The Māori & Psychology Research Unit (MPRU), established in 1997, is designed to provide a catalyst and support network for enhancing research which has at its centre the psychological needs, aspirations, and priorities of Māori people.

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  • Dual-heritage households: Food, culture, and re-membering in Hamilton, New Zealand

    Graham, Rebekah; Hodgetts, Darrin; Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth (De Gruyter Open, 2016)
    Food is deeply connected to processes of re-membering, identity construction, the texturing of shared spaces, and social relationships. This case-comparative research focusses on how everyday food-related practices (sourcing, ...
  • Servant leadership and work engagement: The mediating role of work-life balance

    Haar, Jarrod; Brougham, David; Roche, Maree A.; Barney, Andrew (Human Resources Institute of New Zealand Inc., 2017)
    While the effect of leadership is established, the influence and process towards work engagement is under researched. This is particularly true of servant leadership, despite the links suggesting followers of such leaders ...
  • Mindful rumination aids high performance leadership in the workplace

    Herring, Jacinda; Roche, Maree A.; Masters, Rich S.W. (Human Resources Institute of New Zealand Inc., 2016)
    In the forever changing business environment, the need for high performing leaders is critical for organisational success. High performance leadership, established in the current study by self-reported recall of performance ...
  • Retaining the authentic self in the workplace: Authenticity and work engagement in the mass-service industries

    Sharp, Lisa; Roche, Maree A.; Cable, Donald (Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ), 2015)
    Striving to uphold consistency in service, an authentic approach to customers is usually considered detrimental. Focussing on customer-service workers within the mass-service industry, such as fast-food and supermarket ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child poverty and mental health: A literature review (Commissioned for New Zealand Psychological Society and Child Poverty Action Group)

    Gibson, Kerry; Abraham, Quentin; Asher, Innes; Black, Rose; Turner, Nikki; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; McMillan, Natasha (2017)
    Large numbers of children in New Zealand suffer from mental health problems, and large numbers of children suffer from poverty and hardship. This literature review provides information on the relationship between poverty ...
  • Samoan death rituals in a New Zealand context

    Seiuli, Byron Malaela Sotiata (2017)
    Given that dialogue relating to death and grief for many Samoans still remains in the realm of tapu (sacred) or s? (protected), few attempts have been made by researchers of Samoan heritage to understand whether the cultural ...
  • Researching the Process of Auahi Kore for Marae

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette (2000)
    • The current report is piece of a qualitative research exploring issues relating the development of Marae Auahi Kore. Such aspects as; factors that aid or impede the process, resources available or required by marae, and ...
  • Moehewa: Death, lifestyle & sexuality in the Maori World

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia (Te Rau Matatini, 2016)
    Customary death ritual and traditional practice have continued for the Māori (indigenous) people of Aotearoa/New Zealand, despite intensive missionary incursion and the colonial process. This paper critically considers ...
  • Changing the acculturation conversation: Indigenous cultural reclamation in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

    Dudgeon, Pat; Darlaston-Jones, Dawn; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Pe-Pua, Rogelia; Tran, Le Nhat; Rouhani, Lobna (Cambridge University Press, 2016)
    In constructing this chapter the authors make a claim for an Indigenous perspective that is grounded in decolonisation, the struggle for social justice, cultural reclamation and the development of Indigenous kowledges. ...
  • Indigenous psychologies, fourth world peoples and the international literature: Finding ourselves in online abstracting and indexing databases

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Rua, Mohi (PCCS Books Ltd, 2016)
    The presence and visibility of indigenous people and experience in the field of indigenous psychologies is vital to articulating existence, life, self-determination and future making. This article highlights examples of ...
  • Fia Ola: Grief recovery following a tsunami disaster in Samoa

    Seiuli, Byron Malaela Sotiata; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia; Hodgetts, Darrin (Cambridge Journals, 2016)
    Natural disasters provide humanity with a setting in which to examine core dimensions of life. How people respond to and make sense of their experiences due to the ruptures of trauma and devastation remains vital in grief ...
  • Counselling psychology from a samoan perspective

    Seiuli, Byron Malaela Sotiata (2013)
    Addressing the psychological health of Pasifika1 people in New Zealand continues to challenge clinicians and health professionals, particularly in the provision of therapeutic care that is both beneficial and culturally ...
  • A new beginning for indigenous wellbeing - Guest editorial

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; LaBoucane-Benson, Patti; Bublitz, Barry; McClintock, Kahu (Te Rau Matatini, 2016)
    Three members of the editorial board of the Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing – Te Mauri: Pimatisiwin and the Editor reflect on the genesis of the journal, comment on its journey over time, review its mission moving forward ...
  • He Paiaka Totara: Māori Psychologists Wānanga, report to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Rowe, Luke (2016)
    Sustainability for the growing number of Māori psychologists depends on a resilient system that reflects the centrality of Māori knowledge, tikanga, kawa and moemoea. Paiaka refers to whakapapa, identity, roots and ...
  • A formative evaluation of the Sistema Waikato programme: A technical report prepared for the Hamilton City Council and Sistema Waikato Steering Group

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Brown, Juliana; Tangitu-Joseph, Makarita (Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Sistema Waikato launched at Nawton Primary School in July 2015 and involved children from four West Hamilton schools (Rhode St Primary, Nawton Primary, Crawshaw, and Forest Lake). The intention of using music as a tool for ...
  • Tangi and final responsibilities

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2016)
    Death is an ordinary everyday event in the Maori world. We have templated ways of responding to the disturbance it causes. This instructive and comforting institution helps us to hold each other close during such distressing ...
  • Māori & Psychology Research Unit Annual Report 2015

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (School of Psychology, University of Waikato, 2015)
    The Māori and Psychology Research Unit (MPRU) was established in August of 1997. The Unit acts as a catalyst and support network for enhancing research concerning the psychological needs, aspirations, and priorities of ...
  • Uputaua approach: researching Samoan communities.

    Seiuli, Byron Malaela Sotiata (Health Research Council New Zealand, 2013)
    The increasing needs of the Pasifika population in New Zealand, continues to provide researchers and health professionals with the challenge of developing culturally sensitive approaches, which can assess their health and ...

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