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Modeling The Impacts Of Hospitality And Tourism Enterprises On Community Quality Of Life, Sangchoul Yi Apr 2015

Modeling The Impacts Of Hospitality And Tourism Enterprises On Community Quality Of Life, Sangchoul Yi

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The present research examined the impacts of hospitality and tourism businesses on community quality of life using existing public domain databases. In the tourism literature, various methodological approaches have been proposed to investigate the impacts of tourism on a host community and its residents. However, these approaches are limited because of innate methodological constraints such as the bias of the survey respondents' perceptions. To overcome such a limitation, alternative research constructs have been proposed. Among them, Quality of Life (QOL) has become a good alternative for measuring tourism impacts. Accordingly, the present researcher introduced QOL as a research tool for ...


The Impact Of Early Life Adversity On Later Life Health, Abigail R Howard Apr 2015

The Impact Of Early Life Adversity On Later Life Health, Abigail R Howard

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The preponderance of the literature on early life adversity suggests that adversity has negative effects on later life health; however, an emerging body of literature suggests that early life adversity may develop a sense of resilience in individuals. Drawing from life course perspective, the present research seeks to address this by asking how 16 early life adversities affect individuals' health over a 20 year period in adulthood. Further, the present research seeks to understand how individuals' perceptions of their health over the next few years may actually impact their health seven years later. In general, the more adversity a person ...


Book Review Of Hein, J. (2006). Ethnic Origins: The Adaptation Of Cambodian And Hmong Refugees In Four American Cities, Juchuan Colin Wang Jan 2015

Book Review Of Hein, J. (2006). Ethnic Origins: The Adaptation Of Cambodian And Hmong Refugees In Four American Cities, Juchuan Colin Wang

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

No abstract provided.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Community Development, Linda Trinh Vo Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Community Development, Linda Trinh Vo

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Response to Mark E. Pfeifer's featured article.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Sociological Questions To Consider, Yang Sao Xiong Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Sociological Questions To Consider, Yang Sao Xiong

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Response to Mark E. Pfeifer's featured article.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Sociology: A Portrait Of Adaptation, Carl L. Bankston Iii Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Response - Sociology: A Portrait Of Adaptation, Carl L. Bankston Iii

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Response to Mark E. Pfeifer's featured article.


[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Featured Article: Cambodian, Hmong, Lao And Vietnamese-Americans In The 2005 American Community Survey, Mark Pfeifer Jan 2015

[Special Issue On Sea Demographics] Featured Article: Cambodian, Hmong, Lao And Vietnamese-Americans In The 2005 American Community Survey, Mark Pfeifer

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

The figures included in this short article are from the 2005 American Community Survey (ACS) released by the U.S. Census Bureau in late 2006. The 2005 ACS data set involves estimates based on surveys distributed to only a subset of the U.S. population and is thus problematic in some respects. This concise article is intended to provide basic 2005 demographic, educational and socioeconomic data related to Cambodian, Hmong, Lao and Vietnamese in the United States. It is not intended as a comprehensive explanatory research paper of factors underlying contemporary demographic, educational, and socioeconomic trends in these four ethnic ...


Acculturative And Psychosocial Predictors Of Academic-Related Outcomes Among Cambodian American High School Students, Khanh Dinh, Traci L. Weinstein, Su Yeoung Kim, Ivy K. Ho Jan 2015

Acculturative And Psychosocial Predictors Of Academic-Related Outcomes Among Cambodian American High School Students, Khanh Dinh, Traci L. Weinstein, Su Yeoung Kim, Ivy K. Ho

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This study examined the acculturative and psychosocial predictors of academic-related outcomes among Cambodian American high school students from an urban school district in the State of Massachusetts. Student participants (N = 163) completed an anonymous survey that assessed demographic characteristics, acculturative experiences, intergenerational conflict, depression, and academic-related outcomes. The main results indicated that acculturative and psychosocial variables were significant predictors of academic-related outcomes. Specifically, Cambodian and Anglo/White cultural orientations and depression played significant roles across the four dimensions of academic-related outcomes, including grade point average, educational aspirations, beliefs in the utility of education, and psychological sense of school membership. This ...


Book Review - Quintiliani, K. & Needham, S. (2008). Cambodians In Long Beach, Megan Berthold Jan 2015

Book Review - Quintiliani, K. & Needham, S. (2008). Cambodians In Long Beach, Megan Berthold

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Identity Construction Among Chinese-Vietnamese Americans By Monica Trieu, Ha Lam Jan 2015

Book Review: Identity Construction Among Chinese-Vietnamese Americans By Monica Trieu, Ha Lam

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

No abstract provided.


A Qualitative Examination Of The Psychosocial Adjustment Of Khmer Refugees In Three Massachusetts Communities, Leakhena Nou Jan 2015

A Qualitative Examination Of The Psychosocial Adjustment Of Khmer Refugees In Three Massachusetts Communities, Leakhena Nou

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This paper uses a sociological stress process model to explore the Khmer adult refugees' experience in Massachusetts. The analysis is based on the responses of three focus groups in the Khmer communities of Lowell, Lynn, and Revere, Massachusetts. The focus groups provided an in-depth understanding of sources of stress, stress mediators, and psychosocial adjustment/adaptational patterns for Khmer refugees who had experienced the Cambodian genocide. Symptoms and reactions associated with underlying causes of mental health problems had culturally specific relevance to physical illness and mental health.