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.

  • A proposed hauora Māori clinical guide for psychologists: Using the hui process and meihana model in clinical assessment and formulation

    Pitama, Suzanne G.; Bennett, Simon T.; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Haitana, Tracy N.; Valentine, Hukarere; Pahiina, John; Taylor, Joanne E.; Tassell-Matamua, Natasha; Rowe, Luke; Beckert, Lutz; Palmer, Suetonia C.; Huria, Tania M.; Lacey, Cameron J.; McLachlan, Andre (New Zealand Psychological Society, 2017)
    This paper documents a joint initiative of clinical practice educators from four tertiary institutions and their engagement in the design and development of a proposed Hauora Māori Clinical Guide for Psychologists, which ...
  • Indigenous psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia

    Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Dudgeon, Pat; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2018)
    In Aotearoa/New Zealand and Australia, the development of Indigenous psychology is a response to the resilience of a colonised people, where the gaze of Western imperialism is ever present. The use of esoteric, ceremonial, ...
  • Older men gardening on the marae: Everyday practices for being Māori

    King, Pita; Hodgetts, Darrin; Rua, Mohi; Te Whetu, Tiniwai (2015)
    Like indigenous peoples globally, Māori are over- represented among the homeless population due to processes of colonialism, disruptions and continued socio- economic marginalization. This article explores how, through ...
  • Māori men, relationships, and everyday practices: towards broadening domestic violence research

    King, Pita; Robertson, Neville (2017)
    Relationships are central to the health and wellbeing of Māori (indigenous people of New Zealand). Through processes of colonisation, cultural ways of relatedness embedded within Māori social structures experienced disruption ...
  • Men's re-placement: Social practices in a Men's Shed

    Anstiss, David; Hodgetts, Darrin; Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth (Elsevier, 2018)
    Transitions into retirement can be difficult at the best of times. Many men find themselves having to reflect on who they are and what their lives are about. Their access to social supports and material resources are often ...
  • How Māori precariate families navigate social services

    King, Delta; Rua, Mohi; Hodgetts, Darrin (Massey University Press, 2017)
    We are living in a period in which the increasingly precarious nature of employment and welfare support systems has dramatically amplified the hardships faced by many people.¹ Correspondingly, much still needs to be written ...
  • 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 ...

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