110 results for University of Waikato, Nikora, Linda Waimarie

  • Cultural Justice and Ethics

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie (1993)

    Conference item
    University of Waikato

    Contains the complete proceedings of the Cultural Justice and Ethics symposium held within the Annual Conference of the New Zealand Psychological Society, Wellington, 23rd-24th August, 1993. The responsibility for ensuring that the discipline of psychology is culturally just, is not only that of Maori or some other non-dominant group - the responsibility belongs to all involved in psychology. This collection of papers is about questioning and challenging the psychology that has been adopted from other settings. It is about nurturing and valuing the development of local and indigenous psychologies. It is about developing psychological tools and methods of application that are culturally compatible. It is an invitation to become excited about and instrumental in building a profession and practice in Aotearoa, for Aotearoa.

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  • Māori Migration: The Social Consequences

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Rua, Mohi; Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia; Guerin, Bernard (2004-11-01)

    Working or discussion paper
    University of Waikato

    A team led by Bernard Guerin is looking at the family and community impacts from contemporary forms of migration in a 6-year project Strangers in Town: Enhancing Family and Community in a More Diverse New Zealand Society, funded by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology. One large part of this research looks at Māori migration, headed by Linda Waimarie Nikora. Since the research on the 'urban drift' of the 1950s and 1960s, little has been done to research the effects of Māori migration. Our aim is to draw together the researchers and research results and to conduct our own research to fill in the gaps. We also work with others on the 6-year project who are looking at the population statistics of Māori migration, especially Trans-Tasman migrations.

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  • National Maori and Pacific psychologies symposium: Claiming spaces

    Levy, Michelle Patricia; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Rua, Mohi; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette (2008)

    Journal article
    University of Waikato

    In 2002 the Maori and Psychology Research Unit made a valuable contribution to the teaching and practice of psychology in Aotearoa via the two day Maori Graduates of Psychology Symposium: Making a Difference. Mid-way through 2006, our collective memories of the hard work in 2002 diminished, so much so that we once again considered hosting a similar event. Building on the foundations laid in 2002, the theme of the 2007 symposium was "Claiming Spaces", with our focus expanding to include peoples of the Pacific. This theme reflected that the time had come for Maori and Pacific Psychologies to move from the margins and claim legitimate space within psychology. It recognized that here in Aotearoa we have the potential to be pioneers in the development of psychologies relevant and applicable to Maori and Pacific peoples, and to better understand what science, culture and practice means when indigenous and cultural world views are prioritised. It was an inclusive theme, with the programme comprising presentations led by Maori and Pacific psychologists, graduates of psychology and psychology students. These presentations reflected on and made connections to the theme of "Claiming Spaces".

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  • Maori & Psychology Research Unit annual report 2007

    Rua, Mohi; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2008)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    Annual report of the Maori and Psychology Research Unit (MPRU) 2007. The unit was established in August of 1997. The unit is designed to provide a catalyst and support network for enhancing research concerning the psychological needs, aspirations, and priorities of Maori people. The MPRU is well situated to draw together skilled and experienced interdisciplinary research groups by networking and establishing working relationships with staff and students within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University, and the wider community.

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  • Parallel development: A model for the delivery of culturally safe social services

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Robertson, Neville (1995-06-01)

    Conference item
    University of Waikato

    Like many other former colonies, Aotearoa/New Zealand has witnessed the assertion of the rights of the indigenous people, Maori, to be self-determining in an environment of Pakeha domination. (The term Pakeha is often used to describe white New Zealanders, most of whom are of British descent.) This has important implications for the development of social services where new models are being developed to better reflect Maori aspirations. One such model is parallel development.

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  • Te Whiuwhiu o te Hau Maori Counselling Certificate Programme: Agency placements and supervision. Summary of and evaluation

    Moeke-Pickering, Taima Materangatira; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (1995-01-01)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    Three major characteristics in determining a potentially successful practicum were identified. Firstly, the importance of determining early on whether an agency can expose the student to the necessary counselling experience that enables students to meet the requirements of the course. Secondly, the importance of exposing students to information that enable them to efficiently achieve practicum placement goals. Thirdly, the need to utilise both reflective and skills based assessment to assess the development of counselling skills, as well as the completion of tasks and duties that are required of students. Further information was gleaned about the research participants' perspectives on supervision procedures, practicum contracts, benefits of having a practicum placement and suggested training areas for the proposed TWH supervision module.

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  • Te Ahurei a Rangatahi sexual health programme: An evaluation

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Tamatea, Armon J.; Fairbrother, Vivian; Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia (2001-12-01)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    The Maori and Psychology Research Unit was engaged in August 2001 to evaluate a sexual health programme delivered by Te Ahurei a Rangatahi. Established in 1997, Te Ahurei a Rangatahi is a community based charitable trust that delivers a variety of programmes to Rangatahi.

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  • An evaluation of Te Rau Puawai workforce 100: Perspectives of Te Rau Puawai bursars

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Levy, Michelle Patricia; Henry, Jacqueline; Whangapirita, Laura (2002-05-01)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    The Te Rau Puawai programme is an attempt to change the nature of the Maori mental health workforce. To do this, Maori with aspirations to work, or to continue to work in the mental health workforce, are supported, financially and academically, to complete a tertiary qualification relevant to the field. To evaluate the Te Rau Puawai programme, the Ministry of Health commissioned the Maori and Psychology Research Unit of the University of Waikato in July 2001. The overall aim of the evaluation was to provide the Ministry with a clearer understanding of the programme including: the perceived critical success factors, the barriers if any regarding Te Rau Puawai, the impact of the programme, the extent to which the programme may be transferable, gaps in the programme, and suggested improvements. The evaluation team set out to gather the experiences and perspectives of recipients of Te Rau Puawai services by asking all bursars to complete a questionnaire and volunteer for follow up interviews or focus groups. Sixty two bursars responded to our questionnaire, and we complete focus group or individual follow up interviews with 19 bursars.

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  • An evaluation of Te Rau Puawai workforce 100: Stakeholder perspectives

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Levy, Michelle Patricia; Henry, Jacqueline; Whangapirita, Laura (2002-05-01)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    To evaluate the Te Rau Puawai programme, the Ministry of Health commissioned the Maori and Psychology Research Unit of the University of Waikato in July 2001. The overall aim of the evaluation was to provide the Ministry with a clearer understanding of the programme including: the perceived critical success factors, the barriers if any regarding Te Rau Puawai, the impact of the programme, the extent to which the programme may be transferable, gaps in the programme, and suggested improvements. There are a number of stakeholders who do not have a direct role in the provision of Te Rau Puawai. These people are not involved in the day to day running of Te Rau Puawai (as do, for example, the coordinator, support team or academic mentors), nevertheless they play an important role, contributing in a variety of ways to the programme.

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  • An evaluation of Te Rau Puawai workforce 100: Te Rau Puawai support team and staff perspectives

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Levy, Michelle Patricia; Henry, Jacqueline; Whangapirita, Laura (2002-05-01)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    To evaluate the Te Rau Puawai programme, the Ministry of Health commissioned the Maori and Psychology Research Unit of the University of Waikato in July 2001. The overall aim of the evaluation was to provide the Ministry with a clearer understanding of the programme including: the perceived critical success factors, the barriers if any regarding Te Rau Puawai, the impact of the programme, the extent to which the programme may be transferable, gaps in the programme, and suggested improvements. The Te Rau Puawai support team were identified as an important source of support for bursars particularly the support provided by the coordinator and administrator. This report documents the perspectives of four members of the telephone support team (including the coordinator), and individual interviews held with the coordinator and the administrator in addressing the objectives of the evaluation.

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  • An evaluation of Te Rau Puawai workforce 100: Addressing the recruitment and retention of Maori students in tertiary education institutions: A literature review

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Levy, Michelle Patricia; Henry, Jacqueline; Whangapirita, Laura (2002-05-01)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    To evaluate the Te Rau Puawai programme, the Ministry of Health commissioned the Maori and Psychology Research Unit of the University of Waikato in July 2001. The overall aim of the evaluation was to provide the Ministry with a clearer understanding of the programme including: the perceived critical success factors, the barriers if any regarding Te Rau Puawai, the impact of the programme, the extent to which the programme may be transferable, gaps in the programme, and suggested improvements. To achieve this end, a review of relevant literature was undertaken to provide a framework to understand the patterns that arose from the information that we collected as part of this evaluation. The review of literature is presented in this technical report.

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  • Race, culture and ethnicity: Organisation of Maori social groups: A working paper

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie (1995-06-01)

    Working or discussion paper
    University of Waikato

    Three concepts have guided the conceptual orientation to studies of human groups within the social sciences. They are those concepts of race, culture, and ethnicity. These are discussed with specific reference to Maori peoples and their development in Te Aohurihuri.

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  • An evaluation of Te Rau Puawai workforce 100: Evaluation overview

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Levy, Michelle Patricia; Henry, Jacqueline; Whangapirita, Laura (2002-05-01)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    In July 2001, the Maori & Psychology Research Unit of the University of Waikato was asked to conduct an evaluation of the Te Rau Puawai programme, a joint venture between the former Health Funding Authority and Massey University. The overall goal of the programme is to contribute at least 100 Maori graduates to the Maori mental health workforce within a five year period. The overall aim of the evaluation was to provide the Ministry of Health with a clearer understanding of the programme including: the perceived critical success factors, the barriers if any regarding Te Rau Puawai, the impact of the programme, the extent to which the programme may be transferable, gaps in the programme, and suggested improvements. Through archival search, questionnaire surveys and interviews, evaluative data was collected from major stakeholders in the Te Rau Puawai programme.

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  • An evaluation of Te Rau Puawai workforce 100: Academic mentor's perspectives

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Levy, Michelle Patricia; Henry, Jacqueline; Whangapirita, Laura (2002-05-01)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    To evaluate the Te Rau Puawai programme, the Ministry of Health commissioned the Maori and Psychology Research Unit of the University of Waikato in July 2001. The overall aim of the evaluation was to provide the Ministry with a clearer understanding of the programme including: the perceived critical success factors, the barriers if any regarding Te Rau Puawai, the impact of the programme, the extent to which the programme may be transferable, gaps in the programme, and suggested improvements. As an integral component of the Te Rau Puawai programme and as a specialised source of support, academic mentors were identified as an important group to receive comment from. This report documents the evaluative exchange that occurred by way of email questionnaire, that we had with 18 out of 46 academic mentors of Te Rau Puawai bursars in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences responded to our questionnaire.

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  • From assimilation to biculturalism: Changing patterns in Maori-Pakeha relationships

    Thomas, David R.; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (1996)

    Book item
    University of Waikato

    This chapter examines the changing patterns of inter-ethnic relationships among Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand, specifically the moves from assimilation towards biculturalism. The impact of recent debate about the Treaty of Waitangi is described and examples of bicultural policies and their consequences are outlined.

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  • Cultural tattoos: meanings, descriptors, and attributions

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia (2003)

    Conference item
    University of Waikato

    Body piercing and tattoo/ta moko were initially seen to be practiced by sailors, criminals, specific cultural groups (e.g., Māori), or sub-cultural groups (e.g., bikers, gang members, adolescents). In recent times, these practices have become part of mainstream popular culture, and are enjoyed by a wide range of people. In this study, we set out to explore patterns of body modifying behaviour engaged in, or commented on, by a sample of university students. We invited undergraduate psychology students from two courses to complete an ‘online’ questionnaire. Students logged on to a web site, were presented with an information sheet, and invited to respond. In this paper, we present the reasons why people in this sample decided to obtain a tattoo and the meanings they ascribe to their modifications. We will also consider the observations that people make of those who have culturally inspired tattoos.

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  • Opening Address to the National Māori Graduates of Psychology Symposium 2002: Making a difference

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Levy, Michelle Patricia; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia (2003)

    Conference item
    University of Waikato

    The opening address to the National Māori Graduates of Psychology Symposium 2002. This address introduces the themes of the conference: Kia matāra - negotiating the challenges in Māori development, kia mau – recruitment and retention, Tuhia mai, whiua atu – research and methodology, tinia mai – intervantions and treatment, taitaia i te ahi manuka – pride upon the skin.

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  • Poster Abstracts

    Lapsley, Hilary; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Black, Rosanne Marjory; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Williams, Margaret H.; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Levy, Michelle Patricia; Pattison, Rosina (2003)

    Conference item
    University of Waikato

    Contents: Lapsley, H., Nikora, L. W., & Black, R. Stigma and discrimination: Bicultural narratives of recovery from disabling mental health illness. Waitoki, M. Cultural Competency Training in Aotearoa. Can Multicultural Competency Training be Developed and Measured in a Bi-Cultural Context? Williams, M. H. Integration of Māori research methodologies with standard behavioural methodology: The example of precision teaching methods to attain behavioural fluency. Masters, B. Conceptualising a Kaupapa Māori Evaluation Methodology. Levy, M. Mental Health Research and Development Strategy. Pattison, R. How adolescents define emotional conflict between their parents.

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  • Maori perspectives of the environment: A review of Environment Waikato information sources.

    Whangapirita, Laura; Awatere, Shaun; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2003-05)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    The Community and Economy Programme at Environment Waikato has developed a partnership with the Maori and Psychology Research Unit of the University of Waikato to further assist in strengthening its commitment to cultural research and information work. This relationship will facilitate the development of a number of significant research reports throughout 2003. This initial report describes an internal review conducted by the Maori and Psychology Research Unit to identify what information Environment Waikato currently holds on Maori environmental perspectives.

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  • Maori perspectives of the environment: A review of Environment Waikato iwi environmental management plans.

    Whangapirita, Laura; Awatere, Shaun; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2003-09)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    The purpose of this report is to gather, summarise, analyse and distribute information held by Environment Waikato on Maori and the environment. To achieve this we evaluated and summarised the Ngaati Te Ata Iwi Policy Statement, Iwi Environmental management Plans and iwi contributions made toward the Proposed Waikato Regional Plan (1998) using a Maori values framework. This report has been prepared to contribute towards developing a resource for Environment Waikato’s Strategic Plan Review Teams. The report itself refers to values and beliefs sourced from iwi documents held by Environment waiakto and are presented using a Maori values framework providing the reader with an introduction to the environmental perspectives of tangat whenua in the Waikato region.

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