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"I have to do what I believe": Sudanese women's beliefs and resistance to hegemonic practices at home and during experiences of maternity care in Canada.Download
Background Evidence suggests that immigrant women having different ethnocultural backgrounds than those dominant in the host country have difficulty during their access to and reception of maternity care services, but little knowledge exists on how factors such as ethnic group and cultural...
Appreciating the complex nature of adolescent high-risk behaviour can have far reaching implications for the development of effective educational programming. The purpose of this study was to examine the general knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18, from...
Bilingualism is often considered an inappropriate developmental choice for children with specific language impairment (SLI) because, according to a widespread belief, these children’s limited capacity for language would be overtaxed by learning two linguistic systems. However, there has not been...
Do nonexercisers also share the positive exerciser stereotype? An elicitation and comparison of beliefs about exercisersDownload
The purpose of this research was to examine whether exercisers and nonexercisers are rated similarly on a variety of characteristics by a sample of randomly selected regular exercisers, nonexercisers who intend to exercise, and nonexercisers with no intention to exercise. Previous research by...
This study describes the experiences of four groups of healthcare providers who facilitate exercise interventions for people with multiple sclerosis (MS)-related fatigue. Fatigue is a complex symptom frequently experienced by people with MS, yet it is poorly understood by clinicians and clinical...
Investigating Principals’ Beliefs and Intentions Toward the Inclusion of Students with Autism Spectrum DisorderDownload
The purpose of this study was to improve our understanding of what influences principals’ intentions toward including children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in general educational settings. With the incidence of ASD on the rise (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012),...
Relationships between Self-Talk Characteristics, Social Cognitive Constructs, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation OutcomesDownload
Background: Exercise cognitions and beliefs are key associates of exercise behaviour. Self-talk is an intrapersonal communication system that may be a useful technique for studying exercise-related beliefs in pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) patients. The purpose of this research was to determine...
Role of Caregiver Beliefs About Alzheimer Disease in the Social Creation of Dependency Among Persons With Alzheimer DiseaseDownload
It is estimated that over 1.1 million people in Canada will have dementia by 2038 (Alzheimer Society of Canada, 2010). In the caregiving context it is important that independence be maintained for as long as possible. Previous research has shown that caregivers can inadvertently create excess...
Spanish Dialectal Variation in the Foreign Language Classroom: Students' Attitudes, Instructors' Beliefs and Teaching Practices, and Treatment of Variation in TextbooksDownload
Communicative competence is a key concept in the field of foreign/second language (FL/L2) teaching and learning. In fact, the development of the learner’s communicative competence is one of the essential goals of FL/L2 teaching. In Bachman’s model (1990) of Communicative Language Ability,...