Capability ranking among health care related researchers and students at 5 Swedish universities

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Anna Månsdotter - Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Kaspar Meili - Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Lars Lindholm - Umeå Univesrity, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Description

The capability approach by Amartya Sen (Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 1998) measures quality of life in terms of capabilities; i.e. what individuals can do or be, as opposed to measuring quality of life in terms of wealth or happiness.

Practical considerations limit the number of capabilities that can be taken into account, and what capabilities are most relevant for quality of life may differ between contexts. For example, access to drinking-water is taken for granted by most people in Sweden in contrast to other countries that have areas that suffer from water shortage.

The purpose of the study was to collect information on what capabilities are perceived as important in the Swedish context. The starting point were the following 10 capabilities from a Swedish governmental investigation in 2015 : Time, Financial situation, Health, Political resources, Knowledge, Living environment, Occupation, Social relations, Security, and Housing.

The data was collected with a cross-sectional web based survey among health care related researchers and student

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Responsible department/unit

Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Anna Månsdotter - Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Kaspar Meili - Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Lars Lindholm - Umeå Univesrity, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Contributor(s)

Björn Ekmann - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences

Inna Feldman - Uppsala University, Department of Public Health and Caring Science

Anna-Karin Hurtig - Umeå university, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

Lars Hagberg - Örebro University, University Health Care Research Center

Identifiers

SND-ID: 2020-81

Description

The capability approach by Amartya Sen (Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 1998) measures quality of life in terms of capabilities; i.e. what individuals can do or be, as opposed to measuring quality of life in terms of wealth or happiness.

Practical considerations limit the number of capabilities that can be taken into account, and what capabilities are most relevant for quality of life may differ between contexts. For example, access to drinking-water is taken for granted by most people in Sweden in contrast to other countries that have areas that suffer from water shortage.

The purpose of the study was to collect information on what capabilities are perceived as important in the Swedish context. The starting point were the following 10 capabilities from a Swedish governmental investigation in 2015 : Time, Financial situation, Health, Political resources, Knowledge, Living environment, Occupation, Social relations, Security, and Housing.

The data was collected with a cross-sectional web based survey among health care related researchers and student

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Language

English

Time period(s) investigated

2016-05-28 — 2016-06-20

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

Country

Highest geographic unit

Country

Unit of analysis

Population

Researchers and students in health related subjects from 5 Swedish universities

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Non-probability: Availability
Non-probability: Purposive

Funding

Forte — Ref. 2014-145 and 2018-00143

Contact for questions about the data

Kaspar Meili

Associated documentation

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License

Creative Commons License

Capability ranking among health care related researchers and students at 5 Swedish universities

Suggested citation

Anna Månsdotter, Kaspar Meili, Lars Lindholm. Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health (2020). <em>Capability ranking among health care related researchers and students at 5 Swedish universities</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/r2nm-zc35">https://doi.org/10.5878/r2nm-zc35</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Anna Månsdotter - Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Kaspar Meili - Umeå University, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Lars Lindholm - Umeå Univesrity, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health orcid

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Text

Data collection

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: web based

Time period(s) for data collection: 2016-05-28 — 2016-06-20

Source of the data: Research data, Forskningsdata: Opublicerade

Variables

17

Number of individuals/objects

167

Response rate/participation rate

20

Published: 2020-11-16