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Culture and climate of selected universities
Topková, Petra ; Šafránková, Jana Marie (advisor) ; Paulovčáková, Lucie (referee)
This thesis was focused on culture and climate of selected public universities in the Czech Republic in the form stated in strategic materials. The goal was to analyse and compare key aspects of strategic materials of selected universities that influence their culture and climate. Selected strategic materials included vision, mission, values, long-term intent of the university and educational faculty, annual activity report and code of ethics. The sample consisted of eight universities whose part was an educational faculty. The method of quantitative content analysis was selected for the analysis of the documents. There were six priority areas identified through the analysis of the documents of the Ministry of Education and key words related to these priority areas. The analysis of university documents showed that organizational culture and climate are not much explicitly covered in their strategic documents, the most frequently emerging feature of organizational culture were values, therefore mainly aspects determining culture and climate were tracked. The main focus of university strategic documents were the following three areas: quality, international aspect and research. Although universities shared a common ground stated by the Ministry of Education there was considerable diversity among...
Wisdom and Time Perspective
Topková, Petra ; Lukavská, Kateřina (advisor) ; Pavelková, Isabella (referee)
This diploma thesis is focused on relationship between time perspective and wisdom. The aim of this paper was firstly to transfer Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale (3D-WS) into Czech environment and test its psychometric properties, and secondly to explore relationships between wisdom conceptualized using above mentioned scale and time perspective. The sample encompassed 196 respondents. In order to measure time perspective Swedish version of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (S-ZTPI) and the Transcendental-Future Time Perspective scale were used; in order to explore wisdom Czech version of the Three- Dimensional Wisdom Scale was applied. Both newly translated questionnaires showed good psychometric properties in Czech sample. Balanced time perspective was calculated via two different methods and was related to education and health state. Only a very few respondents achieved optimal scores for BTP as well as for wisdom. Czech respondents scored the highest in reflective wisdom dimension and the lowest in the affective wisdom dimension. Women scored higher than men in affective subscale. Wisdom subscales and total wisdom had complex relations with different time perspectives. BTP was posivitely correlated with wisdom. Women scored higher than men in TFTP. This time perspective correlated with...
Self-efficacy and burnout syndrome among teachers in primary schools
Topková, Petra ; Smetáčková, Irena (advisor) ; Trpišovská, Dobromila (referee)
Annotation: Teching is a profession burdened with high working stress that can in long term lead burnout syndrome. However, not all teachers suffer from burnout. They can be protected by factors as is for example teacher self-efficacy or social support. This bachelor theses is concerned with burnout syndrome among primary school teachers and also with the relationship between this phenomenon, teacher self-efficacy and social support. Theoretical part concludes theoretical ground according to authorities in the field and findings from previous research. The purpose of the empirical part is to develop an instrument for measuring teacher self-efficacy and to explore the relationship between burnout syndrome, teacher self-efficacy and social support. A questionnaire consisting of five parts was used: anamnestic part, Shirom-Melamed Burnout Measure, teacher self-efficacy questionnaire, SVF 78 and ESSI. Negative correlation was found between burnout, teacher self-efficacy and social support. No differences were found between women and men. Differences in teacher self-efficacy and social support were found between teachers with high burnout scores and teachers with low burnout scores. Keywords: burnout syndrome, social support, primary school teachers, teacher self-efficacy
Communication strategy of Alzheimer Foundation
Topková, Petra ; Křečková Kroupová, Zuzana (advisor) ; Průša, Přemysl (referee)
This Diploma thesis is focused on the topic of marketing communication in non-profit organizations. In the theoretical part the main terms and concepts are defined such as marketing, communication mix and its adjustment for demands of the non-profit sector. The non-profit sector is also described. Practical part deals with one chosen non-profit organization -- Alzheimer Foundation. The aim of this thesis is to evaluate the communication tools utilized by this foundation when approaching its target groups. Based on the current situation, comparison with Czech Alzheimer's Society and British Alzheimer's Society the proposal of communication strategy is made for the period from July to December 2014.
Economic expansion of People’s Republic of China to Africa and its impact on selected African countries
Topková, Petra ; Zapletal, Petr (advisor) ; Pluskalová, Eva (referee)
The goal of the thesis is to define and describe characteristic features of China's economic expansion to Africa and using a few case studies of selected African countries take a closer look on China's influence on local economies, firms and inhabitants. The first chapter of the thesis shortly describes economic situation of China and Africa as a whole, identifies Chinese actors, their motives and characterizes mutual interaction. The second part is focused on three representative African states -- Angola, Zambia, South Africa -- their relations with China and impacts which China's presence has on them. The last part deals with problematic issues and potential opportunities for Africa related to this phenomenon. This chapter mentions a few different approaches and opinions on the topic of China in Africa as well. Some of them are represented by experts in this field, some of them by the heads of African countries.

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