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Olena Koval

Bio: Olena Koval is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Business & Pandemic. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 3 citations.

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15 Jun 2014
TL;DR: Workplace bullying was examined using Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQR, Einarsen, Hoel & Notelaers, 2009), reliable and valid instrument for measurement of workplace bullying as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to explore bullying and its effects among university employees (n = 211). It was hypothesized that bullying would have negative correlations with social support and work engagement, and that there would be a positive relationship between the experience of being bullied and psychological distress, absenteeism, turnover intention as well as transfers within the same organization.Workplace bullying was examined using Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQR, Einarsen, Hoel & Notelaers, 2009), reliable and valid instrument for measurement of workplace bullying. The results showed that 16.6% of respondents were classified as victims of bullying, applying bullying criteria based on behavioral approach, that is individuals experienced at least one negative act “at least once a week” during the past six months. This number was in line with previous research among university employees (Zabrodska & Kveton, 2012). Confirming the previous studies, it was discovered that the most prevalent forms of bullying were related to work. Victims of bullying experienced more psychological distress, than non-victims. Findings showed that 5.5% of the variance in psychological distress was explained by bullying. There was a small, negative correlation between bullying and social support, with high levels of perceived bullying associated with low levels of social support. Finally, the paper showed that bullying was significantly correlated with employees’ turnover intention. As for work engagement, absenteeism, and transfers within the same organization there was observed no significant relationship between the variables. Finally, the results did not provide support for the hypotheses that socio-demographic and work situation factors such as age, gender, and work experience affect the likelihood of becoming a victim. Hierarchical status, confirming the hypothesis, appeared not to be statistically significant in bullying experience. The findings from this study could be useful in developing work environment in university sector.

3 citations

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TL;DR: This study examined health authorities’ risk communication on social media in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and highlighted themes that were communicated infrequently, such as long COVID or exercising during the pandemic.
Abstract: Objectives: As a risk communication tool, social media was mobilised at an unprecedented level during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study examined health authorities’ risk communication on social media in response to the pandemic in 2020. Methods: We analysed 1,633 COVID-19-related posts from 15 social media accounts managed by official health authorities in Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Results: The rate at which the authorities posted about COVID-19 on social media fluctuated throughout 2020. Each account’s posting frequency peaked between March and May 2020, before dropping considerably during the summer. The messages that the organisations focused on also varied throughout the year but covered most risk communication guidelines. Yet, our analysis highlighted themes that were communicated infrequently, such as long COVID or exercising during the pandemic. Conclusion: With more individuals now following health authorities on social media, platforms such as Instagram hold great potential for future risk communication campaigns and strategies.

2 citations

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01 Jan 2022
TL;DR: In this paper , the authors present a summary of the Norwegian response to the COVID-19 pandemic by taking into account its governance, political administration and societal context, highlighting the key features of the Nordic governance model and the mitigation measures that attributed to its success, as well as some facets of Norway's under-preparedness.
Abstract: This report is part of a larger cross-country comparative project and constitutes an account and analysis of the measures comprising the Norwegian national response to the COVID-19 pandemic during the year of 2020. This time period is interesting in that mitigation efforts were predominantly of a non-medical nature. Mass vaccinations were in Norway conducted in early 2021. With one of the lowest mortality rates in Europe and relatively lower economic repercussions compared to its Nordic neighbours, the Norwegian case stands unique (OECD, 2021: Eurostat 2021; Statista, 2022). This report presents a summary of Norwegian response to the COVID-19 pandemic by taking into account its governance, political administration and societal context. In doing so, it highlights the key features of the Nordic governance model and the mitigation measures that attributed to its success, as well as some facets of Norway’s under-preparedness. Norway’s relative isolation in Northern Europe coupled with low population density gave it a geographical advantage in ensuring a slower spread of the virus. However, the spread of infection was also uneven, which meant that infection rates were concentrated more in some areas than in others. On the fiscal front, the affluence of Norway is linked to its petroleum industry and the related Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund. Both were affected by the pandemic, reflected through a reduction in the country’s annual GDP (SSB, 2022). The Nordic model of extensive welfare services, economic measures, a strong healthcare system with goals of equity and a high trust society, indeed ensured a strong shield against the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, the consequences of the pandemic were uneven with unemployment especially high among those with low education and/or in low-income professions, as well as among immigrants (NOU, 2022:5). The social and psychological effects were also uneven, with children and elderly being left particularly vulnerable (Christensen, 2021). Further, the pandemic also at times led to unprecedented pressure on some intensive care units (OECD, 2021). Central to handling the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway were the three national executive authorities: the Ministry of Health and Care services, the National directorate of health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. With regard to political-administrative functions, the principle of subsidiarity (decentralisation) and responsibility meant that local governments had a high degree of autonomy in implementing infection control measures. Risk communication was thus also relatively decentralised, depending on the local outbreak situations. While decentralisation likely gave flexibility, ability to improvise in a crisis and utilise the municipalities’ knowledge of local contexts, it also brought forward challenges of coordination between the national and municipal level. Lack of training, infection control and protection equipment thereby prevailed in several municipalities. Although in effect for limited periods of time, the Corona Act, which allowed for fairly severe restrictions, received mixed responses in the public sphere. Critical perceptions towards the Corona Act were not seen as a surprise, considering that Norwegian society has traditionally relied on its ‘dugnadskultur’ – a culture of voluntary contributions in the spirit of solidarity. Government representatives at the frontline of communication were also open about the degree of uncertainty coupled with considerable potential for great societal damage. Overall, the mitigation policy in Norway was successful in keeping the overall infection rates and mortality low, albeit with a few societal and political-administrative challenges. The case of Norway is thus indeed exemplary with regard to its effective mitigation measures and strong government support to mitigate the impact of those measures. However, it also goes to show how a country with good crisis preparedness systems, governance and a comprehensive welfare system was also left somewhat underprepared by the devastating consequences of the pandemic.

1 citations

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TL;DR: In this article , the authors analyze the current state of beekeeping in the country of Ukraine and identify priority areas for improving management accounting in the system of methodological and information support of industry management.
Abstract: New forms of management and growing information needs of the enterprise managers increase the role of management accounting tools to ensure the management decision-making process. The effectiveness of the introduction of management accounting in Ukrainian enterprises largely depends on the sectoral and technological features of the production activities. The article analyzes the current state of beekeeping. It is established that Ukraine positions itself in the international community as a powerful producer and exporter of honey. Production is carried out by economic entities of various organizational and legal forms. The biological properties of bees determine the technology of production of various products and a significant number of objects of accounting. The main products are produced in a short period of time and are fit for consumption or for the further processing. To ensure the quality of beekeeping products on the market and increase its competitiveness, it is important to identify priority areas for improving management accounting in the system of methodological and information support of industry management. According to the results of the study, the distinctive features of management accounting and the tasks it solves in beekeeping are identified. Factors influencing the organization of management accounting are established. The authorʼs vision of directions of improvement of the administrative account for satisfaction of needs of management at various levels is formed. The necessity of expanding the objects of management accounting and changing the approaches to cost accounting and calculating the cost of beekeeping products has been proved. The necessity of cost accounting for the main processes is substantiated and the accounts for their accounting are determined. An extended list of production cost items in beekeeping at the stage of primary production is proposed. The composition of costs for ensuring the quality of beekeeping products is determined.

1 citations

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TL;DR: In this article , the authors defined the nature of poly-artistic competence in specialists of art and pedagogical direction specialists and defined the methodical conditions of its formation, embracing the updating of the educational process, use of interactive technologies and methods of personality-oriented learning, the introduction of integration of different levels, etc.
Abstract: The relevance of the initiated research is determined by a few dominating challenges of modern art and pedagogical education. In particular, these are the interaction between the participants in the educational process, given the spread of the pandemic; insufficient development of ways to form the professional competence in students of art and pedagogical specialties; the inertia of art and pedagogical education and, as a consequence, the slow introduction of innovations in higher education; the insufficient reflection of the principles of poly-arts education in art and pedagogical studies. The nature of poly-arts competence in specialists of art and pedagogical direction specialists has been redefined and adjusted. This competence is interpreted as an integral professional quality of personality. The methodical conditions of its formation have been outlined, embracing the updating of the educational process, use of interactive technologies and methods of personality-oriented learning, the introduction of integration of different levels, etc. Neuropedagogical prerequisites of formation of poly-artistic competence for students of art and pedagogical directions are defined. We have also identified interrelated and complementary aspects of poly-artistic competence (cognitive, reflexive, methodological and procedural), as well as directions of their development. Prospects for further research lie with the development of the methodological formation of poly-artistic competence for students in art and pedagogical specialties and the subsequent testing of its effectiveness in an actual educational process.

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01 Jan 2016
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a novel called "Managing Diversity toward a globally inclusive workplace" which they describe as "a good book with a cup of tea in the afternoon, instead they cope with some infectious virus inside their laptop".
Abstract: Thank you very much for downloading managing diversity toward a globally inclusive workplace. As you may know, people have look hundreds times for their chosen novels like this managing diversity toward a globally inclusive workplace, but end up in harmful downloads. Rather than reading a good book with a cup of tea in the afternoon, instead they cope with some infectious virus inside their laptop.

67 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the experiences of workplace ill-treatment of academic staff in the Irish Higher Education sector were explored, with a focus on organizational response to experienced or witnessed workplace ill treatment.
Abstract: This study explores the experiences of workplace ill-treatment of academic staff in the Irish Higher Education sector, with a focus on organizational response to experienced or witnessed workplace ...

22 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a correlational study was carried out to assess the relationship among workplace harassment, work overload, and psychological distress in female police officers, which revealed that workplace harassment was positively correlated with work overload and psychological stress.
Abstract: Current correlational study was carried out to assess the relationship among workplace harassment, work overload, and psychological distress in female police officers. It was hypothesized that there would be a positive relationship between workplace harassment, work overload, and psychological distress. The sample comprised of 100 female police officers with age range from 21- 40 years selected from different police stations and training centers of Lahore by using purposive sampling technique. Self-translated Urdu version of Negative Acts Questionnaire (Einarsen, Hoel, & Notelaers, 2009), Reilly’s Role Overload Scale (Reilly, 1982), and Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (Kessler et al., 2009) were used to assess study variables. Correlational analysis revealed that workplace harassment was positively correlated with work overload and psychological distress. Moreover, regression analysis revealed that workplace harassment was a positive predictor for psychological distress. The study has implications in police force to develop harassment control strategies and effective work hours to reduce psychological distress and promote healthy work environment for female employees.

4 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper , the authors proposed a method to improve the quality of the information provided by the user by using the information of the user's interaction with the service provider and the user.
Abstract: Галузь бджільництва, яка відноситься до сільського господарства відіграє важливу роль у розвитку економіки України. Продукція бджільництва і мед на економічному ринку мають велику цінність, приносить економічну вигоду пасічникам і господарствам та підвищує рентабельність галузі. За останні роки продукцію бджільництва часто стали використовувати в апітерапії, харчовій та фармацевтичній промисловості. Саме вона утворюється в результаті життєдіяльності бджолиних сімей. Стаття присвячена розгляду класифікації продукції бджільництва для потреб бухгалтерського обліку. Зокрема: воску, прополісу, маточному молочку, квітковому пилку, бджолиному обніжжю і бджолині отруті, підмору та інших. Впровадження технології виробництва цих продуктів на пасіках дає змогу певною мірою задовольнити зростаючий попит на них. Практично вся продукція бджільництва має лікувальні властивості, різноманітна за складом та неповторна своєю природою. Бджільництво, ще називають народногосподарською галуззю. Аналізуючи питання класифікації продукції бджільництва для потреб бухгалтерського обліку, варто зазначити, що медова продукція є стратегічно важливою та має безвідходне виробництво. Використання сортів меду у випічці, у пергово-медових сумішах, виготовлення арома-свічок з воску, використання воску в домашньому господарстві та для лікування у косметології, використання маточного молочка, бджолиної отрути, квіткового пилку в медицині, все це, є актуальним на сьогоднішньому ринку. Таким чином, пасічник використовує всю продукцію бджільництва, тим самим забезпечує своє господарство стабільністю розвитку та галузі в цілому. На основі літературних джерел та наукових досліджень проаналізовано класифікацію всієї солодкої продукції, розглянуто хімічний склад медів задля розкриття його якісних характеристик. Адже саме якісні характеристики не тільки меду, але й всієї бджолиної продукції, забезпечують вихід на зовнішні ринки збуту. Встановлено, що комплексне використання бджіл збільшує прибуток від них, а співвідношення виробництва різних продуктів на пасіках визначають з урахуванням можливостей кормової бази, спеціалізації галузі, рівня кваліфікації бджолярів та ряд інших факторів.
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TL;DR: In this paper , the authors present an analysis of COVID-related communication topics by national-level health agencies in Italy, Sweden, and the United States using the IDEA (Internalization, Distribution, Explanation, Action) model on crisis message framing.
Abstract: Introduction Despite the importance of national-level public health agencies in times of a pandemic, there is limited comparative understanding of their must-have and forgotten pandemic-related communication topics. Methods To fill this gap in the literature, this article presents an analysis of COVID-related communication topics by national-level health agencies in Italy, Sweden, and the United States using the IDEA (Internalization, Distribution, Explanation, Action) model on crisis message framing. The public health agencies included in the study are the Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità; ISS), the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten), and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US. Results Based on these agencies' Twitter posts (n = 856) in the first 3 months of the pandemic, the article reveals a greater attention paid to action oriented (e.g., disease prevention) and explanatory messages (e.g., disease trends) than to distribution (e.g., transmission) and internalizing messages (e.g., risk factors) in all three countries. The study also highlights differences in terms of referrals to other communication channels and communication topics, especially in terms of these agencies' emphasis on individual risk factors (related to the risk of a person suffering from serious COVID-19-related health consequences) and social risk factors (related to the chance of an individual to become infected with COVID-19 because of the social context). Discussion The study's findings call for better incorporation of information that is directly relevant to the receivers (internalizing messages) by public health agencies.