Investigating the Effects of Heritage Culture on Problem Behaviour and Academic Achievement in a Specific First Nations Community

Investigating the Effects of Heritage Culture on Problem Behaviour and Academic Achievement in a Specific First Nations Community

Investigating the Effects of Heritage Culture on Problem Behaviour and Academic Achievement in a Specific First Nations Community

Investigating the Effects of Heritage Culture on Problem Behaviour and Academic Achievement in a Specific First Nations Communitys

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Rochester, Lynda Simone. 2011. «Investigating the Effects of Heritage Culture on Problem Behaviour and Academic Achievement in a Specific First Nations Community». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université McGill, Département de psychoéducation.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The objective of this study was to examine the influence of heritage culture on academic achievement and problem behavior in minority youth.» (p. 2)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«A sample of 30 First Nations students from a small community in Quebec participated in this study by answering questionnaires on their cultural affiliation and problem behaviour.» (p. 2)

Instruments :
Questionnaires

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


According to the author, «[t]he bivariate correlations on all variables only demonstrated a relationship between grade level and problem behaviour. Further probing into the inter-relations was performed through hierarchical regression analyses to ascertain the contributing significance between gender, grade level, academic achievement, problem behaviour and affiliation to heritage culture. Significant results were found between heritage culture and problem behaviour. There were no significant results involving academic achievement and heritage culture. Cultural affiliation may be a positive mediator to problem behaviour. Although no significance was found between heritage culture and academic achievement, potential positive influence within this relationship through attachment, school programs, personal resources and self-esteem will be discussed.» (p. 2) Note that the importance of parents in education are also discussed in this thesis.