02 Created: 2017-11-02 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved
Bylund, P.-O., Rolfsman, E. & Saveman, B.-I. (2013). Injuries before and after the implementation of traffic safety countermeasures: a case study of a pedestrian and bicycle bridge. Safety Science Monitor, 17(2), 5
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Injuries before and after the implementation of traffic safety countermeasures: a case study of a pedestrian and bicycle bridge
2013 (English)In: Safety Science Monitor, ISSN 1443-8844, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 5-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The implementation of community injury prevention programs in order to reduce injuries caused by road traffic incidents has been a public health priority for many years. The purpose of this case-study was to investigate whether the implementation of traffic safety countermeasures on a bridge for bicyclists and pedestrians was effective in reducing the number and severity of injuries. The study was based on data from the injury database at the University Hospital of Umeå and includes data from 74 injured persons. Injury incidence, injury severity and the circumstances associated with injury incidences are reported. There was an increase in the incidence of both moderate and more serious injuries, such as brain injuries and fractures of upper extremities, after the safety countermeasures were put in place. Falls due to overturning with the bicycle dominated among single crashes. Collisions and crashes caused by giving way to pedestrians or other bicyclists were the most common types of crash. The main finding is that the modification of the bridge, which aimed to reduce injuries, has not been successful, in particular with reference to the incidence of severe injuries.

Keywords
Before-after study, Bicyclists, Injuries, Pedestrians, Safety countermeasures, Traffic
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87265 (URN)
Available from: 2014-03-27 Created: 2014-03-27 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Projects
What can we learn from large-scale international comparative assessments in order to develop the Swedish school? [2015-02160_VR]; Umeå University; Publications
Laukaityte, I. & Rolfsman, E. (2020). Low, medium, and high-performing schools in the Nordic countries. Student performance at PISA Mathematics 2003-2012. Education Inquiry
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