Advances in Sociology. Volume 23


Jared A. Jaworski (Editor)

Series: Advances in Sociology Research
BISAC: SOC026000

Lorenzo Todesco begins Chapter One by reviewing the positive and negative implications of the factorial survey method, which is applied to examine the social origins of human judgements, with the overall goal to reduce the negative ramifications of its procedural restrictions. Following this, Chapter Two by Michael E. Antonio, PhD and Anderson Amaya presents a study wherein an individual interview was used to gather data from soccer program participants in order to determine the program’s helpfulness in reducing criminal involvement and anti-social behaviors among at-risk youth. In Chapter Three, Chau-kiu Cheung studies the correlation between doping, suicide risk, and morbidity through survey data collected from 2,978 school-children. In Chapter Four, Yung Yau, Daniel Chi Wing Ho, and Ruoshi Li explore a survey conducted in both Hong Kong and Macau to further examine the way structural, intrapersonal, and interpersonal constraints effect homeowner participation.

In Chapter Five, Cherise Charleswell discusses the importance of involving researchers in non-governmental agencies and non-profit organizations to provide studies that could enhance their operations. Dianne Dentice discusses William Pierce, the founder of the neo-Nazi group, and the way his ideas continue to resonate with new generations of white supremacists, in Chapter Six. Next, Chapter Seven by Owolabi Ademola Benjamin, PhD, discusses the unavoidability of politics due to power and influence inequality. In Chapter Eight, Laura M. Nunes, Sara Beça, and Maria Alzira P. Dinis present a study on drug trafficking and abuse in universities, with the goal of better comprehending the issue. Chapter Nine by Laura M. Nunes, Sónia Caridade, and Ana Sani explores the functioning of schools and their various facets. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Factorial Survey in Social Research: A Critical Evaluation of Its Pros and Cons
Lorenzo Todesco

Chapter 2. If You Build It, They Will Come, But Why? Interviews with Youth from a Community-Based Soccer Program in Peru
Michael E. Antonio and Anderson Amaya

Chapter 3. Doping, Suicidal Risk, and Morbidity in Schoolchildren
Chau-kiu Cheung

Chapter 4. Homeowner Participation in Multi-Owned Housing Governance: A Multilevel Analysis in Hong Kong and Macau
Yung Yau, Daniel Chi Wing Ho and Ruoshi Li

Chapter 5. Research Collaborations with Service Providers: Validating the Best Practices and Improving Intervention Outcomes
Cherise Charleswell

Chapter 6. Cosmotheism and the Legacy of William Pierce: The Stormfront Connection
Dianne Dentice

Chapter 7. Workplace Politics: An Inescapable Part of Life at Work
Owolabi Ademola Benjamin

Chapter 8. Drug Abuse and Trafficking in Universities: An Emerging Social Phenomenon
Laura M. Nunes, Sara Beca and Maria Alzira P. Dinis

Chapter 9. Incivilities and Delinquency in Schools: An Analysis of a Social Phenomenon
Laura M. Nunes, Sónia Caridade and Ana Sani


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