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How else could you do that? The effects of generating multiple means of goal attainment on female students' perceived goal attainability. (2022)
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ABDULLA, A. and WOODS, R. [2022]. How else could you do that? The effects of generating multiple means of goal attainment on female students' perceived goal attainability. Contemporary educational psychology [online], In Press, article 102086. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2022.102086

Perceived goal attainability (PGA) is a crucial variable in education, influencing students' goal commitment, goal pursuit and psychological wellbeing. Asking students to generate multiple means of goal attainment is thought to have a positive effect... Read More about How else could you do that? The effects of generating multiple means of goal attainment on female students' perceived goal attainability..

Uncertainty, reconstruction and resistance: young adults' responses to religious diversity in Spain and the UK. (2022)
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WOODS, R. and FERNÁNDEZ, A. 2022. Uncertainty, reconstruction and resistance: young adults' responses to religious diversity in Spain and the UK. Religion [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/0048721X.2022.2089267

Young people in diverse societies routinely encounter worldviews different from their own, but we know relatively little about how these encounters affect them. This study investigated how young adults in Britain and Spain respond to encounters with... Read More about Uncertainty, reconstruction and resistance: young adults' responses to religious diversity in Spain and the UK..

Signs, billboards and graffiti: a social spatial discourse in a regenerated council estate. (2022)
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ALTENBERGER, I. [2022]. Signs, billboards and graffiti: a social spatial discourse in a regenerated council estate. Social semiotics [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10350330.2022.2090832

Residents within a council housing area that is undergoing regeneration took photos for an auto-driven photo elicitation study. There was limited guidance of what images to capture. Residents were simply invited to focus on the neighbourhood. An unex... Read More about Signs, billboards and graffiti: a social spatial discourse in a regenerated council estate..

Microfinance and micropreneurship in rural South-East Nigeria: an exploration of the effects of institutions. (2022)
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UKANWA, I., XIONG, L., WASIM, J. and GALLOWAY, L. 2022. Microfinance and micropreneurship in rural South-East Nigeria: an exploration of the effects of institutions. Entrepreneurship and regional development [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2022.2087747

Informed by the work of Alistair Anderson on entrepreneurship as embedded in institutional contexts, this paper explores the experiences of 30 women micropreneurs in rural South-East Nigeria. These women are amongst the poorest people in the world an... Read More about Microfinance and micropreneurship in rural South-East Nigeria: an exploration of the effects of institutions..

The digital health and wellbeing needs, or otherwise, of a deprived Scottish community. (2022)
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YUILL, C. and MCVEAN, S. [2022]. The digital health and wellbeing needs, or otherwise, of a deprived Scottish community. Scottish affairs [online], (accepted).

Healthcare is becoming increasingly digitised. Access and usage of digital health technologies however is unequal in deprived communities. Despite this disparity, research remains silent on digital health and health inequalities. The present study in... Read More about The digital health and wellbeing needs, or otherwise, of a deprived Scottish community..

"Fowl" play: reverse place-branding of Toxteth, Liverpool through the celebrity discourse of Robbie Fowler. (2022)
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BUTLER-WARKE, A. [2022]. "Fowl" play: reverse place-branding of Toxteth, Liverpool through the celebrity discourse of Robbie Fowler. Social and cultural geography [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2022.2073466

In the past two decades, there has been a rise in literature - within the disciplines of human geography, urban studies and sociology - that focuses on place-branding or the highlighting of a place's unique attribute for commercial, competitive or re... Read More about "Fowl" play: reverse place-branding of Toxteth, Liverpool through the celebrity discourse of Robbie Fowler..

The impact of caring for family members with mental illnesses on the caregiver: a scoping review. (2022)
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PHILLIPS, R., DURKIN, M., ENGWARD, H., CABLE, G. and IANCU, M. 2022. The impact of caring for family members with mental illnesses on the caregiver: a scoping review. Health promotion international [online], Advance Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daac049

A large amount of multidisciplinary, qualitative and quantitative research suggests that providing care for family members with mental health illnesses can have both positive and negative effects on the carers' wellbeing. However, to date a comprehen... Read More about The impact of caring for family members with mental illnesses on the caregiver: a scoping review..

Too hot to handle? The democratic challenge of climate change. (2022)
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BUTLER-WARKE, A. [2022]. Too hot to handle? The democratic challenge of climate change. Community development journal [online], Advanced Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsac005

This is a review of the 2020 book by Rebecca WIllis. Through her timely contribution to the climate change debate, Willis, professor at Lancaster University, suggests a call for more democracy and citizen involvement in tackling climate change. Her t... Read More about Too hot to handle? The democratic challenge of climate change..

Assessing equality in neighbourhood availability of quality greenspace in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. (2022)
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BAKA, A. and MABON, L. 2022. Assessing equality in neighbourhood availability of quality greenspace in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Landscape research [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2022.2051458

We assess the relationship between neighbourhood-level deprivation and local greenspace quality in Glasgow, Scotland. There is interest globally in inequality within the accessibility of urban greenspace. It is recognised that social and political in... Read More about Assessing equality in neighbourhood availability of quality greenspace in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom..

An assessment of renewable energy development in energy mix for Togo. (2022)
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KANSONGUE, N., NJUGUNA, J. and VERTIGANS, S. [2022]. An assessment of renewable energy development in energy mix for Togo. International journal of sustainable energy [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14786451.2021.2023150

The Togolese government plans to achieve 100% electrification to all by 2030, to meet the Millennium goals. The Delphi method is used with the experts drawn from policymakers, academic institutions, financial institutions, non-governmental institutio... Read More about An assessment of renewable energy development in energy mix for Togo..

Understanding the victimization of US Army Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in US public. (2022)
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PHILLIPS, R. and ALBANESI, H. 2022. Understanding the victimization of US Army Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in US public. Journal of military and veterans' health [online], 30(1), pages 51-64. Available from: https://jmvh.org/article/understanding-the-victimization-of-us-army-iraq-and-afghanistan-veterans-in-us-public/

Previous research suggests that US public estimates of mental health problems in US veterans who returned from the deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan exceed actual concerns. The present project examines how sociodemographic factors may contribute to... Read More about Understanding the victimization of US Army Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in US public..

How do sociodemographic characteristics influence UK civilian opinions of UK armed forces Iraq and Afghanistan veterans? A mixed-method approach. (2022)
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PHILLIPS, R.H., CONNELLY, V. and BURGESS, M. [2022]. How do sociodemographic characteristics influence UK civilian opinions of UK armed forces Iraq and Afghanistan veterans? A mixed-method approach. Armed forces and society [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0095327X211070321

Evidence suggests that UK veterans are seen as victims with concern for their perceived mental health needs. This study examined sociodemographic factors that contribute to victimizing conceptualizations of British Army Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.... Read More about How do sociodemographic characteristics influence UK civilian opinions of UK armed forces Iraq and Afghanistan veterans? A mixed-method approach..

After the applause: understanding public management and public service ethos in the fight against Covid - 19. (2022)
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SHAND, R., PARKER, S., LIDDLE, J., SPOLANDER, G., WARWICK, L. and AINSWORTH, S. [2022]. After the applause: understanding public management and public service ethos in the fight against Covid-19. Public management review [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2022.2026690

Covid-19 has led to renewed public support for public services. Frontline workers symbolize a renewed ideal of public service ethos (PSE), though little attention has been paid to how the public managers delivering vital services interpret and mobili... Read More about After the applause: understanding public management and public service ethos in the fight against Covid - 19..

Examining myths of the mad, bad and sad British veteran in today's media: a qualitative approach. (2021)
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PHILLIPS, R. and CONNELLY, V. 2021. Examining myths of the mad, bad and sad British veteran in today's media: a qualitative approach. Journal of political and military sociology [online], 48(1), pages 73-96. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5744/jpms.2021.1003

Previous research on British public perceptions of UK veterans has focused mainly on opinion polls and survey data. This is problematic, as the broader scope of public dialogue and discourse that informs and influences public perceptions of veterans... Read More about Examining myths of the mad, bad and sad British veteran in today's media: a qualitative approach..

Practices, preferences, and understandings of rewarding to improve safety in high-risk industries. (2021)
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HOUETTE, B. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2022. Practices, preferences, and understandings of rewarding to improve safety in high-risk industries. Journal of safety research [online], 80, pages 302-310. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2021.12.013

Introduction: This article examines employers’ practices and employees’ experiences of incentive programmes that aim to encourage and reward safe behavior in high-risk industries, focusing particularly on the oil and gas sector. Little qualitative re... Read More about Practices, preferences, and understandings of rewarding to improve safety in high-risk industries..

Resilience in a Kenyan informal settlement during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2021)
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VERTIGANS, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and OKINDA, F. 2021. Resilience in a Kenyan informal settlement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Acta academica [online], 53(2): pandemic politics, pages 122-142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18820/24150479/aa53i2/7

Informal settlements have been identified as locations both where the spread of COVID-19 has generally been slower than within the Global North and measures to restrain the pandemic have further intensified local peoples’ marginality as income decrea... Read More about Resilience in a Kenyan informal settlement during the COVID-19 pandemic..

Social work and social care: mapping workforce engagement, relevance, experience and interest in research. (2021)
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WAKEFIELD, J., LAVENDER, S., NIXON, K., HORNBY, S., DOBEL-OBER, D., LAMBLEY-BURKE, R., SPOLANDER, G., BONNER, P., MALLEN, C. and CAMPBEL, P. [2021]. Social work and social care: mapping workforce engagement, relevance, experience and interest in research. British journal of social work [online], Advanced Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcab169

Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been promoted within social work/social care, with emerging evidence of benefit to practitioners and service users. Advocates argue that EBP enables practitioners to have the skills to interpret and evaluate evidence... Read More about Social work and social care: mapping workforce engagement, relevance, experience and interest in research..

A retrospective investigation of the perceived influence of coaches, parents and peers on talented football players’ motivation during development. (2021)
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MCCANN, B., MCCARTHY, P.J., COOPER, K., FORBES-MCKAY, K. and KEEGAN, R.J. 2021. A retrospective investigation of the perceived influence of coaches, parents and peers on talented football players’ motivation during development. Journal of applied sport psychology [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2021.1963013

This study retrospectively explored perceptions of coach, parent and peer motivational influences across athlete development. Four investment stage football players (M age = 18.5years, SD=0.6) with an average of 13 (SD=1.4) years footballing experien... Read More about A retrospective investigation of the perceived influence of coaches, parents and peers on talented football players’ motivation during development..

The effect of solution-focused scaling and solution-focused questions on expectancy and commitment. (2021)
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ABDULLA, A. and WOODS, R. 2021. The effect of solution-focused scaling and solution-focused questions on expectancy and commitment. School psychology review [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/2372966X.2021.1942196

Solution-focused (SF) approaches are widely used in schools. The present study examined the effects of a central SF technique—'scaling'—on female secondary students’ improvement expectancy (IE) and commitment to improvement (CTI). Popular follow-up q... Read More about The effect of solution-focused scaling and solution-focused questions on expectancy and commitment..

Making sense of how proponents conspire to thwart environmental impact assessment processes: insights from the Miramar Resort controversy in Taiwan. (2021)
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HUANG, Y.-C. and MABON, L. [2021]. Making sense of how proponents conspire to thwart environmental impact assessment processes: insights from the Miramar Resort controversy in Taiwan. Journal of environmental planning and management [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2021.1944846

Despite extensive enquiry into the socio-political aspects of environmental impact assessments (EIA), empirical material from east- and south-east Asia remains underrepresented in English-language scholarship. This is notable given increasing infrast... Read More about Making sense of how proponents conspire to thwart environmental impact assessment processes: insights from the Miramar Resort controversy in Taiwan..