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Searching for Happiness: The Importance of Social Capital.
After four decades of research, scholars of happiness continue to debate its causes. While it is generally agreed that a combination of internal and external factors play a role, predicting happiness well remains a ...
Debate as a Teaching Strategy in Online Education: A Case Study.
This reflective case study was based on our independent use of the debate as an online instructional approach and our shared interest in teaching strategies. In an interdisciplinary manner, using narrative inquiry and ...
How well do Canadian distance education students understand plagiarism?
This project ascertains how well students taking online, distance education courses at a Canadian university recognize plagiarised material and how well they paraphrase. It also assesses the types of errors made. Slightly ...
The Well-being of Adults who were Raised by Grandparents.
Presented in Poster Session 12 on "Parenting and Grandparenting" at the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) 75th Conference, San Antonio, November 6-9, 2013.
Peer crowds, work experience, and financial saving behaviour of young Canadians
(Journal of Economic Psychology, 2006)
The objective of this study is to examine predictors of young people's saving behaviour. The results from probit analysis, using a national survey of 1806 Canadians aged 12–24, reveal that individuals from peer groups ...
Accidental Plagiarism in Higher Education, Part II
Earlier research found only about half of 423 university psychology students correctly answered four questions involving recognizing plagiarism, and only a minority was able to rephrase a passage without producing plagiarized ...
Music preferences and civic activism of young people
(Journal of Youth Studies, 2008-08-01)
This study examines the relationship between music preferences and civic activism among 182 participants aged 14-24 years. Our analyses show that participants who regularly listened to certain music genres such as ...
Is it Still Cheating if it’s Not Done on Purpose? Accidental Plagiarism in Higher Education
This project aimed to discover the extent to which plagiarism is committed unintentionally. In a study of students enrolled in an online distance education course at a post-secondary institution, slightly more than half ...
Music preferences and young people's attitudes towards spending and saving.
We aimed to find patterns among young people’s music preferences in relation to their attitudes towards saving or spending money. Previous research found that certain music genres (e.g. rap and dance) are associated with ...
Maternal Accounts of the Costs and Benefits of Life Experiences After Parental Separation
(Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa, 2000)
Recent analyses both question the assumption that parental separation only has negative effects on families and suggest that attention should be paid to the diversity of experiences post divorce. The latter may be ...