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As a result of science being viewed as universal and promoting Eurocentric values, science education has been suggested to be inaccessible for culturally and linguistically diverse students as measured by achievement gaps, poor standardized test results, and racial and ethnic disparities in...
Previous works suggest that North Americans perceive visual information more analytically while East Asians perceive visual information more holistically. However, salient objects are also known to naturally attract human attention. Current studies examined to what extent culture influences...
Theorizing Linkages between Ikigai (Life Worthiness) and Leisure among Japanese University Students: A Mixed Methods ApproachDownload
The relationship between leisure and well-being has garnered growing scholarly attention. However, this literature is limited in terms of (a) how well-being is conceptualized and (b) theoretical explanations for how exactly leisure impacts well-being. In terms of the former, Western research has...
The relations between sleeping arrangements, and cultural values and beliefs in first generation Chinese immigrants in CanadaDownload
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between cultural values, social norms, and beliefs related to co-sleeping with the sleeping arrangements of first generation Chinese immigrants in Canada. The participants were 162 first generation Chinese immigrants from four Canadian cities...
Undertaken on Tokunoshima, an island colonized by Japan in the 17th century, this research speaks to the critical question of the loss of Indigenous languages and the resultant loss of ethnic pluralism. In general, people on Tokunoshima claim that Shima-guchi (language), Shima-culture, and...
The Intersection between Culture and Postpartum Mental Health: An Ethnography of Bhutanese Refugee Women in Edmonton, ABDownload
This thesis is an ethnography of postpartum mental health outcomes in a group of Bhutanese refugee women living in Edmonton, AB. Previous research has shown that refugee women are at a higher risk of postpartum depression than Canadian-born women. Despite this finding, the postpartum experiences...
The Effects of Culture on Conceptualizations of Leisure, Control, and Positive Affect Between Japanese and Canadian Undergraduate StudentsDownload
The purpose of this dissertation is to examine: (a) similarities and differences in conceptualizations of leisure between Japan and Canada and between two Japanese leisure-like terms: yoka and rejā (Study 1); (b) the effects of leisure participation on Japanese and Canadian undergraduate...
The traditional approach to the study of consumer behaviour is to regard them as isolated islands of preferences, needs, motives, and goals; however, this approach neglects the impact of ‘others’ on consumers’ judgments and preferences. For this reason, the theme of this thesis is the ‘connected...
Objective: Little is known about the determinants of addictive disorders within the rapidly growing urban Aboriginal population in Canada. The objectives of this dissertation were to examine whether Aboriginal enculturation, Canadian acculturation, and racial discrimination were associated with...
Objective: Little is known about the determinants of addictive disorders within the rapidly growing urban Aboriginal population in Canada. The objectives of this dissertation were to examine whether racial discrimination, Aboriginal enculturation, and Canadian acculturation were associated with...