Search for dissertations about: "leisure"

Showing result 16 - 20 of 259 swedish dissertations containing the word leisure.

  1. 16. Occurrence and environmental risk assessment of antifouling paint biocides from leisure boats

    Author : Maria Lagerström; Ann-Kristin Eriksson Wiklund; Erik Ytreberg; Kent Salo; Andrew Turner; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Antifouling paint; XRF; leisure boat; recreational boating; copper; zinc; tributyltin; organotin compounds; risk assessment; biocide; metals; release rate; Applied Environmental Science; tillämpad miljövetenskap;

    Abstract : The use of biocidal antifouling (AF) paints is the most common way to prevent fouling on leisure boat hulls. The main aim of this thesis was to investigate the pathways through which AF biocides, past and present, may reach the environment through their use on leisure boats and to improve the risk assessment of biocidal AF paints intended for amateur use. READ MORE

  2. 17. Designing for Peer Learning : Mathematics, Games, and Peer Groups in Leisure-time Centers

    Author : Åsa Harvard Maare; Sune Vork Steffensen; Syddansk Universitet; []
    Keywords : Leisure-time centers; mathematics; observational learning; motivation; design research;

    Abstract : Constrained by national tests and the mathematics curriculum, teachers have problems finding time for exploratory and hands-on mathematical activities, especially so in classes with a reduced pace of progression, for example because of a large proportion of second-language learners. Could the leisure-time center, where time is not earmarked, provide such opportunities? The conclusion of this thesis is that this can be done, on the condition that designed activities build on the central premise of the leisure-time center: children have the right to choose which activities to engage with. READ MORE

  3. 18. A matter of human-sea relations: Insights from leisure boating in Bohuslän, Sweden

    Author : Neva Leposa; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sustainable use of the seas; leisure boating; Sweden; perceptions; practices;

    Abstract : Global environmental governance increasingly seeks to establish sustainable use of the oceans. This PhD thesis asks what we can learn about this issue by exploring leisure boating in Bohuslän, Sweden, as both a perceived and as a practiced human-sea relation. READ MORE

  4. 19. The influence of social relationships and leisure activity on adult cognitive functioning and risk of dementia : Longitudinal population-based studies

    Author : Daniel Eriksson Sörman; Michael Rönnlund; Anna Sundström; Lars-Göran Nilsson; Martin Lövdén; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Cognitive functioning; cognition; memory; dementia; Alzheimer’s disease; cognitive reserve; reverse causality; old age; middle age; leisure activity; social relationships; social network; longitudinal; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : Today, as we live longer, dementia diseases are becoming more prevalent around the world. Thus, further knowledge of how to maintain levels of cognitive functioning in old age and how to identify factors that postpone the onset of dementia are of acute interest. Lifestyle patterns and social life are important aspects to consider in this regard. READ MORE

  5. 20. An exploration of leisure shopping in retail store environments: Illuminating meanings, manifoldness and dynamics in consumers shopping experiences

    Author : Kristina Bäckström; Institutionen för service management och tjänstevetenskap; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Leisure shopping; consumers; experiences; store environment; consumer culture; retailing; marketing;

    Abstract : Shopping has since long been recognized as a possible source of enjoyment. It has been argued that consumers of today devote ever more of their spare time to shopping. Within the domain of marketing, scholars have been successful in outlining consumers' motives for engaging in shopping as a leisure-time enjoyment. READ MORE