Health Consciousness of Czech Inhabitants (CZ.6.02.2014.221.021)

The primary goal of the project is to assess the influence of selected social conditions contributing towards the Czech citizens’ active interest in their own health and determine the principal factors influencing the concerns about one’s own health, the citizens’ awareness of health support programmes and the conscious individuals’ ability to influence their social environment with their attitudes.

Current outputs of this project are described below and are availabile to free download but only in czech language. Data published in presented article are based on a sample of the Czech population that was selected by quota sampling; 2,135 face-to-face interviews were conducted.

 

POPULARIZING ARTICLE

Intensity of Czech citizens’ concerns about their own health

Article focuses on one dimension of health awareness, in this case on the intensity of concerns about one’s own health. It describes how people perceive their health and how closely they monitor it. It also focuses on the reasons that motivate people to watch their health and identifies the citizen group that watches their health the most frequently.

Individual’s readiness to take steps related to his health

The article focuses on one dimension of health awareness, in this case on the overall vigilance. The data analysis focuses on the individual groups of Czech citizens and their differences in terms of readiness to take specific steps related to their own health.

Czech citizens’ interest in their own health

The article focuses on one dimension of health awareness, in this case on people’s interest in their own health. The results submitted illustrate the individuals’ interest in their health and the reasons motivating their interest. In this respect, attention was also paid to regular medical checks undertaken by individuals.

Health and health awareness among Czech citizens

The article focuses on one dimension of health awareness, in this case on the awareness of one’s own health. The results of the research presented in the article focus on the degree of awareness of one’s health, the degree to which Czech citizens think about their health and what motivates them.

 

SOFTWARE

Health consciousness monitoring

This software application enables to monitor the extent of health consciousness of the tested individuals. Application is designed as a self-assessment tool that uses the pre-defined set of indicators and measures the four dimensions of health consciousness, i.e. overall alertness, self-consciousness, involvement and self-monitoring. Software compares the individuals´ score with overall benchmark for the Czech population and enables to identify the most significant biases in health consciousness of the tested individuals.

Evaluation of skin cancer risk

A software application enables measuring the perceived risk and severity of skin cancer from an individual viewpoint and as such it provides an individual’s overall view of the risk and severity of skin cancer presented on the basis of a skin cancer risk index. In addition to a summary skin cancer risk index, this application specifies the values in the individual dimensions that constitute the index.

Diagnosing patient self-advocacy

A software application measures the intensity of patients’ self-advocacy, i.e., their approach to treatment proposed by their general practitioner. Patient self-advocacy is based on three dimensions. These are the amount of information about the disease, the ability to express one’s own opinion on the disease and its treatment, and the ability and intensity of rejecting treatment proposed by the general practitioner.

 

 

Attitudes of Czech Inhabitants Towards the Employment of Elderly (CZ.6.01.2013.221.003)

The main objective of the whole project is the identification and characterization of the attitudes of inhabitants of the Czech Republic towards the employment of people older than 50 years of age.

Current outputs of this project are described below and are availabile to free download but only in czech language. Results published in this report are based on a sample of the Czech population that was selected by quota sampling; 1,207 face-to-face interviews were conducted.

 

LEAFLETS

Perception of the role of government for promoting the employment of elderly

This leaflet identifies the attitudes and opinions of the Czech inhabitants towards the employment of people older than 50 years by analyzing perceptions of the role of government. It also analyzes attitudes of the Czech population regarding the motivation of employers to employ older workers.

 

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Positive discrimination regarding employees over 50 years of age

The results presented in the article describe the Czech citizens’ opinions on the notion of positive discrimination of employees older than 50 years of age. The differences in opinions on the topic were examined primarily in terms of gender, age, place of residence and household income.

Czech citizens’ attitudes to the employment of retired people

The analysis identified three groups of Czech citizens in terms of their opinion on employment of the people who have already retired. The differences between opinions on how to use one’s retirement are also examined with regard to the completed education, socio-economic status, place of residence and political preferences.

Czech citizens’ perception of people aged over 50 in terms of capacity for work

The article describes the perception of the traits, abilities and skills of people aged over 50 among the Czech citizens in terms of their work capacity. In particular, the analysis focuses on rating language skills, the willingness to learn, the willingness to share experience, work habits, performance, reliability and experience.

Perception of people aged over 50 by people younger and older than them in terms of capacity for work

The article compares the perceptions of the traits, abilities and skills of people aged over 50 among two age groups of Czech citizens (up to 30 and over 50 years of age). A quantitative analysis illustrates the differences between the two groups as regards their ratings of language skills, willingness to learn, willingness to share experience, work habits, performance, reliability and experience.

 

 

Perception of Safety and Satisfaction with the Place of Living (CZ.6.03.2013.221.005)

The main objective of the whole project is to identify the relationship between perceptions of safety, fears of crime and victimization, and overall satisfaction with life.

Current outputs of this project are described below and are availabile to free download but only in czech language. Results published in all outputs are based on a sample of the Czech population that was selected by quota sampling; 1,211 face-to-face interviews were conducted.

 

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Perception of safety at inhabitants´place of residence

This article describes the perception of safety of the population of the Czech Republic at the place of their residence. It also analyzes and describes the regional differences in the perception of safety in the Czech Republic. Results also demonstrate differences based on gender and separate evaluation of safety for day and night. The main objective of the whole project is to identify the relationship between perceptions of safety, fears of crime and victimization, and overall satisfaction with life.

Importance of corruption from the perspective of the Czech population

This article describes selected factors of behavior and their perception by inhabitants of the Czech Republic. Among others, it analyzes the topic of corruption; special attention is paid to the attitudes of respondents in relation to their socio-demographic profile. The main objective of the whole project is to identify the relationship between perceptions of safety, fears of crime and victimization, and overall satisfaction with life.

 

 

 

Attitudes of Czech Inhabitants Towards Education and Retraining (CZ.6.04.2013.221.007)

The main objective of the whole project is to identify and describe the reasons for further education and for the use of training and retraining courses.

Current outputs of this project are described below and are availabile to free download but only in czech language. Results published in all outputs are based on a sample of the Czech population that was selected by quota sampling; 1,013 face-to-face interviews were conducted.

 

LEAFLETS

Education and retraining

This leaflet identifies the interest of the inhabitants of the Czech Republic in further education or retraining. Furthermore, the use of training and retraining courses and the interest in further education among persons with a completed education is analyzed. Results also express motivations for further education among the Czech population, as well as reasons for lack of interest in further education.

Czech citizens’ interest in taking training and requalification courses

The study identifies the interest in taking training and requalification courses as well as Czech citizens’ preferences when it comes to further education. The analysis focuses primarily on the preferred forms of further education within the individual groups of citizens structured by gender, age, employment and size of municipality of residence.

Principal barriers to further education among Czech citizens

The presented results describe the principal barriers to further education among Czech citizens. The analysis also focuses on differences in terms of age, education and profession. The analysis shows that a lack of time is the greatest obstacle.

 

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Involvement of Czech citizens in training and requalification courses

The rate of involvement of Czech citizens in training and requalification courses was determined on the basis of a detailed data analysis. Attention was also focused on the primary purpose for which the respondents took the training or requalification courses (in relation to employment or leisure time) and on the differentiation of respondents by age.

Selected incentives for further education

The presented results focus on the primary reasons why Czech citizens pursue further education, in particular in relation to their areas of interest or employment where they want to improve their education. The study also describes the identified differences between Czech citizens based on age and size of the municipality of residence.

Most frequent barriers to further education as seen by Czech citizens

The results presented in the article point to the most frequently identified barriers to further education, with age differentiation as a by-product of the research. The analysis shows that while younger people are more confident in the efficiency of learning and in using their knowledge in practice, they often face issues such as a lack of time or motivation.

Preferred Fields of Further Education

The article presents the most frequently used training and requalification courses over the last three years. It also focuses on the preferred training and requalification courses. Analysis results show that language and computer courses are the most frequently used courses of further education.

 

 

Involvement of the Czech inhabitants in public affairs (CZ.6.05.2013.221.006)

The main objective of the whole project is to identify the causal link between inhabitants’ participation in public affairs and attitudes towards socio-political development of the Czech Republic.

Current outputs of this project are described below and are availabile to free download but only in czech language. Results published in this report are based on a sample of the Czech population that was selected by quota sampling; 1.327 face-to-face interviews were conducted.

 

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Involvement of Czech citizens in public activities

The analysis of obtained data revealed several groups of inhabitans participating in public affairs. Description of selected types of public affairs in which inhabitans take part is included. Also reasons for their participation were inquired.

Czech citizens’ interest in involvement in the decisions on issues in their place of residence

An analysis of the data focused on identifying the degree of the citizens’ involvement in addressing issues in their place of residence and, in effect, their involvement in public activities. In particular, the study focused on the citizens’ interest in decision-making concerning selected issues in their place of residence.

Life satisfaction in the light of Czech citizens’ income and household organisation

The research was focused on citizens’ satisfaction with their lives, which can depend to the socio-economic situation of their households to a great degree. A data analysis identified differences in the reviewed phenomenon in particular in terms of household income.

Ways of problem solving at the place of residence among Czech inhabitans

An analysis of the data focused on identifying the most frequent approaches that Czech citizens use to address problems occurring in their place of residence. It also identified the steps that citizens are willing to take in connection with addressing issues in their place of residence.