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Intimni življenjski stili študentov in študentk v Sloveniji (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.03.00  Social sciences  Sociology   

Code Science Field
5.04  Social Sciences  Sociology 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (10)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  28762  Nejc Bergant  Public health (occupational safety)  Researcher  2009 - 2011  30 
2.  08081  PhD Ivan Bernik  Sociology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  351 
3.  07782  PhD Irena Klavs  Medical sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2012  535 
4.  16367  PhD Tina Kogovšek  Sociology  Head  2009 - 2012  353 
5.  21584  PhD Roman Kuhar  Culturology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  810 
6.  26411  Darja Lavtar  Sociology  Researcher  2011 - 2012  220 
7.  32324  Maja Mrzel  Sociology  Technical associate  2011 - 2012  60 
8.  20544  Irena Salmič    Technical associate  2010 - 2011 
9.  18260  PhD Alenka Švab  Sociology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  639 
10.  29382  PhD Tjaša Žakelj  Sociology  Junior researcher  2009 - 2010  96 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0366  Peace Institute  Ljubljana  5498295000  3,630 
2.  0582  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences  Ljubljana  1626957  40,348 
Significance for science
The research project contributed and continues to contribute importantly to development of the social sciences in the following ways. Special scientific value of the project lies in its interdisciplinary orientation, i.e. in connecting social sciences and medicine, especially in the field of public health services. This collaboration has already been proved epistemologically useful especially in studying risk behaviours in intimate lifestyles – this is also one of the main dimensions in the proposed research project. The project brought new empirical findings and understanding of the main characteristics of intimate lifestyles of students. In theoretical as well as in methodological sense it contributed to further »synchronization« of Slovenian research with international research trends, which is especially important with regard to the lack of research in the field of intimate lifestyles of students and general population in Slovenia. On the basis of empirical data, it was possible to formulate new theoretical understandings in the field. The project enabled us new methodological experience in the field of studying intimacy, intimate lifestyles, sexual behaviour, which is useful in further studies on student and general populations. The project contributed to enhancement of researching the field. The aim of the project was also to be a starting point for longitudinal research of intimate lifestyles of students. The project enabled international collaboration in two senses: 1) Data, comparable with data from other international studies. 2) Presentations of findings in international scientific circles enable inclusion of project members into these circles, promotion of national research achievements and collaboration in joint international research projects.
Significance for the country
Direct significance of the project and its results for broader society is as follows. Research findings on risk and uncertainties in intimate lifestyles are directly useful for: - Public administration – a basis for formulating guidelines for public health policies; - Experts in the field of health and psychological counselling; - Nongovernmental organizations in the field; - Applicative effect in informing student and general populations about characteristics of intimate life styles of an important segment of the population; - General educative effect: currently in Slovenia, the field of intimate lifestyles is in public usually discussed without knowledge of the actual state of affairs and true dilemmas and risks. - Effect on public discourse on intimate life and therefore on awareness about risks and dilemmas, associated with modern intimate lifestyles and sexual health. The effects of findings will be multidimensional: 1. The importance for the promotion of Slovenia abroad is especially in the promotion of science abroad: - Promotion of research findings and achievements on international conferences and similar scientific events. - Formation of international (bilateral and other) contacts and participating in international research networks. In this sense, the project will enable promotion of research achievements and research collaboration. - The research project is crucial for the development of the field, which is lacking in Slovenia and important for the development of science in general. - The research especially contributes to greater awareness in the field, where risks are mainly individual, but have important societal consequences. 2. Access to knowledge abroad: Participation in international research networks and on international scientific conferences, where our empirical findings were and will be presented, enable us to gain and access the knowledge of scientific findings of other researchers in the field and comparison of our findings to the findings elsewhere and in this sense contribute to development of the field in Slovenia. 3. Inclusion in international research projects: Our own empirical data are crucial for our collaboration with researchers from abroad and participation in international research networks. Examples of already established collaboration that we would like to continue are: a) network of researchers in the field of intimate lifestyles and sexuality in South and Eastern Europe in the project »Beyond mainstream: understanding sexuality in Europe« (initiator and organizer: Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Turin, Italy), in which I. Bernik, R. Kuhar and A. Švab cooperate. b) Bilateral project of Slovenia and Croatia »Sociocultural and psychosocial aspects of sexual health of young people in Slovenia and Croatia: an overview of studies from 1970 to 2008« Faculty of social sciences, University of Ljubljana. Project group: Alenka Švab (head), Ivan Bernik (FSSUL), Roman Kuhar (Peace Institute). The new research project enabled us in making contacts for scientific collaboration in future applying for European research projects. 4. Education and development of experts: Inclusion of research findings into the university pedagogical process (under and postgraduate level courses taught by the project members: e.g. Sociology of sexuality, Sexuality studies, Gay and lesbian studies, Studies of privacy and family life etc.). Research findings can be used in life learning courses offered by faculties for experts in different fields (health, education, social work, nongovernmental organizations etc.) and other interested public.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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