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Sundqvist, J., Ghazinour, M. & Eriksson, M. (2024). Risk- och friskfaktorer i arbetsmiljön för poliser i yttre tjänst. Gävle: Myndigheten för arbetsmiljökunskap
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Risk- och friskfaktorer i arbetsmiljön för poliser i yttre tjänst
2024 (Swedish)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Poliser i yttre tjänst har en avgörande roll i att förebygga, förhindra och upptäcka brottslig verksamhet, samt att bevaka den allmänna ordningen och säkerheten. Detta uppdrag är inte begränsat till en specifik plats utan spänner över hela samhället. Det innebär att hela samhället utgör polisernas arbetsmiljö. Denna arbetsmiljö är dock komplex och involverar risker såsom hot och våld. Det gör att poliser i yttre tjänst löper en särskilt hög risk för övergrepp, vilket kan leda till långvariga fysiska och psykiska påverkningar.

Poliser ställs inför ökande krav, särskilt med tanke på de samhällsutmaningar som finns idag med exempelvis den grova organiserade brottsligheten. En hög andel poliser överväger att lämna yrket och upplever känslor av otillräcklighet. Det indikerar att det finns utmaningar i arbetsmiljön. Det är därför nödvändigt att få en systematisk översikt över risk- och friskfaktorer på individ-, organisations och samhällsnivå för att utveckla effektiva arbetsmiljöstrategier för en hållbar polisorganisation.

Forskargruppens uppdrag av Myndigheten för arbetsmiljökunskap är att sammanställa befintlig forskning som genomförts i Sverige och Europa de senaste tio åren gällande arbetsmiljö för poliser i yttre tjänst. Resultatet kan vara ett stöd i den svenska polismyndighetens arbetsmiljöarbete.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Myndigheten för arbetsmiljökunskap, 2024. p. 79
Series
Kunskapssammanställning ; 2024:4
Keywords
Poliser i yttre tjänst
National Category
Social Work Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Work Sciences
Research subject
police science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-221767 (URN)978-91-89747-53-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-03-05 Created: 2024-03-05 Last updated: 2024-03-05Bibliographically approved
Lestari, S. K., Eriksson, M., de Luna, X., Malmberg, G. & Ng, N. (2024). Volunteering and instrumental support during the first phase of the pandemic in Europe: the significance of COVID-19 exposure and stringent country’s COVID-19 policy. BMC Public Health, 24(1), Article ID 99.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Volunteering and instrumental support during the first phase of the pandemic in Europe: the significance of COVID-19 exposure and stringent country’s COVID-19 policy
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2024 (English)In: BMC Public Health, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 24, no 1, article id 99Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The COVID-19 control policies might negatively impact older adults’ participation in volunteer work, instrumental support provision, and the likelihood of receiving instrumental support. Studies that quantify changes in these activities and the related factors are limited. The current study aimed to examine the level of volunteering, instrumental support provision and receipt before and during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and to determine whether older adults’ volunteering, instrumental support provision and receipt were associated with individual exposure to COVID-19 and the stringency of country’s COVID-19 control policy during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey using data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) Corona Survey 1 was designed to focus on community-dwelling Europeans aged ≥50 years. History of participation in volunteering work and instrumental support provision or receipt was assessed from the previous SHARE Wave data. The country’s COVID-19 control policy stringency index (S-Index) was from the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker database. A total of 45,669 respondents from 26 European countries were included in the volunteering analysis. Seventeen European countries were included in the analyses of instrumental support provision (N = 36,518) and receipt (N = 36,526). The multilevel logistic regression model was fitted separately to analyse each activity.

Results: The level of volunteering and instrumental support provision was lower during the pandemic, but instrumental support receipt was higher. The country S-Index was positively associated with support provision (OR:1.13;95%CI:1.02–1.26) and negatively associated with support receipt (OR:0.69;95%CI:0.54–0.88). Exposure to COVID-19 was positively associated with support receipt (OR:1.64;95%CI:1.38–1.95). COVID-19 exposure on close ones positively associated with volunteering (OR:1.47;95%CI:1.32–1.65), support provision (OR:1.28;95%CI:1.19–1.39), and support receipt (OR:1.25;95%CI:1.15–1.35).

Conclusions: The COVID-19 pandemic impacted older Europeans’ volunteering, instrumental support provision, and instrumental support receipt from outside their household. When someone close to them was exposed to COVID-19, older Europeans were likely to receive instrumental support and to volunteer and provide instrumental support. A stricter country’s COVID-19 control policy might motivate older adults to provide instrumental support, but it prevents them from receiving instrumental support from outside their households. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central (BMC), 2024
Keywords
s COVID-19, Social support, Social participation, Volunteering, Older population, SHARE, Europe, Ageing population
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-200954 (URN)10.1186/s12889-023-17507-5 (DOI)2-s2.0-85181485748 (Scopus ID)
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 101015924
Note

Originally included in thesis in manuscript form.

Available from: 2022-11-11 Created: 2022-11-11 Last updated: 2024-01-24Bibliographically approved
Jemberie, W. B., Snellman, F., Eriksson, M. & Hammarberg, A. (2023). "Ageing with an alcohol problem is not what I envision": reclaiming agency in shaping personal ageing trajectory and recovery from alcohol problems. BMC Geriatrics, 23, Article ID 866.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Ageing with an alcohol problem is not what I envision": reclaiming agency in shaping personal ageing trajectory and recovery from alcohol problems
2023 (English)In: BMC Geriatrics, ISSN 1471-2318, E-ISSN 1471-2318, Vol. 23, article id 866Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Eliciting and understanding older persons’ descriptions of their resources for healthy ageing and the interaction of these resources with alcohol use and alcohol problems can facilitate health promotion. It can also inform clinicians when identifying areas of recovery capital that present risks and strength for older people seeking alcohol treatment. The objective of this study was to illuminate the experiences and perspectives of older persons on ageing, alcohol use, treatment, and recovery from alcohol problems, as well as their understanding of healthy ageing.

Methods: Eight men and two women, aged 61 to 73 years, with moderate drinking as a treatment goal and treated at an outpatient alcohol clinic in Sweden, participated in semi-structured audio-recorded virtual interviews. A qualitative content analysis examined the transcribed interviews.

Results: Three themes were identified: “Tipping the balance”, “Staying behind a veil” and “Lifting the vail”. First, participants understood healthy ageing as a personal and multidimensional process that involved actively expanding, maintaining or adjusting to the resources needed to lead an active and meaningful life while preserving autonomy, dignity and independence for as long as possible. Second, most participants viewed moderate alcohol use as a contributor to healthy ageing. They sought treatment when their drinking became unsustainable and an immediate threat to their healthy ageing resources. Stigma, ambivalence and a lack of treatment options, however, contributed to delayed treatment. Third, the participants responded to treatment approaches that elicited their concern, incorporated their expertise and treatment and life goals, appreciated their autonomy and agency, and considered them partners in goal setting and decision making. Reduced drinking helped participants regain their agency and improved their healthy ageing capital which in turn catalyzed continuing recovery.

Conclusions: Older persons in non-abstinent recovery perceive healthy ageing and alcohol recovery as personal and interacting multidimensional processes involving their agency to improve biopsychosocial functioning. Treatment approaches that recognize older persons’ desire for healthy ageing, incorporate their treatment goals and respect their autonomy are likely to be acceptable and effective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central (BMC), 2023
Keywords
Alcohol use disorder, Healthy aging, Aged, Quality of life, Recovery, Stigma, Alcohol treatment, Person-centered care, Alcohol
National Category
Psychiatry Geriatrics Substance Abuse Social Work Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences Psychology
Research subject
medical behavioral science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-205173 (URN)10.1186/s12877-023-04573-y (DOI)2-s2.0-85179992364 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Substance Use Disorder Among Older Adults: typologies, pathways and health outcomes
Funder
The Kempe Foundations, 2022-04-26The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, SO2021-0027Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-07213
Available from: 2023-02-25 Created: 2023-02-25 Last updated: 2023-12-28Bibliographically approved
Hansson, J., Eriksson, M., Hjertstedt, M. & Ghazinour, M. (2023). Coercive measures against minors in the Swedish asylum process: legal uncertainty, ambivalence and experiences of intrusiveness. Nordic Journal of Social Research, 14(1), 1-21
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coercive measures against minors in the Swedish asylum process: legal uncertainty, ambivalence and experiences of intrusiveness
2023 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Social Research, E-ISSN 1892-2783, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 1-21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Asylum-seeking minors are viewed as particularly vulnerable but are still exposed to coercive measures permitted by law. This study analyses Swedish Police Authority and Swedish Migration Agency officials’ perceptions of coercive measures towards minors in the asylum process in light of the Swedish law, and raises minors’ own voices on their experiences of coercive measures. Qualitative interviews were performed with 1) officials at the Swedish Police Authority and Swedish Migration Agency who manage and use coercive actions against minors and 2) former minors with experiences of being subjected to coercive measures. Based on a thematic analysis, the results illustrate how the officials’ perceptions about coercive measures are characterized by uncertainty and ambivalence. The minors expressed the importance of how they were treated during the asylum process rather than the coercive measure as such. Swedish law regulating coercive measures needs clarifications to give sufficient guidance for practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universitetsforlaget, 2023
Keywords
asylum-seeking minors, law, officials, thematic analysis, qualitative interviews
National Category
Other Social Sciences Social Work
Research subject
police science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-216998 (URN)10.18261/njsr.14.1.6 (DOI)2-s2.0-85179495917 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2018-00410
Available from: 2023-11-23 Created: 2023-11-23 Last updated: 2023-12-22Bibliographically approved
Canabarro, A. P., Eriksson, M., Nielsen, A., Zeebari, Z. & Salazar, M. (2023). Cognitive social capital as a health-enabling factor for STI testing among young men in Stockholm, Sweden: A cross-sectional population-based study. Heliyon, 9(10), Article ID e20812.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cognitive social capital as a health-enabling factor for STI testing among young men in Stockholm, Sweden: A cross-sectional population-based study
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2023 (English)In: Heliyon, E-ISSN 2405-8440, Vol. 9, no 10, article id e20812Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To assess whether different forms of cognitive social capital increased the relative probability of testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young men living in Stockholm, Sweden.

Methods: A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted in 2017 with men aged 20–29 years living in Stockholm County, Sweden (n = 523). The main outcome was STI testing patterns (never tested, tested only within a 12-month period, tested only beyond a 12-month period, repeatedly tested). The main exposure were two forms of cognitive social capital: social support (having received help, having someone to share inner feelings with) and institutionalized trust (in school, healthcare, media). Data were analyzed using weighted multivariable multinomial logistic regression to obtain adjusted weighted relative probability ratio (aRPR).

Results: After adjusting for confounding factors, receiving help (aRPR: 5.2, 95% CI: 1.7–16.2) and having someone to share inner feelings with (aRPR: 3.1, 95% CI: 1.2–7.7) increased the relative probabilities of young men testing for STIs, but only for those testing beyond a 12-month period. Trust in media increased the relative probability of STI testing for those testing only within a 12-month period (aRPR: 2.6, 95% CI: 1.1–6.1) and for those testing repeatedly (aRPR: 3.6, 95% CI: 1.5–8.8).

Conclusion: Young men in Stockholm County exhibit distinct STI testing patterns. Social support and trust in media were factors that increased the probability of being tested for STIs, with this effect varying according to the young men's STI testing pattern. Further studies are required to explore how trust in media might promote STI testing in this population.

Keywords
HIV testing, Sexually transmitted diseases, Social capital, Social support, Sweden, Trust
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-215922 (URN)10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e20812 (DOI)2-s2.0-85174465180 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-00594
Available from: 2023-11-02 Created: 2023-11-02 Last updated: 2023-11-02Bibliographically approved
Zetterberg, L., Eriksson, M., Ravry, C., Santosa, A. & Ng, N. (2023). Neighbourhood social sustainable development and spatial scale: a qualitative case study in Sweden. Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability
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2023 (English)In: Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, ISSN 1354-9839, E-ISSN 1469-6711Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social sustainability has increasingly become a goal for urban policy and planning, and for local and regional developmental strategies. Neighbourhoods are a common spatial scale for studying social sustainability and there is a growing focus on social sustainability in urban neighbourhoods for both researchers and policymakers. This paper is based on a qualitative case study of a neighbourhood defined by the municipality as at-risk of negative social development in a municipality in northern Sweden. The aim is to describe the perceived threats and promoters for social sustainable development in a neighbourhood defined as at-risk, and to analyse these in relation to a perspective of spatial scale. The study is based on data from interviews with municipal representatives, local professionals and residents, representing different experiences and perspectives in the neighbourhood. Four themes illustrating threats to socially sustainable development were identified: crime, unrest and unsafety; segregation and social exclusion; reputation and stigmatisation; and low involvement in municipal processes. The promoters for socially sustainable development identified in the respondents’ stories reflect four themes: strong community spirit; safety and low criminality; lively civic society and well-functioning public services. Our results show that neighbourhood social sustainability cannot be studied or acted upon without being put in a context of spatial scale and an understanding that processes occurring at a particular scale only can be adequately understood when considered in relation to other scales, i.e. the development in the neighbourhood can only be understood in relation to the development in the city and at national level. There is also a need for an awareness of how different aspects of socially sustainable development relate to each other, by strengthening or counteracting each other.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
neighbourhood, social sustainability, social sustainable development, spatial scale
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-205484 (URN)10.1080/13549839.2023.2179610 (DOI)000939579900001 ()2-s2.0-85149018026 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2018-00262Swedish Research Council Formas, 2018-00276
Available from: 2023-03-15 Created: 2023-03-15 Last updated: 2023-11-01Bibliographically approved
Snellman, M.-L., Blom, B. & Eriksson, M. (2023). Social hållbarhet och en hållbar socialtjänst – utmaningar och möjligheter (1ed.). In: Björn Blom; Malin Eriksson; Marie-Louise Snellman (Ed.), Socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet: insatser på individ-, grupp- och samhällsnivå (pp. 299-316). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social hållbarhet och en hållbar socialtjänst – utmaningar och möjligheter
2023 (Swedish)In: Socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet: insatser på individ-, grupp- och samhällsnivå / [ed] Björn Blom; Malin Eriksson; Marie-Louise Snellman, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023, 1, p. 299-316Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I den här antologin beskriver ett antal författare socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet utifrån olika nivåer och perspektiv. I det avslutande kapitlet sammanfattar vi de centrala aspekter som framkommer i bokens olika kapitel och som bidrar till ett klargörande av vad socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet kan innebära. Vidare presenterar vi en sammanfattande tolkning av policylogiken bakom den planerade reformeringen av socialtjänsten och hur de olika insatser som diskuteras i boken kan förstås i relation till en sådan logik. Avslutningsvis diskuteras de behov, utmaningar och möjligheter, som mot bakgrund av bokens kapitel, är centrala för att kunna utveckla socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023 Edition: 1
Keywords
Socialtjänst, Social hållbarhet, Hållbar socialtjänst
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-212930 (URN)9789144153162 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-16 Created: 2023-08-16 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Zetterberg, L. & Eriksson, M. (2023). Socialt kapital som verktyg i planering för socialt hållbara bostadsområden (1ed.). In: Björn Blom; Malin Eriksson; Marie-Louise Snellman (Ed.), Socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet: insatser på individ-, grupp- och samhällsnivå (pp. 139-152). Umeå: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socialt kapital som verktyg i planering för socialt hållbara bostadsområden
2023 (Swedish)In: Socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet: insatser på individ-, grupp- och samhällsnivå / [ed] Björn Blom; Malin Eriksson; Marie-Louise Snellman, Umeå: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023, 1, p. 139-152Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-220499 (URN)9789144153162 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-02-05 Created: 2024-02-05 Last updated: 2024-03-05Bibliographically approved
Blom, B., Eriksson, M. & Snellman, M.-L. (2023). Socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet: en introduktion. In: Björn Blom; Malin Eriksson; Marie-Louise Snellman (Ed.), Socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet: insatser på individ-, grupp- och samhällsnivå (pp. 21-37). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet: en introduktion
2023 (Swedish)In: Socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet: insatser på individ-, grupp- och samhällsnivå / [ed] Björn Blom; Malin Eriksson; Marie-Louise Snellman, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023, p. 21-37Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Den här antologin handlar om socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet. Det är ett tema som per definition kan sägas vara betydelsefullt, men samtidigt är det oklart vad det innebär, både i teori och praktik. Vi förmodar att olika läsare närmar sig boken med skilda förväntningar och förkunskaper. Några frågor som antagligen kan infinna sig är: Vad är social hållbarhet? Vad finns det för koppling mellan social hållbarhet och socialtjänstens arbete? Är socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet något nytt? Vilka behöver kunskap om socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet och varför? I det här kapitlet för vi en introducerade diskussion i anslutning till dessa frågor. Därigenom läggs en grund för bokens övriga kapitel där olika aspekter av socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet behandlas mer ingående.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023
Keywords
Socialtjänst, Social hållbarhet, Hållbar socialtjänst
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-212929 (URN)978-91-44-15316-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-16 Created: 2023-08-16 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Blom, B., Eriksson, M. & Snellman, M.-L. (Eds.). (2023). Socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet: insatser på individ-, grupp- och samhällsnivå (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet: insatser på individ-, grupp- och samhällsnivå
2023 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Att arbeta för social hållbarhet är nödvändigt då det i grund och botten handlar om vår gemensamma framtid. I Sverige är socialtjänsten en nyckelaktör i detta arbete. I den här boken diskuteras bland annat vad social hållbarhet är, kopplingen mellan social hållbarhet och socialtjänstens arbete, samt hur socialtjänsten arbetar med frågor som rör social hållbarhet. I boken ger forskare och yrkesverksamma praktiker initierade och konkreta exempel på socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet på olika samhällsnivåer. Författarna beskriver även hur arbetet med social hållbarhet har sett ut över tid och med utgångspunkt i lagförslag och aktuell forskning diskuteras hur socialtjänstens framtida arbete med social hållbarhet kan utvecklas. Socialtjänstens arbete med social hållbarhet vänder sig framför allt till studenter på socionomprogrammet och till studerande på andra professionsutbildningar inom det samhälls- och beteendevetenskapliga området. Boken kan med fördel läsas även av yrkesverksamma socionomer och annan personal i människobehandlande organisationer. Den är också relevant för beslutsfattare, lärare och forskare.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023. p. 325 Edition: 1
Keywords
Socialtjänst, Social hållbarhet, Hållbar socialtjänst
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-212933 (URN)9789144153162 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-16 Created: 2023-08-16 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
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