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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Bridging the gap between structure and action : a sociological study of political activists' organisational involvement in Hong Kong

Wong, Chi Tsing January 1998 (has links)
No description available.

Epidemiology of malignant melanoma

Swerdlow, A. J. January 1984 (has links)
No description available.

Culture as class closure : a sociological case study

Hodgkiss, Philip January 1981 (has links)
No description available.

An empirical test of the epidemiology of health /

MacDonald, Karen Michelle. January 2003 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Virginia, 2003. / Spine title: A test of the epidemiology of health. Includes bibliographical references (p. 162-201). Also available online through Digital Dissertations.

Development and initial validation of the Perceived Classism Questionnaire

Cavalhieri, Klaus Eickhoff 01 August 2019 (has links)
The Social Class Worldview Model (SCWM; Liu, 2011) is a recent phenomenological framework, in which social class is understood based on experiences of acculturation, identity, and stress, as opposed to a narrow view of access to resources. Based on this model, people's experiences of social class discrimination (i.e., classism) are an integral part of how they make meaning of their social class. The current study addresses the development and initial validation of the Perceived Classism Questionnaire (PCQ), a scale of distress due to classist experiences. Items were initially created and refined based on a review of the available literature, expert analysis, and a pilot study. In Study 1, an Exploratory Factor Analysis was conducted on a sample of 309 participants, reveling three distinct factors: Downward Classism, Upward Classism, and Lateral Classism. In study 2, a Confirmatory Factor Analysis in a distinct sample of 274 participants provided further support for the three-factor structure of the PCQ. The three subscales were correlated in the expected directions with convergent and discriminant measures (i.e., subjective social status, self-rated health, stress, state and trait anxiety, life satisfaction, and well-being), supporting validity evidence of the PCQ. The Perceived Classism Questionnaire advances on previous scales of classism, as it is a theory-driven scale, and it is not restricted to academic environments. Research and practical implications of the PCQ are discussed.

Civilized men the social elite of K'uai-chi, China in the fourth century A.D. /

Holcombe, Charles W. January 1986 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Michigan, 1986. / eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references (p. 328-375).

The significance of the relationships between social class status, social mobility, and delinquent behavior

Pine, Gerald John January 1963 (has links)
Thesis (Ed.D.)--Boston University.

The impact of the intersection of race, gender and class on women CEO's lived experiences and career progresson : strategies for gender transformation at leadership level in corporate South Africa

Dlamini, Nobuhle Judith 19 August 2014 (has links)
The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of the intersection of race, gender and social class on women leaders’ work experience and career progression in order to come up with strategies for gender transformation at leadership level in corporate South Africa. The problem statement of this research study concerns the indication in the annual report of the Commission for Employment Equity (Department of Labour 2012) that there is under-representation of women, especially African and Coloured women, at top management level relative to the economically active population. The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill was published in the Government Gazette No. 37005 of 6 November 2013. This Bill aims to enforce compliance with the stipulated minimum representation of women at senior levels in both the private and public sectors. This study, with its objective of reaching an understanding of the impact of the intersection of race, gender and social class on women’s career progression, is therefore timeous. Getting the perspective of woman CEOs across race and class on how to transform gender at leadership level could add an important voice to transformation and could be of benefit to decision makers in business and in government. Based on this problem statement the following research questions were formulated: - To what extent does the intersection of race, social class and gender impact on women CEOs’ experience in their work roles and career progression? - How might an understanding of women leaders’ experiences in their roles assist with strategies to transform gender at leadership level in corporate South Africa? Qualitative research methodology was chosen as the appropriate methodology and grounded theory was employed. Purposive, snowball and theoretical sampling methods were used to identify fourteen participants (13 CEOs and one chairman).The life story method was employed for in-depth semi-structured interviews from which rich descriptive data was collected and which was analysed using grounded theory. Findings confirmed that the intersection of race, gender, age and class does have an impact on women’s career progression and their life experiences. The dominant social identity was race for blacks and gender whites; class and age were the overlay. In terms of strategies for gender transformation, first-order constructs from the participants were related to abstract second-order constructs from the literature, which led to the formulation of the WHEEL Theoretical Model. The theoretical model is an integration of different elements required for the formulation of strategies for gender transformation at leadership level. The different elements were women themselves; domestic and family support; the organisation; society and government. Despite some limitations that were encountered, the aim of the study was achieved by making a contribution not only to the development of theory related to strategies for gender transformation at leadership level, which other scholars can build from, but also to the gaining of insights into the intersection of multiple social identities and their impact which can be used by business leaders and policymakers to address inequalities in organisations. In addition, this research study made various recommendations for future research / Business Management

Association between household socio-economic status and stunting among under-five children in Zimbabwe

Musakwa-Maravanyika, Nozipho Orykah January 2017 (has links)
A Research Report submitted to the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Degree of Master of Public Health Johannesburg, June 2017 / Background The disparities in health outcomes between the poor and the rich are increasingly widened, with conditions like stunting still dominating the public health agenda. Policy-makers and researchers need to investigate and inform policies that are aimed at reducing inequities and implement interventions based on available evidence. Objectives The study aimed to investigate the relationship between household socio-economic status and stunting in children younger than five years in Zimbabwe using the 2010 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS). The specific objectives were (i) to describe the different levels of stunting in children under-five years of age; (ii) to determine the association between socio-economic status and stunting in the under-five year age group; and (iii) to determine other factors associated with stunting in children under-five years of age in Zimbabwe. Methods Data from the 2010 Zimbabwe DHS was used for a cross sectional analysis. A modified Poisson regression was used to compute the crude and adjusted prevalence ratios (PR) and the 95% confidence interval (CI) of the association between socio-economic status and stunting. For multivariate models, variables that were identified a priori, those that had a p-value <0.20 in bivariate analyses and inclusion of variables that resulted in a change of 10% or more in the estimate of outcome, were included in the multiple regression models as potential confounders. Results A total of 1,080 children (25.3%; 95% CI: 23.8-26.8 %) of the 4,761 included in the sample were stunted. In univariate analysis, children in the richest households were shown to have a 43% significantly reduced prevalence of stunting as compared to the poorest households [crude PR=0.57, 95% CI (0.45 – 0.72)]. In multivariate analysis, the richer households had less stunted children than the poorest households (adj PR 0.63; 95% CI: 0.47 - 0.84), richer (adj PR 0.79 95% CI: 0.63 - 0.97 ;), middle (adj PR 1.01; 95% CI: 0.87 – 1.17 ;), and poorer (adj PR 0.85; 95% CI: 0.74 – 0.97). Other factors associated with stunting were the child’s anaemia status, age, sex, weight, living with mother or other, the mother’s height and the mother’s body mass index (BMI). Conclusion This study showed that household socio-economic status is associated with stunting in children under the age of five years in Zimbabwe. Stunting is still an immense challenge for most economically unindustrialized nations, Zimbabwe included, and threatens the possibility of many of these countries meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore there is need for multi-sectoral interventions that include poverty alleviation, social welfare, educational and health policies that will enhance the socio-economic status of the household in order to improve children’s nutritional status in Zimbabwe. / MT2017

Symptomatic identities: lovesickness and the nineteenth-century British novel

Cheshier, Laura Kay 17 September 2007 (has links)
Lovesickness is a common malady in British literature, but it is also an illness that has been perceived and diagnosed differently in different eras. The nineteenthcentury British novel incorporates a lovesickness that primarily affects women with physical symptoms, including fever, that may end in a female character's death. The fever of female lovesickness includes a delirium that allows a female character to play out the identity crisis she must feel at the loss of a significant relationship and possibly of her social status. Commonly conflated with a type of female madness, the nineteenthcentury novelists often focus less on the delirium and more on the physical symptoms of illness that affect a female character at the loss of love. These physical symptoms require physical care from other characters and often grant the heroine status and comfort. Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Charles Dickens all use subtle variations in lovesickness to identify the presence or absence of a female character's virtue. Jane Austen established lovesickness as a necessary experience for female characters, who choose only if they reveal or conceal their symptoms to a watchful public. Elizabeth Gaskell established both a comic socially constructed lovesickness in which a female character can participate if she is aware of popular culture and a spontaneous lovesickness that affects socially unaware female characters and leads to death. Charles Dickens establishes lovesickness as culturally pervasive by writing a female character who stages lovesickness for the purpose of causing pain to others and a female character who is immune to lovesickness and the rhetoric of love, yet is consistently spoken into others' love stories. Lovesickness becomes a barometer of the soul in several nineteenthcentury novels by which we read a heroine's virtue or lack of virtue and the depth of her loss.

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