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  • 1.
    Ahlström, Richard
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Debt2011In: Encyclopedia of consumer culture / [ed] Southerton, Dale, New York: Sage Publications, 2011, 1Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Ahlström, Richard
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    The emotional impact of severe debts on the individual2007In: Proceedings of the Nordic Policy Research Conference 2007, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Ahlström, Richard
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Savemark, Mattias
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Dödsfall under och efter skuldsanering2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Konsumentverket har enligt skuldsaneringslagen (SFS 2006:548) uppdrag att stödja och vägleda den budget- och skuldrådgivning som kommunerna skall svara för. Detta innefattar bland annat utbildning, metodutveckling, kunskapsbyggande och information samt utvärdering. Som ett led i detta har verket initierat en utvärdering av verksamheten från, såväl ett gäldenärsperspektiv som ur ett samhällsekonomiskt perspektiv. Föreliggande rapport är en del av en kommande större rapport rörande bl.a. ekonomi och hälsoaspekter i samband med överskuldsättning och skuldrådgivning i kommunerna. Författare är docent Richard Ahlstöm och forskningsassistent Mattias Savemark. De slutsatser och ståndpunkter som redovisas här är författarnas egna och de ansvarar för delrapportens riktighet och innehåll.

  • 4.
    Holmgren, Rebecka
    et al.
    PBM, Malmö.
    Nilsson Sundström, Emma
    Skåne Region, Malmö.
    Levinsson, Henrik
    Lund University, Lund.
    Ahlström, Richard
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology and Social Work.
    Coping and financial strain as predictors of mental illness in over-indebted individuals in Sweden2019In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 60, no 1, p. 50-58Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This cross-sectional study examined psychological mechanisms in order to increase knowledge regarding mental illness amongst 561 over-indebted individuals in Sweden. Differences were explored between individuals with probable clinical depression and/or anxiety and individuals without probable clinical depression and/or anxiety, considering objective measures of the debt, financial strain, coping strategies as well as sociodemographic variables. Furthermore, binary logistic regression analyses were performed in order to construct a model of predictors of mental illness. In order to collect the data, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Brief Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (COPE_, as well as questions formulated by the research team, were used as measures. Prominent results showed that over-indebted individuals with probable clinical depression and/or anxiety were younger, showed greater levels of financial strain, used adaptive coping strategies to a lesser extent, and maladaptive coping strategies to a greater extent. Additionally, financial strain, use of maladaptive and emotion-focused coping, age and employment status were significant predictors of mental illness. These results put emphasis on the importance of adaptive coping as well as the psychological exposure of over-indebted individuals. 

  • 5.
    Igna, CV
    et al.
    University of Helsinki, Finland .
    Julkunen, J
    University of Helsinki, Finland.
    Ahlström, Richard
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Sense of coherence relates with smoking2008In: Journal of Health Psychology, ISSN 1359-1053, E-ISSN 1461-7277, Vol. 3, no 8, p. 996-1001Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present study investigated the relationship between sense of coherence (SOC) and smoking. This study is a sub-study of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial. SOC was assessed with a short form self-report questionnaire at baseline and at two-year follow-up. Smoking behaviour was self-reported at both dates. The sample consisted of 841 hypertensive participants, (women 22.1%) at baseline, and 697 (women 23.0%) participants at the follow-up. At baseline the age range was 40-79. Results showed that smoking behaviour was associated with levels of SOC. Current-smokers had a lower mean of SOC. Gender had no statistically significant influence on these results.

     

  • 6. Julkunen, Juhani
    et al.
    Ahlström, Richard
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Hostility, anger and sense of coherence as predictors of health-related quality of life: Results of an ASCOT substudy2006In: Journal of Psychosomatic Research, ISSN 0022-3999, E-ISSN 1879-1360, Vol. 61, no 1, p. 33-39Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of hostility and anger expression to sense of coherence (SOC)and their role as predictors of health-related quality of life (HQL). It was hypothesised tht SOC would mediate the impact of hostility and anger on HQL. Methods: This is a substudy of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial, which evaluates different treatment strategies to prevent cardiovascular disease in hypertensive patients. At baseline, SOC was assessed with a short form measure, and hostility-anger with the Cynical Distrust scale and with the Anger Expression scales. HQL was assessed at 6 months with the RAND-36. The sample comprised of 774 subjects (77.5% men). Results: Results showed that strong SOC associates with ability to control expression of anger and with low levels of suppressed or openly expressed anger. Anger control and SOC were related to good HQL; cynicism, anger-out,and anger-in correlated negatively with HQL. Path models revealed that SOC was the strongest predictor of HQL while hostility and anger lost their direct impact on HQL. Conclusions: Given the significant associations of hostility and anger with SOC, it is concluded that the salutogenic theory of Antonovsky should be extended to include hostility-related constructs. The impact of hostility and anger on HQL is, to a great extent, mediated through SOC, which implies that in future studies, the role of hostility as a risk factor should be reconsidered from the SOC theory perspective.

  • 7.
    Richard, Ahlström
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Debt2011In: Encyclopedia of consumer culture / [ed] Dale Southerton, Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2011Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Savemark, Mattias
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Ahlström, Richard
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Sundin, Krister
    Ändra skuldsaneringslagen2010In: Dagens Industri, ISSN 0346-640X, no 27/4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 9.
    Weimer, Kerstin
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology and Social Work.
    Ahlström, Richard
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology and Social Work.
    Experiences of reducing household energy consumption - a qualitative analysis of a field studyManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Semi-structured interviews were conducted among eight households having participated in an intervention with a motivation-increasing design and behavior-focused techniques in order to change behavior towards a reduction of residential energy use. Interview transcripts were subject to qualitative content analysis with the purpose of exploring the experiences of the participants. Those experiences were described as a struggle to overcome internal and external barriers as well as feelings of contradiction and ambivalence, representing limitations imposed by participating, together with descriptions of feelings of ability and motivation, and interaction between satisfaction and improvements, representing the opportunities available to a participant in this kind of intervention. How and to what extent future energy policies and the development of interventions may take these experiences into account is discussed.

  • 10.
    Weimer, Kerstin
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology and Social Work.
    Esteves, Francisco
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology and Social Work.
    Ahlström, Richard
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology and Social Work.
    The effect of nudging in promoting the consumption of organic fruits and vegetablesManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A field study collecting behavioral data was conducted to investigate effects of behavioral interventions, commonly known as nudges, in promoting the consumption of organic fruits and vegetables. Consumption, both organically and conventionally produced fruits and vegetables, was measured in a grocery store during four days (one day every other week) where consumers were exposed to informational messages in combination with either emotional images or social norm messages. Measurements of daily consumption without exposure to nudges were carried out during four other days (one day every other week, alternated with the nudging days). The results showed that the proportion of sold organic products in total sale of the selected fruits and vegetables was slightly higher during nudging days when price differences between conventional and organic products were low. This limited effect of nudging disappeared when the price of organic products was essential higher than the price of conventionally produced products.

  • 11.
    Weimer, Kerstin
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Richard, Ahlström
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Lisspers, Jan
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Challenges in evaluating intervention effects of feedback on residential energy conservation in a field setting2018Report (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A field intervention investigated the effect of feedback on residential electricity use in households in Sweden. For a period of eight weeks differentiated energy use for daily domestic behaviors was monitored by 15 residents via an internetbased system. Feedback designed based on Relational Frame Theory was convened to enhance motivation for energy conservation and follow-up studies analysed the maintenance of change for another 3 months. Psychological factors including values, attitudes, moral judgment competence, locus of control and sense of coherence were assessed by web surveys. No significant effects of the feedback on reduction of energy use were found. The small sample size and not monitoring warm water energy use were discussed as explanatory factors.

  • 12.
    Weimer, Kerstin
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Richard, Ahlström
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Lisspers, Jan
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Lipsanen, Jari
    University of Helsinki, Finland.
    Values, attitudes, moral judgment competence, locus of control and sense of coherence as determinants of pro-environmental behaviors and behavioral intentions2017In: Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science and Technology, ISSN 2458-9403, Vol. 4, no 5, p. 2568-2583Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on a survey completed by 463 residents in two Swedish cities, the predictive power of value orientations, awareness of consequences, environmental concern, moral judgment competence, locus of control and sense of coherence were examined on eight types of pro-environmental behaviors and behavioral intentions. The best fitting causal model confirms partly the hypothetical model. Values indirect and direct affect pro-environmental behaviors and behavioral intentions with awareness of consequences and environmental concern as intermediate or transmitting variables. Neither pro-environmental behaviors nor behavioral intentions are affected by awareness of consequences, environmental concern, locus of control, moral judgment competence or sense of coherence. The need of more environmentally specific measures of the predictors in relation to specific behaviors is discussed.

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