Isidro Maya Jariego

Isidro Maya Jariego
Universidad de Sevilla | US · Social Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
My research focuses on the analysis of social networks and the psychology of social and community intervention. We compare and classify samples of personal networks, with innovations in mixed methods social networks research. We also compare sense of community in different contexts and evaluate the impact of empowerment processes in improving the implementation of intervention programs.

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En este documento desarrollo un breve ejercicio de autoevaluación de mi red personal para ilustrar algunas de las técnicas de análisis de redes personales más prácticas y eficientes. Concretamente, analizamos las funciones ejercidas por el núcleo de proveedores de apoyo, la tendencia a la homofilia en las relaciones entre diferentes subgrupos socia...
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We demonstrate how irresponsible use of social media by users not only compromises them personally, but also contributes to the dissemination of irresponsible behaviors towards environmental conservation and compliance with fishing regulations. In this context, self-regulation by fishing clubs could play a preventive role. From our discussion, we a...
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Job design affects motivational aspects and working conditions and, consequently, impacts the process of implementing programmes. This study examines the influence of the organisational context on the implementation of a psycho-educational programme and an academic levelling module at Colombian schools. Specifically, we evaluate the work design cha...
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This multinational authored article presents the findings and recommendations of a three-year, European-funded project ‘OpenMed: Opening up education in South Mediterranean countries’, which brought together five higher education partners from Europe and nine from the South Mediterranean region. This was the first cross-European initiative to promo...
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In this study, we analyse the professional role of a group of 28 travel agents in the Russian tourism market. By breaking down the role into basic activities and evaluating the exchanges with personal contacts regarding the performance of each of these activities, we show the centrality of these agents in the tourism supply chain, as well as their...
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La colaboración organizacional es un aspecto clave de la prestación de servicios desde el tercer sector. En este artículo analizamos las relaciones entre 21 organizaciones del tercer sector en Andalucía. Mediante el análisis de redes sociales, evaluamos la centralidad y la cohesión, la influencia y la mediación en diferentes estructuras de relación...
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El libro Conducting Personal Network Research es una introducción conceptual y metodológica al estudio estructural de las redes personales. Forma parte de una serie de monografías recientes que han empezado a sistematizar el conocimiento generado en este ámbito en las últimas décadas (Crossley, Bellotti, Edwards, Everett, Koskinen & Tranmer, 2015;...
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Network research in organizational contexts faces ethical challenges related to revealing the identity of participants, managing power relations, and managing the interests and potential harms of the different stakeholders. In this article, we review the ethical issues associated with the investigation of the personal and organizational networks of...
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Marine protected areas provide cultural services including the aesthetic appreciation of the landscape and the performance of recreational activities. In this study, we use the photographs shared by users in a digital repository to describe the distinctive characteristics of two terrestrial-maritime natural parks in Spain. In total, 1,041 photos an...
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En este libro se analiza qué funciona en la prevención comunitaria. Siguiendo la tradición de investigación-acción de Kurt Lewin, se examina de manera sistemática cuáles son las prácticas basadas en la evidencia que funcionan de manera efectiva en diferentes contextos sociales. Cada problema social requiere de intervenciones específicas y los resul...
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We explore how different types of support are distributed geographically according to different forms of international mobility. To do so, we examine the personal networks of four groups of qualified foreigners residing in Seville, who differ in the geographic mobility pattern: international students who make a short stay in the city; flamenco arti...
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Ratification of ILO Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labor by all its member states was completed in August 2020 (Annex III). This is the first time in the history of the organization that universal ratification has been achieved. This is good news insofar as a large part of the achievements in the fight against child labor have been base...
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Scientific knowledge about the causes, consequences, and effective actions against child labor is necessary but not sufficient for the prevention of the problem. The implementation of programs depends on the capacities of the facilitators, on the quality and intensity of the activities developed and on the reaction of the community contexts on whic...
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In this chapter we examine the dilemmas that exist in the formulation of child labor policies. While public opinion is often sensitive to the needs of children in general, and those of working children in particular, recent years have seen a debate on the most appropriate strategies to address the problem. Despite the fact that children are perceiv...
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In this chapter, we define the concept of child labor according to the International Labor Organization (ILO), which refers to those work activities carried out by children that interfere with their physical and psychological development. We first review some cases where early initiation into work contributes to the development of personal skills a...
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At the start of our exploration into child labor, we learned about the case of Orlando, a child who fishes in the mangroves of western Honduras. This is a typical example of the involvement of children in the subsistence activities of the family unit in the primary sector of the economy. Later on, we learned about other cases that brought us closer...
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In this chapter we review evidence-based practices in the fight against child labor. First, we examine the diversity of child-rearing patterns and the perception of family obligations by children from different social contexts. Second, we describe the most effective prevention strategies. Third, we conclude with some reflections helpful for the des...
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The implementation of psychoeducational programs depends on a complex interaction between the organizational factors of the educational institutions and the characteristics of the community. Primary schools relate to the community environment in a way that is critical to the quality and intensity of interventions. In this chapter, we successively r...
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This book discusses preventive actions that have led to reduction in the prevalence of child labor across the world over the 21st century. It identifies exemplary programs in the area of community prevention that have had exceptional results; for example, the involvement of children in hazardous work globally being reduced by half. It documents a w...
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In this chapter, we describe how empirical evidence on the causes of child labor is translated into preventive policymaking. The transfer of scientific research results is a two-step process, involving (a) the dissemination of knowledge and (b) community ownership. Accordingly, we first examine the role of science-practice chains in the disseminati...
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In the previous five chapters, we have seen that the term “child labor” refers to a wide variety of forms of children’s participation in the world of work. Preventive strategies also vary, both in their content and in their impact, depending on the type of child labor on which they are intended to have an impact. In this section, we illustrate this...
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In this chapter, we examine the causes and consequences of child labor. Working children usually come from low-income families and, among other possible outcomes, there is a high risk that they will drop out of compulsory education. The most relevant and contrasting background factor is poverty. Other empirically documented causes are family size,...
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Child labor indicators have shown a significant decline since registration began. This is an area where policies and programs have been relatively effective, and there are some evidence-based practices. Actions promoted by the International Labor Organization have followed an institutional approach, involving governments, trade unions, business ass...
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Recreational fishers often oppose the implementation of marine protected areas when they perceive them as a threat to the continuity of their activity or when they understand that their interests are at risk. In this case study we describe the extension of illegal fishing practices in a group of underwater recreational fishers in the area of influe...
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The simultaneous implementation of a program in multiple sites poses a challenge for the adequate coordination and internal consistency of an intervention. The operation of the network of program facilitators can be critical for effectiveness and community adjustment of such interventions. In this paper, we conducted a case study of a community pre...
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The development of typologies is an efficient strategy in the descriptive study of individual differences in the interpersonal environment of relationships. In this paper, we developed a classification of personal networks using structural indicators with a representative sample (n = 403) in a medium-sized city of the metropolitan environment of Se...
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In this paper, we examine how open education is adopted in the Middle East region in the context of a European-funded project for capacity building in Higher Education. Basing our study on Hofstede’s model, we examine how culture, in particularly collectivism and power distance influence the adoption of open education. In addition, we look at the r...
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This study analyzes the strategies displayed by non-governmental organizations in the social services sector to face the resource dependence on public administration in Southern Spain. We focus on the reorganization of the public subsidies system in Spain and its specific impact on the entities registered in Andalusia. In 2017, the Autonomous Commu...
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The book "Conducting Personal Network Research" is a conceptual and methodological introduction to the structural study of personal networks. It is part of a series of recent monographs that have begun to systematize the knowledge generated in this area in recent decades (Crossley et al., 2015; McCarty et al., 2019; Perry et al., 2018). In this cas...
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The use of social media (SM) data has emerged as a promising tool for the assessment of cultural ecosystem services (CES). Most studies have focused on the use of single SM platforms and on the analysis of photo content to assess the demand for CES. Here, we introduce a novel methodology for the assessment of CES using SM data through the applicati...
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Com este capítulo pretendemos analisar os processos de coesão comunitária através da avaliação das redes pessoais individuais. Do ponto de vista psicológico, os processos de integração na comunidade referem-se ao número de contactos pessoais desenvolvidos pelo indivíduo, bem como à sua participação em associações e organizações comunitárias de base...
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The use of social media (SM) data has emerged as a promising tool for the assessment of cultural ecosystem services (CES). Most studies have focused on the use of single SM platforms and on the analysis of photo content to assess the demand for CES. Here, we introduce a novel methodology for the assessment of CES using SM data through the applicati...
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The paper explores the relationship between personality characteristics, sense of community and the structure of personal networks. We collected personal network data from 100 adults, consisting of the information about their 45 alters and ties among them. In addition to the typically used bivariate correlations to analyze the relationship between...
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En este artículo presentamos la base de datos del estudio Albero, en el que se analizan las transiciones personales de una cohorte de estudiantes de bachillerato al terminar sus estudios. Los datos consisten en (a) el estudio longitudinal de la red social de los estudiantes del último curso de un instituto de enseñanza secundaria, con dos observaci...
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El análisis de redes sociales ha crecido exponencialmente en los últimos años, dando lugar a innovaciones metodológicas en diferentes disciplinas científicas. En psicología se ha incorporado en el estudio de las diferencias individuales de personalidad y ha generado áreas novedosas, tales como la psicometría relacional y las intervenciones basadas...
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La confluencia en las expectativas de los padres y los docentes incide en el desarrollo socioacadémico de los menores. Por otro lado, las evaluaciones de los profesores influyen en la autoevaluación y el rendimiento de los estudiantes. Durante la implementación de un programa psicoeducativo para la prevención del trabajo infantil, comparamos la eva...
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Participants in massive open online courses show a wide variety of motivations. This has been studied with the elaboration of classifications of the users according to their behavior throughout the course. In this study, we aimed to classify the participants in the MOOCs according to the initial motivations and intentions, before long interaction w...
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La mejora de la experiencia educativa de los menores y el desarrollo de competencias personales reducen el riesgo de trabajo infantil. En este estudio valoramos el impacto de una intervención psicoeducativa para la prevención del trabajo infantil en dos barrios de la periferia de Lima. Con un diseño pretest-postest, evaluamos los cambios en la auto...
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In this study, we analyze the relationship of adult attachment style with the structural properties of personal networks and the social capital of 67 managers in the province of Quebec (Canada). Through cluster analysis, two differentiated relational profiles were detected. Secure attachment is associated with dense and comparatively small networks...
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As part of the “Colombian Peace Process,” victim assistance programs, actions for the reincorporation into civilian life of ex‐combatants, and demobilized persons of the armed conflict have been developed as well as innovative instances of intervention in cases of posttraumatic stress. In this study, we surveyed 143 community leaders from the Depar...
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"Edúcame Primero Perú" [Educate First, Peru] is a program designed to prevent child labour. It is aimed for 6 to 12 year old children at risk. During the scholastic year 2015–2016, 151 children from three schools in two poor districts of Lima (Peru) participated in the program. In this paper, we examine the impact of various components of program i...
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The graphic representation of relational data is one of the central elements of social network analysis. In this paper, the authors describe the use of visualization in interview-based data collection procedures designed to obtain personal networks information, exploring four main contributions. First, the authors show a procedure by which the visu...
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When we use the term "community intervention", we usually refer to prevention or promotion actions, which are implemented in the form of programs, targeting individuals, groups and communities, and promoting the change of behavior to confront specific social problems within a community context. Two different logics converge in community interventio...
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Social network analysis has grown exponentially in recent years, giving rise to methodological innovations in different scientific disciplines. In psychology, social network analysis has been incorporated into studies of individual personality differences and has generated novel areas, such as network psychometrics and network interventions. In com...
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Introduction : Le programme de formation “Education ouverte : Approches et fondements », produit dans le cadre du projet OpenMed avec le soutien d’Erasmus + de l’Union Européenne, vise à renforcer les capacités des universités des pays du Sud de la méditerrané sur l’éducation ouverte et sur les Ressources Educatives Libres (REL). Ce programme s'adr...
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In a programme aimed at promoting open practices in tertiary education in the MENA region, we will examine how organizational factors, such as leadership, prior social climate and existing efforts to respond to needs, were key in the adoption of educational innovations. We observed that awareness and organizational culture were central processes, a...
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The distribution of fishermen by fishing zones is an element of internal differentiation of fishing communities, observed both in fishing reserves and in less regulated fishing environments. Two case studies were carried out in a Fishing Reserve in Chipiona (Gulf of Cádiz) and in a non-Reserve location in Sant Antoni de Portmany (Balearic Islands),...
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تهدف الدورة التدريبية "التعليم المفتوح: أساسيات ونُهج"، التي تم إعدادها في إطار مشروع أوبنمد الممول من برنامج إيراسموس + التابع لالتحاد األوروبي إلى بناء القدرات في مجال التعليم المفتوح والموارد التعليمية المفتوحة بين الجامعات في منطقة جنوب البحر األبيض المتوسط. وتستهدف الدورة في المقام األول المعلمين الجامعيين الذين لديهم الرغبة في معرفة المزيد عن...
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En este artículo se describen los movimientos entre ciudades de los turistas rusos en Andalucía. Con la aplicación de estrategias de análisis de redes, examinamos 1.681 desplazamientos entre 80 ciudades por parte de 354 turistas rusos en Andalucía. Los itinerarios fueron reconstruidos a partir de la información proporcionada por los turistas en una...
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Abstract. Networks of ecological information, social support, and acquaintanceship among the boats of the port of Chipiona authorized to fish in the Fishing Reserve of the Mouth of the Guadalquivir River were analysed (n= 40). The Social Network Analysis was completed by a survey (n=6) upon the vernacular knowledge on the ecosystemic dynamics, and...
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The two data sets presented here are part of a study which aimed at identifying cultural barriers in the adoption of open education in higher education in the Middle East, specifically in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine. This study was conducted in the context of OpenMed – “Opening up Education in South-Mediterranean countries” (https...
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OpenMed is an international cooperation project co-funded by the Erasmus + Capacity Building in HE programme of the European Union during the period 15 October 2015 - 14 October 2018 involving five partners from Europe and eight from South-Mediterranean countries (Morocco, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan). The overarching goal of OpenMed is to raise aw...
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In this study, we explore how different mobility patterns influence the composition and structure of the transnational social support networks and how personal networks allow us to elicit insightful data of mobile individuals. Ninety-five mobile individuals were selected from four distinct communities based in Seville (Spain), namely: Erasmus stude...
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Community psychologists tend to accumulate experiences of participation throughout their personal and professional lives. Empowerment and community involvement appear transversally in all types of social change initiatives. Over the years, I have been involved in different community and professional organizations. I will provide a brief personal re...
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The personal networks of 138 parents of children participating in a child labor prevention initiative in three schools in Lima (Peru) are analyzed. First, relevant behavior settings in two informal population settlements in the periphery of the big city were detected. Second, the distribution of personal relationships in that small set of community...
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Abstract— This paper presents and reflects upon the training course organized by the OpenMed project, aimed at building capacity in Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Education approaches across universities from the South Mediterranean, namely in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine. The course, which is currently being piloted amo...
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In this work the normative transition of a cohort of secondary school students from Alcalá de Guadaíra that start college education in Seville is examined. The evolution of the social network of the cohort of students together with the changes experienced in the composition and structure of their personal networks is analyzed. The longitudinal trac...
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The program Edúcame Primero (Educate Me First) is an evidence-based practice for eradicating child labor that has been applied with positive results in Colombia, Peru, and several Central American countries. In this article, we describe the difficulties of implementing the program in two poor areas of Lima (Peru) between 2014 and 2016. Specifically...
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The course “Open Education: fundamentals and approaches”, produced within the OpenMed Project, aims to build capacity on Open Education and Open Educational Resources (OER) among universities in the South Mediterranean region, with a particular focus on higher education in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Palestine. The training course targets primarily...
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El análisis de redes sociales resulta efectivo en el diseño, implementación y evaluación de intervenciones comunitarias. En este artículo mostramos, a través de diferentes ejemplos, cómo las redes sociales se han utilizado con éxito para poner en marcha procesos de influencia social, segmentar grupos y comunidades, promover el intercambio de apoyo...
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Competences to manage cultural diversity play a significant role in the dissemination and community appropriation of open educational resources. In this module, we showcase the contribution of intercultural communication skills, the management of multicultural groups, the design of communities of practice, and community adjustment strategies in the...
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Artisanal fishing communities are often in conflict with the interests of the oil extraction industry, industrial fishing fleets and tourism. This paper considers Lobitos, a fishing enclave in northern Peru, where the oldest oil settlement in Latin America was established. The primary focus is community organization and development of the fisheries...
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Examinamos las redes de conocidos, apoyo social e información ecológica local de los patrones de embarcaciones del puerto de Chipiona autorizadas a pescar en la Reserva de Pesca de la Desembocadura del Guadalquivir (n= 40), en el suroeste de España. El tiempo invertido en cada zona de la reserva mostró una relación inversa con la distancia al fonde...
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This chapter examines the factors that affect the quality of life (QoL) of internally displaced people in Colombia. First, we review previous studies on the factors that affect QoL of displaced persons including inter alia, individual characteristics, traumatic events, situations of escape, the adaptation of the refugee to host communities and new...
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This article is a case study of the digital practices of Ecuadorians residing in Vera, a small city of 15,000 inhabitants in the Province of Almería in Eastern Andalusia (Spain). Participant observation of the community and in-depth interviews of Internet shops’ owners and users were used to describe access to, use and appropriation of, digital med...
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In this paper, competencies for community psychology practice are examined within the Spanish context, based on the experience of a Master in Psychology of Social and Community Intervention in the University of Seville. The list of competencies was developed specifically for monitoring the practicum of master students, and it was developed in a por...
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Network analysis and visualization are integrated in multiple ways in social and community interventions. In this review, we describe seven specific uses of networks for design, implementation and evaluation of programs, community development, as well as prevention and promotion health campaigns. Depending on the intervention strategy, we distingui...
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This compendium was created by partners on the OpenMed project and edited by staff at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab at Coventry University, UK, with significant contributions made by expert interviewees in international open education. It is aimed at: (a) Higher education practitioners with involvement or interest in open educational resources...
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Eleven case study initiatives of current practices in Open Education (OE) globally, and particularly in the S-M region, are presented. The focus of the compendium is to generate a reliable and evidence-based body of knowledge on OEP in the region to inform the subsequent phases and work packages of the project OpenMed. OpenMed is an international...
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In this chapter we will present a mixed methods approach combining network analysis with a community-based partipatory research strategy, specifically, stakeholder analysis.
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This study examines the organizational network of the extractive sector in Andalusian fishing enclaves. For this, we have evaluated 6 types of informal and institutional relationships between a total of 30 guilds and ship-owner associations in 21 Andalusian fishing ports. The analyzed networks were found to have a core-periphery structure with the...
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"There is nothing more practical than a good theory" (Lewin, 1952, p. 169). Since its inception, community psychology has been characterized by simultaneously pursuing the social utility of scientific knowledge and the theoretical value of practice (Lewin, 1946). Theories contribute to community change, while the lessons learned in community interv...
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Educational, economic, and labor-related causes of child labor are analyzed. A hierarchical segmentation analysis with a sample of 3259 families enrolled in an educational prevention program about child labor in the Colombian Caribbean Coast was conducted. The resulting model identified two child labor profiles. In families settled in a rural or su...
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In this chapter we present a mixed-methods approach combining network analysis with a community-based participatory research strategy, specifically, stakeholder analysis. In a case study, we demonstrate how utilization of this approach resulted in enhancing the involvement of fishing communities in the governance of natural resources.
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In recent years social network analysis has been used for research and action in community contexts. Specifically, the social network analysis has been used in program evaluation, participatory governance, the selection of health agents, participatory sociograms and involvement of key players in the interven- tion. Network analysis is also part of...
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This study analyzed the metropolitan lifestyle with a representative personal networks survey of the population of Alcalá de Guadaíra (n = 403), in the urban environment of Seville (SW Spain). A factorial analysis with density, centralization, number of cliques and the number of components allowed differentiating two dimensions of variability in pe...
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An analysis is made on the process of psychological and sociocultural adaptation of children in situations of forced displacement. This includes identifying the factors promoting and preventing adaptation, and the impact of their social identity in this process, from the perspective of Berry's (1997) theory of acculturation and the theory of social...
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An analysis is made on the process of psychological and sociocultural adaptation of children in situations of forced displacement. This includes identifying the factors promoting and preventing adaptation, and the impact of their social identity in this process, from the perspective of Berry's (1997) theory of acculturation and the theory of social...
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Se analiza el proceso de adaptación psicológica y sociocultural de ni˜nos en situación de desplazamiento forzado, identificando los factores que favorecen y obstaculizan su adaptación, así como la incidencia de su identidad social en este proceso, visto a la luz de la teoría de la aculturación de Berry (1997) y la teoría de la identidad social de T...
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There is a growing demand for procedures and tools for the inclusion of social agents in the policy making processes. European policies are no longer conceived without including procedures to guarantee public participation. In the academic filed, the governance approach is well defined and it is proposed as a necessary government style to improve t...
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When I introduced my students of social psychology into the topics of happiness, well-being, and quality of life, I used to ask them about the “level of quality of life” in Seville (Spain), the place where they study and most of them also reside. Before presenting them the ranking of the 52 provincial capitals in Spain, based on a yearly survey, th...