Focus: Lifespan Developmental
Undergrad: University College of Cape Breton
Thesis Advisor: Linda Rose-Krasnor
For the past year and a half, I have been working with my thesis advisor, Dr. Linda Rose-Krasnor, on two projects. The first is a collaborative study of the role of friendships and mother-child relationships in the transition to middle school. I have been involved with coding interactions between mothers and their children, as well as analyzing some of the data.
The second project is a study of youth engagement with the Health Canada Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement. As part of the Centre's research team, I have been assisting with collecting longitudinal data on youth's activities, values, and beliefs in an attempt to discover why some youth become engaged in various activities and how to make such experiences more meaningful. For my thesis, I am focusing specifically on the concept of moral identity and its relation to youth's discussions of social issues with parents and peers. I am interested in the connection between the extent to which an individual has incorporated moral concerns into his or her identity (i.e., moral identity) and engagement in various activities.
I plan to remain at Brock for my Ph.D., and eventually teach and conduct research in a university environment, with a focus on youth and community related research.
and Conference Presentations:
Campbell, K.M., Busseri, M., Duff, A.E., Loiselle, L., Pancer, M., Rose-Krasnor, L. (April, 2003). Value-based predictors of youth engagement. Paper to be presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Tampa, FL.
Campbell, K.M. & Covell, K. (2001). Children's rights education at the university level: An effective means of promoting rights knowledge and rights-based attitudes. International Journal of Children's Rights, 9, 123-135.
Covell, K., Howe, R.B., & Campbell, K.M. (2001). Gaining Commitment for Child Care through Public Education. Research Connections Canada, 7, 59-70.