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  • That 'austere anti-aesthetic angel': James K. Baxter and Puritanism

    Moffat, Kirstine (Victoria University Press, 2017)
    It is necessary to begin with an apology to James K. Baxter. In my previous musings on the Puritan legacy in New Zealand I have chastised Baxter, along with other writers and critics of his generation, for using Puritanism ...
  • Wellbeing effects from family literacy education: An ecelogical study

    Furness, Jane Amanda; Robertson, Neville; Hunter, Judy; Hodgetts, Darrin; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (ESE - Salento University Publishing, 2017)
    This paper describes a study that used community psychology theories to investigate family-focused literacy education programmes, evaluations of which usually focus solely on skills gains and their economic advantage. ...
  • Transition to professional social work practice: The first three years

    Hunt, Sonya; Tregurtha, Melanie; Kuruvila, Albert; Lowe, Simon; Smith, Kelly (Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research, 2017)
    This article presents the findings of a longitudinal research project that followed the employ-ment outcomes of one cohort of Bachelor of Social Work graduates for three years. Prior to graduation, students receive ...
  • Why do I need research and theory? A guide for social workers, by Jennifer Anderson-Meger[Book Review]

    Hunt, Sonya (Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers, 2017)
    This article reviews the book “Why do I need research and theory? A guide for social workers”, by Jennifer Anderson-Meger.
  • The social work regulation project in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Hunt, Sonya (2017)
    INTRODUCTION: In this second of two articles on the history of professionalisation of social work in Aotearoa New Zealand, consideration is given to the more recent coalescing of forces from the 1990s to the initial ...
  • Editorial: Islam and Christian-Muslim Engagement at the Edges of Empires

    Pratt, Douglas (Routledge, 2018)
    In the process of working as Team Leader on the Asian section of the Christian–Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History (CMR) project dealing with the sixteenth century and down to the terminus of the project in 1914, ...
  • The 'dominant effect' of games: Content vs. medium

    Schott, Gareth Richard; Van Vught, Jasper Frans; Marczak, Raphaël (Auckland University of Technology (AUT), 2013)
    Digital games receive an age-restriction rating based on the depiction of harmful content and its possible impact on players. Following on from film, the relationship between media content and its psychological impact on ...
  • Special issue: Experience and benefits of game playing

    Lorentz, Pascaline; Ferguson, Christopher J.; Schott, Gareth Richard (Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 2015)
    This special issue of Cyberpsychology entitled “The Experience and Benefits of Game Playing” reflects the efforts of a range of European, American and Australian researchers who place the experience of playing video games ...
  • Exploring the cause of game (derived) arousal: What biometric accounts of player experience revealed

    Schott, Gareth Richard; Marczak, Raphaël (ETC Press, 2016)
    The function of this paper is to present research findings that ordinarily would never see the light of day, not because they have no value or significance, but they might seem marginal and less significant given the main ...
  • Audio visual analysis of player experience: Feedback-based gameplay metrics

    Marczak, Raphaël; Schott, Gareth Richard (ETC Press, 2015)
    This chapter introduces readers to an innovative method designed specifically to meet game researchers’ need to be able to analyse and explore players’ experiences with any off-the-shelf PC game. We introduce how insights ...
  • Job desire and response distortion in personality assessments

    Roess, Michaella Delphine; Roche, Maree A. (2017)
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess whether individuals engage in response distortion when applying for which they are highly motivated by job desire. Design/Method/Approach: Participants completed questionnaires ...
  • Predictors of Workplace Bullying and Cyber-Bullying in New Zealand

    Gardner, Dianne; O’Driscoll, Michael P.; Cooper-Thomas, Helena D.; Roche, Maree A.; Bentley, Tim; Catley, Bevan; Teo, Stephen T. T.; Trenberth, Linda (MDPI AG, 2016)
    Background: The negative effects of in-person workplace bullying (WB) are well established. Less is known about cyber-bullying (CB), in which negative behaviours are mediated by technology. Drawing on the conservation of ...
  • A cultural-sensitive approach to counseling a Samoan sex offender

    Seiuli, Byron Malaela Sotiata (World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), 2017)
    Sexual violation is any form of sexual violence, including rape, child molestation, incest, and similar forms of non-consensual sexual contact. Much of these acts of violation are perpetuated, but not entirely, by men ...
  • Measuring critical thinking about deeply held beliefs: Can the California Critical Thinking Dispositions Inventory help?

    Goldberg, Ilan Yaakov; Kingsbury, Justine; Bowell, Tracy; Howard, Darelle Jane (2015)
    The California Critical Thinking Dispositions Inventory (CCTDI) is a commonly used tool for measuring critical thinking dispositions. However, research on the efficacy of the CCTDI in predicting good thinking about students’ ...
  • "We’re like the sex CPR dummies”: Young women’s understandings of (hetero)sexual pleasure in university accommodation

    Brown, Juliana; Schmidt, Johanna; Robertson, Neville (SAGE Publications, 2017)
    In this article, we explore the discourses that affect young women’s experiences of (hetero)sexual pleasure, drawing on data from focus groups with young women and young men who lived within a university residential setting ...
  • George Devey: a Te Aroha carpenter and his family

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    A cabinetmaker, George Devey brought his wife and young family to New Zealand in 1864, accompanied by his brother Jess, a blacksmith. After settling in Thames, from 1883 onwards they lived in Te Aroha, where George erected ...
  • Edward Kersey Cooper: mine manager and mine owner in Hauraki

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    After having a variety of occupations in several countries, Edward Kersey Cooper arrived in New Zealand in 1880 to manage a manganese mine. From 1881 onwards, he was involved in Hauraki mining, commencing with the Waiorongomai ...
  • The strike at Waiorongomai in 1884

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    After the initial crushing produced lower returns than expected, the decision of mine owners to reduce costs by cutting wages provoked a strike to retain the former rates of pay. A particular cause of the sense of injustice ...
  • Social relations and class divisions in the Te Aroha district

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Although the nature of mining encouraged mateship amongst miners, this ideal was weakened as companies increasingly dominated mining districts. As miners liked to work for themselves to obtain the highest possible financial ...
  • James Gordon: a ‘useful all-round man’ at Te Aroha and elsewhere

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Some confusion over the early details of James Gordon’s life is unavoidable because his birth was not registered and there were several namesakes. Born to an Irish father and a Maori mother, after the latter reputedly ...

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