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Study stays abroad for students with special needs
Špinka, Aneta ; Richter, Eva (advisor) ; Sládek, Jan (referee)
(in English): Going to a foreign university is very difficult for a number of students with specific needs, according to the available data, only 0.15% of students with specific needs are among all Erasmus+ program participants, while at universities they make up a group of 10-20 % of all students (Evropská Komise, 2014). That is why I focused my research on the question of what are the biggest barriers for students with specific needs when arranging and implementing a scholarship programm. And whether they generally consider the stay experience to be beneficial for their subsequent life and career. I chose motivation as an additional variable, because it is necessary on the way to the decision to go. Since my goal was to obtain the most faithful description of events and experiences, I chose a qualitative study carried out in the form of semi-structured interviews. These were held with students with specific needs who had already participated in the stay. During the analysis, I looked at the results obtained through the lens of the concept of equal opportunities. I conclude that equality of opportunity is achieved because there are mechanisms by which students with specific needs can be adequately integrated into the study abroad programms, but due to a flaw in the system and communication within...
"Living on my terms": a reflection of topics affecting in decision for longterm living in alternative housing
Corradi, Veronika ; Richter, Eva (advisor) ; Sládek, Jan (referee)
(in English): This thesis focuses on how residents reflect their decision to permanently live in an alternative housing object. The theoretical part of the text includes three sections focusing on environmentally significant behaviour, consumer behaviour and models and on theories that have been used in the past for research of environmentally significant behaviour in housing and have been used as a theoretical background for this thesis. Data for this thesis was collected through semi-structured in-depth interviews with respondents who live in an alternative object on a long-term or permanent basis as part of their normal living arrangements. It was also assumed that living in an alternative object was the intention and preference of the respondents. Transcribed interviews were analysed using the principles of grounded theory. The analysis resulted in eight concepts entering into the consideration of permanently living in alternative housing objects. As the central concept, the statement "living on my terms" was chosen. The expression "living on my terms" was closely tied to the respondents' personal pro- environmental norms, which were the primary motivation for executing the intention. Furthermore, opportunity and ability to execute the intention are also important variables. Findings from this...
Factors related to the eco-certified clothing and textile consumer behaviour
Petty, Silvia ; Richter, Eva (advisor) ; Mazák, Jaromír (referee)
This Master's thesis analyses purchasing behaviour in relation to eco-certified sustainable clothing and verifies the applicability of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) model and its expansions and identifies socio-psychological factors determining the decision-making when purchasing eco-certified clothing in the Czech environment. A comparison of the TPB model and extended models showed that the TPB model itself, consisting of attitude towards purchase, subjective norm and perceived behavioural control as determinants of intention, has worse results compared to the extended model, therefore, in order to explain the intention to purchase eco-certified clothing, its expansion with other variables is appropriate. The extended TPB model showed that other factors are also determining the intention. By adding additional variables to the model, the perceived behavioural control lost statistical significance at the 95% significance level. With a greater interest in the origin of fashion and environmentally friendly behaviour, a growing subjective norm, with greater knowledge of certificates and with a better attitude towards the purchase of certified clothing, the intention to purchase such clothing is growing. The model extended by sociodemographic variables did not show a statistically significant...
The link between environmentally friendly behavior and social status
Pourová, Barbora ; Richter, Eva (advisor) ; Vinopal, Jiří (referee)
In my diploma thesis I wanted to find out how environmentally friendly behaviour and social status are related. More precisely, how Czech people perceive individual examples of environmentally friendly behavior; whether they think they increase social status, or instead associate them with saving money and/ or protecting the environment. I conducted a survey on this topic. Czechs perceive activities of environmentally friendly behavior differently than abroad. Even such activities as reducing electricity consumption (2nd place) or reducing water consumption (4th place) were considered to increase the social status of the executor, alongside more financially demanding activities such as installing solar panels (1st place) and buying an electric or hybrid car (3rd place), which with its position confirmed the results from abroad.
Attitude-behaviour gap in sustainable fashion consumption
Vrabcová, Johanna ; Richter, Eva (advisor) ; Skovajsa, Marek (referee)
In today's fast-paced world, it is no surprise that fast fashion has come to the forefront of consumer behaviour in the fashion industry. Fast fashion, with its huge overproduction makes the fashion industry the second largest polluter of the environment. Sustainable consumption, which is environmentally friendly and therefore offers several solutions to today's distressing situation, contrasts with today's fashion consumption. In connection with this fact, the aim of my bachelor thesis was to describe and explain the causes that lead to the discrepancy between pro-environmental attitudes and inconsistent behaviour, in other words, the existence of attitude-behaviour gap in the fashion industry. Through the method of synthesis of the scientific literature and a number of research studies, are described theoretically substantiated the barriers that are described by the respondents in the research studies as the main causes of their unsustainable consumption behaviour. Apart from the barriers, several possible solutions are explained in response to these causes. One of the main findings of this work is to emphasize the fact that examining the relationship between attitude, intention, and behavior in addressing the attitude-behaviour gap can be problematic, because social factors such as social...
The relationship between sustainability and wellbeing its connection with mitigation and adaptation policies
Čižinská, Kateřina ; Richter, Eva (advisor) ; Lupač, Petr (referee)
The topic of this bachelor thesis is the relationship between sustainability and wellbeing and its connection with mitigation and adaptation policies. For the relationship between sustainability and wellbeing, the history and definitions of the terms themselves are described and then the overall multidimensionality of the concept and the individual dimensions are shown through the relational theory of wellbeing. Subsequently, the interconnection of these concepts is discussed along with the disregard for a full understanding of wellbeing in an economic growth orientation. For the mitigation and adaptation section, 11 studies were selected. At the end, the conclusions are presented: Wellbeing is often understood in a limited way, while it is clear from the theories described that wellbeing is also conditioned by the environment, and environmental sustainability is a necessary condition for wellbeing. Similarly, mitigation and adaptation policies have been shown to have some link to wellbeing, but often wellbeing has not been understood as important and has been put in the background of research. However, the relationship between sustainability and wellbeing is also important for further research on climate change mitigation and adaptaton policies.
Social isolation and loneliness of female university students during the COVID-19 pandemic
Gardianova, Tereza ; Richter, Eva (advisor) ; Skovajsa, Marek (referee)
of Diploma Thesis Abstract: The master thesis deals with the loneliness of university students (focused on women) during the pandemic of the COVID-19 disease. The work focuses on the identification of risk and protective factors of loneliness. It also examines coping strategies and compares their use between lonely and non-lonely students. The qualitative study identified risk factors associated with the pandemic (disruption of routine and everyday life, absence of university environment and reduction of social network and social contacts) and general risk/protective factors (social, personal, family environment, physical activity and nature). Coping strategies for university students are prevailed active, problem-oriented strategies. However, emotional strategies also appear during crisis situations. Passive coping strategies predominate among long-term lonely students. The main difference between lonely and non-lonely students was connected with the perception of loneliness. Non-Lonely students took loneliness as a means of self- development and personal growth. Based on the findings, a typology of loneliness was created.
Local food: attitudes and behaviours of Czech consumers
Pešková, Veronika ; Zvěřinová, Iva (advisor) ; Richter, Eva (referee)
(in English): The diploma thesis deals with the issue of local foods and analyses factors influencing the purchasing behavior of Czech consumers. The theoretical part focuses on the problems related to the definition of local food, relying on the three domains of proximity taxonomy as proposed by Eriksen (2013). It further examines the reasons of increased interest in local production, which include anti-globalization trends, environmental issues and other value changes in society. Significant foreign and Czech research of local production and Czech consumer behavior is presented. At the end of the theoretical part, selected theories suitable for explaining the purchasing behavior of local foods as well giving insight into the theoretical foundation and research of this thesis are described. This is primarily the Alphabet Theory (Zepeda & Deal, 2009), which is based on earlier theories of Value-Belief-Norm Theory (Stern et al., 1999) and Attitude-Behavior-Context Theory (Guagnano et al., 1995). The empirical part builds on the theoretical basis and provides an analysis of the Czech consumer based on qualitative semi-structured interviews as well as a quantitative survey representative of Czech population aged 18 to 65 years in terms of selected sociodemographic characteristics. They give insight...
Graduates of Faculty of Arts at Charles University in the labor market
Holcová, Lucie ; Richter, Eva (advisor) ; Sládek, Jan (referee)
(in English): This bachelor's thesis is focused on the graduates of the Faculty of Arts at Charles University and their perceived strenghts and weeknesses of the labor market. In the thesis we are examining these strenghts and weeknesses, the differentation acording to the field of study, and how the strengths and weakenesses are connected with the initial salary, difficulty with finding an occupation and their evaluatuon of how they were prepared for the labor market during their studies. Their subjectively perceived strenghts and weeknesses are compared to skills searched by employers on the labor market. In the end, we discuss the position of univrsities according to employability of their graduates on the labor market.
The relationship of attitudes toward climate change and attitudes toward climate policies
Kamenický, Jakub ; Richter, Eva (advisor) ; Sládek, Jan (referee)
This work aims to examine the relationship between attitude towards climate change and attitude towards measures addressing climate change. I do this by synthesizing academic work examining the relationship in various contexts. The relationship between attitude towards climate change and attitude towards measures addressing climate change is positive in a diverse set of contexts. On the other hand, the relationship is also influenced by variables such as experience with impacts of climate change, access to information, age, education, political beliefs or the degree of contentiousness of the particular measure addressing climate change. Furthemore, results indicate that relatively high awareness of climate change is associated with greater support for even unpopular climate measures, as well as with greater support for environmentally non- invasive measures. Key words: Attitude towards climate change, measures addressing climate change, climate policies, mitigation of climate change, adaptation to climate change

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