Search for dissertations about: "SOCIAL CONTACT NETWORK"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 28 swedish dissertations containing the words SOCIAL CONTACT NETWORK.

  1. 1. Exploring patterns of empirical networks

    Author : Luis E C Rocha; Petter Holme; Kimmo Kaski; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; complex systems; complex networks; network analysis; empirical networks; air transportation; consumer complaints; information technology; sexual contacts; epidemics; vaccination; Statistical physics; Statistisk fysik; Computational physics; Beräkningsfysik; Technology and social change; Teknik och social förändring; Epidemiology; Epidemiologi; Information technology; Informationsteknik; fysik; Physics; Statistics; statistik; Epidemiology; epidemiologi; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : We are constantly struggling to understand how nature works, trying to identify recurrent events and looking for analogies and relations between objects or individuals. Knowing patterns of behavior is powerful and fundamental for survival of any species. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Urban Tapestry : Essays on the Relationship Between Social Networks and Residential Segregation

    Author : Laura Fürsich; Maria Brandén; Benjamin Jarvis; Sarah Valdez; Peter Rich; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social networks; Segregation; Agent-based modeling; Social infrastructure; Residential choice; Analytical sociology; Register data;

    Abstract : Dominant explanations of segregation argue that patterns of spatial residential sorting are shaped by the aggregation of individual residential choices, guided by discrimination, differences in resources, and preference-based explanations of neighborhood ethnic composition. However, research on social networks indicates that social influence can serve as a driver of collective outcomes that result in social organization. READ MORE

  3. 3. Director Interlocking and Firm Ownership : Longitudinal Studies of 1- and 3-Mode Network Dynamics

    Author : Love Bohman; Christofer Edling; Wouter de Nooy; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social network analysis; Director interlocks; Ownership; Corporate governance; 3-mode networks; Sociology; Sociologi; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : This thesis is based on three empirical studies of the director interlock network among Swedish firms listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, focusing on its consequences for firm behavior and its association with ownership structures. Director interlocks are created when directors serve on, and hence interlock, several boards. READ MORE

  4. 4. Social network, perceived ill health and use of an emergency department : a descriptive and experimental study

    Author : Kjerstin Genell Andrén; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : social network;

    Abstract : The contents of this thesis are focused on relationships between social inte­gration, social network and social support, on the one hand, and perceived ill health and care utilization on the other. The aims of the thesis were to: investigate the relationship between social network, perceived ill health and utilization of an emergency department (ED); relate the frequency of ED use to socio-demographic risk indicators for social disintegration; describe the psycho-social and medical situation of a group of heavy users of ED services In comparison to the general population; relate changes in social network in a group of heavy users to utilization of ED; eval­uate the effects of hospital social worker intervention for heavy users of ED. READ MORE

  5. 5. Severely mentally ill individuals in the community: Needs for care, quality of life and social network

    Author : Anita Bengtsson Tops; Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Psychiatry; sense of coherence; social network; needs for care; schizophrenia; quality of life; clinical psychology; psychosomatics; Psykiatri; klinisk psykologi; psykosomatik;

    Abstract : This 18-month follow-up study investigated needs for care and support, quality of life and social network in individuals with schizophrenia or a schizoaffective disorder living in the community and in contact with psychiatric services. The validity of Antonovsky's sense of coherence (SOC) measure was also examined. READ MORE