Journal of Social Research & Policy

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 1, July

Acceptance of Corrupt Acts: A Comparative Study of Values regarding Corruption in Europe
AbstractThe present contribution seeks to explain variation in the degree of acceptance of corrupt acts by taking into consideration both individual characteristics and societal ones. We used a large dataset covering 43 European countries and employed...
Divided by Borders: Mexican Migrants and Their Children
Joanna Dreby, Divided by Borders: Mexican Migrants and Their Children. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2010, 336 p.Divided by Borders is an insightful ethnographic research looking at low-skilled Mexican migrants who go to the US and their...
Future Romanian Law Enforcement: Gender Differences in Perceptions of Police Misconduct
AbstractThis exploratory study examines gender differences in the attitudes expressed by future Romanian police officers toward hypothetical instances of police misconduct. It also observes how severely respondents think police officers' transgressions...
Introducing Research Methodology. A Beginner's Guide to Doing a Research Project
Uwe Flick, Introducing Research Methodology. A Beginner's Guide to Doing a Research Project, Sage Publications, 2011, 296 p.As the title suggests, Flick's book provides the reader an introduction to research methodology, presenting in a friendly manner...
Is Conformity a Mediating Variable on Increased Risk-Taking Behavior across Years of Membership in the Greek System?
AbstractIn the college subculture of Greek Life, members adhere to specific rules and norms in order to remain accepted, which could be indicative of conformity. This notion raises the question: what is the role of conformity on the risk taking behaviors...
Policy Entrepreneurs and the Design of Public Policy: The Case of the National Health Insurance Law in Israel
Abstract2How do policy entrepreneurs implement in practice the things theory suggests they should do? This article suggests various insights into the influence of policy entrepreneurs on the formulation of public policy. Using a broad definition of the...
Students' Attitudes towards Economic Growth and Income Inequalities: Does the Field of Study Matter?
AbstractA basic premise of university educators is that studying has impact on students. We examine attitudes of university students towards economic growth and income inequalities. We ask what kind of association exists between different study disciplines...
Teaching Quantitative Methods. Getting the Basics Right
GeoffPayne & Malcolm Williams (Eds.), Teaching Quantitative Methods. Getting the Basics Right, Sage, London, 2011, 187 p.The volume at hand - Teaching Quantitative Methods. Getting the Basics Right, edited by GeoffPayne and Malcolm Williams - is...
Theory Construction and Model-Building Skilss. A Practical Guide for Social Scientist
James Jaccard & Jacob Jacoby (Eds.), Theory Construction and Model- Building Skilss. A Practical Guide for Social Scientist. New York: The Guilford Press, 2010, 391 p.1Using multivariate statistics is a must if we want to adequately grasp the complexity...
The Paradox of Post-Bureaucracy: Trust Formation among State Administration Employees in Finland
AbstractThis paper discusses civil servants' trust in management under conditions of organizational change. The paper draws on a survey and qualitative interview material collected from five knowledge-intensive public sector organizations in Finland....
The Values of Volunteering. Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Paul Dekker & Loek Halman (Eds.), The Values of Volunteering. Cross- Cultural Perspectives, Kluver Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow, 2003, 226 p.Although volunteering is an age-old social phenomenon, its theoretical...
Volunteering among Higher Education Students. Focusing on the Micro-Level Factors
Abstract:In our paper3, we intend to examine the micro-level factors affecting the volunteering of higher education students. Although several theories and research studies approach this phenomenon, a relatively small amount of studies examines the volunteering...
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