Tricia van Rhijn (Assistant Professor)
- Family Relations & Applied Nutrition
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Degree & Discipline:
Ph.D. - Family Relations & Human Development
Degree & Discipline:
M.Sc. - Family Relations & Human Development
lifelong learning, adult education, mature students, well-being, work-life-school balance, work-family policy, child development, family relations, parenting, early childhood education and care, formal and informal child care, ECE training, children with special needs
Tricia van Rhijn (PhD, RECE) is an Assistant Professor of Family Relations and Human Development in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition. She is an interdisciplinary social scientist and Registered Early Childhood Educator whose research interests include parent-child relationships, child development, early childhood education and care, child and family well-being, family relations, and various aspects of work-life integration (as well as school-life or school-work-life integration). Her current research focuses on the experiences of non-traditional students in formal post-secondary education, in particular mature students and student parents.
Dr. van Rhijn maintains an open-access collection of her work on the University of Guelph Atrium (institutional repository). Please visit the following url to access it: http://atrium.lib.uoguelph.ca/xmlui/handle/10214/8564
Other Research Outputs :
van Rhijn, T., Bridge, K., Lero, D. S., & Fritz, V. (2016). Unmet needs: Challenges to success from the perspectives of mature university students. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 29(1), 29-47.
Balter, A. S., van Rhijn, T., & Davies, A. (2016). The development of sexuality in childhood in early learning settings: An exploration of early childhood educators’ perceptions. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 25(1), 30-40. doi: 10.3138/cjhs.251-A3
van Rhijn, T., Murray, S. H., & Mizzi, R. C. (2015). A mixed-methods inquiry into the intimate practices of partnered mature students and influences on relationship, sexual, and school satisfaction. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 45(2), 116-133.
Maich, K., Hall, C., van Rhijn, T., & Quinlan, L. (2015). Developing social skills of summer campers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A case study of Camps on TRACKS implementation in an inclusive day camp setting. Exceptionality Education International, 25(2), 27-41.
Neustifter, R., van Rhijn, T., & Pitman, R. (2015). Intimate partner violence and Social Relational Theory: Examining the influence of children and important others on mothers' transition out of violent relationships. Children & Society, 29(6), 651-661. doi: 10.1111/chso.12101
van Rhijn, T., & Lero, D. S. (2014). The influence of self-efficacy beliefs for student parents attending university. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 33(4), 541-555. doi: 10.1080/02601370.2014.884178
van Rhijn, T. (2014). Barriers, enablers, and strategies for success identified by undergraduate student parents. Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education, 5(1), 1-11.
van Rhijn, T., Smit Quosai, T., & Lero, D. S. (2011). A profile of undergraduate student parents in Canada. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 41(3), 59-80.