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A Cross Cultural Look at Parenting Beliefs about Child-Rearing and Talk to Children with Autism Spectrum DisordersDownload
This study is an extension of research by Johnston and Wong (2002), who used a survey instrument to explore the cultural differences in parents’ beliefs about child-rearing and practices related to parent-child interaction in Chinese and Western mothers living in Canada. Their results showed...
A Robin Redbreast in an Iron Cage: Revisiting the Intellectual Movement of Dissent in Iran between the 1953 Coup and the 1979 RevolutionDownload
In the wake of the 1953 CIA-backed coup d’état in Iran and the toppling of the democratically elected government of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, a cultural-political movement that opposed the Shah’s policy of rapid, authoritarian modernization emerged in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. This study...
A convergence of cultures and strategies to improve Electronic Health Record implementation within a Tanzanian clinical environmentDownload
This research explored the question: “How can we improve the implementation of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) within a Tanzanian clinical environment?” The objectives included working with local stakeholders to identify opportunities to improve, and exploring barriers and facilitators to...
Aesthetic Economies of Growth; Energy, Value, and the Work of Culture After Oil offers a cultural history of energy after the industrialization of fossil fuels. My argument is that the political economy of fossil fuels, and the climate change it generates, is anchored to energy’s aesthetic...
Violence against women (VAW) is a global concern that cuts across national, cultural, social and economic borders. The trends of VAW differ between developed and developing countries. In developed countries, such as Canada, governmental laws and legislations on VAW are strictly geared towards...
For many, translation begins and ends with the book on the shelf; it is often thought to be the end product of a simple process of linguistic transfer between languages, completed by someone who simply has knowledge of both languages. However, this hardly captures the nature of translation and is...
South Asians in Canada are increasingly using the Family Class immigration category to sponsor spouses from their home countries. This qualitative study examined the steps family-sponsored spouses and their sponsors or family members have taken to facilitate their linguistic, economic, social,...
Culture and Decision: Cross-Cultural Similarities and Variations in Resource Allocation between European Canadians and East AsiansDownload
People engage in a variety of decision making tasks in daily life, in which people’s experiences and strategies during the decision making tasks are affected by cultural influences. The primary objective of this dissertation was to examine the role of analytic versus holistic thinking styles on...
Culture and the Complex Environment: Comparing the Complexity Difference between East Asians and North AmericansDownload
Previous cultural research found that East Asian pictorial representations (e.g., paintings) contained more elements than North American ones, and that East Asians were more likely than North Americans to prefer context-rich information to context-impoverished information (Miyamoto, Nisbett, &...
Culture and the healthy immigrant effect: a multiethnic study of Canadian immigrants' self-perceived healthDownload
I present a qualitative study investigating the self-perceived health of recently arrived Canadian immigrants. The study develops health promotion’s understanding of culture as a social determinant of health, and conceptually locates it within a broader context of psychosocial factors. The study...