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My purpose in this research was to examine women contemporary dancers’ positive experiences. While previous research in women’s dance experiences exit, it tends to focus on the negative outcomes of dance participation. Using a phenomenologically inspired approach I sought to answer the following...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2018: This Aboriginal and community-based, participatory research project aims to co-create knowledge about the holistic (emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual) benefits to Indigenous youth of participating in northern games, and to identify factors that might be modified to...
Clients’ Experiences with, and Perceptions of, Psychological Counseling to Augment Stuttering TherapyDownload
Introduction: Stuttering impacts almost every aspect of life, stimulating fear and speaking avoidances, anxiety, frustration, anger, guilt, and/or shame in those affected. Because stuttering triggers anxiety and other psychological and emotional reactions and limits participation in society, it...
Examining Intra-Personal and External Support Factors Supporting Academic Success in Post-Secondary Students with ADHDDownload
Young adults with ADHD are less likely to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education than young adults without ADHD (Barbaresi et al., 2007; Barkley, 2006; Molina et al., 2009). University students with ADHD, given their enrollment in postsecondary education, have likely...
Feasibility study of asset mapping with children: Identifying how the community environment shapes activity and food choices in Alexander First NationDownload
Introduction: It is estimated that First Nations children living on reserves are 4.5 times more likely to be obese than Canadian children in general. Many First Nations children living on reserves have limited healthy food and physical activity options. Understanding how community factors...
Food for Thought: A Qualitative Study Exploring Food Skills Education as a Determinant of Healthy EatingDownload
Background: Canada is witnessing a growing recognition on the importance of food literacy; knowing how to purchase, prepare, and eat healthy food. Previous research has shown these core competencies can contribute to healthy eating. This is supported with the recent inclusion of certain...
In the Face of Socio-Political Conflict: Mothers’ Experiences of Hope Alongside Adult Children with Mental IllnessesDownload
This study aimed to explore hope experiences among mothers living alongside adult children with mental illnesses in a socio-political conflict area. Hope is increasingly recognized as an important factor for people facing difficult situations. Mothers whose adult children struggle with mental...
Let’s not Sugar-Coat it: Exploring Differences of Sugar Consumption Behaviours During Pregnancy Through Focused EthnographyDownload
Excessive sugar consumption may adversely affect maternal and fetal health. This study explored influences on women’s sugar consumption behaviours during pregnancy using focused ethnography. Fifteen pregnant women were interviewed and qualitative content analysis was used to inductively derive...
Classification systems in prisons have consequences in both formal and informal ways for inmates. Protective custody (PC) units are especially unique spaces in which traditionally the most vilified populations – informally often referred to as “skinners, rats, and scaredy cats” – have been...
Playing team sports provides many benefits including opportunities for children and adolescents to experience physical and social growth. Research regarding child and youth participation in wheelchair sports, particularly power wheelchair sports, is limited and qualitative research that has the...