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  • Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatu Doctoral Research Symposium 2011

    Busch, Robbie; Rogerson, Ann

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    Massey University

    © Copyright 2011. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/nz/

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  • A Comprehensive Study of the Status and Needs of National Productivity Organisations and the Asia Productivity Organisation

    Mann, RS

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    Massey University

    This guidebook on Business Excellence Models and Awards for the Public Sector has been developed through workshops organized by the Asian Productivity Organization’s (APO) Centre for Excellence for business excellence. This guidebook aims to assist national productivity organizations (NPOs) that are: • Considering whether to introduce a business excellence model or award for the first time in the public sector • Seeking to enhance an established business excellence model and/or award for the public sector The guidebook begins with an exploration of the importance of business excellence awards and models through a series of questions and answers. This is followed by a summary of the views of NPOs on business excellence. Thereafter, information is presented on how to promote business excellence, assist organizations in using a business excellence approach, and recognize organizations through an awards process. The last section provides examples of how NPO member economies are implementing business excellence in the public sector.

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  • Health economics for health professionals: An Aotearoa/New Zealand perspective

    Scott, Guy

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    Massey University

    Copyright: Except for the purposes of fair reviewing no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publishers.

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  • Your books are in the mail: fifty years of distance library service at Massey University

    White, Bruce

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    Massey University

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  • Refereed Proceedings of Doing Psychology: Manawatū Doctoral Research Symposium

    Rogerson, Ann; Denne, Stephanie

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    Massey University

    © Copyright 2011. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/nz/

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  • Psychological dimensions of retirement.

    Alpass, Fiona; Paddison, Johanna; Flett, Ross; Wright, Sarah; Pachana, Nancy; Biggs, Herbert; Pennington, Helen; Neville, Stephen

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    Massey University

    The chapters that follow examine the character of, and issues relating to, western retirement experiences. As our populations age, issues relating to the nature of retirement are of growing importance. Population ageing is a global issue. For instance, Jacobsen, Kent, Lee, & Mather (2011) report that currently one-fifth of the Japanese population is aged over 65 and estimated to increase to one-third of the population by 2040. Based on Bogomolny’s (2004) calculations, by 2025, there will 2 workers in Japan for every person over 65. By 2030 to 2040, 20% of the United States population (i.e., 70 million people), will be aged over 65 (Conrad Glass & Flynn, 2000; Jacobsen, Kent, Lee & Mather, 2011). A drop in the number of workers per government funded beneficiaries from 3.3. to 2.2 has also been predicted (Social Security Board of Trustees, 2008). Many European countries will have similarly high proportions of their population aged over 65 (Heyma, 2004) with concomitant dependency ratios, as will Australia and New Zealand (Kippen, 2002; Statistics New Zealand, 2012). In the 1970s and 1980s there was a trend toward early retirement, however this began to be reversed in many countries in the 1990s. Participation rates in most OECD countries for older workers (50-64 years) have increased to an average of 63% in 2008. Some countries have seen considerable increases in participation rates for these workers (e.g. New Zealand, Netherlands) and in even older workers (65-69 years) (OECD, 2011). Along with the increasing expansion of working lives has come an evolution of the pathways to retirement. Retirement is no longer necessarily a “clean break” from the workforce, with many researchers arguing that the transition from work to retirement is now “blurred”. Retirement is not a single discrete event but can be viewed as an individual process, where for many paid employment still plays a significant role well into the “third age”. The changing nature of retirement over the past few decades highlights the need to continually reassess how we conceptualise it in the literature and how it impacts on the individual, organisations and society. This book seeks to address some of the psychological dimensions of retirement prominent in the literature. The initial chapter of this book outlines a number of definitions pertinent to the topic of retirement. This is followed by an examination of issues that affect retirement decisions. Next, psychological wellbeing and physical health issues are examined in relation to retirement. The final chapters examine the interplay between work and retirement, the role of leisure in retirement, the experiences of women, and the sources and role of social support in retirement.

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  • Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2

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    Massey University

    Poetry NZ, New Zealand’s longest-running poetry magazine, showcases new writing from this country and overseas. It presents the work of talented newcomers and developing writers as well as that of established leaders in the field. This issue features the poetry of Robert Sullivan, of Māori (Ngā Puhi – Ngāti Manu/Ngāti Hau – & Kāi Tahu) and Galway Irish descent. He is the Head of the School of Creative Writing at Manukau Institute of Technology in South Auckland, and has published seven poetry collections to date.

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  • Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 1

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    Massey University

    New Zealand’s longest-running poetry magazine, edited by Jack Ross, showcases new writing from this country and overseas. It presents the work of talented newcomers and developing writers as well as that of established leaders in the field. This issue features the poetry of Lisa Samuels, an especially innovative and experimental American poet now living in New Zealand, where she teaches at the University of Auckland.

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  • Sustainable Diets: Directions and solutions for policy, research and action

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  • Indigenous Peoples Food and Wellbeing: Interventions and Policies for Healthy Communities

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  • Forage plant ecophysiology

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