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- research articleBehavioral sciences. Basel : MDPI, 2023, vol. 13, iss. 2., p. 1-16The current study investigates the Simple Model of Environmental Citizenship (SMEC) in a representative sample of Lithuanian emerging adults. The SMEC is a practical model of assessing environmental citizenship and is intended to be simple to use in interventions and longitudinal research. A total of 700 individuals (50% female) with a mean age of 30.6 years participated in the survey. The participants filled in a questionnaire comprising measures assessing all the components of the SMEC as well as a personality trait measure. Participants were clustered by their personality traits and the resulting profiles were used as a moderator for the SMEC. The results revealed that the SMEC functions differently for individuals possessing different personality trait patterns and that in order to promote environmental citizenship or to engage in education for environmental citizenship, different strategies might be more effective for different individuals.
8WOS© IF 2.286WOS© AIF 5.134Scopus© SNIP 0.965 The impact of COVID-19 on income and employment: policy responses and a subjective assessment by the Lithuanian population of the measures appliedPublication 1WOS© IF 0.484WOS© AIF 1.291Scopus© SNIP 0.787
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;Kosakowska-Berezecka, Natasza ;Bosson, Jennifer K. ;Jurek, Paweł ;Besta, Tomasz ;Olech, Michał ;Vandello, Joseph A. ;Bender, Michael ;Dandy, Justine ;Hoorens, Vera ;Jasinskaja-Lahti, Inga ;Mankowski, Eric ;Venäläinen, Satu ;Abuhamdeh, Sami ;Agyemang, Collins Badu ;Akbaş, Gülçin ;Albayrak-Aydemir, Nihan ;Ammirati, Soline ;Anderson, Joel ;Anjum, Gulnaz ;Ariyanto, Amarina ;Aruta, John Jamir Benzon R. ;Ashraf, Mujeeba ; ;Becker, Maja ;Bertolli, Chiara ;Bërxulli, Dashamir ;Best, Deborah L. ;Bi, Chongzeng ;Block, Katharina ;Boehnke, Mandy ;Bongiorno, Renata ;Bosak, Janine ;Casini, Annalisa ;Chen, Qingwei ;Chi, Peilian ;Cubela Adoric, Vera ;Daalmans, Serena ;de Lemus, Soledad ;Dhakal, Sandesh ;Dvorianchikov, Nikolay ;Egami, Sonoko ;Etchezahar, Edgardo ;Esteves, Carla Sofia ;Froehlich, Laura ;Garcia-Sanchez, Efrain ;Gavreliuc, Alin ;Gavreliuc, Dana ;Gomez, Ángel ;Guizzo, Francesca ;Graf, Sylvie ;Greijdanus, Hedy ;Grigoryan, Ani ;Grzymała-Moszczyńska, Joanna ;Guerch, Keltouma ;Gustafsson Sendén, Marie ;Hale, Miriam-Linnea ;Hämer, Hannah ;Hirai, Mika ;Hoang Duc, Lam ;Hřebíčková, Martina ;Hutchings, Paul B. ;Jensen, Dorthe Høj ;Karabati, Serdar ;Kelmendi, Kaltrina ;Kengyel, Gabriella ;Khachatryan, Narine ;Ghazzawi, Rawan ;Kinahan, Mary ;Kirby, Teri A. ;Kovacs, Monika ;Kozlowski, Desiree ;Krivoshchekov, Vladislav ;Kryś, Kuba ;Kulich, Clara ;Kurosawa, Tai ;Lac An, Nhan Thi ;Labarthe-Carrara, Javier ;Lauri, Mary Anne ;Latu, Ioana ;Lawal, Abiodun Musbau ;Li, Junyi ;Lindner, Jana ;Lindqvist, Anna ;Maitner, Angela T. ;Makarova, Elena ;Makashvili, Ana ;Malayeri, Shera ;Malik, Sadia ;Mancini, Tiziana ;Manzi, Claudia ;Mari, Silvia ;Martiny, Sarah E. ;Mayer, Claude-Hélène ;Mihić, Vladimir ;MiloševićĐorđević, Jasna ;Moreno-Bella, Eva ;Moscatelli, Silvia ;Moynihan, Andrew Bryan ;Muller, Dominique ;Narhetali, Erita ;Neto, Félix ;Noels, Kimberly A. ;Nyúl, Boglárka ;O’Connor, Emma C. ;Ochoa, Danielle P. ;Ohno, Sachiko ;Olanrewaju Adebayo, Sulaiman ;Osborne, Randall ;Pacilli, Maria Giuseppina ;Palacio, Jorge ;Patnaik, Snigdha ;Pavlopoulos, Vassilis ;de León, Pablo Pérez ;Piterová, Ivana ;Porto, Juliana Barreiros ;Puzio, Angelica ;Pyrkosz-Pacyna, Joanna ;Rentería Pérez, Erico ;Renström, Emma ;Rousseaux, Tiphaine ;Ryan, Michelle K. ;Safdar, Saba ;Sainz, Mario ;Salvati, Marco ;Samekin, Adil ;Schindler, Simon ;Sevincer, A. Timur ;Seydi, Masoumeh ;Shepherd, Debra ;Sherbaji, Sara ;Schmader, Toni ;Simão, Cláudia ;Sobhie, Rosita ;Sobiecki, Jurand ;De Souza, Lucille ;Sarter, Emma ;Sulejmanović, Dijana ;Sullivan, Katie E. ;Tatsumi, Mariko ;Tavitian-Elmadjian, Lucy ;Thakur, Suparna Jain ;Thi Mong Chi, Quang ;Torre, Beatriz ;Torres, Ana ;Torres, Claudio V. ;Türkoğlu, Beril ;Ungaretti, Joaquín ;Valshtein, Timothy ;Van Laar, Colette ;van der Noll, Jolanda ;Vasiutynskyi, Vadym ;Vauclair, Christin-Melanie ;Vohra, Neharika ;Walentynowicz, Marta ;Ward, Colleen ;Włodarczyk, Anna ;Yang, Yaping ;Yzerbyt, Vincent ;Zanello, Valeska ;Zapata-Calvente, Antonella Ludmila ;Zawisza, Magdalena ;Żadkowska, MagdalenaSocial Psychological and Personality Science. SAGE Publications, 2022, 00, 00., p. 1-17Social role theory posits that binary gender gaps in agency and communion should be larger in less egalitarian countries, reflecting these countries’ more pronounced sex-based power divisions. Conversely, evolutionary and self-construal theorists suggest that gender gaps in agency and communion should be larger in more egalitarian countries, reflecting the greater autonomy support and flexible self-construction processes present in these countries. Using data from 62 countries ( N = 28,640), we examine binary gender gaps in agentic and communal self-views as a function of country-level objective gender equality (the Global Gender Gap Index) and subjective distributions of social power (the Power Distance Index). Findings show that in more egalitarian countries, gender gaps in agency are smaller and gender gaps in communality are larger. These patterns are driven primarily by cross-country differences in men’s self-views and by the Power Distance Index (PDI) more robustly than the Global Gender Gap Index (GGGI). We consider possible causes and implications of these findings. WOS© IF 5.316WOS© AIF 3.861Scopus© SNIP 2.397 Law Enforcement Officers’ Ability to Recognize Emotions: The Role of Personality Traits and Basic Needs’ SatisfactionPublicationBackground: This study intended to explore the role of personality traits and basic psychological needs in law enforcement officers’ ability to recognize emotions: anger, joy, sadness, fear, surprise, disgust, and neutral. It was significant to analyze law enforcement officers’ emotion recognition and the contributing factors, as this field has been under-researched despite increased excessive force use by officers in many countries. Methods: This study applied the Big Five–2 (BFI-2), the Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction and Frustration Scale (BPNSFS), and the Karolinska Directed Emotional Faces set of stimuli (KDEF). The data was gathered using an online questionnaire provided directly to law enforcement agencies. A total of 154 law enforcement officers participated in the study, 50.65% were females, and 49.35% were males. The mean age was 41.2 (age range = 22–61). In order to analyze the data, SEM and multiple linear regression methods were used. Results: This study analyzed variables of motion recognition, personality traits, and needs satisfaction and confirmed that law enforcement officers’ personality traits play a significant role in emotion recognition. Respondents’ agreeableness significantly predicted increased overall emotion recognition; conscientiousness predicted increased anger recognition; joy recognition was significantly predicted by extraversion, neuroticism, and agreeableness. This study also confirmed that law enforcement officers’ basic psychological needs satisfaction/frustration play a significant role in emotion recognition. Respondents’ relatedness satisfaction significantly predicted increased overall emotion recognition, fear recognition, joy recognition, and sadness recognition. Relatedness frustration significantly predicted decreased anger recognition, surprise recognition, and neutral face recognition. Furthermore, this study confirmed links between law enforcement officers’ personality traits, satisfaction/frustration of basic psychological needs, and emotion recognition, χ2 = 57.924; df = 41; p = 0.042; TLI = 0.929; CFI = 0.956; RMSEA = 0.042 [0.009–0.065]. Discussion: The findings suggested that agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, and neuroticism play an essential role in satisfaction and frustration of relatedness needs, which, subsequently, link to emotion recognition. Due to the relatively small sample size, the issues of validity/reliability of some instruments, and other limitations, the results of this study should preferably be regarded with concern. 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- research articleVisual Communication. [Thousand Oaks] : SAGE Publications, 2022, 00, 00., p. 1-15This article thematizes the specific process of cancer detection in radiology, which presupposes a delicate synthesis of the specifics of oncoradiology images and the skilful actions performed by the radiologist. The enactment of cancer via meaningful action rather than recognizing static depiction puts the structures of image consciousness into the wider context along with memory, free imagination and amodal completion, among others. Hence, by way of reinterpreting phenomenological projects via enactivism and incorporating them into the radiologist’s work (cases, radiograms), medical diagnostics in general and oncoradiology in particular presuppose a multimodal categorial structuring (of meaning) that goes far beyond direct sensory givens. In most branches of radiology, we cannot tell what the cancer is without attending to the multitude of its appearance and the perceptual and imaginative strategies of those who make it appear. As such, this article also considers the wider problem of how knowledge is related to the (embodied) subjectivity in a particular social setting.
WOS© IF 1.79WOS© AIF 3.24Scopus© SNIP 1.623 The Role of Spatial Plans Adopted at the Local Level in the Spatial Planning Systems of Central and Eastern European CountriesPublicationresearch article ;Nowak, Maciej ;Petrisor, Alexandru-Ionut ;Mitrea, Andrei ;Kovács, Krisztina Filepné ;Lukstina, Gunta ;Jürgenson, Evelin ;Ladzianska, Zuzana ;Simeonova, Velislava ;Lozynskyy, Roman ;Rezac, Vit ;Pantyley, Viktoriya ; ;Fakeyeva, Liudmila ;Mickiewicz, BartoszBlaszke, MałgorzataLand. [Basel] : MDPI, 2022, vol. 11, iss. 9, 1599., p. 1-4The article deals with the issue of spatial plans at the local level. The aims of this paper are (1) extracting the characteristics of local spatial plans that can be compared more broadly (2) identifying, on this basis, the role of spatial plans at the local level in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). In achieving these aims, the authors have critically examined spatial plans and their performance, as well as the planning systems they belong to. Hence, they have investigated the types of local plans in each country, their legal features, and the layout of their content. This examination has revealed a host of problems in the workings of the CEE planning systems. The article highlights those spatial planning issues that could be the subject of more in-depth international comparisons. The study provides additional evidence that in countries where spatial plans are legislated, there are more (mutually differentiated) legal problems in their application. Such problems have been analyzed. Besides procedural problems, discrepancies between the contents of different types of plans (e.g., general plans and detailed plans) are very often a problem. The paper also proposes a novel method for detailed comparisons of selected aspects of spatial plans. It can be applied to a large number of countries and also to other aspects of spatial planning. Last but not least, the paper emphasizes the need for a detailed multi-stage consultation of each aspect to be compared. 4WOS© IF 3.905WOS© AIF 5.027Scopus© SNIP 1.069
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;Bosson, Jennifer K. ;Jurek, Paweł ;Vandello, Joseph A. ;Kosakowska-Berezecka, Natasza ;Olech, Michał ;Besta, Tomasz ;Bender, Michael ;Hoorens, Vera ;Becker, Maja ;Timur Sevincer, A. ;Best, Deborah L. ;Safdar, Saba ;Włodarczyk, Anna ;Zawisza, Magdalena ;Żadkowska, Magdalena ;Abuhamdeh, Sami ;Badu Agyemang, Collins ;Akbaş, Gülçin ;Albayrak-Aydemir, Nihan ;Ammirati, Soline ;Anderson, Joel ;Anjum, Gulnaz ;Ariyanto, Amarina ;Jamir Benzon R. Aruta, John ;Ashraf, Mujeeba ; ;Bertolli, Chiara ;Bërxulli, Dashamir ;Bi, Chongzeng ;Block, Katharina ;Boehnke, Mandy ;Bongiorno, Renata ;Bosak, Janine ;Casini, Annalisa ;Chen, Qingwei ;Chi, Peilian ;Cubela Adoric, Vera ;Daalmans, Serena ;Dandy, Justine ;Lemus, Soledad de ;Dhakal, Sandesh ;Dvorianchikov, Nikolay ;Egami, Sonoko ;Etchezahar, Edgardo ;Sofia Esteves, Carla ;Felix, Neto ;Froehlich, Laura ;Garcia-Sanchez, Efrain ;Gavreliuc, Alin ;Gavreliuc, Dana ;Gomez, Ángel ;Guizzo, Francesca ;Graf, Sylvie ;Greijdanus, Hedy ;Grigoryan, Ani ;Grzymała-Moszczyńska, Joanna ;Guerch, Keltouma ;Gustafsson Sendén, Marie ;Hale, Miriam-Linnea ;Hämer, Hannah ;Hirai, Mika ;Hoang Duc, Lam ;Hřebíčková, Martina ;Hutchings, Paul B. ;Høj Jensen, Dorthe ;Jasinskaja-Lahti, Inga ;Karabati, Serdar ;Kelmendi, Kaltrina ;Kengyel, Gabriella ;Khachatryan, Narine ;Ghazzawi, Rawan ;Kinahan, Mary ;Kirby, Teri A. ;Kovács, Monika ;Kozlowski, Desiree ;Krivoshchekov, Vladislav ;Kulich, Clara ;Kurosawa, Tai ;Thi Lac An, Nhan ;Labarthe, Javier ;Latu, Ioana ;Anne Lauri, Mary ;Mankowski, Eric ;Musbau Lawal, Abiodun ;Li, Junyi ;Lindner, Jana ;Lindqvist, Anna ;Maitner, Angela T. ;Makarova, Elena ;Makashvili, Ana ;Malayeri, Shera ;Malik, Sadia ;Mancini, Tiziana ;Manzi, Claudia ;Mari, Silvia ;Martiny, Sarah E. ;Mayer, Claude-Hélène ;Mihić, Vladimir ;Milošević Đorđević, Jasna ;Moreno-Bella, Eva ;Moscatelli, Silvia ;Bryan Moynihan, Andrew ;Muller, Dominique ;Narhetali, Erita ;Neto, Félix ;Noels, Kimberly A. ;Nyúl, Boglárka ;O’Connor, Emma C. ;Ochoa, Danielle P. ;Ohno, Sachiko ;Olanrewaju Adebayo, Sulaiman ;Osborne, Randall ;Giuseppina Pacilli, Maria ;Palacio, Jorge ;Patnaik, Snigdha ;Pavlopoulos, Vassilis ;Pérez de León, Pablo ;Piterová, Ivana ;Barreiros Porto, Juliana ;Puzio, Angelica ;Pyrkosz-Pacyna, Joanna ;Rentería Pérez, Erico ;Renström, Emma ;Rousseaux, Tiphaine ;Ryan, Michelle K. ;Sainz, Mario ;Salvati, Marco ;Samekin, Adil ;Schindler, Simon ;Seydi, Masoumeh ;Shepherd, Debra ;Sherbaji, Sara ;Schmader, Toni ;Simão, Cláudia ;Sobhie, Rosita ;Souza, Lucille De ;Sarter, Emma ;Sulejmanović, Dijana ;Sullivan, Katie E. ;Tatsumi, Mariko ;Tavitian-Elmadjian, Lucy ;Jain Thakur, Suparna ;Thi Mong Chi, Quang ;Torre, Beatriz ;Torres, Ana ;Torres, Claudio V. ;Türkoğlu, Beril ;Ungaretti, Joaquín ;Valshtein, Timothy ;Van Laar, Colette ;van der Noll, Jolanda ;Vasiutynskyi, Vadym ;Vauclair, Christin-Melanie ;Venäläinen, Satu ;Vohra, Neharika ;Walentynowicz, Marta ;Ward, Colleen ;Yang, Yaping ;Yzerbyt, Vincent ;Zanello, Valeska ;Ludmila Zapata-Calvente, AntonellaJournal of cross-cultural psychology. Thousand Oaks : SAGE publications, 2021, vol. 52, iss. 3., p. 231-258Precarious manhood beliefs portray manhood, relative to womanhood, as a social status that is hard to earn, easy to lose, and proven via public action. Here, we present cross-cultural data on a brief measure of precarious manhood beliefs (the Precarious Manhood Beliefs scale [PMB]) that covaries meaningfully with other cross-culturally validated gender ideologies and with country-level indices of gender equality and human development. Using data from university samples in 62 countries across 13 world regions (N = 33,417), we demonstrate: (1) the psychometric isomorphism of the PMB (i.e., its comparability in meaning and statistical properties across the individual and country levels); (2) the PMB’s distinctness from, and associations with, ambivalent sexism and ambivalence toward men; and (3) associations of the PMB with nation-level gender equality and human development. Findings are discussed in terms of their statistical and theoretical implications for understanding widely-held beliefs about the precariousness of the male gender role. WOS© IF 2.577WOS© AIF 3.861Scopus© SNIP 1.607 Ensuring Employee Job Security when Implementing Changes in the Company: A Case Study of Lithuanian IndustryPublicationresearch article ; ;Meidutė-Kavaliauskienė, IevaČinčikaitė, RenataSustainability. Basel : MDPI, 2021, vol. 13, iss. 15, 8383., p. 1-19The process of companies undertaking adaptation in the face of changing conditions which have been influenced by factors such as globalisation, technological changes, environmental changes, competition, political decisions, worker mobility, population structure, and so on, is one of the major challenges of modern corporate governance. Changes in a company are inevitable, but they do not always directly correlate with the employee’s sense of security, including whether the employee feels safe about their workplace, in-come, of future roles in the company in the face of potential changes. There is an inverse relationship between the employee’s sense of security and their time spent with the company. One way of managing this which can help to ensure a sense of security for employees within the company is to directly involve them in the process of implementing changes in the organisation. The main goal of this paper is to highlight the principal aspects of employee engagement in change management processes and to gain an increased level of understanding in terms of the implementation of change at the organisational level by involving employees. Research methods: a systematic and comparative analysis of concepts and methods which have been published in the available scientific literature, statistical processing, an instrumental case study, interviews, surveys, and a content analysis of strategic documents; followed by modelling. The theoretical contribution of the paper demonstrates construction of methodology quidded on the Emergent perspective and new theoretical insights on professional discourse. Practical input shows that employee involvement in change processes is directly related to the speed of strategic change in the company WOS© IF 3.889WOS© AIF 5.729Scopus© SNIP 1.31 The impact of psychological hardiness on soldiers’ engagement and general health: The mediating role of need satisfactionPublicationThe aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between psychological hardiness, basic psychological need (BPN) satisfaction (Self-Determination theory, Deci & Ryan, 2000), soldiers’ engagement, and general self-reported health. We hypothesized that the effect of psychological hardiness on soldiers’ engagement and general health is mediated by the satisfaction of basic psychological needs (autonomy, competence, and relatedness). Data from a questionnaire survey was collected among soldiers of the Lithuanian Armed forces (N = 506) using The Hardiness – Resilience Gauge (HRG), Basic Need Satisfaction at Work Scale, Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES – 9) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ – 12). Structural equation modelling was used to evaluate the hypothesis of a mediating role of BPN satisfaction within the relationship between hardiness and soldier’s engagement and general health. The results showed mediating effects of satisfaction of BPN on psychological hardiness and health, and engagement relationship, thus providing support for our hypothesis. Implications of the results are discussed. WOS© IF 2.387WOS© AIF 3.956Scopus© SNIP 0.936 Not Letting Go: Self‐Processes as Mediators in the Association between Child Dependence on Parents and Well‐Being and Adult Status in Emerging AdulthoodPublicationresearch article ; ;Nelson, Larry J.Crocetti, ElisabettaFamilly process. Hoboken : Wiley, 2021, vol. 61, iss. 1., p. 392-407There is a growing body of work showing the negative outcomes of parents who limit the autonomy of their emerging-adult children. However, there has been little work examining children who limit their own autonomy in emerging adulthood by maintaining dependence on their parents. The purpose of this study was to examine the moderating role of culture in the direct and indirect associations (via self-processes such as self-efficacy and self-concept clarity) between emerging adults' dependence on parents and subjective markers of adulthood and indices of well-being. Participants included 430 (74.9% females) emerging adults (aged 18-29) years, M-age = 22.61; SD = 2.88) from Lithuania and 597 (43.9% females) emerging adults (ages 19-25 years, M-age = 22.41; SD = 1.70) from Italy. Results highlighted that, in both countries, emerging adults' dependence on parents poses a risk factor for their transition to adulthood and well-being due to its negative association with self-processes. 1WOS© IF 4.319WOS© AIF 3.641Scopus© SNIP 2.075