Academic journal article Journal of Cultural Diversity

Culture in America

Academic journal article Journal of Cultural Diversity

Culture in America

Article excerpt

The manuscripts in this edition offer a variety of research perspectives on culture. Felicia Hodge, DrPH, Sally Maliski, PhD, Tracy Itty, MPH and Fernando Martinex, MAc discuss colorectal cancer in American Indians. A screening education media campaign was used to collect data. Their findings provide compelling data on the high risk for colorectal cancer mortality in this population. Racism and sexism were found to be negative correlates of psychological, social and / or physical well-being among college students in the Northeast region of the United States. The work of Khanh T. Dinh, PnD, Michelle Holmberg, MA, Ivy Ho, PhD and Michelle Haynes, PhD, provide the foundation for future research in the area of prejudice and wellbeing. Identification of the definition of "mainstream American" was investigated by Ruth Tappen, EdD, RN, FAAN, Monica Rosselli, PhD, Christine Williams, DNSc, RN-BC and Sandra Gibson, ARNP in a groups of students at an urban university in Florida. The ualitative findings indicate that most ethnic groups o not feel they are a part of mainstream American. Further examination across age cohorts is suggested for additional research on feelings of being a part of mainstream American. …

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