Tricia Van Rhijn

Tricia Van Rhijn

Email: 
tricia.vanrhijn@uoguelph.ca
Program: 
Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
Summary: 

My research interests include parent-child relationships, child development, early childhood education and care, child and family well-being, family relations, various aspects of work-life integration (as well as school-life or school-work-life integration), and the experiences of non-traditional students in formal post-secondary education, in particular mature students and student parents. 

Program(s)

Family Relations and Applied Nutrition

About my research…

My research interests include parent-child relationships, child development, early childhood education and care, child and family well-being, family relations, various aspects of work-life integration (as well as school-life or school-work-life integration), and the experiences of non-traditional students in formal post-secondary education, in particular mature students and student parents. One of my current research projects focuses on partnered mature students and the influences between intimate partner relationships and school success.

How my Research Improves Life…

A goal of my mature student work is to improve the provision of supports to enable this unique population to complete their studies and have positive experiences while studying both at school and within their families.

Why you should choose Guelph…

The Family Relations and Human Development graduate program is a unique, interdisciplinary program, which emphasizes a balance between theory, empirical research and practice. Students in FRHD have many options for building an individualized program of study combining coursework and thesis research.