Advances in Sociology Research. Volume 39


Jared A. Jaworski (Editor)

Series: Advances in Sociology Research
BISAC: SOC026000

This volume includes eight chapters that describe recent advances in sociology research. Chapter One reviews recent research conducted in educational and sports contexts via social network analysis regarding leadership, verbal aggressiveness, bullying and Machiavellianism in educational and sports contexts and presents the relationship among interpersonal attractiveness, social power and verbal aggressiveness across different educational and sports contexts. Chapter Two examines how the Airbnb platform mobilizes hosts’ material and immaterial resources as key elements of the platform infrastructure, thus building on hosts’ previous differences in terms of economic possibilities, digital competences, and relational networks. Chapter Three integrates findings to produce an in-depth understanding of self-development processes implicated in changing perspectives among former gang members as they develop shared wisdom of their lived experiences and undergo a greater life awareness that motivates them toward intervening in the proliferation of gangs. Chapter Four analyzes the interplay of technological and social innovations. Chapter Five examines the role of parent-child connectedness and parental expectations as well as school context, school connectedness, and social support on youth’s delinquency, fighting, and violence. Chapter Six presents the results of an empirical study of 300 companies implementing innovations in the Bulgarian business reality. Chapter Seven analyzes drug consumption depending on whether or not the adolescent belongs to a violent or non-violent gang. Finally, Chapter Eight examines the impact of the colored brain model on enhancing workplace team synergy.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. New Approaches to the Study of Relationships in Educational and Sport Contexts: Applying Social Network Analysis
M. Litsa, PhD and A. Bekiari, PhD
Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Trikala, Greece

Chapter 2. Digital Platforms and ‘Connective’ Inequalities: The Case of Airbnb
Attila Bruni1 and Fabio M. Esposito2
1Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
2Department of Social Sciences, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Chapter 3. Development of Personal Growth among Former Gang Members Leads to Messages of Wisdom to Deter Youth Gang Involvement
C. Valdez, Ph.D., J. Totaan, M.Ed., M. Orlandi, MSc and I. Hetebrink, B.A.
Department of Psychology, California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside, California, USA

Chapter 4. The Interplay of Technological and Social Innovations
Nikolai Genov
Emeritus, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

Chapter 5. Children of the Incarcerated: The Role of Parenting, School, and Social Support in Caucasian and African American Youth Outcomes
Narges Hadi¹, Rula Zaru¹, Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo¹, and Oscar Rosales²
¹Human Development & Family Sciences, Texas Tech University, Texas, USA
²Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Texas Tech University, Texas, USA

Chapter 6. Trends in Applying the Concept of Responsible Innovation in Bulgarian SMS
Y. Dimitrova, PhD
Department of Public Communication, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria

Chapter 7. Membership of Gangs and Consumption of Drugs in Adolescents
Belén García-Manrubia, PhD, Mercedes Matás -Castillo, PhD, Inmaculada Méndez, PhD, and Cecilia Ruiz-Esteban, PhD
University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain

Chapter 8. The Influence of the Colored Brain Model in Enhancing Workplace Team Synergy
T. S. Chin1, PhD, L. Lau2 and A. F. Carmazzi3
Faculty of Business, Multimedia University, Melaka, Malaysia
2Culture Dynamics DCI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3Directive Communication International, Bali, Indonesia


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