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Une approche systémique des valeurs
Les valeurs de base de l'évaluation créative - Les quatre préceptes du processus de l'évaluation créative - L'analyse psychosociologique d'une valeur - Une prise de conscience à la grandeur de la planète - Une stratégie pour clarifier les valeurs - Le modèle systémique : son processus décisionnel; sa composition rationnelle; son interprétation fonctionnelle - L'équilibration des deux cerveaux dans l'évaluation effective - L'acceptation globale de la dimension humaine - La validation des instruments de mesure - L'organisation des objectifs opérationnels - L'implantation - Le décodage de l'information - L'expertise des comportements spontanés - Les documents et les dossiers - Le codage des observations.
Ce livre traite des différentes questions liées à l'évaluation de programmes en prévention du suicide, apporte des solutions pour affiner le choix d'indicateurs valables et des méthodes de recherche adaptées à la problématique du suicide.
La mesure du niveau conceptuel renseigne sur la façon dont une personne appréhende un objet de connaissance ou sur la complexité de son système conceptuel. Ce test n’est pas une mesure de l’intelligence mais plutôt une évaluation de la manière d’interagir dans une situation d’apprentissage.
Orienté vers la pratique et fondé sur les recherches récentes en psychologie, cet ouvrage présente en détail comment élaborer et valider de façon scientifique les nombreux instruments de mesure utilisés en gestion des ressources humaines. Il est une source d'information indispensable pour les domaines de relations industrielles, de psychologie industrielle/organisationnelle et des ressources humaines. Ce livre comporte de nombreux exemples du monde réel, ce qui en fait autant un outil de références pour le spécialiste de la mesure, qu'un compagnon utile en cas de litige ou de poursuite devant les tribunaux.
Avec une portée décidément pratique, portant sur la description de phénomènes sociaux, psychologiques et familiaux, cet ouvrage se veut un guide utile et actuel solidement fondé sur les connaissances fondamentales, mais touchant des préoccupations quotidiennes, adaptées au contexte québécois de l'intervention sociale. L'objectif général est d'aborder l'évaluation psychosociale de la famille pour aider le travail des intervenants sociaux dans un contexte de risque social.
In this pioneering work, Paul R. Abramson and Ronald Inglehart show that the gradual shift from Materialist values (such as the desire for economic and physical security) to Post-materialist values (such as the desire for freedom, self-expression, and the quality of life) is in all likelihood a global phenomenon. Value Change in Global Perspective analyzes over thirty years worth of national surveys in European countries and presents the most comprehensive and nuanced discussion of this shift to date. By paying special attention to the way generational replacement transforms values among mass publics, the authors are able to present a comprehensive analysis of the processes through which values change. In addition, Value Change in Global Perspective analyzes the 1990-91 World Values Survey, conducted in forty societies representing over seventy percent of the world's population. These surveys cover an unprecedentedly broad range of the economic and political spectrum, with data from low-income countries (such as China, India, Mexico, and Nigeria), newly industrialized countries (such as South Korea) and former state-socialist countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. This data adds significant new meaning to our understanding of attitude shifts throughout the world. Value Change in Global Perspective has been written to meet the needs of scholars and students alike. The use of percentage, percentage differences, and algebraic standardization procedures will make the results easy to understand and useful in courses in comparative politics and in public opinion. Paul R. Abramson is Professor of Political Science, Michigan State University. Ronald Inglehart is Professor of Political Science and Program Director, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.
Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future
How did we get here? Three-and-a-half-day school weeks. Prisoners farmed out to the mainland. Tent camps for the migratory homeless. A blinkered dependence on tourism and the military for virtually all economic activity. The steady degradation of already degraded land. Contempt for anyone employed in education, health, and social service. An almost theological belief in the evil of taxes.
At a time when new leaders will be elected, and new solutions need to be found, the contributors to The Value of Hawai‘i outline the causes of our current state and offer points of departure for a Hawai‘i-wide debate on our future. The brief essays address a wide range of topics—education, the environment, Hawaiian issues, media, tourism, political culture, law, labor, economic planning, government, transportation, poverty—but the contributors share a belief that taking stock of where we are right now, what we need to change, and what we need to remember is a challenge that all of us must meet.
Written for a general audience, The Value of Hawai‘i provides a cluster of starting points for a larger community discussion of Hawai‘i that should extend beyond the choices of the ballot box this year.
Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies
The writer Giuseppe Prezzolini said that Italian immigrants left behind tears and sweat but not words,making their lives in America mostly in silence, their memories private and stories untold.In this innovative portrait of the Italian-American experience, these lives are no longer hidden. Ilaria Serra offers the first comprehensive study of a largely ignored legacy-the autobiographies written by immigrants.Here she looks closely at fifty-eight representative works written during the high tide of Italian migration.Scouring archives, discovering diaries, and memoirs in private houses and forgotten drawers, Serra recovers the voices of the first generation-bootblacks and poets, film directors and farmers, miners, anarchists, andseamstresses-compelled to tell their stories. Mostly unpublished, often thickly accented, these tales of ordinary men and women are explored in nuanced detail, organized to reflect how they illuminate the realities ofwork, survival, identity, and change.Moving between history and literature, Serra presents each as the imaginative record of a self in the making and the collective story of the journey to selfhood that is the heart of the immigrant experience.
The Christian Right and the 2004 Elections
The Christian Right never ceases to surprise professional observers of American politics. With the Christian coalition in disarray, many expected that the movement would play less of a role in the 2004 elections. But when exit polls reported that "moral values" were the most commonly cited reason for presidential vote choice, pundits immediately proclaimed the importance of the "values vote." Yet the role of the Christian Right, of statewide referenda on same-sex marriage, and of religious mobilization remained the subject of debate. The Values Campaign? The Christian Right and the 2004 Elections reaches well beyond the instant analyses of the post-election period to provide an assessment of the role of the religious right in 2004. The contributors to this volume are among the leading scholars of religion and politics in the United States, and many have contributed for over a decade to ongoing discussions of the role played by the religious right in national elections. The authors consider national mobilization and issues, and also explore the role of the Christian Right in specific states. Their evaluations contend that the "values campaign" was not an aberration but a consistent pattern of national politics, and that moral traditionalism will likely continue to be a significant factor in future elections. A timely study of the 2004 elections, this volume will appeal to scholars and observers of electoral politics, state politics, and religion and politics.
Achieving Enterprise Sustainability through a Human Rights Strategy
In this timely book, Lee Tavis and Timothy Tavis contend that the values dimension of the actions of multinational firms is becoming increasingly important, given the worldwide integration of economies and peoples. The digital revolution has broadened the reach of globalization and created an informed society that demands higher standards of behavior from the business enterprise; at the same time, multinational corporations have gained power often comparable to that of the nation state, and global society is in need of widely accepted, enduring social and ethical standards. Tavis and Tavis argue that multinational firms must embrace an ethically pro-active stance in their own long-term interests. A strategy of supporting universal human rights, often in partnership with NGOs, offers the greatest potential for success. Values-Based Multinational Management provides an agenda for practical action, with special reference to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Global Compact. It informs and addresses the values concerns of multinational business managers. It presents its examples and analyses in a clear and concise manner and will be of use both to practitioners in the business community and students and scholars of business ethics.