Shlomit Levy's research while affiliated with Hebrew University of Jerusalem and other places

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Part II addresses conceptual and theoretical developments via seven chapters concerned with further extensions and elaborations of the original version of SRT. Clara Sabbagh and Schlomit Levy build on insights from facet theory in Chap. 4 and refine the exchange rationale underlying the similarities and differences among resource classes by means o...
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Trends in the Jewish identity of Israeli society are reviewed with special reference to the mass immigration from the former Soviet Union (FSU) that took place during the last decade of the 20th century. The analysis uses data from two comprehensive studies carried out in 1991 and 2000 by the Guttman Institute, and addresses three main issues: (1)...
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Leaning on the formal faceted definition of wellbeing (Levy and Guttman (1975) Social Indicators Research, 2, 361–388), a mapping sentence is provided for defining the universe of observations of the wellbeing of the self-expanding on personality aspects. The structure of the interrelationships among the variables of the expanded conceptualization...
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Introduced within a background of literature on Diaspora and majority society, this study compares Jewish identification in the United States and Israel and how differences and similarities evolved over the period 1990–2000. Four data bases are used, two for American Jews and two for Israeli Jews, which were given common denominators and merged int...
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Apart from the conflict between Arabs and Jews, two types of inter-group relations are the foci of social strain within the Jewish community of Israel: (1) inter-ethnic relations between Ashkenazim and Sephardim, and (2) relations between the religious and the nonreligious. Since 1967, the continuing survey of the Guttman Institute has been trackin...
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This study proposes a typology of adolescents’ social justice judgments (SJJs) as assessed by their attribution of importance to various distribution rules representing two generic principles of justice (egalitarian and equitarian). Four basic styles of SJJ are identified: I. Ecumenical (emphasis on both egalitarian and equitarian justice); II. Pur...

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... an atheist even though they could choose between different self-identification options (e.g., "secular," "religious," "orthodox," etc.). This indicates that for many unbelievers in Israel Judaism is more a cultural worldview and lifestyle (e.g., celebrating Shabbat, respecting dietary laws, attending synagogue), even though they do not necessarily adhere to the religious beliefs associated with those practices (Rebhun & Levy, 2006). There was no evidence for the existence of a third group that had been identified previously as uncertain nonbelievers. ...
... We believe that the use of a two-dimensional graph to plot a partial ordered set has undeniable benefits over the use of a Hasse diagram in terms of accessibility of results even for policymakers without a strong quantitative knowledge. Due to these properties, the POSAC procedure has been applied in several fields of research (Pagani et al. 2015;Tzfati et al. 2011;Sabbagh et al. 2003) including studies concerning crime (di Bella et al. 2015;Canter 2004;Raveh and Landau 1993), European countries comparison (Annoni and Bruggemann 2009;di Bella et al. 2016) or education (Eisenberg and Dowsett 1990). ...
... By now, the immigration from the FSU to Israel has nearly stopped, but Russianspeaking immigrants still constitute the largest ethno-linguistic minority of about 13 % of the population (Leshem 2009). Recent FSU immigrants are culturally different from other Israelis: they attribute less importance to Jewish religion and traditions (Levy 2009); many are partly Jewish and/or intermarried with Slavs and feel deeply connected to the country of origin, are proud of its culture and wish to transfer it to their children. In Israel, they created an autonomous subculture within the majority Hebrew-speaking population, with its own press, television channels, book and food stores, youth clubs and theaters catering to the needs of the Russianspeaking population. ...
... Therefore, among the factors that influence people's well-being, the media and social media play an important role mediating people's perception of their life experience and life environment. Although, the definition of well-being is a challenging exercise both in terms of theoretical perspectives and indicator definition (e.g., Dodge et al. 2012;Maggino 2015), people's well-being is determined by both subjective and objective factors (e.g., Cummins et al. 2003;Levy and Sabbagh 2008;OECD 2011;CNEL and Istat 2013;Alaimo and Maggino 2019). ...