2008 SNRS abstracts
A phenomenographic approach to the meaning of death: A Chinese perspective
| Contributor(s):: Yang, Shu Ching, Chen, Shih-Fen
Investigated qualitative and quantitative differences in Chinese children's concepts of death, as reflected in their drawings, and analyzes this conceptual development as it related to background variables (gender, age, religious belief,and health status). 239 children (aged 8-16 yrs) in 6 grade...
Benefits of the therapeutic horseback riding for an adolescent female with traumatic brain injury
| Contributor(s):: Mallkin, Marjorie J., Lloyd, Leslie Freels, Gerstenberger, Deirdre
Creature comforts: An exploration of pet owners and their experiences of wellbeing gained through their relationships with their companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Jane Johnson, Valda Swinton (adviser)
The aim of this phenomenological research was to gain greater understanding of people’s lived experience of their relationships with companion animals. Of particular interest were the everyday aspects of the relationship. Four participants were interviewed and Interpretive Phenomenological...
Effects of a supported program for horseback riding on inpatients diagnosed with schizophrenia: a qualitative exploratory study
| Contributor(s):: Corring, Deborah J., Johnston, Megan E., Rudnick, Abraham
Examining the Meaning of Training Animals: A Photovoice Study With At-Risk Youth
| Contributor(s):: Williams, Rachel L., Metz, Alexia E.
Experiences of family life with an autism assistance dog
| Contributor(s):: Smyth, C., Slevin, E.
Kindred spirits: A phenomenological study of the experience of volunteering with a companion animal
| Contributor(s):: Paige, Leslie
Pet Loss and Human Bereavement: A Phenomenological Study of Attachment and the Grieving Process
| Contributor(s):: Michelle K Crossley
Through the analysis of a phenomenological research design, this study examined (a) the lived experiences of pet owners who have experienced the loss of a companion animal; (b) the similarities and differences of human animal attachment as described by a multicultural sample of grieving pet...
Physically disabled adolescents' experience of therapeutic riding : a phenomenological investigation
| Contributor(s):: Suzette Weideman
This dissertation serves as a report of a qualitative exploration of the experience of adolescents with physical disabilities during therapeutic horse-riding. The aim of the study is to understand the impact of therapeutic riding on the lived world of the participants in this unique form of...
Street Involved Youth and Companion Animals: A Phenomenological Study
| Contributor(s):: Melissa Caines
Of the approximate one hundred and fifty thousand youth in Canada who are homeless on any given night as many as 25 percent of them share their lives with companion animals (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2006) . For many of these young people their companion animal is their only source of...