New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Publication covering psychology and mental health.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 3, July

Antecedents of Job Insecurity in Restructuring Organisations: An Empirical Investigation
This study sought to expand upon the extant research on job insecurity as a multidimensional construct, and investigate potential antecedents in restructuring contexts. The objectives were threefold: first, to explore relationships between perceived...
A Refocus on Foci: A Multidimensional and Multi-Foci Examination of Commitment in Work Contexts
This study extended previous commitment research by simultaneously assessing affective, normative and continuance components of commitment towards four distinct foci (organisation, supervisors, co-workers, occupation) and relationships with self-reported...
A Study of Older Adults: Observation of Ranges of Life Satisfaction and Functioning
Levels of daily functioning and life satisfaction in older people are investigated in this study. Surveys and interviews included 425 people aged 65+ and comparisons were made between three age groups (ages 65-74, 75-84, 85 +) on levels of activity,...
Clinical Utility of the Alcohol and Drug Outcome Measure (ADOM) in a Community Alcohol and Other Drug Practice Setting in Auckland, New Zealand
The aim of this study was to assess the clinical utility of the Alcohol and Drug Outcome Measure (ADOM) in real-world practice at a community alcohol and drug (AOD) treatment service. The client cohort were referred to the treatment programme via the...
Development of the New Zealand Adult Reading Test (NZART): Preliminary Findings
The National Adult Reading Test (NART) is used to estimate premorbid intelligence. To establish New Zealand norms for the original NART and develop a New Zealand NART, sixty-three participants were administered Wechsler's Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence...
Evaluating the Content and Quality of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Case Conceptualisations
Whilst case conceptualisation(CC) is considered a key Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) competency, assessment and evaluation of the content and quality of CBT CC skills is not generally part of CBT training. In this paper, the content and quality...
Grieving in the Internet Age
Grief is one of the most ubiquitous traumatic human experiences. Although in recent years online expressions of grief have grown significantly in scale, little is known about the extent to which such activities aid in the clinical and non-clinical...
Life after Centrepoint: Accounts of Adult Adjustment after Childhood Spent at an Experimental Community
This study explores how former child members of a controversial community, in which child sexual abuse and drug use are known to have occurred, account for the effects of this on their adult lives. The narrative accounts of 29 participants were analysed...
Mass Media in Aotearoa: An Obstacle to Cultural Competence
Studies of mass media news materials show that the dominant culture is not recognised as a culture and that its role in shaping society is thereby naturalised. In marked contrast, portrayals of indigenous peoples and minority ethnic groups present...
'Narcissism Creep?': Evidence for Age-Related Differences in Narcissism in the New Zealand General Population
International research has suggested that levels of narcissism (excessive belief in self-worth, associated with excessive self-promotion and enhancement) vary across the lifespan, such that younger people are more narcissistic than their older forebears....
Outcome Evaluation of a Community Alcohol and Other Drug Intervention Programme for Offenders Serving Community Sentences in Auckland, New Zealand
The aim of this study was to follow-up an offender cohort directed to a community alcohol and drug (AOD) treatment programme via probation and assess whether self-reported substance use, impact of use and recidivism changed over 6-months. The cohort...
Pluralistic and Monocultural Facets of New Zealand National Character and Identity
The study explored the content and hierarchical structure of representations of New Zealand national character and identity. We argue that at the most abstract level perceived elements of New Zealand national character reflect a tension between two...
The Effectiveness of Youth Mentoring Programmes in New Zealand
This systematic review examines the effectiveness of youth mentoring programmes in New Zealand, an area that has had tremendous growth in the past 20 years. Of the 74 potential studies identified in searches, 26 met the inclusion criteria. Overall,...
The Mini-IPIP6: Validation and Extension of a Short Measure of the Big-Six Factors of Personality in New Zealand
This study extends the Mini-IPIP, a short measure of the Big-Five personality dimensions, to a Big-Six model of personality structure based on the HEXACO. Exploratory and Confirmatory analyses of a representative New Zealand sample (N = 5,562) validated...
The Roles of Gender and Coping Styles in the Relationship between Child Abuse and the SCL90-R Subscales 'Psychoticism' and 'Paranoid Ideation'
Few of the many studies demonstrating a relationship between various types of child abuse and a range of experiences indicative of psychosis analyze their findings by gender. This study, therefore, tested the hypotheses that child sexual and physical...
Young Adults' Beliefs about People Living with HIV/AIDS and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Thematic Analysis of a Think-Aloud Questionnaire Investigation
The Common-Sense Model of illness beliefs was applied to HIV/AIDS and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), two chronic illnesses with differences in media exposure, which may relate to illness beliefs. Think-aloud methodology was used to explore how 12 young...