Nurullah, Abu Sadat


PhD Student 
Sociology of Health & Well-being 
Email:  nurullah [at] ualberta.ca  
Web:  http://www.ualberta.ca/~nurullah  


Research Interests 

Sociology of Health & Well-being; Alcohol & drugs; Social Problems; New Media & Society; Cybersociology; Sociology of Religion; Culture & Identity 


Refereed Publications 

Nurullah, A. S. (2012). Received and Provided Social Support: A Review of Current Evidence and Future DirectionsAmerican Journal of Health Studies, 27 (3), pp. 173–188.

 

Nurullah, A. S. (2012). The Prevalence of Alcohol-Impaired Driving in Edmonton, Alberta: 1991–2009Canadian Graduate Journal of Sociology and Criminology, 1 (1), pp. 6–26.

 

Rahman, S. A., & Nurullah, A. S. (2012). Islamic Awakening and Its Role in Islamic Solidarity in MalaysiaAmerican Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 29 (1), 98–125. 

 

Syed, S. F., & Nurullah, A. S. (2011). Use of Mobile Phones and the Social Lives of Urban Adolescents in Asia: A Review of Literature. Trends in Information Management, 7 (1), pp. 1-18.

 

Nurullah, A. S. (2010). Social Influence in Impaired Driving: An Exploration in Alberta, CanadaInternational Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5 (3), pp. 447-464. 

Nurullah, A. S. (2010). Gender Differences in Distress: The Mediating Influence of Life Stressors and Psychological ResourcesAsian Social Science, 6 (5), pp. 27-35. 

Nurullah, A. S. (2010). Predictors of Job Satisfaction among Emerging Adults in Alberta, CanadaInternational Journal of Business and Management, 5 (3), pp. 3-15.

 

Ahmed, S., Nurullah, A. S., & Sarkar, S. (2010). The Use of SMS [text messaging] and Language Transformation in BangladeshSpectrum, 6&7, pp. 107-139. [High resolution version (file size 11 MB)]

Makol-Abdul, P. R., Nurullah, A. S., Imam, S. S., & Rahman, S. A. (2009). Parents' Attitudes towards Inclusion of Sexuality Education in Malaysian SchoolsInternational Journal about Parents in Education, 3 (1), pp. 42-56. 

Imam, S. S., Nurullah, A. S., Makol-Abdul, P. R., Rahman, S. A., & Noon, H. M. (2009). Spiritual and Psychological Health of Malaysian YouthsResearch in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 20, pp. 85-101. 

Nurullah, A. S. (2009). The Cell Phone as an Agent of Social ChangeRocky Mountain Communication Review, 6 (1), pp. 19-25. 

Nurullah, A. S. (2008). Exploring Cyberfriendship Formation among Malaysian YouthJournal of Communication Studies, 1 (3-4), pp. 217-235. 

 

Academic Presentations (selected) 

Nurullah, A. S., Thomas, J., & Vakilian, F. (2012). The Prevalence of Cell Phone Use while Driving in Alberta: Results from 2011 Annual Alberta Survey. Paper presented at the Canadian Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Waterloo, Ontario, 29 May–02 June 2012.

 

Nurullah, A. S. (2012). Cell/Smart Phone Use and Non-use among Edmontonians. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Warren E. Kalbach Population Conference. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta, 16 March 2012.

 

Nurullah, A. S. (2011). “It’s really a Roller Coaster”: The Experience of Parenting Children with a Developmental Disability. Paper presented at the Spring Research Colloquium. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta, 28 April 2011.

 

Nurullah, A. S. (2010). Social Influence in Impaired Driving: An Exploration in Alberta, Canada. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Cambridge, UK: University of Cambridge, 02–05 August 2010.

 

Nurullah, A. S. (2010). The Prevalence of Alcohol-Impaired Driving in Alberta: 1991–2009. Paper presented at the Canadian Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Montréal, 31 May–04 June 2010. 

Nurullah, A. S. (2009). The Prevalence of Cell Phone Use while Driving in Alberta. Paper presented at the W. David Pierce Research Colloquium. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta, 07 November 2009. 

Ahmed, S., Nurullah, A. S., & Sarkar, S. (2008). The Use of SMS and Language Transformation in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the International Conference on Democracy, the ‘New World Order’ and English Studies. Dhaka: East West University, Bangladesh, 12–13 December 2008. 

Nurullah, A. S. (2008). Adolescents, Cell Phone, and Social Change. Paper presented at the W. David Pierce Research Colloquium. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta, Canada, 01 November 2008. 

Kabir, K. S., Nurullah, A. S., & Yeasmeen, F. (2008). Perspective on Growing Private Higher Education in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the International Seminar on Higher Education in the Muslim World: Challenges and Prospects. Kuala Lumpur: International Institute for Muslim Unity, IIUM, 24–25 March 2008. 

Nurullah, A. S. (2007). The Sociology of Cyberspace: Youth Online Networking and Cyberfriendship Formation. Paper presented at the 8th Conference of the Asia Pacific Sociological Association. Penang, Malaysia, 19–21 November 2007. 

Makol-Abdul, P. R., Imam, S. S., Rahman, S. A., & Nurullah, A. S. (2007). Sexual Health Education at School: A Survey of Parents’ Attitudes in Selected Malaysian Villages. Paper presented at the National Conference on Sex Education. Kuala Lumpur: International Islamic University Malaysia, 10– 11 February 2007. 



Supervisor:  Dr. Herbert C. Northcott