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von Grunigen R.,University of Bern | Perren S.,University of Zürich | Nagele C.,Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training SFIVET | Alsaker F.D.,University of Bern
British Journal of Developmental Psychology | Year: 2010

The study investigates peer acceptance and victimization of immigrant and Swiss children in kindergarten classes. Our first aim is to compare peer acceptance and victimization of Swiss and immigrant children. Secondly, we explore the role of their local language competences (LLCs). The sample was drawn from kindergartens in communities in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. A representative sample of 568 boys and 522 girls (mean age 5.8 years) took part in the research. Teachers completed questionnaires on children's victimization, bullying, and LLC. The nationality background of parents was indicated by teachers and parents. To assess peer acceptance, a peer nomination method was used. Immigrant children showed less acceptance by peers and were more often victimized than their Swiss peers. There was a significant interaction effect for LLC and national background of mothers, showing that LLC was positively associated with peer acceptance for children of an immigrant background but not for Swiss children. Furthermore, peer acceptance mediated the effect of national background of mothers on victimization. Results are discussed in terms of the need to improve immigrant children's LLC. © 2010 The British Psychological Society.


Cattaneo A.,Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training SFIVET | Nguyen A.T.,Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training SFIVET | Sauli F.,Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training SFIVET | Aprea C.,Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training SFIVET
Journal of E-Learning and Knowledge Society | Year: 2015

The study presented here is part of ‘Scuolavisione’, a project supported by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) [project #08-756b] and by the Vocational Education and Training Division of the Canton of Ticino, which commissioned its development to the Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET). The project has also been conducted in conjunction with Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana (RSI), which is an enterprise unit of the Swiss Public Broadcasting Company SSR SRG. © 2015 Italian e-Learning Association. All Right reserved.


PubMed | Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training SFIVET
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Nurse education today | Year: 2014

To examine the work values of Swiss healthcare assistant students, who, at the end of their vocational education in hospitals and nursing homes, choose to pursue a registered nurse degree.A prospective, cross-sectional survey was administered to a full cohort of healthcare assistant students in their last year of study in the canton of Bern (n=272).Multivariate methods (logistic regression) were applied to estimate the joint effect of work experience and work values in choosing to pursue a registered nurse education.Among work values, extrinsic values (regarding wage, career und educational perspectives) had a strong effect on the decisions of healthcare assistant students to pursue further education as registered nurses. Grades, socio-economic background and satisfaction during education also had an effect.Higher valuation of income, career and further education affect the career intentions of nursing assistants who have already obtained a recognized healthcare education and nursing experience. Teachers and trainers should actively identify the work values and expectations of these students. Provision of adequate advice and suggestions for the career development of these students may be an important route by which to address the nursing shortage and recruitment problems.

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