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Aktaş, Vezir
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Borell, K., Nilsson, M. & Aktaş, V. (2019). Den akademiska friheten i Turkiet har snöpts. Sans Magasin, 1, 30-35
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den akademiska friheten i Turkiet har snöpts
2019 (Swedish)In: Sans Magasin, ISSN 2000-9690, Vol. 1, p. 30-35Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fri tanke förlag, 2019
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42452 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-07 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Aktaş, V. & Kindap Tepe, Y. (2019). Düşmanca niyet yükleme eğilimi ölçeği geliştirme çalışması [Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Hostile Attribution of Intent Scale]. In: : . Paper presented at 1. Uluslararası Harran Multidisipliner Çalışmalar Kongresi, Mart 08-10, Urfa, Türkiye [1st International Harran Multidisciplinary Studies Congress, March 08-10, Urfa, Turkey].
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Düşmanca niyet yükleme eğilimi ölçeği geliştirme çalışması [Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Hostile Attribution of Intent Scale]
2019 (Turkish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47287 (URN)
Conference
1. Uluslararası Harran Multidisipliner Çalışmalar Kongresi, Mart 08-10, Urfa, Türkiye [1st International Harran Multidisciplinary Studies Congress, March 08-10, Urfa, Turkey]
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2020-01-08Bibliographically approved
Aktaş, V. & Kindap Tepe, Y. (2019). Düşmanca niyet yükleme eğilimi ölçeğinin psikometrik özelliklerinin incelenmesi [Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Hostile Attribution of Intent Scale]. In: : . Paper presented at Cumhuriyet Zirvesi 2. Uluslararasi Sosyal Bilimler Kongresi, Ekim 28-30, Ankara, Türkiye [2nd International Congress of Social Sciences, October 28-30, Ankara, Turkey].
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Düşmanca niyet yükleme eğilimi ölçeğinin psikometrik özelliklerinin incelenmesi [Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Hostile Attribution of Intent Scale]
2019 (Turkish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47286 (URN)
Conference
Cumhuriyet Zirvesi 2. Uluslararasi Sosyal Bilimler Kongresi, Ekim 28-30, Ankara, Türkiye [2nd International Congress of Social Sciences, October 28-30, Ankara, Turkey]
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2020-01-08Bibliographically approved
Kindap Tepe, Y. & Aktaş, V. (2019). Evlilik öncesi cinsel ilişkiye yönelik tutum ölçeği geliştirme çalışması [The development of a scale to measure attitudes towards premarital sex]. In: : . Paper presented at Cumhuriyet 1. Uluslararası Multidisipliner Çalışmalar Kongresi, Nisan 19-21, Sivas, Türkiye [Republic 1st International Multidisciplinary Studies Congress, April 19-21, Sivas, Turkey].
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evlilik öncesi cinsel ilişkiye yönelik tutum ölçeği geliştirme çalışması [The development of a scale to measure attitudes towards premarital sex]
2019 (Turkish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47323 (URN)
Conference
Cumhuriyet 1. Uluslararası Multidisipliner Çalışmalar Kongresi, Nisan 19-21, Sivas, Türkiye [Republic 1st International Multidisciplinary Studies Congress, April 19-21, Sivas, Turkey]
Note

Awarded best presentation of the congress.

Available from: 2020-01-10 Created: 2020-01-10 Last updated: 2020-01-10Bibliographically approved
Kindap Tepe, Y. & Aktaş, V. (2019). Eşlerin algıladığı özerk irade ve psikolojik kontrol ölçeklerinin uyarlama çalışması [The adaptation of Autonomy Support Scale-Spouse Form and Psychological Control Scale-Spouse Form]. In: : . Paper presented at 2. Uluslararası Sosyal Bilimler Kongresi, Ekim 28-30, Ankara, Türkiye [2nd International Congress of Social Sciences, October 28-30, Ankara, Turkey].
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eşlerin algıladığı özerk irade ve psikolojik kontrol ölçeklerinin uyarlama çalışması [The adaptation of Autonomy Support Scale-Spouse Form and Psychological Control Scale-Spouse Form]
2019 (Turkish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47324 (URN)
Conference
2. Uluslararası Sosyal Bilimler Kongresi, Ekim 28-30, Ankara, Türkiye [2nd International Congress of Social Sciences, October 28-30, Ankara, Turkey]
Note

Awarded best presentation of the congress.

Available from: 2020-01-10 Created: 2020-01-10 Last updated: 2020-01-10Bibliographically approved
Lecusay, R., Mrak, L. & Aktaş, V. (2019). Rethinking the Relation between Pedagogy and Sustainability: The Views of Preschool Teachers in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at Symposium: Barn, lek, lärande och hållbarhet i utomhusmiljöer, 28 augusti, 2019, Jönköping.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rethinking the Relation between Pedagogy and Sustainability: The Views of Preschool Teachers in Sweden
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A core value underpinning activities in early childhood education and care for sustainability (ECECfS) is that these activities be organized to support forms of democratic, intergenerational collaboration in which children can act as “agents of change.” From the perspective of mediational theories of mind, the possibilities for children to participate actively and agentively in ECECfS can be understood by studying the ECEC settings in which these activities unfold as systems of culturally-constituted and historically contingent conditions.

The present study applied this perspective in qualitative case studies of how teachers in three Swedish preschools understand and practice ECECfS, and the degree to which children in these preschools could act as agents of change in relation to ECECfS activities. This research is based on survey and interview data collected from teacher teams in preschools that participated in a series of regional government-sponsored workshops designed to support teachers’ efforts to develop the outdoor spaces in their preschools as sustainable, multifunctional environments. Drawing on concepts from cultural historical activity theory (systemic tensions as underpinning expansive learning), surveys and interview transcripts were analyzed to characterize: how the participating teachers engaged with concepts relevant for understanding their approach to ECECfS (sustainability, teaching, pretend and exploratory play); pedagogical and organizational tensions that teachers described in relation to these concepts; and cultural means that mediated teachers relations to the general object of implementing ECECfS.

Teachers conceptions and practices of ECECfS were in general consistent with findings of prior research of in-service and pre-service preschool staff in Sweden: While teachers understood ECECfS holistically as a project that integrates environmental, economic, and social dimensions, the majority of the activities organized by the teachers emphasized the environmental dimension, with none explicitly emphasizing the economic dimension. Furthermore, teachers in all three schools described their day-to-day preschool practices as inherently about and for sustainability, noting a kind of tension or contradiction with needing to make sustainability explicit in preschool activities.

With respect to opportunities for children to act as agents of change in day-to-day preschool activities, we found examples in all three cases in which children engaged in actions that changed their material environment and/or their participation in relevant community(ies) of practice. Critically, what varied across preschools was if and to what degree these actions were clearly motivated by children’s questions, interests, and/or intentions. We draw on the concepts of instrumental and ontological communities of learners (Matusov et al., 2013) to argue that pedagogical and organizational aspects of each preschool’s idioculture (Fine, 2012) enabled or constrained the possibilities for children to act as agents of change.

National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45856 (URN)
Conference
Symposium: Barn, lek, lärande och hållbarhet i utomhusmiljöer, 28 augusti, 2019, Jönköping
Available from: 2019-09-09 Created: 2019-09-09 Last updated: 2019-09-09Bibliographically approved
Aktaş, V., Nilsson, M. & Borell, K. (2019). Social scientists under threat: Resistance and self-censorship in Turkish academia. British Journal of Educational Studies, 67(2), 169-186
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social scientists under threat: Resistance and self-censorship in Turkish academia
2019 (English)In: British Journal of Educational Studies, ISSN 0007-1005, E-ISSN 1467-8527, Vol. 67, no 2, p. 169-186Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Attacks on academic freedom in Turkey have become increasingly systematic in recent years and thousands of academics have been dismissed. This study reflects on the effects of this worsening repression through interviews with academics in the social sciences, both those dismissed and those still active in their profession. Although the dismissed academics are socially in a very precarious position, they are continuing their scholarly activities in alternative, underground forms. This resistance stands in contrast to the accommodation and self-censorship that seem, according to the interviewees, to prevail in university departments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
academic freedom, Turkey, self-censorship, resistance
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41128 (URN)10.1080/00071005.2018.1502872 (DOI)000467732000003 ()2-s2.0-85052130568 (Scopus ID)HOA HHJ 2019,HOA HLK 2019 (Local ID)HOA HHJ 2019,HOA HLK 2019 (Archive number)HOA HHJ 2019,HOA HLK 2019 (OAI)
Available from: 2018-08-13 Created: 2018-08-13 Last updated: 2019-06-07Bibliographically approved
Aktaş, V., Nilsson, M., Borell, K. & Persson, R. S. (2019). Taking to the streets: A study of the street academy in Ankara. British Journal of Educational Studies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Taking to the streets: A study of the street academy in Ankara
2019 (English)In: British Journal of Educational Studies, ISSN 0007-1005, E-ISSN 1467-8527Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In wide-ranging attacks on academic freedom in Turkey in recent years, thousands of academics have lost their university positions. At the end of 2016 oppositional academics, many of whom were dismissed from their positions for having signed a peace petition, established a Street Academy as an alternative way to reach out to both students and the public in Ankara. In this study we analyse the experiences of these street academy lecturers from the perspective of Social Representation Theory. Our main aims were to explore teaching experience perceptions and representations and, in addition, also the opportunities and challenges generated by this alternative academy. Data consisted of semi-structured interviews with five female and five male street academy lecturers. The results of a qualitative thematic analysis revealed that the way participants explained their experiences could be organised into three major themes and several subordinate themes. One of the most salient results was that participating in the street Academy had become a way to defend academic freedom. More generally suggested results demonstrated that teaching in this new setting, outside of the universities and away from customised learning environments, was quite a novel experience. The possible implications of street academy lecturers? experiences are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
academic freedom, Turkey, alternative academies
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47226 (URN)10.1080/00071005.2019.1708265 (DOI)000504945500001 ()2-s2.0-85078596775 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-01-03 Created: 2020-01-03 Last updated: 2020-02-18
Kındap-Tepe, Y. & Aktaş, V. (2019). The mediating role of needs satisfaction for prosocial behavior and autonomy support. Current Psychology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The mediating role of needs satisfaction for prosocial behavior and autonomy support
2019 (English)In: Current Psychology, ISSN 1046-1310, E-ISSN 1936-4733Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This study examines gender differences in compliant/anonymous prosocial behaviors and perceived autonomy support. The mediation effects of needs satisfaction on relationships between perceived autonomy support and prosocial behaviors in Turkish culture are also tested. A total of 420 freshmen, sophomore, and junior students (210 female, 202 male) from various departments at a small state university in Turkey participated in the study. They were first, third and fourth year students and the mean age was 21.87 (SD = 1.71; range = 19–31). Parental Autonomy Support Scale (Soenens et al. Developmental Psychology, 43, 633–646, 2007), the Learning Climate Questionnaire (Williams and Deci Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 767-779 1996), the Basic Needs Satisfaction in General Scale (Deci and Ryan Psychological Inquiry, 11, 227-268 2000; Gagné 2003), and the Prosocial Tendencies Measure (Carlo and Randall Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 31, 31-44 2002) were used to collect data. With respect to gender differences, a One-Way ANOVA analysis showed that women scored higher than men regarding compliant and anonymous prosocial behaviors. Additionally, mediation analyses revealed that women perceived that they were the recipient of more autonomy support from their university teachers than men. No significant difference was found in respect to the provision of autonomous support from parents, nor with respect to basic needs satisfaction. The analysis of mediation effects of needs satisfaction showed that relationships between compliant and anonymous prosocial behaviors and perceived autonomy support from parents and teachers were mediated by basic needs satisfaction. These results were discussed in the framework of Self Determination Theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019
Keywords
Perceived autonomy support from parents and teachers; Basic psychological needs satisfaction; Prosocial behavior
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-46736 (URN)10.1007/s12144-019-00466-9 (DOI)000492178800001 ()2-s2.0-85074651611 (Scopus ID);HLKLivslångtIS,HLKLPSIS (Local ID);HLKLivslångtIS,HLKLPSIS (Archive number);HLKLivslångtIS,HLKLPSIS (OAI)
Available from: 2019-10-28 Created: 2019-10-28 Last updated: 2019-11-25
Persson, R. S. & Aktaş, V. (2019). Understanding why an immigrant neurosurgeon is driving your taxi: On highly qualified foreign labour looking for work in your country (1ed.). In: H. Ahl, I. Bergmo-Prvulovic & K. Kilhammar (Ed.), Human resource management: A Nordic perspective (pp. 153-162). London, UK: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Understanding why an immigrant neurosurgeon is driving your taxi: On highly qualified foreign labour looking for work in your country
2019 (English)In: Human resource management: A Nordic perspective / [ed] H. Ahl, I. Bergmo-Prvulovic & K. Kilhammar, London, UK: Routledge, 2019, 1, p. 153-162Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Why is it that when most employers are in dire need of highly qualified individuals with experience, they nevertheless tend to reject job applicants with a different cultural background? The reluctance behind employing immigrant experts is rarely made manifest intentionally or on ideological grounds, but the result of an unhappy, and largely inevitable, consequence of lacking experience of cultures other than one's own. With such experience and relevant knowledge of other cultures in place, discriminatory behaviour toward foreign skilled labour is likely to lessen considerably. The chapter suggest several HR practices which would facilitate their employment and integration into the organisation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, UK: Routledge, 2019 Edition: 1
Keywords
Immigration, xenophobia, ethnocentrism, highly skilled labour
National Category
Social Sciences Psychology Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41891 (URN)9781138592858 (ISBN)9781138592834 (ISBN)9780429489761 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-24 Created: 2018-10-24 Last updated: 2019-11-01Bibliographically approved
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