Sociology of Education, Inequality, Mental Health, At-Risk Youth
Colleges and universities across North America are struggling to address their students’ mental health problems. Amidst increasing enrollments large proportions of students exhibit significant mental health symptoms but do not participate in on-campus mental health programing. Effectively addressing students’ mental health problems requires understanding not only student-specific factors, but also the institutional contexts influencing student outcomes and treatment use.
My dissertation research consists of a multilevel analysis of how post-secondary institutional context impacts individual student’s mental health. I evaluate 1) the extent to which undergraduate students’ mental health outcomes and service utilization are directly impacted by institutional contexts; and 2) how these institutional contexts buffer or exacerbate mental health inequalities across gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status (SES) background.
Supervisor: Dr. Neil Guppy
Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
Guppy, Neil, Kerry Greer, Nicole Malette and Krystin Frank (2017) “The Future Lives of Sociology Graduates” Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadianne de Sociologie. Vol 54. No. 1 237-252.
Malette, Nicole. (2017) “Forms of Fighting: A Micro-Social Analysis of Bullying and In-School Violence”. Canadian Journal of Education. Vol 40. No 1.
Malette, Nicole. Forthcoming “Building Healthy Minds: Undergraduate Student Mental Health Issues” UBC Publishing.
Malette, Nicole and Guppy, Neil. (2016) “Educational Attainment among Canadians: Open and Competitive or Closed and Sponsored?” In Ed Grabb, Monica Hwang, and Jeffrey Reitz (Eds.), Social Inequality in Canada, Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press.
Manuscripts Under Review And In Progress
Malette, Nicole, Emily Truong, and Wendy Roth. “’Too Asian?’: Differences in International and Domestic University Student Campus Participation,” (Under Review)
Malette, Nicole “Contexts of Competition: Student Mental Health Service Use across Post-Secondary Institutions” (Under Review)
Lyon, Katherine and Nicole Malette. “Sociological Approaches to Education in Canada” in Sara Knudson (Ed.), Committing Sociology: Introduction to Sociology in Canada, Pearson Publishing, Don Mills Ontario.
Instructor for Sociology 310: Canadian Society
TA Training Coordinator, Department of Sociology, UBC 2016-2017
Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, UBC (SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology, SOCI 310 Canadian Society, SOCI 361 Social Inequality, SOCI 250 Crime and Society)
Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, McMaster University (Sociology 1A06 Introduction to Sociology, Sociology 2P06 Sociology of Education)