hig.sePublications
Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Rambaree, KomalsinghORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0886-7402
Publications (10 of 45) Show all publications
Rambaree, K. & Sjöberg, S. (2019). Companion animals in health-promoting work-life. Society and Animals
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Companion animals in health-promoting work-life
2019 (English)In: Society and Animals, ISSN 1063-1119, E-ISSN 1568-5306Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Despite a growing number of studies on human-animal interactions, empirical data focusing on companion animals within the context of health promoting work-life is still limited. This article presents the analysis and discussion based on the perceptions of 22 students and staff members from the University of Gävle in Sweden on the potential of companion animals for supportive functions in health promoting work-life, as well as on the possible challenges of having companion animals within the premises of the University. Based on the findings, this article discusses that companion animals can indeed play vital supportive functions in health promoting work-life, which are presented in the text as: forcing function, communication companion, and social skills. However, this article also highlights the socio-economic, legal, and organizational challenges that need to be carefully considered and worked-out for having companion animals at workplace, such as university.

Keywords
companion animal, health, health promotion, work-life, social support, workplace
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22411 (URN)10.1163/15685306-12341504 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-09-16 Created: 2016-09-16 Last updated: 2019-03-25Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K. (2018). Abductive Thematic Network Analysis (ATNA) using ATLAS-ti (1ed.). In: L. Moutinho & M. Sokele (Ed.), Innovative Research Methodologies in Management: Volume I: Philosophy, Measurement and Modelling (pp. 61-86). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Abductive Thematic Network Analysis (ATNA) using ATLAS-ti
2018 (English)In: Innovative Research Methodologies in Management: Volume I: Philosophy, Measurement and Modelling / [ed] L. Moutinho & M. Sokele, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, 1, p. 61-86Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter introduces Abductive Thematic Network Analysis (ATNA) as a methodological approach for qualitative data analysis. It starts by providing a brief description on abductive theory of method and thematic analysis method. Then, it highlights how the two methods are combined to create ATNA. Using a qualitative data set, this chapter demonstrates the steps in undertaking ATNA with a computer-aided qualitative data analysis software—ATLAS-ti v.7.5. The chapter concludes that ATNA provides to researchers a much-needed pragmatic and logical way of reasoning, organising, and presenting qualitative data analysis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 Edition: 1
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25134 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-64394-6_4 (DOI)2-s2.0-85042836672 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-64393-9 (ISBN)978-3-319-64394-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2017-08-31 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K. & Sjöberg, S. (2018). Empowermentarbete i marginaliserade bostadsområden i Indien och Sverige (1ed.). In: Sjöberg, Stefan & Turunen, Päivi (Ed.), Samhällsarbete: aktörer, arenor och perspektiv (pp. 343-362). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Empowermentarbete i marginaliserade bostadsområden i Indien och Sverige
2018 (Swedish)In: Samhällsarbete: aktörer, arenor och perspektiv / [ed] Sjöberg, Stefan & Turunen, Päivi, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, 1, p. 343-362Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Kapitlet belyser hur kollektiv empowerment tillämpas inom samhällsarbete i marginaliserade bostadsområden i Stockholm och Mumbai. Kollektiv empowerment innebär medvetandegörande om orsaker till social exkludering och marginalisering, uppbyggande av kollektiv identitet, samt social mobilisering av exkluderade grupper så att de kan bygga gemensamma maktresurser med syfte att förändra ojämlikhetsskapande sociala strukturer. I Sverige är det en mera individinriktad form av empowerment som kommit att bli dominerande, åtminstone inom professionellt socialt arbete. Den utmaning som diskuteras i detta kapitel handlar om hur kollektiv empowerment och social mobilisering kan främjas i Sverige vad gäller socialt arbete i allmänhet och samhällsarbete i synnerhet. Enligt författarna har socialarbetare och forskare i socialt arbete viktiga lärdomar att dra från hur man arbetar i Mumbai, men även från den egna historien av folkrörelsernas mobiliseringsarbete.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018 Edition: 1
Keywords
kollektiv empowerment, samhällsarbete, kritiskt socialt arbete, marginaliserade bostadsområden, välfärdsmodell, globalisering, maktresurser
National Category
Social Work Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24854 (URN)978-91-44-11175-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-08-16 Created: 2017-08-16 Last updated: 2018-05-21Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K. & Rock, L. F. (2018). Green Social Work within Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Mauritius and Barbados (1ed.). In: Lena Dominelli (with Bala Raju Nikku & Hok Bun Ku) (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Green Social Work: (pp. 242-253). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Green Social Work within Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Mauritius and Barbados
2018 (English)In: The Routledge Handbook of Green Social Work / [ed] Lena Dominelli (with Bala Raju Nikku & Hok Bun Ku), London: Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 242-253Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article explores the more critical ‘discontents’ of capitalism and global neoliberalism (Stiglitz, 2002) by highlighting the ecological damages, natural disasters and social problems that have resulted from its rapid growth with less and less government sanctions and political and social control to check its domination and impact. Neoliberalism relies almost exclusively on unfettered economic growth from extracting the Earth’s limited natural and non-renewable resources to fuel energy and manufacturing products for mass consumption while squirreling millions of dollars for a select few individuals and corporations in charge and/or owners of manufacturing sites and resource extraction projects (Giroux 2001, 2015; Klein, 2015). I do this to develop further the emerging green social work discourse by strengthening its political voice in addressing current environmental and socio-political impacts. I argue that social workers need to re-focus their practice on grassroots activism, alternative economic models and sustain criticism of capitalism to redress its massive industrial consumerism to protect human and non-human species and show a clear platform for action. Green social work has undertaken this challenge, but this is only the beginning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge International Handbooks
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25133 (URN)2-s2.0-85050523700 (Scopus ID)978-1-138-74079-2 (ISBN)978-1-315-18321-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2017-08-31 Last updated: 2018-08-15Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K., Mousavi, F. & Ahmadi, F. (2018). Sports participation and drug use among young people in Mauritius. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 23(2), 188-197
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sports participation and drug use among young people in Mauritius
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, ISSN 0267-3843, E-ISSN 2164-4527, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 188-197Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between drug use and sports participation among young people (14–25 years old) living in Mauritius. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire from a stratified sample of young people residing in Mauritius. According to the results, the strongest predictor of reporting drug use was age, recording an odds ratio of 2.50 and showing a positive effect. Drug usage was a negative predictor, meaning that the more use of drug, the less sport activity. In addition, gender predicted the respondents’ sports activity. This article concludes that sports can protect young people in Mauritius from getting into drug use, and policy-makers should focus more attention in tackling the gender disparities in sports participation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
Youth, Drugs, Sports, Mauritius, Health
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24016 (URN)10.1080/02673843.2017.1325756 (DOI)000437711200006 ()2-s2.0-85019223561 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2018-09-06Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K., Berg, M. & Thomson, R. (2017). A Framework for Youth Work with Refugees: Analysis Further To The Expert Seminar "Journeys To A New Life: Understanding The Role Of Youth Work In Integrating Young Refugees In Europe". In: "Journeys to a New Life": an expert seminar on the role of youth work in integration of young refugees in Europe. Paper presented at "Journeys to a New Life": Understanding the Role of Youth Work in Integrating Young Refugees in Europe - Expert Seminar, Brussels, Belgium, 23-24 November 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Framework for Youth Work with Refugees: Analysis Further To The Expert Seminar "Journeys To A New Life: Understanding The Role Of Youth Work In Integrating Young Refugees In Europe"
2017 (English)In: "Journeys to a New Life": an expert seminar on the role of youth work in integration of young refugees in Europe, 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
Youth, Refugees, Eco-social Work
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24057 (URN)
Conference
"Journeys to a New Life": Understanding the Role of Youth Work in Integrating Young Refugees in Europe - Expert Seminar, Brussels, Belgium, 23-24 November 2016
Available from: 2017-06-05 Created: 2017-06-05 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K. & Ahmadi, F. (2017). Eco-social work for sustainable development: Implications for social work education, practice and research (1ed.). In: Fagerström, Arne and Cunnigham, Gary M. (Ed.), A good life for all: Essays on sustainability celebrating 60 years of making life better (pp. 71-94). Mjölby: Atremi AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eco-social work for sustainable development: Implications for social work education, practice and research
2017 (English)In: A good life for all: Essays on sustainability celebrating 60 years of making life better / [ed] Fagerström, Arne and Cunnigham, Gary M., Mjölby: Atremi AB , 2017, 1, p. 71-94Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Within the context of sustainable development, social workers have important roles to play towards the eco-social transformation of society. This chapter starts by justifying how social work and sustainable development are linked. Then, it defines eco-social work and considers implications for education, research and practice of social work. The chapter provides examples of how the social work unit at the University of Gävle contributes to sustainable development through its education, research and community engagement. The chapter concludes that sustainable development is an area  of legitimate focus for social workers, and sustainability is a core social mission of social work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mjölby: Atremi AB, 2017 Edition: 1
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23836 (URN)978-91-7527-174-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-31 Created: 2017-03-31 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K. (2017). Instrumentalism and Environmental Justice: People’s Cooperative Renewable Energy in Mauritius (1ed.). In: Aila-Leena Matthies and Kati Närhi (Ed.), The Ecosocial Transition of Societies: The Contribution of Social Work and Social Policy (pp. 121-136). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Instrumentalism and Environmental Justice: People’s Cooperative Renewable Energy in Mauritius
2017 (English)In: The Ecosocial Transition of Societies: The Contribution of Social Work and Social Policy / [ed] Aila-Leena Matthies and Kati Närhi, New York: Routledge, 2017, 1, p. 121-136Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Social work is commonly known as an agent of social change for achieving social justice. In fact, social justice is one of the founding values of social work. Several researchers have conceptualized social justice from distributional, recognitional and associational dimensions, in order to allow for a broader understanding of freedom from oppression, exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism and violence (Young 1990, Fraser 1997, Gewirtz 2006). However, Morgaine (2014) argues that social justice as a concept remains valueless unless social workers have clear practical orientations towards its use for achieving emancipation/liberation of the marginalized, vulnerable individuals and groups from injustices and oppressive agencies, forces as well as structures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2017 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge Advances in Social Work
Keywords
instrumentalism, ecosocial work, social work
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22519 (URN)10.4324/9781315615912 (DOI)000416307100008 ()2-s2.0-85020342790 (Scopus ID)978-1-4724-7349-3 (ISBN)978-131-703-460-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-09-27 Created: 2016-09-27 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K. & Knez, I. (2017). Young people’s identity & Facebook behaviour: the role of gender and ethnicity. Cogent Social Sciences, 1(35), Article ID 1359895.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Young people’s identity & Facebook behaviour: the role of gender and ethnicity
2017 (English)In: Cogent Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2331-1886, Vol. 1, no 35, article id 1359895Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim was to investigate the effects of gender and ethnicity on Facebook visit and identity among young people (14–25 years old) living in Mauritius. According to the results obtained, males were shown to visit more Facebook and had a stronger Facebook identity than did females. However, females compared to males considered themselves to be persons that are more similar online as offline, and their Facebook activity represented more who they were than it did for males. Hindu participants were shown to most infrequently visit Facebook. They were also the group with the weakest Facebook identity. Creole and Muslim groups were reported to have the strongest Facebook identity followed by the Mixed participants. This study concludes that both gender and ethnicity might have a sig-nificant impact on Facebook activity and identification among young people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Keywords
Youth Identity, Facebook, Online Behaviour, Ethnicity, Gender
National Category
Social Work Psychology Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24797 (URN)10.1080/23311886.2017.1359895 (DOI)000407365800001 ()2-s2.0-85051439639 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-08-07 Created: 2017-08-07 Last updated: 2018-09-06Bibliographically approved
Rambaree, K. & Sjöberg, S. (2016). Companion Animals in Occupational Social Work. In: : . Paper presented at SWSD 2016, Joint world conference on social work, education and social development 2016, 27-30 June 2016, Seoul, Korea.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Companion Animals in Occupational Social Work
2016 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The ecosocial work perspective stresses on the importance of focusing on the holistic interconnectedness between humans and non-humans for enhancing the wellbeing of all. Within the field of occupational social work, the involvement of companion animals for enhancing the wellbeing and productivity of employees is gaining popularity. Within this context, a study was undertaken at the University of Gavle, in Sweden, with the aim to explore the potential benefits and challenges of companion animals in health promoting work-life. Using an abductive thematic network analysis of the gathered perspectives from four focus group discussions with students and staff members from the University of Gavle, this article presents answers to two main research questions: (a) why and how companion animals can be beneficial in certain areas of occupational social work practice; and (b) what are some of the possible ways of tackling challenges emanating from having companion animals at workplace. This article concludes that companion animals can be beneficial in certain areas of occupational social work practice; however, social workers need to consider and appropriately plan for ethical, legal and organizational implications involved in having such interventions.

Keywords
Eco-Social Work, Companion Animals, Occupational Social Work, Health Promotion
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22556 (URN)
Conference
SWSD 2016, Joint world conference on social work, education and social development 2016, 27-30 June 2016, Seoul, Korea
Projects
Companion Animals in Health Promoting Work Life
Available from: 2016-10-06 Created: 2016-10-06 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0886-7402

Search in DiVA

Show all publications