Māori & Psychology Research Unit

 

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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  • Prevalence of internet addiction and gaming disorders in Southeast Asia: A meta-analysis.

    Chia, Doris X. Y.; Ng, Charis W. L.; Kandasami, Gomathinayagam; Seow, Mavis Y. L.; Choo, Carol C.; Chew, Peter K. H.; Lee, Cheng; Zhang, Melvyn W. B. (2020)
    This meta-analytic review aimed to examine the pooled prevalence rates of Internet addiction and gaming disorders in Southeast Asia. Several databases including PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Web of Science, Embase, and Cochrane ...
  • Speedometer monitoring when driving with a speed warning system

    Lehtonen, Esko; Malhotra, Neha; Starkey, Nicola J.; Charlton, Samuel G. (Springer Open, 2020)
    Aim The study investigated how a speed warning system influence drivers’ speedometer monitoring, and how drivers respond when they receive a speed warning. With a speed warning system, drivers may pay more attention to ...
  • Reproducing the general through the local: Lessons from poverty research

    Hodgetts, Darrin; Stolte, Ottilie; King, Pita; Groot, Shiloh (Springer International Publishing, 2019)
    Central to research into the conduct of everyday life are issues of generalisation. This chapter focuses on three interrelated forms or manifestations of generalisation, which invoke issues around how macro-level structures ...
  • Behavior support strategies in Singapore preschools: Practices and outcomes

    Lau, Lily H.S.; Moore, Dennis W.; Anderson, Angelika (Sage Publications Inc, 2019)
    This study evaluated teachers’ use of universal Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support (PW-PBS) practices at a class-wide level, the rate of disruptive behavior, and the level of academic engagement in Singapore preschool ...
  • University of Waikato campus climate initial findings: Experiences of gender, sex, and sexuality diverse staff and students

    Brown, Juliana (University of Waikato, 2020)
    Heterosexual and cisgender people have been considered the norm in universities worldwide, and in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In contrast, gender, sex, and sexuality diverse (GSSD) people are often treated as different, or not ...
  • Speech intonation induces enhanced face perception in infants

    Sirri, Louah; Linnert, Szilvia; Reid, Vincent; Parise, Eugenio (Springer Nature, 2020)
    Infants' preference for faces with direct compared to averted eye gaze, and for infant-directed over adult-directed speech, reflects early sensitivity to social communication. Here, we studied whether infant-directed speech ...
  • Culture is our business: Issues and challenges for forensic and correctional psychologists

    Tamatea, Armon J. (Taylor & Francis LTD, 2017)
    Psychology has made significant advances in the development of more empirical, standardized, and consistent approaches to the prediction, assessment, and treatment of offending behaviour. However, crime occurs in a cultural ...
  • Top ten priorities for future infertility research

    Duffy, James M. N.; Wilkinson, J.; Lensen, S.; Vercoe, M.; Bofill, M.; Bhattacharya, S.; Bhattacharya, S.; Collura, B.; Curtis, Cate; Evers, J.L.H.; Farquharson, R.G.; Franik, S.; Hickey, M.; Hull, L.; Nagels, H.; Johnson, N.P.; Jordon, V.; Khalaf, Y.; Knynenburg, J.; Legro, R.S.; Mol, B.W.; Sadler, L.; Otter, A.S.; Mavrelos, D.; Niederberger, C.; Ng, E.H.Y.; Puscasiu, L.; Rautakallio-Hokkanen, S.; Repping, S.; Stewart, J.; Strandell, A.; Strawbridge, C.; Showell, M.; Torrance, H.L.; Vail, A.; van Wely, M.; Vuong, N.L.; Wang, A.Y.; Wang, R.; Youssef, M.A.; Farquhar, C.M. (2020-01-09)
    Introduction: Despite the escalation in research activity and an exponential rise in published papers, many of the fundamental questions about the treatment of infertility remain. This is a barrier to improving the care ...
  • Behavior change techniques incorporated in fitness trackers: content analysis

    Chia, Gladys Lai Cheng; Anderson, Angelika; McLean, Louise Anne (JMIR Publications, INC, 2019)
    Background: The use of fitness trackers as tools of self-management to promote physical activity is increasing. However, the content of fitness trackers remains unexplored. Objective: The aim of this study was to use ...
  • Changes over time in family members of adults with mild traumatic brain injury

    Jones, Kelly; Theadom, Alice; Prah, Philip; Starkey, Nicola J.; Barker-Collo, Suzanne; Ameratunga, Shanthi; Feigin, Valery L. (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
    Objective: The impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) extends beyond the person who was injured. Family caregivers of adults with moderate to severe TBI frequently report increased burden, stress and depression. Few studies ...
  • He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata! (What is the most important thing in the world? It is people!)

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Rarere, Moana; Gilbert, Rewa; Manuel, Carey; Scott, Nina (CSIRO Publishing, 2019)
    This paper highlights the importance of people as a central factor in improving health for M aori (Indigenous people of New Zealand). How wh anau (family) relationships, connections, values and inspiration are integral to ...
  • Hybrid identities and interconnected spacialities: The role of cricket in the settlement of Sri Lankan migrants in New Zealand

    Cassim, Shemana; Hodgetts, Darrin; Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth (ESE Publications Salento University Publishing, 2019)
    This article explores the ways in which Sri Lankan migrants in New Zealand establish a sense of continuity between the host nation and country of origin by forging interconnected spatialities. Particular attention is paid ...
  • Indigenous cancer research: Reflections on roles and responsibilities

    Scott, Nina; Bennett, Hayley; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Sarfati, Diana; Atatoa-Carr, Polly; Harris, Ricci (American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2020)
    When asked for a commentary on the roles and responsibilities of nonindigenous researchers in indigenous cancer research, several potential nonindigenous coauthors were contacted. The majority wanted to “run for the hills,” ...
  • Pregnancy gone wrong: Women's experiences of care in relation to coping with a medical complication in pregnancy

    Currie, Jane Christina Helen; Barber, Carrie Cornsweet (New Zealand College of Midwives, 2016)
    Objective: To understand the experiences of twelve New Zealand women with medical complications in pregnancy. Method: Inductive, semantic, qualitative analysis was employed to obtain an in-depth insight into the experience ...
  • Prevalence of pregnancy involvement among Canadian transgender youth and its relation to mental health, sexual health, and gender identity

    Veale, Jaimie; Watson, Ryan J.; Adjei, Jones; Saewyc, Elizabeth M. (Routledge, 2016)
    While little research has been conducted into the reproductive experiences of transgender people, available evidence suggests that like cisgender people, most transgender people endorse a desire for these experiences. This ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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