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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (112 journals)                     

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AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Industrial Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy     Partially Free   (Followers: 236)
Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 173)
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
BMJ Quality & Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
British Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 235)
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 184)
Ciencia & Trabajo     Open Access  
Cognition, Technology & Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
ergopraxis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Frontiers in Neuroergonomics     Open Access  
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Health Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 63)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 61)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Occupational Safety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Emergency Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Nuclear Safety and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Occupational Health and Public Health Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Occupational Hygiene     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Workplace Health Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part C : Toxicology and Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Global Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Interprofessional Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Occupational Health Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Religion and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Safety Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Urban Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Vocational Health Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Karaelmas İş Sağlığı ve Güvenliği Dergisi / Karaelmas Journal of Occupational Health and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Musik- Tanz und Kunsttherapie     Hybrid Journal  
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Nordic Journal of Music Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies     Open Access  
Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Occupational Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Occupational Therapy in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 80)
Occupational Therapy International     Open Access   (Followers: 102)
Perspectives in Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Perspectives interdisciplinaires sur le travail et la santé     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
PinC | Prevenzione in Corso     Open Access  
Population Health Metrics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Preventing Chronic Disease     Free   (Followers: 3)
Psychology & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
QAI Journal for Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Qualitative Health Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Reabilitacijos Mokslai : Slauga, Kineziterapija, Ergoterapija     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Revista Brasileira de Saúde Ocupacional     Open Access  
Revista Herediana de Rehabilitacion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Inspirar     Open Access  
Revue Francophone de Recherche en Ergothérapie RFRE     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Safety and Health at Work     Open Access   (Followers: 75)
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 80)
Sociology of Health & Illness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
System Safety : Human - Technical Facility - Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
The Journal of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Work, Employment & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Workplace Health and Safety     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie. Mit Beiträgen aus Umweltmedizin und Sozialmedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)

           

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Applied Research in Quality of Life
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Number of Followers: 11  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1871-2576 - ISSN (Online) 1871-2584
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  • Can Teleworking Improve Workers’ Job Satisfaction' Exploring the
           Roles of Gender and Emotional Well-Being

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      Abstract: Abstract With the rise of teleworking during the past decades, the impacts of teleworking on job satisfaction have been extensively debated. Teleworking might benefit workers by improving work-life balance and emotional well-being, but it also brings considerable challenges. This study empirically investigates the impacts of teleworking on workers’ enjoyment across daily working episodes and job satisfaction and its gendered patterns, using Ordinary Least Squares regressions and the latest nationally representative time-use survey data in the UK. Moreover, it uses the Karlson/Holm/Breen (KHB) decomposition method to examine the role of enjoyment at work in mediating the associations between teleworking and job satisfaction. Overall, this study yields two major findings. First, among men, teleworkers tend to have higher levels of enjoyment at work and job satisfaction, but this is not the case for women. Second, around 46% of teleworking’s positive impacts on men’s job satisfaction can be explained by higher levels of enjoyment at work. Taken together, by integrating different theoretical perspectives on teleworking, gender and emotional well-being, this study provides interdisciplinary insights into the nuanced social consequences of teleworking, highlights the disadvantaged position of women in the use of teleworking, and demonstrates the need to enhance emotional well-being in future labour market policies.
      PubDate: 2023-02-04
       
  • Effects of Economic Capital, Cultural Capital and Social Capital on the
           Educational Expectation of Chinese Migrant Children

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      Abstract: Abstract The barrier for Chinese migrant children to receive compulsory education in megacities has been gradually solved in recent years. The demand for senior high school education is now the bottom line for most of migrant children. Unlike compulsory education, high school education in China is a prerequisite for students to enter university and can profoundly affect their future decisions. This study aims to identify how various dimensions of economic, cultural and social capital embedded in the family, school and peer contexts influence the educational expectation of Chinese migrant children. The study results showed that all dimensions of capital significantly influenced the educational expectation of migrant children except family social capital. The effect of objectified cultural capital appeared to be the most predominant factor. Surprisingly, against the original hypothesis, economic capital and embodied cultural capital negatively influenced educational expectations.
      PubDate: 2023-02-01
       
  • Hong Kong Adolescents’ Participation in Political Activities: Correlates
           of Violent Political Participation

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      Abstract: Abstract The present study aimed to examine Hong Kong junior secondary school students’ participation in different types of political activities, to identify profiles of adolescents based on their political participation, and to examine potential protective and risk factors associated with adolescents’ violent political participation during the social unrest in Hong Kong from a positive youth development perspective. A total of 2,016 students (age = 13.92 ± 1.10 years) recruited from 24 secondary schools in Hong Kong participated in an online survey six months after the social unrest subsided. The findings provide a comprehensive descriptive profile of Hong Kong adolescents’ political participation. Four clusters of adolescents with homogeneous patterns of political participation were identified: (1) “Politically Inactive” (42.6%); (2) “Legal Participant” (27.5%); (3) “Radical/Violent Activist” (13.0%); and (4) “Peaceful Activist” (17.0%). Logistic regression analysis showed that being female, born in Hong Kong, having a weak local identity and a strong national identity, a high level of bonding, prosocial involvement and prosocial norms, a low level of parental psychological control and family conflict, and a good parent–child relationship were associated with a low risk of adolescents’ violent political participation. The findings point to the needs to further promote social cohesion in Hong Kong society, to help adolescents avoid the potentially essentialized dichotomy in their identity construction, and to develop programs targeting the identified risk and protective factors to prevent adolescents from engaging in political violence and to promote their civic participation.
      PubDate: 2023-01-27
       
  • Editorial: Special Issue on Subjective Well-being and Mental Health in the
           Early Days of COVID-19

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      PubDate: 2023-01-23
       
  • Immigrant Integration in Europe. A Subjective Well-Being Perspective.
           Angela Paparusso (2021)

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      Abstract: Abstract This book explores immigrant integration in Europe in all its complexity and multidimensional character. The author begins by providing a brief historical background of immigration in Europe in order to understand the evolution of this phenomenon towards something structural. She then goes into the traditional models of immigration in that continent and the immigration policies implemented in the different countries, assessing its effect by making reference to the Migrant Integration Policy Index 2020 affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. What makes this book original, in this sphere, is the introduction of the concept of subjective well-being applied both to immigrants and European host countries. This subject is tackled through surveys which lead to the analysis of self-reported life satisfaction among first generation immigrants in seven European countries. In this respect, Angela Paparusso focuses particularly in Italy where she studies the wellbeing and integration of children with a migrant background In her conclusions, she dwells on policy making which calls for the incorporation of local, national, and international governmental institutions and further proposes novel lines of study.
      PubDate: 2023-01-18
       
  • Gender Disparities in Childhood Poverty and Employment Quality among Young
           Adult Workers in South Korea

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      Abstract: Abstract Numerous studies have indicated that the quality of employment available to young adults when entering the labor market determines their future career paths. In particular, young adults who grew up in poverty are at greater risk, as they tend to be less competitive than their peers in the job market. However, only a few studies have explored the role of the length of poverty exposure and gender difference in this relationship. Thus, this study examines the impact of the duration of childhood poverty (1–14th waves) on both employment status (employed vs. unemployed) and type (regular vs. non-regular workers) in the early years of labor market participation among young adults in South Korea. Data from young adults aged 25–34 years (N = 595) from the Korean Labor and Income Panel Survey (KLIPS, Korean Labor Institute; 22nd wave) were analyzed for this study. The results showed a gendered effect on the relationship between the duration of childhood poverty and employment type. The duration of childhood poverty showed no association with the young South Korean's ability to procure jobs. However, it was associated with female participants’ employment type. This indicates that women with a longer duration in childhood poverty have more difficulties in obtaining a decent job. Therefore, developing gender-sensitive intervention policies that focus on providing equal education opportunities and facilitating a smooth school-to-work transition may ameliorate the intergenerational transmission of poverty.
      PubDate: 2023-01-18
       
  • Small Acts With Big Impacts: Does Garbage Classification Improve
           Subjective Well-Being in Rural China'

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      Abstract: Abstract Solid waste has surged in rural China, home to more than 540 million people. To preserve the environment, the Chinese government has piloted garbage classification programs. However, little is known about whether and to what extent classifying garbage affects people's subjective well-being—should its effects be positive, people would be more amenable to classifying garbage, making it easier to entrench garbage classification practices and programs and ultimately improve the environment. Accordingly, we analyze the impact of garbage classification on subjective well-being using the 2020 China Land Economic Survey data. An endogenous treatment regression model is utilized to address self-selection into garbage classification programs. We find that this simple and somewhat mundane practice can significantly improve people's happiness and life satisfaction. These results reaffirm the compound benefits of allocating more public resources to accelerate the adoption of garbage classification in rural areas.
      PubDate: 2023-01-17
       
  • Disparities in Social Insurance Participation and Urban Identification
           Among In-situ Urbanized Residents in China

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      Abstract: Abstract China’s in-situ urbanization implies a phenomenon where rural populations become new urbanites as their land was reclassified as urban. While studies have suggested that social insurance may play a role in encouraging urban identification, empirical evidence in this field remains scarce. Highlighting the identity construction experience of in-situ urbanized residents, this study assesses the efficacy of major health and pension insurance in promoting a sense of urban identity in the context of China’s rapid urbanization. We analyze data from the 2018 Urbanization and Quality of Life Survey (N = 3,229) conducted in 40 localities that undergo in-situ urbanization. Results of multi-level modelling show that those participating in urban insurance schemes such as the Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance (UEBMI) are more likely to identify as urban. Enrollment in the New Rural Social Pension Scheme (NRSPS), however, is negatively associated with urban identification. There are also variations associated with the interaction of social insurance and hukou status. To promote future urban integration of in-situ urbanized residents, it is vital to build an equitable, efficient, and equal-access social insurance system in urbanizing China.
      PubDate: 2023-01-17
       
  • PERMA-Profiler for the Evaluation of well-being: Adaptation and Validation
           in a Sample of University Students and Employees in the Mexican
           Educational Context

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      Abstract: Abstract Well-being research has increased in recent years, making it essential to have validated tools that allow its measurement. The objective of this study was to adapt and validate the PERMA-Profiler in a sample of university students and employees in the Mexican educational context. Through a back-translation, an adaptation of the PERMA-Profiler questionnaire into Spanish was obtained. This version and other well-being measures were administered to a sample of 23,723 students (mean age = 21.50) and further to 2,783 employees (mean age = 36.08). Results showed acceptable reliability and good convergent and discriminant validity between well-being variables. PERMA score was strongly correlated with general well-being, positive affect, and life satisfaction, and slightly correlated with growth mindset and physical well-being. Confirmatory factor analysis using exploratory structural equation modeling revealed a better fit for the original structure of five factors, both in the sample of students and employees. Also, the results provide first indications for measurement invariance for gender and age. Validation of the PERMA-Profiler in the Mexican context showed good psychometric properties. It can be recommended as a valid tool for assessing well-being in the Spanish-speaking population.
      PubDate: 2023-01-17
       
  • Teachers’ Perceptions on Quality of School Leadership and Psychological
           Well-Being: The Mediating Roles of Work-Related Meaning in Life and
           Optimism in Hong Kong Kindergarten Teachers

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      Abstract: Abstract The present study is among the first that has investigated how teachers’ perceptions on quality of school leadership, work-related meaning in life, and optimism explained the psychological well-being of 509 kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong, China. Structural equation modelling showed that teachers who perceived better perceptions on quality of school leadership found more work-related meaning in life, and were higher in optimism, while work-related meaning in life positively explained optimism, only optimism mediated perceptions on quality of school leadership and psychological well-being. Findings implied the importance of the reciprocal relationship among perceptions on quality of school leadership, work-related meaning in life, and optimism. School management should pay attention to such relationships when designing school plans and teacher training programs to enhance teachers’ psychological well-being.
      PubDate: 2023-01-16
       
  • Psychological Maltreatment, Psychological Adjustment, Family
           Communication, and Mental Wellbeing: A Longitudinal Serial Mediation Study
           

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      Abstract: Abstract The fact that the relationships between psychological maltreatment, psychological adjustment, family communication and mental wellbeing have not been examined together in any longitudinal study has created a gap in the literature. In this study, a longitudinal design was used to examine whether psychological adjustment and family communication serially mediate the relationship between psychological maltreatment and mental wellbeing in a Turkish adults (age range = 19–63 years). Structural equation modelling (SEM) was used to test longitudinal serial mediation at two time waves SEM indicated that psychological adjustment and family communication have a longitudinal serial mediating role in the association between psychological maltreatment and mental wellbeing. Current research reveals that psychological adjustment and family communication are powerful tools for the wellbeing of those who have experienced psychological maltreatment.
      PubDate: 2023-01-12
       
  • Stressful Events, Psychological Distress and Well-Being during the Second
           Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic in Spain: A Gender Analysis

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      Abstract: Abstract The present study investigates gender differences in stressful events, psychological distress and well-being during the second wave of COVID-19 in Spain, analyzing women’s and men’s risk and resilience factors for psychological distress and for well-being. Participants were 1758 individuals from the general population, 50.8% women, aged between 18 and 79 years. Women and men did not differ in age, number of children, educational level, occupation or marital status. The participants were assessed by seven self-report questionnaires and scales. The results revealed that women experienced more psychological distress, more negative feelings, more stressful events related to the COVID-19 pandemic, more social support, and lower thriving and self-esteem than men. Multiple regression analyses showed that, in the case of women and men as well, self-esteem was the most important predictor of higher well-being and lower psychological distress and negative feelings while more COVID-19 pandemic-related stressful events were associated with higher psychological distress and lower well-being. Another important predictor of greater well-being for either gender was social support while unemployment was associated with lower well-being. In women and men, a higher educational level was associated with greater psychological distress and negative feelings; the male sample revealed that psychological distress was also connected to younger age while in women it was associated with lower instrumental social support. The results suggest that gender plays an important role in the mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the risk being higher for women than for men.
      PubDate: 2022-12-31
       
  • Relationship-Status and Work-Life Balance Satisfaction: Cross-Sectional
           and Longitudinal Analyses

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      Abstract: Abstract Marriage rates are declining in prevalence in the Western world, and relationship formats are more varied. These significant demographic changes demand new, more nuanced analyses sensitive to relationship-status variations. Moreover, the different groups may have differing work-behavior patterns, influencing and interacting with their work-life balance differently. Thus, using longitudinal analyses of a representative sample of the German population (25,871 observations, 6,280 unique individuals) from the Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics (pairfam) studies, this study disentangles work-life factors and shows their different effects on four marital/relationship-status groups: married people, singles, LAT couples, and cohabitating couples. In addition, four different work mechanisms are modeled here to estimate their separate effect on the four groups: after-hours working, workload, weekly working hours, and meeting colleagues after work. Following this four-on-four matrix, findings show that all unmarried groups are less affected by weekly working hours compared with the married group, singles with a partner are less affected by working after 7 PM compared with unpartnered singles and married people, all groups are negatively affected by workload, and meeting colleagues after work has a relatively positive effect on unpartnered singles. Thus, this study advances the understanding of unmarried people within the labor market.
      PubDate: 2022-12-29
       
  • Surrounded by Smartphones: Relationship Between Peer Phubbing,
           Psychological Distress, Problematic Smartphone use, Daytime Sleepiness,
           and Subjective Sleep Quality

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      Abstract: Abstract Experiencing peer phubbing is likely to affect adolescents’ quality of life negatively. The current study adopted structural equation modeling to explore the relationship between peer phubbing, individual mental health (i.e., psychological distress), behavior problems (i.e., problematic smartphone use), and physical functioning (i.e., daytime sleepiness and subjective sleep quality). The total sample contained 742 children and adolescents (395 females; Mean age = 15.39, SD = 1.66, range = 12–19). The results indicated that peer phubbing, psychological distress, and problematic smartphone use were positively related to daytime sleepiness but negatively correlated with subjective sleep quality. When age and gender were controlled, the link between peer phubbing and daytime sleepiness/subjective sleep quality was mediated sequentially by psychological distress and problematic smartphone use and sequentially by problematic smartphone use and psychological distress. The direct effect of peer phubbing was significant on daytime sleepiness but not subjective sleep quality. These findings suggested that peer phubbing could cause psychological distress to children and adolescents, increase their problematic smartphone use and daytime sleepiness, and decrease their subjective sleep quality. Interventions for children and adolescents with daytime sleepiness or poor subjective sleep quality should pay attention to their problematic smartphone use and the phubbing from their peers.
      PubDate: 2022-12-27
       
  • Psychological Well-Being during the COVID-19 Lockdown: Labour Market and
           Gender Implications

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      Abstract: Abstract In the Spring of 2020, a great number of countries introduced different restrictive measures in order to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. This article examines the labour market transitions of individuals brought about by some of those measures, and the effect of such transitions on psychological well-being. The fact that it has been possible to distinguish between unemployment transitions before the pandemic began and those resulting from the lockdowns is worth highlighting. Evidence is provided showing that unemployment due to the lockdown had a greater negative impact on psychological well-being than furloughs and teleworking. Gender differences confirm that women experienced greater adverse effects as compared to men. Specifically, women working at home exhibited greater negative effects when compared with those on furlough, probably due to a combination of work disruption and increased family obligations. Finally, on the contrary to men, women living in areas with more rigorous restrictions show a reduced probability of worse PWB when compared to those residing in areas without restrictions. This finding suggests that women are willing to sacrifice freedom of movement as long as restrictions protect their at-risk relatives.
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
       
  • Urban Disparities and Quality of Life Among Afghan Refugees Living in
           Informal Settlements in Mashhad, Iran

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      Abstract: Abstract Urban planning policies have important implications for the quality of life of citizens and residents. Quality of life is measured through ‘objective’ and subjective indicators which offer critical insights into how policies, inequalities, and disparities affect human life. Existing literature on quality of life measures has largely overlooked informal settlements, and the residents living in them. This paper addresses this issue, by studying the quality of life of Afghan immigrants and refugees living in Iran. There are currently 2.5 million Afghan immigrants and refugees living in Iran, and despite living in the country for more than four decades, there have been few systematic studies of their quality of life. We surveyed 382 Afghan immigrants in the city of Mashhad and use a multi-dimensional and multi-variable approach to assess key social, economic, health, gender, and environmental issues affecting them. Among our key findings, we show that men are more satisfied than women with their lives, with no significant differences observed between different generations; Inadequate and oppressive immigration laws have led to the detrimental segregation of Afghan refugees from the rest of the population; Poor urban management and public provisions are correlated with the lowest levels of quality of life among Afghan immigrants. We contend that measures of quality of life are imperative to future research on urban informality as we show that precarity within informal settlements can take heterogeneous forms. Quality of life indicators and measures are essential yet under-utilized for urban planning and management.
      PubDate: 2022-12-22
       
  • Gratitude as a Protective Factor for Cybervictimisation and Anxiety
           Symptomatology: A Prospective Study

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      Abstract: Abstract The possible protective factor of gratitude on experiences of cyberbullying behaviours and anxiety symptomatology was examined. A sample of 981 adolescents (55.45% females) participated in a two-wave study, completing three self-report measures. There was a period of 16 weeks between the two data collections. The measuring instruments assessed gratitude (Gratitude Questionnaire: GQ-5), cybervictimisation (European Cyberbullying Intervention Project Questionnaire: ECIPQ) and anxiety symptomatology (Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales: DASS). A serial mediation analysis was performed to examine the possible predictor role of gratitude on cybervictimisation and anxiety symptomatology. Outcomes reported that gratitude was related to cybervictimisation (Time 1) and anxiety symptomatology (Time 2). Furthermore, a sequential pathway was found from gratitude to cybervictimisation 16 weeks later, firstly through cybervictimisation (Time 1) and then through anxiety symptomatology (Time 2). These findings confirm previous research about the protective role of gratitude to minimise the negative impact of cyberbullying behaviours. Moreover, the first evidence on the potential protective role of gratitude for decreasing the likelihood of suffering cybervictimisation is provided.
      PubDate: 2022-12-15
       
  • The Relationship Between College Students' Mobile Phone Addiction and
           Aggression: A Moderated Mediation Model

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      Abstract: Abstract As mobile phones play an important role in people’s daily life in China, the problem of mobile phone addiction has become more prevalent among people, especially among young people in China. This study examined the relationship between College Students' mobile phone addiction and aggression, the mediating effect of alexithymia, and the moderating effect of connectedness to nature and sex. A sample of 621 college students completed mobile addiction index scale, Toronto Alexithymia Scale, Connectedness to Nature Scale and aggression scale. The results showed that: (1) the level of individual mobile phone addiction is positively associated with the level of aggression; (2) Alexithymia mediates the effect of mobile phone addiction on aggression; (3) Sex and connectedness to nature moderate the relationship between alexithymia and aggression. The findings identified factors related college students' aggressive behavior, which has implications for strategies to prevent aggressive behavior among college students.
      PubDate: 2022-12-09
       
  • Neo-humanism and COVID-19: Opportunities for a socially and
           environmentally sustainable world

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      Abstract: Abstract A series of crises, culminating with COVID-19, shows that going “Beyond GDP” is urgently necessary. Social and environmental degradation are consequences of emphasizing GDP as a measure of progress. This degradation created the conditions for the COVID-19 pandemic and limited the efficacy of counter-measures. Additionally, rich countries did not fare much better during the pandemic than poor ones. COVID-19 thrived on inequalities and lack of cooperation. In this article, we leverage on defensive growth theory to explain the relationships between these factors, and we put forward the idea of neo-humanism, a cultural movement grounded on evidence from quality-of-life studies. The movement proposes a new culture leading towards a socially and environmentally sustainable future. Specifically, neo-humanism suggests that prioritizing well-being by, for instance promoting social relations, would benefit the environment, and enable collective action to address public issues. This, in turn, would positively affect productivity and health – among other behavioral outcomes – and thereby instill a virtuous cycle. Such a society would have been better endowed to cope with COVID-19, and possibly even prevented the pandemic. Neo-humanism proposes a world in which the well-being of people comes before the well-being of markets, in which promoting cooperation and social relations represents the starting point for better lives, and a peaceful and respectful coexistence with other species on Earth.
      PubDate: 2022-12-09
       
  • Access to Neighbourhood Services and Subjective Poverty in Hong Kong

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      Abstract: Abstract This study tests the institutional/service mechanism of the neighbourhood effect by investigating the relationship between access to neighbourhood services and subjective poverty in Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Data were drawn from the first wave (2015) of the Hong Kong Panel Survey for Poverty Alleviation (n = 1,788). Nineteen types of neighbourhood services were grouped into six categories: health and care, food service, government service, family service, culture and entertainment, and physical activity and sports services. Multilevel logistic regression analysis was used. When subjective poverty was measured by the question ‘Do you think that you live in poverty according to your present living condition'’, the regression showed that higher access to a rest garden/park significantly reduced the likelihood of subjective poverty. A rest garden/park has a recreational function that encourages physical exercise and supports social interaction. The findings confirmed that higher access to neighbourhood services compensates for the insufficiency of individual and household resources, making people less likely to feel poor. Policy implications on how improving public space, such as a rest garden/park, may reduce citizens’ subjective poverty in Hong Kong are discussed.
      PubDate: 2022-12-02
       
 
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