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Field Notes from the Quest for the First use of Acculturation
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2003)
Quest begin in the vauge way, as an interest or an orientation, and maybe as a collection of skills. I was probably bent towards this quest at Queen's University, where I was mentored in cross-cultural psychology by John Berry, where I served as a TA in Milt Suboski's statistics and research methods courses, and where I learned the lore of history of psychology with David Murray. Quests often begin ...
Debate in science: The case of acculturation
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2006)
The acculturation paradigm of measuring assimilation, separation, integration and marginalization confuses dimensional and categorical conceptions of its constructs, fails to produce ipsative data from mutually exclusive scales, misoperationalizes marginalization as distress, mismeasures biculturalism using double-barreled questions instead of computing it from unicultural measures, and then tends ...
The coming PIN code epidemic: A survey study of memory of numeric security codes
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2010)
Most people must remember various numeric passwords, security codes and PIN numbers for banking, credit cards, debit cards, online accounts, mobile phones, door locks, luggage locks, etc. One pilot study (N=13) developed a list of eleven strategies for remembering numeric codes, and another (N=15) optimized the research questionnaire which asked respondents about a) the number of security codes they ...
Acculturation : early political and social science conceptions
(Preprint; Manuskript, 2003-10)
Bullying Among Hospital Staff : Use of Psychometric Triage to Identify Intervention Priorities
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2011)
Survey of workplace bullying in a Norwegian hospital found that 10% of nurses, therapists, and physicians (N=440) had witnessed bullying. Negative Acts Questionnaire (NAQ) scores were low, Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) scores were positive, and Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ) scores were neutral. NAQ scores and having witnessed bullying both predicted low MSQ scores, ...
Acculturation alchemy : how miscitations make biculturalism appear beneficial
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2007)
Adolescent health and adaptation in Canada: Examination of gender and age aspects of the healthy immigrant effect
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014-11-14)
Introduction A longstanding and widely held assumption is that immigrants suffer from ill health and adaptation problems. Yet recent studies show that immigrants report the same or better state of health compared to their native-born counterparts. This phenomenon, known as the healthy immigrant effect, has been found in studies of specific health conditions of adults. The present study focuses instead ...
Suicidal tendencies as correlates of disability measures
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-07-27)
Abstract Disabilities and resultant handicaps may impair health-related quality of life to the degree that individuals feel that life is not worth living. Using archived 2009 Canadian Community Health Survey data, this study found that each of seven measures of disabilities (Health Utilities Index sub-scales of problems in (1) vision, (2) hearing, (3) speech, (4) mobility, (5) dexterity, (6) ...
The Consumer Science of Sharing: A Discussant's Observations
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-03-09)
This discussant’s response to the collected articles on the consumer behavior of sharing draws on a 1983–99 record of research on the psychology of ownership and property. The major recommendations here are: (1) that sharing be defined as the simultaneous or sequential use of an object (e.g., car), a space (e.g., living room), or an intangible (e.g., identity) by more than one individual; (2) that ...