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.

Collections in Māori & Psychology Research Unit

  • Maximising potential: The psychological effects of the youth development programme Project K

    Furness, Kirsty; Williams, Matt N.; Veale, Jaimie; Gardner, Dianne H. (New Zealand Psychological Society, 2017)
    Project K is a positive youth development programme targeting 13-15 year old students with low self-efficacy. It involves three components: wilderness adventure, community challenge and individual mentoring. This longitudinal ...
  • Non-binary youth: Access to gender-affirming primary health care

    Clark, Beth A.; Veale, Jaimie; Townsend, Marrie; Frohard-Dourlent, Hélène; Saewyc, Elizabeth M. (Taylor & Francis, 2018)
    Background: Transgender (trans) youth who identify outside the gender binary are a growing subpopulation. In this article, we document differences in access to gender-affirming health care between binary and non-binary ...
  • Disordered eating behaviors among transgender youth: Probability profiles from risk and protective factors

    Watson, Ryan J.; Veale, Jaimie; Saewyc, Elizabeth M. (Wiley, 2017)
    Purpose Research has documented high rates of disordered eating for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth, but prevalence and patterns of disordered eating among transgender youth remain unexplored. This is despite unique ...
  • Factorial validity and invariance assessment of a short version of the recalled childhood gender identity/role questionnaire

    Veale, Jaimie (Springer, 2016)
    Recalled childhood gender role/identity is a construct that is related to sexual orientation, abuse, and psychological health. The purpose of this study was to assess the factorial validity of a short version of Zucker et ...
  • Pasifika women affected by domestic violence: The case of Teuila

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Gosche, Jessica (Massey University Press, 2017)
    Domestic violence is a pervasive social issue in New Zealand, with the majority of victims being women and children. In 2008, the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey found that one in five Pasifika had experienced violence ...
  • Mindfulness as a personal resource to reduce work stress in the job demands-resources model

    Grover, Steven L.; Teo, Stephen T.T.; Pick, David; Roche, Maree A. (Wiley, 2017)
    Based on the job demands‐resources (JD‐R) model, this study examines the different ways that the personal resource of mindfulness reduces stress. Structural equation modeling based on data from 415 Australian nurses shows ...
  • Māori women’s perspectives of leadership and wellbeing

    Ruru, Stacey Mariu; Roche, Maree A.; Waitoki, Waikaremoana (Te Rau Matatini, 2017)
    Within Aotearoa, New Zealand, Māori women are engaged in leadership roles in community and professional workplace settings, however little is known about how they maintain their wellbeing. This research sought to unravel ...
  • Editors’ introduction: Generating data

    Curtis, Bruce; Curtis, Cate (Sage Publications, 2016)
    This Major Work collection explores a number of substantive methodologies and focuses on generating data, drawing primarily on literature from sociology, social psychology, social anthropology, and education.
  • Audio on the go: The effect of audio cues on memory in driving

    Dua, Matthew J.; Charlton, Samuel G. (Elsevier BV, 2019)
    An inability to recall details from an otherwise uneventful drive on a familiar route is a common experience to many. Whether this amnesia for everyday driving is because we don't actually form strong memories when we are ...
  • Guidelines for gender affirming healthcare for gender diverse and transgender children, young people and adults in Aotearoa, New Zealand

    Oliphant, Jeannie; Veale, Jaimie; Macdonald, Joe; Carroll, Richard; Johnson, Rachel; Harte, Mo; Stephenson, Cathy; Bullock, Jemima; Cole, David; Manning, Patrick (New Zealand Medical Association, 2018)
    Internationally and within Aotearoa, New Zealand, there has been a substantial increase in the demand for gender affirming healthcare over the past decade. It is likely that this level of referrals to health services will ...
  • Migrants straddling the "here" and "there": Explorations of habitus and hybrid identities among Sri Lankan migrants in New Zealand

    Cassim, Shemana; Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth; Hodgetts, Darrin (Wiley, 2019)
    Migrant settlement is of particular interest to the field of psychology due to a notable increase in the movement of people over the past few decades. This article explores the ways in which Sri Lankan migrants in New ...
  • Discussion

    Groot, Shiloh Ann Maree; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; van Ommen, Clifford; Tassell-Matamua, Natasha (Massey University Press, 2017)
    Guy standing’s words have served as the launching point from which this book began. The book is a call for us all to renew our commitment and dedication to building diverse and powerful movements for a secure, stable and ...
  • Homelessness, mimesis, and the flânerie

    Hodgetts, Darrin; Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth; Groot, Shiloh Ann Maree; Drew, Neil (2018)
    As an intense repository for human existence, the contemporary city is textured by scenes of homelessness that manifest broader issues of inequality and poverty in society. This article explores material from photo-elicitation ...
  • A game of slides and ladders: Māori health providers and funders

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette (Massey University Press, 2017)
    Devolution of government responsibility after the neo-liberal reforms of the 1980s, and the re-orientation of health services towards public health in the 1990s, created an opportunity for Māori to take control of their ...
  • He Pikinga Waiora Implementation Framework: A tool for chronic disease intervention effectiveness in Maori and other indigenous communities

    Oetzel, John G.; Scott, Nina; Hudson, Maui; Masters, Bridgette; Rarere, Moana; Foote, Jeff; Beaton, Angela; Ehau, Terry (UBIQUITY PRESS LTD, 2018)
    Introduction: Health outcomes for Māori are significantly worse than non-Maori in New Zealand; these inequities mirror those found in indigenous communities elsewhere. Evidence-based interventions with established efficacy ...
  • Section 2: Native disruption: Maori and the precariat: Introduction

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Tassell-Matamua, Natasha (Massey University Press, 2017)
    Within this section, the authors encourage the reader to look back into history and then consider the future. We are invited to re-examine deeds from this country’s past. To immerse ourselves in a narrative that may be ...
  • Population-based cohort study of the impacts of mild traumatic brain injury in adults four years post-injury

    Theadom, Alice; Starkey, Nicola; Barker-Collo, Suzanne; Jones, Kelly; Ameratunga, Shanthi; Feigin, Valery (Public Library Science, 2018)
    There is increasing evidence that some people can experience persistent symptoms for up to a year following mild TBI. However, few longitudinal studies of mild TBI exist and the longerterm impact remains unclear. The purpose ...
  • The personal debt industry: Racist debt practices and Pasifika peoples in New Zealand

    Curtis, Bruce; Curtis, Cate (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
    Personal. Debt. Industry: Racist. Debt. Practices. and. Pasifika. Peoples. in. New. Zealand. Bruce Curtis and Cate Curtis This chapter is based on an analysis of the working poor as flawed consumers. We begin by recognising ...
  • Feminism in psychology: Aotearoa/New Zealand and beyond

    Curtis, Cate (Women's Studies Association, 2016)
    In response to an invitation to contribute to an ongoing feature on contemporary feminist thought in Aotearoa/New Zealand, this article provides an overview of some key aspects of feminist psychology. Feminist psychologists ...
  • Introduction

    Roche, Maree A. (Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ), 2015)
    Tena koutou and welcome to the NZ Journal of Human Resource Management’s special issue on Positive Psychology at Work. Positive Psychology at work is the applied study of human flourishing and optimal functioning. It is ...

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