Dzintra Iliško's Lab

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There are three main research goals: to examine the (1) role of individual-level factors in adopting beliefs in just war ; (2) universality (vs. cultural specificity) of beliefs related to just war; and (3) macro-level factors moderating the concept of just war across national and religious backgrounds. To examine the concept of just war we use three-dimensional model of beliefs in just war: (1) just war – restricted view on reasons and means of war, as self-defensive and targeted only toward military goals; (2) utilitarian war – unrestricted view on war reasons, accepting war as a way of intergroup conflicts resolutions; (3) dirty war – unrestricted view on war means, accepting any means useful in defeating the enemy.

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Currently, the educational system in Latvia is undergoing a transition from a traditional to a competence-based curriculum where civic education plays an important place in pupils’ holistic development. In the context of strengthening civic education, it is important to gain experience in practising citizenship in order to promote the active participation and co-responsibility of young people in social and political processes in the country and beyond. The study focuses on the factors that influence the formation of young Latvian people’s civic identity and the role of formal education and their teachers in this process in a broader sustainability context. The article reflects the results of a study about Latvian youngsters’ involvement in political activities, their attitude and interest about political events in Latvia and the European Union.
The role of health care personnel in any medical institution is particularly important. Staff as a resource is the most important and valuable capital that ensures the continuous and systemic functioning of the institution, its development in perspective. The competence and attitude of the employees determine the satisfaction of clients and patients and the outcome of treatment. Therefore, this is necessary for every medical institution to raise professional qualification and training of staff by raising their professional competence. High professionalism increases confidence of clients in medical personal and it manifests the best practice in a particular hospital. The professional development and a lifelong learning of healthcare professionals play a key role according to the requirements of the professional competence of medical personnel. Different EU countries apply different approaches and experience in determining the levels of professionalism in choosing criteria of assessment of quality of medical personnel. The aim of the study: is to explore and to analyse the existing procedures for assessing the professional competence of health care personnel. The methodology of the study: For the purpose of this study the authors have carried out a questionnaire with nurses aiming at evaluation of their professional competence. The results of the study: The authors of the study have analysed the requirement for the assessment of professional competence of health care staff in a hospital as well as data gained in the questionnaire and designed the competence model. The significance of the studyis to highlight the importance of raising competence of medical personnel.
Assertiveness is the ability to act on the basis of one’s self-esteem by considering the point of view of other people, so that the behaviour remains within positive boundaries. Given the fact that online communication is already firmly entrenched in our lives, the study aims to explore the relationship between individuals' self-assertive behaviour and addiction on the use of social networks. The authors have applied two tests developed by Sheinov: "Addiction to social networks" and "Test of Assertive Behaviour."Fifty university students agreed to participate in this study on a voluntarily bases. All of them were first-year students from Daugavpils University. It was revealed in the study that the relationship between assertive behaviour and dependence on social networking is complex and non-linear and depends on age, professional and cultural characteristics of the individual. Today, the need for assertive behaviour is experienced by many branches of public life.

Lab head

Dzintra Iliško
  • Institute of Humanities and Societal Sciences Center of Sustainable Education Daugavpils University
About Dzintra Iliško
  • Dzintra Iliško currently works at the Institut of Humanities and Social Sciences, Center of Sustainable Education at Daugavpils University. Dzintra does research on Educational Leadership and Education for Sustainable Development

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Jose Techera
  • Universidad Católica del Uruguay Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga
Vladislavs Sardiko
Vladislavs Sardiko
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