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Rational and emotional tension balances in the organization of political hunger strikes. (2021)
Journal Article
CONNOLLY, J., DOLAN, P. and VERTIGANS, S. [2021]. Rational and emotional tension balances in the organization of political hunger strikes. Sociological research online [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/13607804211003592

This paper is concerned with the relationship between the organization of political hunger strikes, rational calculations and actions and emotions. Drawing from the theoretical formulations of Norbert Elias, we examine how rational–emotional balances... Read More about Rational and emotional tension balances in the organization of political hunger strikes..

Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens. (2021)
Journal Article
GIBSON, N., VERTIGANS, S. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. [2021]. Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens. International social work [online], (accepted).

Empowerment is an often used concept and the work of Paulo Freire has helped to define the application and outcomes of approaches. The researchers visited Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, during periods of political activity which has previously resulted in... Read More about Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens..

Towards decoloniality in a social work programme: a process of dialogue, reflexivity, action and change. (2021)
Journal Article
RASOOL, S. and HARMS-SMITH, L. 2021. Towards decoloniality in a social work programme: a process of dialogue, reflexivity, action and change. Critical African studies [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/21681392.2021.1886136

Both students and scholars have identified the critical imperative to prioritize decolonization and pedagogical and curriculum transformation in South African higher education institutions. The ongoing context of coloniality, persistent race-based in... Read More about Towards decoloniality in a social work programme: a process of dialogue, reflexivity, action and change..

Comparing mental contrasting with implementation intentions against solution-focused and autonomous planning. (2021)
Journal Article
ABDULLA, A. and WOODS, R. [2021]. Comparing mental contrasting with implementation intentions against solution-focused and autonomous planning. School psychology international [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/01430343211000399

Research suggests that mental contrasting with implementation intentions (MCII) enhances commitment and goal attainment. However, most studies have used limited comparison conditions. The present study compared MCII against two other potentially effe... Read More about Comparing mental contrasting with implementation intentions against solution-focused and autonomous planning..

Expectant parents’ perspectives on the influence of a single antenatal relaxation class: a qualitative study. (2021)
Journal Article
TABIB, M., HUMPHREY, T., FORBES-MCKAY, K. and LAU, A. 2021. Expectant parents’ perspectives on the influence of a single antenatal relaxation class: a qualitative study. Complementary therapies in clinical practice [online], 43, article ID 101341. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101341

Aim: This study explores the perspectives of expectant parents on the influence of a single antenatal class incorporating education on childbirth physiology and relaxation techniques. Method: The data for this qualitative descriptive study were colle... Read More about Expectant parents’ perspectives on the influence of a single antenatal relaxation class: a qualitative study..

Teachers' faith, identity processes and resilience: a qualitative approach. (2021)
Journal Article
PHILLIPS, R. [2021]. Teachers' faith, identity processes and resilience: a qualitative approach. British journal of religious education [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/01416200.2021.1891860

Teachers are at risk to suffer from burnout and adverse mental health as a result of work-related stress and conflicts. The development of teacher resilience depends upon a complex interaction between extraneous factors (i.e. administrative and socia... Read More about Teachers' faith, identity processes and resilience: a qualitative approach..

Asking students to recall success may not enhance their perceived self-efficacy. (2021)
Journal Article
ABDULLA, A. 2021. Asking students to recall success may not enhance their perceived self-efficacy. Learning and individual differences [online], 87, article ID 101984. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2021.101984

The aim of this study was to discover whether asking students to recall success ('solicited ME recall') enhances PSE for an important skill – writing ideation. In Experiment 1, students were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: (i) Solicited... Read More about Asking students to recall success may not enhance their perceived self-efficacy..

Collaborate and die! Exploring different understandings of organisational cooperation within Scotland's uncertain North Sea oil and gas industry. (2021)
Journal Article
ADAMS, N.N. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2021. Collaborate and die! Exploring different understandings of organisational cooperation within Scotland's uncertain North Sea oil and gas industry. Energy research and social science [online], 73, article ID 101909. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2021.101909

This study ethnographically explores how collaboration is enacted within two differently structured sub-sea engineering organisations local to the oil & gas industry in Aberdeen, Scotland. Literature suggests organisational collaboration practices ar... Read More about Collaborate and die! Exploring different understandings of organisational cooperation within Scotland's uncertain North Sea oil and gas industry..

The effects of current unsatisfactory performance and evaluative approach on improvement expectancy and commitment to improvement. (2021)
Journal Article
ABDULLA, A. and WOODS, R. [2021]. The effects of current unsatisfactory performance and evaluative approach on improvement expectancy and commitment to improvement. Motivation and emotion [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-021-09864-8

This study investigated the effects of current unsatisfactory performance (CUP) on improvement expectancy (IE) and commitment to improvement (CTI). 118 high school students were randomly assigned to consider either current satisfactory performance (C... Read More about The effects of current unsatisfactory performance and evaluative approach on improvement expectancy and commitment to improvement..

Brexit, acculturative stress and mental health among EU citizens in Scotland. (2021)
Journal Article
TEODOROWSKI, P., WOODS, R., CZARNECKA, M. and KENNEDY, C. 2021. Brexit, acculturative stress and mental health among EU citizens in Scotland. Population, space and place [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2436

The ‘Brexit’ referendum represents a hostile shift in the United Kingdom’s acculturative context. With its remain majority and pro-migration political discourse, Scotland appears less hostile than the rest of the United Kingdom. We explored whether a... Read More about Brexit, acculturative stress and mental health among EU citizens in Scotland..

Weddings in Catholic strong belief communities: a qualitative examination of Catholic deep-faith spouses’ experience of their wedding. (2020)
Journal Article
PHILLIPS, R. 2020. Weddings in Catholic strong belief communities: a qualitative examination of Catholic deep-faith spouses' experience of their wedding. International journal of religion and spirituality in society [online], 10(4), pages 87-103. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18848/2154-8633/CGP/v10i04/87-103

Previous research indicated that traditional rituals, social codes, and contemporary norms strongly influence a wedding’s construction. This project aimed to understand how members from strong belief Roman Catholic communities negotiate between socia... Read More about Weddings in Catholic strong belief communities: a qualitative examination of Catholic deep-faith spouses’ experience of their wedding..

How are veterans perceived today? (2020)
Book Chapter
PHILLIPS, R. 2020. How are veterans perceived today? In My teeth don't chew on shrapnel: an anthology of poetry by military veterans. Oxford: Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre [online], chapter 4, pages 18-21. Available from: https://doi.org/10.24384/dnqr-wm30

There is always a considerable debate in the UK and the US about the health of military veterans. Data from representative opinion polls and surveys conducted in the last three decades highlight a persistent set of beliefs about military veterans, he... Read More about How are veterans perceived today?.

Talk like an expert: the construction of expertise in news comments concerning climate change. (2020)
Journal Article
COEN, S., MEREDITH, J., WOODS, R. and FERNANDEZ, A. [2020]. Talk like an expert: the construction of expertise in news comments concerning climate change. Public understanding of science [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662520981729

This article explores how readers of UK newspapers construct expertise around climate change. It draws on 300 online readers’ comments on news items in The Guardian, Daily Mail and The Telegraph, concerning the release of the International Panel on C... Read More about Talk like an expert: the construction of expertise in news comments concerning climate change..

Obstacles vs. resources: comparing the effects of a problem-focused, solution-focused and combined approach on perceived goal attainability and commitment. (2020)
Journal Article
ABDULLA, A. and WOODS, R. [2020]. Obstacles vs. resources: comparing the effects of a problem-focused, solution-focused and combined approach on perceived goal attainability and commitment. International journal of applied positive psychology [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41042-020-00044-6

Previous research suggests that solution-focused (SF) questions may be superior to problem-focused (PF) alternatives for a range of practical and psychological outcomes. However, a great deal remains unknown regarding the effects of specific SF (or P... Read More about Obstacles vs. resources: comparing the effects of a problem-focused, solution-focused and combined approach on perceived goal attainability and commitment..

Balancing conflicting mitigation and adaptation behaviours of urban residents under climate change and the urban heat island effect. (2020)
Journal Article
KONDO, K., MABON, L., BI, Y., CHEN, Y. and HAYABUCHI, Y. 2021. Balancing conflicting mitigation and adaptation behaviours of urban residents under climate change and the urban heat island effect. Sustainable cities and society [online], 65, article ID 102585. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102585

Under a warming climate and urban heat island effects, cooling behaviours are increasingly important for city dwellers. Cooling actions, especially air conditioning, receive increasing scrutiny in social science, as does engagement and communication... Read More about Balancing conflicting mitigation and adaptation behaviours of urban residents under climate change and the urban heat island effect..

Coastal landscapes, sustainable consumption and peripheral communities: evaluating the Miramar Resort controversy in Shanyuan Bay, Taiwan. (2020)
Journal Article
HUANG, Y.-C. and MABON, L. 2021. Coastal landscapes, sustainable consumption and peripheral communities: evaluating the Miramar resort controversy in Shanyuan Bay, Taiwan. Marine policy [online], 123, article ID 104283. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104283

This paper elaborates challenges for sustainable development based on consumption of the coastal environment through tourism, evaluating the case of the Miramar Resort in Taitung County, Taiwan. Thinking in terms of the blue economy and more sensitiv... Read More about Coastal landscapes, sustainable consumption and peripheral communities: evaluating the Miramar Resort controversy in Shanyuan Bay, Taiwan..

Climate change, marginalised communities and considered debate within Scotland's climate emergency. (2020)
Journal Article
MABON, L. and CRAWFORD, N.J.I. (eds.) 2020. Climate change, marginalised communities and considered debate within Scotland's climate emergency. Scottish geographical journal [online], 136(1-4): climate change, COP26 and the crucible of crisis, pages 41-48. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14702541.2020.1834335

The announcement by the Scottish Government of a global 'climate emergency' in May 2019, and the selection of Glasgow as the host city for the main COP26 talks to be held in late 2021 has helped focus attention to the impact of climate change in Scot... Read More about Climate change, marginalised communities and considered debate within Scotland's climate emergency..

Digital health technologies in a deprived community: a qualitative co-design study. (2020)
Thesis
MCVEAN, S. 2020. Digital health technologies in a deprived community: a qualitative co-design study. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

An ever-growing body of literature is recognising the multitude of ways in which digital health technologies are impacting health. In Scotland, healthcare is becoming increasingly digitised. However, access to and usage of digital health technologies... Read More about Digital health technologies in a deprived community: a qualitative co-design study..

Elaborating a people-centered approach to understanding sustainable livelihoods under climate and environmental change: Thang Binh District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. (2020)
Journal Article
MABON, L., NGUYEN, S.T., PHAM, T.T., TRAN, T.T., LE, H.N., DOAN, T.T.H., HOANG, T.N.A., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and VERTIGANS, S. 2021. Elaborating a people-centered approach to understanding sustainable livelihoods under climate and environmental change: Thang Binh District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. Sustainability science [online], 16(1), pages 221-238. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-020-00861-3

This paper explores the maintenance of livelihoods under climate, environmental, and economic development pressures, through the case of Thang Binh District in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. Within widespread recognition of the need to link sustainable... Read More about Elaborating a people-centered approach to understanding sustainable livelihoods under climate and environmental change: Thang Binh District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam..

There’s a time and a place: temporal aspects of place-based stigma. (2020)
Journal Article
BUTLER-WARKE, A. [2021]. There's a time and a place: temporal aspects of place-based stigma. Community development journal [online], Advanced Articles, article number bsaa040. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsaa040

This paper provides an overview of current debates and themes in literature relating to place-based stigma, including a reflection on terminology use. Generally, we rely on Loïc Wacquant's framing of territorial stigma as a feature of advanced margin... Read More about There’s a time and a place: temporal aspects of place-based stigma..