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  • Decolonisation through reconciliation: The role of Pākehā identity

    Amundsen, Diana Leigh (Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, 2018)
    Research indicates that claiming a contemporary identity as Pākehā is being redefined by those individuals who engage closely with Te Ao Māori. This reopens the discussion of the implications for Pākehā researchers who ...
  • Māori child rearing and infant sleep practices

    Jones, Horiana Majorie; Barber, Carol Cornsweet; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Middlemiss, Wendy (New Zealand Psychological Society, 2017)
    Sleep is important to a healthy lifestyle for parents and children, and having effective ways of putting a child to sleep contributes significantly to mental and physical wellbeing. Cultural groups around the world have ...
  • Setting the agenda? The selective use of statistics in Brazilian media

    Zirker, Daniel; d'Alva, Oscar Arruda (Universidade Estadual do Ceará - Campus Itaperi, 2019)
    This article discusses the apparently selective production of political narratives by major Brazilian newspapers and the use of economic statistics during the period of 2015-2017. ...
  • Democracy vs. populism: the transformation of politics in Nigeria?

    Adeakin, Ibikunle; Zirker, Daniel (2017)
    Since the return of electoral democracy to Nigeria in 1999, two of the four elected presidents have been former military dictators who have stressed anti-corruption and national security policies in populist campaigns. As ...
  • Disabled people's embodied and emotional geographies of (not)belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Morrison, Carey-Ann; Woodbury, Esther; Johnston, Lynda; Longhurst, Robyn (Elsevier, 2020)
    This article addresses embodied and emotional geographies of (not)belonging for disabled people in Aotearoa New Zealand. The concept of ‘embodied belonging’ is used to show that bodies, things, place and space intersect ...
  • Spatial equity and realised access to healthcare - a geospatial analysis of general practitioner enrolments in Waikato, New Zealand

    Whitehead, Jesse; Pearson, Amber L.; Lawrenson, Ross; Atatoa-Carr, Polly (College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, 2019)
    Introduction: Geographic measures of accessibility can quantify inequitable distributions of health care. Although closest distance measures are often used in Aotearoa New Zealand these may not reflect patient use of ...
  • Introduction

    van Ommen, Clifford; Groot, Shiloh; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Tassell-Matamua, Natasha (Massey University Press, 2017)
    The concept of the precariat links to situations and experiences of uncertainty, dependency, powerlessness, perilousness and insufficiency. In one sense, precarity refers to the negative consequences for the wellbeing and ...
  • Developing a minimum data set, known as a core outcome set, for future infertility research

    Duffy, J. M. N.; Vercoe, M.; Alahwany, H.; Bhattacharya, S.; Collura, B.; Curtis, Cate; Evers, J.L.H.; Farquharson, R.G.; Franik, S.; Giudice, L.; Khalaf, Y.; Knijnenburg, J.M.L.; Leeviers, B.; Legro, R.S.; Lensen, S.; Martinez-Vazquez, J.M.; Mavrelos, D.; Mol, B.W.; Niederberger, C.; Ng, E.H.Y.; Otter, A.S.; Puscasiu, L.; Rautakallio-Hokkanen, S.; Repping, S.; Simpson, J.L.; Strandell, A.; Strawbridge, C.; Torrance, H.L.; Vail, A.; van Wely, M.; Vuong, N.L.; Wang, A.Y.; Wang, R.; Wilkinson, Y.; Youssef, M.A.; Farquhar, C.M. (2020)
    Background: Complex issues, including a failure to consider the perspectives of people with fertility problems when selecting outcomes, variations in outcome definitions, and outcome reporting bias, make the results of ...
  • Monitoring pre-hospital transport of severely injured patients in the Midland Region of New Zealand.

    Whitehead, Jesse; Roskruge, Matthew James; Tan, Colin; Smith, Alistair; Christey, Grant (New Zealand Medical Asssociation, 2018)
    AIM: Pre-hospital triage strategies aim to identify the type and extent of patient injuries and ensure that they are transferred to the most appropriate trauma centres. Despite the importance of appropriate pre-hospital ...
  • Does virtue ethics allow us to make better judgments of the actions of others?

    van Zyl, Liezl (Springer, 2019)
    Virtue ethics encourages us to judge the actions of others, not merely as right or wrong, but as virtuous (kind, courageous, just, compassionate, etc.) or vicious (cruel, cowardly, unjust, selfish, etc.). In doing so, ...
  • Te Pae Mahutonga and the measurement of community capital in regional Aotearoa New Zealand

    Ryks, John; Kilgour, Jonathan T.; Whitehead, Jesse; Rarere, Moana (New Zealand Demographic Society, 2018)
    Regionally, iwi and hapū have limited influence over structural changes such as population decline, proximity to labour markets and ageing, and to some extent economic cycles. However, there is still considerable value in ...
  • Training and maintaining autonomy-supportive supervisory style in low-skilled occupations

    Yong, Amy; Roche, Maree A.; Sutton, Anna (2019)
    According to self-determination theory, employees' well-being is related to the autonomy-supportive style of a supervisor. However, the effect of supervision style on well-being remains understudied in low-skilled occupations. ...
  • Supervisory skills training for the neglected supervisors: development and preliminary evaluation of an autonomy-supportive programme

    Yong, Amy; Roche, Maree A.; Sutton, Anna (Emerald, 2019)
    Purpose Previous studies have demonstrated that an autonomy-supportive supervision style is associated with improved well-being and positive behaviours for supervisees. However, autonomy-supportive training (AST) has yet ...
  • Mode choice and mode commitment in commuters

    Sivasubramaniyam, Rathee D.; Charlton, Samuel G.; Sargisson, Rebecca J. (Elsevier, 2020)
    In New Zealand, like many other developed countries, a majority of trips (67%) involve the use of private cars, producing negative effects on the environment and public health. Interventions aimed to reduce car use can be ...
  • Weber's law and the scalar property of timing: A test of canine timing

    Cliff, Jessica Helen; Jackson, Surrey M.K.; McEwan, James S.A.; Bizo, Lewis A. (MDPI, 2019)
    Domestic dogs completed a temporal bisection procedure that required a response to one lever following a light stimulus of short duration and to another lever following a light stimulus of a longer duration. The short and ...
  • Drivers’ response to speed warnings provided by a smart phone app

    Starkey, Nicola J.; Charlton, Samuel G.; Malhotra, Neha; Lehtonen, Esko (2020)
    The distractive effects of mobile phones are well documented, but the recent development of mobile phone apps that provide speed advisory warnings raises the possibility that this technology may be used to improve driver ...
  • Living the good life: A meta-analysis of authenticity, well-being and engagement

    Sutton, Anna (Elsevier, 2020)
    The ‘good life’ is described by philosophers and psychologists as consisting of authentic expression of self, a sense of well-being, and active engagement in life and work. Well-being and employee engagement are outcomes ...
  • He kākano mai i Rangiātea

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette (The New Zealand Psychological Society, 2016)
    This chapter describes reflections of learning that took place during my doctoral research. It is presented in the form of a story in which my skills as an external evaluator were sought out to evaluate Manawanui, a hapū ...
  • A statistical portrait of the New Zealand precariat

    Cochrane, William; Stubbs, Thomas; Rua, Mohi; Hodgetts, Darrin (Massey University Press, 2017)
    Social inequalities have been increasing in New Zealand since the 1980s, widely understood to be a consequence of labour and welfare reforms that increased flexibility in employment, reduced protection for workers, and ...
  • Prospectors and investors in the Te Aroha mining district during the 1930s

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    This paper gives the ages, occupations, normal place of residence, mining experience, and other details that have been unearthed about all the men who acquired prospecting licenses and of five men who prospected for others ...

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