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Thunberg, S., Hellfeldt, K. & Källström, Å. (2023). Barn och unga som brottsoffer. Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barn och unga som brottsoffer
2023 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2023. p. 140
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work; Criminology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-105845 (URN)9789147146888 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-05-05 Created: 2023-05-05 Last updated: 2023-05-05Bibliographically approved
Persdotter, B., Landstedt, E. & Hellfeldt, K. (2023). Detection of children at risk of maltreatment: longitudinal understanding of teachers' concern for children's home situation in Sweden. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, Article ID 2248428.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Detection of children at risk of maltreatment: longitudinal understanding of teachers' concern for children's home situation in Sweden
2023 (English)In: European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, ISSN 1350-293X, E-ISSN 1752-1807, article id 2248428Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Teachers in preschools and schools have a central role in detecting children at risk of maltreatment. The aim of this study was to provide a longitudinal understanding of teachers' temporary and prolonged concerns for children's home situations (CCHS), from preschool (age 3-5 years) to year 1-3 of elementary school (age 8-10 years). Teacher- and parent reports from an ongoing prospective longitudinal study was used (baseline n = 2,113; 5-year follow-up n = 1,829). The study applied the bio-ecological systems framework by assessing how teachers' CCHS were associated with person-, process-, and context-related factors. Both temporary and prolonged CCHS were primarily associated with teachers' concern for different aspects of the children's development, poor contact with parents and low parental SES, while school-related factors were less prominent. The longitudinal pattern indicates three risk levels and highlights the importance of the contact between teachers and parents in understanding when CCHS arises, ceases, or persists over time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Children at risk of maltreatment, prevention, detection, teachers' concern
National Category
Educational Sciences Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-108150 (URN)10.1080/1350293X.2023.2248428 (DOI)001053471300001 ()
Available from: 2023-09-13 Created: 2023-09-13 Last updated: 2023-09-13Bibliographically approved
Golovchanova, N., Evans, B., Hellfeldt, K., Andershed, H. & Boersma, K. (2023). Older and feeling unsafe? Differences in underlying vulnerability, anxiety and life satisfaction among older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 27(8), 1636-1643
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2023 (English)In: Aging & Mental Health, ISSN 1360-7863, E-ISSN 1364-6915, Vol. 27, no 8, p. 1636-1643Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: Feeling safe in the daily environment is important in late life. However, research on configuration of vulnerability factors for perceived unsafety in older adults is scarce. The current study aimed to identify latent subgroups of older adults based on their vulnerability for perceived unsafety.

Method: We analyzed the data from a cross-sectional survey of residents in senior apartments in a mid-sized Swedish municipality (N = 622).

Results: The results of the latent profile analysis based on frailty, fear of falling, social support, perceived neighborhood problems, and trust in others in the neighborhood indicated the presence of three profiles. These profiles were labelled as compromised body and social networks (7.2%), compromised context (17.9%) and non-vulnerable (74.9%). Profile membership was statistically predicted by age, gender, and family status and profiles differed in perceived unsafety, anxiety and life satisfaction.

Conclusion: Overall, the study findings suggested the existence of latent subgroups of older people based on patterns of vulnerability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Feelings of unsafety, Quality of life/wellbeing, anxiety, environmental factors/housing/rural-urban factors, fear of crime, frailty, neighborhood, social support, well-being
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-104568 (URN)10.1080/13607863.2023.2177255 (DOI)000942315100001 ()36849364 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85148999981 (Scopus ID)
Funder
European Commission, 754285
Available from: 2023-02-28 Created: 2023-02-28 Last updated: 2023-11-16Bibliographically approved
Hellfeldt, K., Olsson, K., Frogner, L. & Strand, S. (2023). Processutvärdering av GVI Örebro: en strategi för att minska och förebygga utvecklingen av grovt och dödligt våld kopplat till kriminella grupper. Örebro: Institutionen för beteende-, social- och rättsvetenskap vid Örebro universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Processutvärdering av GVI Örebro: en strategi för att minska och förebygga utvecklingen av grovt och dödligt våld kopplat till kriminella grupper
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Institutionen för beteende-, social- och rättsvetenskap vid Örebro universitet, 2023. p. 108
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-108798 (URN)9789187789885 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-09 Created: 2023-10-09 Last updated: 2023-10-10Bibliographically approved
Golovchanova, N., Andershed, H., Boersma, K. & Hellfeldt, K. (2022). Perceived reasons of unsafety among independently living older adults in Sweden. Nordic Journal of Criminology, 23(1), 44-60
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perceived reasons of unsafety among independently living older adults in Sweden
2022 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Criminology, ISSN 2578-983X, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 44-60Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Feeling safe is important for quality of life in advanced age. The current study aimed to investigate whether different perceived reasons for unsafety uniquely contribute to the feelings of unsafety in the neighbourhood and at home while ageing. Data from a cross- sectional survey study on older adults living independently in Sweden were analysed (N = 622, age range 64–106 years, 60.6% female). Binary logistic regressions revealed unique associations between fear of crime, unattractive social climate in the neighbour-hood, and inconvenient infrastructure at home with experienced feelings of unsafety, while controlling for socio-demographic fac-tors. When distinguishing between reasons for feeling unsafe in the neighbourhood and at home, different associations with socio- demographic factors emerged. Higher age was positively asso-ciated with health-related unsafety both in the neighbourhood and at home and was not related to fear of crime neither in the neighbourhood nor at home. Female gender was associated with both health-related unsafety and fear of crime in the neighbour-hood and with health-related unsafety at home. Overall, the find-ings highlight the presence of a range of perceived reasons of unsafety relevant for older adults and the importance to consider these subjective unsafety reasons in further research and practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
Feelings of unsafety, fear of crime, neighbourhood, ageing, older adults
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-91800 (URN)10.1080/2578983X.2021.1920756 (DOI)2-s2.0-85105995513 (Scopus ID)
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 754285
Available from: 2021-05-17 Created: 2021-05-17 Last updated: 2023-01-26Bibliographically approved
Frogner, L., Hellfeldt, K., Ångström, A.-K., Andershed, A.-K., Källström, Å., Fanti, K. A. & Andershed, H. (2022). Stability and Change in Early Social Skills Development in Relation to Early School Performance: A Longitudinal Study of a Swedish Cohort. Early Education and Development, 33(1), 17-37
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stability and Change in Early Social Skills Development in Relation to Early School Performance: A Longitudinal Study of a Swedish Cohort
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2022 (English)In: Early Education and Development, ISSN 1040-9289, E-ISSN 1556-6935, Vol. 33, no 1, p. 17-37Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research Findings: This study aimed to investigate the developmental path of social skills in early childhood, the associated predictors, and its impact on later school performance. This prospective longitudinal study included 2,121 children, ages 3-5 at baseline, from the general population in a mid-sized Swedish municipality. Results show both stability and change in social skills. Stable low social skills increased the risk for poor school performance, while stable high social skills increased the chance for good school performance in primary school. With some notable gender differences, both individual and family factors were significant predictors of stable low and stable high paths of social skills during early childhood.

Practice or Policy: Whether the goal is to improve children’s social skills or their performance in school, this study provides important clues for prevention. We identified several potential targets for interventions to promote early social skills development, which may in turn promote positive school performance. It is also notable that there seem to be gender differences in which factors are important, indicating the need for gender-differentiated interventions. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2022
Keywords
early childhood, preschool, primary school, school performance, social skills
National Category
Educational Sciences Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-89168 (URN)10.1080/10409289.2020.1857989 (DOI)000613379600001 ()2-s2.0-85100240267 (Scopus ID)
Projects
SOFIA Gillar Skolan
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2007-2440 2016-04664
Available from: 2021-02-01 Created: 2021-02-01 Last updated: 2024-03-18Bibliographically approved
Colins, O. F., Andershed, H., Hellfeldt, K. & Fanti, K. A. (2022). The incremental usefulness of teacher-rated psychopathic traits in 5- to 7-year olds in predicting teacher-, parent-, and child self-reported antisocial behavior at a six-year follow-up. Journal of criminal justice, 80, Article ID 101771.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The incremental usefulness of teacher-rated psychopathic traits in 5- to 7-year olds in predicting teacher-, parent-, and child self-reported antisocial behavior at a six-year follow-up
2022 (English)In: Journal of criminal justice, ISSN 0047-2352, E-ISSN 1873-6203, Vol. 80, article id 101771Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The incremental usefulness of the multidimensional psychopathy construct in predicting future antisocial behavior has rarely been tested in general population samples of children. To fill this significant knowledge gap, data were used from 1729 5- to 7-year old Swedish children who enrolled in a large Swedish prospective longitudinal study. Psychopathic traits and other risk factors at age 5–7 were assessed through teacher-, and parent-reports. Six years later, multiple informants (teacher, parents, and children) completed measures of antisocial behavior, including symptoms of conduct disorder, aggression, and bullying. Results show that the teacher-rated psychopathy total score (i.e., the composite of interpersonal, callous-unemotional, and behavioral-lifestyle traits) was predictive of severe and stable antisocial behavior, above and beyond levels of other risk factors, including conduct problems. Interaction effects suggested that the psychopathy total score at age 5–7 was predictive of future stable conduct disorder symptoms 6 years later, even in the absence of conduct problems at age 5–7. In conclusion, current findings indicate that the multidimensional child psychopathy construct identifies 5–7-year olds at risk for negative maladjustment in adolescence. Results support existing attempts of the developmental extension of psychopathy to young children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Psychopathic traits, Conduct problems, Conduct disorder, Children, Aggression, Bullying
National Category
Psychiatry
Research subject
Criminology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-96900 (URN)10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2020.101771 (DOI)000875754500003 ()2-s2.0-85098205534 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2007–2440Örebro University
Note

Funding agencies:

Karlstad municipality and Karlstad University

FWO FWO.ODY.2019.0001.01 

Available from: 2022-01-31 Created: 2022-01-31 Last updated: 2022-11-15Bibliographically approved
Hellfeldt, K., Isakovic, B. & Källström, Å. (2022). Utsatthet för våld under uppväxten bland personer med funktionsnedsättning. Örebro: Örebro University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utsatthet för våld under uppväxten bland personer med funktionsnedsättning
2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro University, 2022. p. 32
Series
Working papers and reports Social work ; 2022:28
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Criminology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-105607 (URN)9789187789779 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-04-20 Created: 2023-04-20 Last updated: 2023-04-20Bibliographically approved
Golovchanova, N., Evans, B., Hellfeldt, K., Andershed, H. & Boersma, K. (2022). Vulnerability for perceived unsafety among older adults: A latent profile analysis. In: : . Paper presented at 26th Nordic Congress of Gerontology (26NKG), Odense, Denmark, June 8-10, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vulnerability for perceived unsafety among older adults: A latent profile analysis
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2022 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-99484 (URN)
Conference
26th Nordic Congress of Gerontology (26NKG), Odense, Denmark, June 8-10, 2022
Available from: 2022-06-11 Created: 2022-06-11 Last updated: 2022-06-13Bibliographically approved
Thunberg, S. & Hellfeldt, K. (2022). Våld i ungas nära relationer. Texter om våld (1), 25-31
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Våld i ungas nära relationer
2022 (Swedish)In: Texter om våld, ISSN 2004-3775, no 1, p. 25-31Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Centrum för våldsstudier, Örebro universitet, 2022
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-99886 (URN)
Projects
Brottsofferstöd i Sverige - Matchningen mellan ungdomars behov av stöd efter att ha utsatts för brott och det stöd som finns tillgängligt för dem
Funder
The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority, 08563/2016
Note

Temanummer:

Vi talar om unga. Hur kan vi hantera våldet i ungas liv?

Available from: 2022-06-30 Created: 2022-06-30 Last updated: 2022-07-27Bibliographically approved
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