Search for dissertations about: "risk behavior"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 422 swedish dissertations containing the words risk behavior.

  1. 1. Risk and Rationality Effects of contextual risk and cognitive dissonance on (sexual) incentives

    University dissertation from Umeå : Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Andréa Mannberg; Umeå universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HIV AIDS; Health risk; Uncertainty; Risk aversion; Self-Control; Time-inconsistency; Cognitive dissonance; Regret; Norms; Social identity; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Economics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Nationalekonomi; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Paper [I] theoretically analyzes how the level and uncertainty of future prospects affect incentives to abstain from sexual risk taking in the presence of HIV. The results suggest that, for individuals with limited access to HIV treatment, uncertainty of future health may be an important factor driving unsafe sex practices and support the empirical finding of a weak link between sexual behavior, HIV prevalence, and HIV knowledge in poor countries; therefore suggesting that AIDS policy needs to be calibrated in order to fit within different social contexts. READ MORE

  2. 2. Health, Risk-Taking Behavior and Sexuality in Swedish Adolescents

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Lars I Holmberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : Pediatrics; unplanned pregnacy; abortion; adolescents; young men; individual support; Outpatient Clinic for Adolescents; Sweden; decision making; grounded theory; health behavior; risk behavior; sexual behavior; vocational program; theoretical program; Pediatrik;

    Abstract : The overall aims of this research were to develop methods of identifying adolescents with unhealthy and/or risk-taking behavior with special reference to sexuality, and to evaluate support measures for young people in need of such interventions. A further aim was to assess strategies for preventing unhealthy and/or risk-taking behavior. READ MORE

  3. 3. Take a risk social interaction, gender identity, and the role of family ties in financial decision-making

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Emma Zetterdahl; Umeå universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Asset allocation; Behavioral finance; Divorce; Financial literacy; Financial risk-taking; Gender identity; Household finance; Panel data; Propensity score matching; Risky asset share; Risk aversion; Saving behavior; Stock market participation; Social interaction; Trust; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of an introductory part and four self-contained papers related to individual financial behavior and risk-taking in financial markets.In Paper [I] we estimate within-family and community social interaction effects upon an individual’s stock market entry, participation, and exit decision. READ MORE

  4. 4. Some Problems in Quantified Security

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Vilhelm Verendel; [2010]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; risk behavior; quantified security; risk perception; security metrics; computer security; survey; decision-making; operational risk; quantified risk; quantitative models; information security;

    Abstract : This thesis contains work related to quantitative representation and analysis of computer and information security. The ability to accurately describe security using quantitative methods could offer better control and evaluation of security in operational settings. READ MORE

  5. 5. Individual differences in behavior, neurochemistry and pharmacology associated with voluntary alcohol intake

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Shima Momeni; Uppsala universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; intermittent access; multivariate concentric square field; open field; risk assessment; risk taking; individual difference; behavior; strain variation; endogenous opioid system; naltrexone; Pharmaceutical Science; Farmaceutisk vetenskap;

    Abstract : Alcohol use disorder is a worldwide public health problem and is a disorder with substantial individual variation. There are suggested links between various behavioral traits, comorbid psychiatric diseases and excessive alcohol consumption. READ MORE