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Not Only Bad Luck : Studies on Peer Victimization and Social Exclusion from a Multilevel Perspective
(Åbo Akademi University, 2018-09-28)
The purpose of this thesis was to examine the association between peer victimization and psychosocial adjustment at both individual and system levels. To this purpose, ethnographic reports from nomadic forager band societies ...
Verbal and Non-verbal Communication as Evolutionary Restraint Mechanisms for Nonkilling Conflict Management
(Åbo Akademi University, 2019-03-15)
Across species, unrestrained aggression among con-specifics has been strongly selected against due to increased fitness costs, making intraspecific lethality relatively rare or atypical. Evolutionary selection has instead ...
Social Suffering and Healing Among the Rwandan Diaspora in Finland and Belgium
(Åbo Akademi University, 2019-03-29)
The Rwandan people encountered genocide against Tutsis in 1994. The ethnic cleansing led to the exile of many Rwandan people and the constitution of diasporic communities in Africa, Europe, Australia and Northern America. ...
Aspects of Mental Health in Adolescents and Female Prisoners in Present-Day Iran
(Åbo Akademi University, 2019-02-22)
Low Intensity Intimate Partner Aggression, Physical Punishment, and Street Children : A Vicious Circle of Domestic Aggression in South Suda
(Åbo Akademi University, 2019-06-05)
Aims. The overall aim of the thesis was to investigate aspects of domestic aggression, in particular intimate partner aggression and physical punishment of children, and their concomitants, in South Sudan. One sub-aim was ...
Occupational Stress and Burnout among University Teachers in Pakistan and Finland
(Åbo Akademi University, 2019-06-13)
Objective: The overall aim of the thesis is to investigate occupational stress and burnout among university teachers in a developing country (Pakistan) and a developed country (Finland). Secondary aims are to explore ...
Physical Punishment, Aggression, Victimization and Cyberbullying among Iranian Adolescents
(Åbo Akademi University, 2019-06-14)
The studies in the current thesis investigated adolescent aggressive behavior and victimization from peer aggression (Studies I and II), cyber bullying (Study III), and peaceful conflict resolution (Study IV) in school ...