New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Publication covering psychology and mental health.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, March

Applicability of Civilian Retention Theory in the New Zealand Military
The purpose of this study was to assess the applicability of civilian retention theory in the military by exploring the relationship between established determinants of retention and intentions to remain in the NZ Army. Specific hypotheses were made...
Attributions and Stereotype Moderation
Two experiments were conducted to investigate the relationship between attributions made for stereotype-relevant behaviours and stereotype-based beliefs. In Experiment 1 participants were presented with a scenario describing an individual from a target...
Catching the Knowledge Wave? the Knowledge Society and the Future of Education
Catching the Knowledge Wave? The knowledge society and the future of education Jane Gilbert Wellington: NZGER Press, 2005 (244pp). ISBN 1-877398-01-3. To ride or not to ride? Over the past decade one particularly powerful catch-cry--'the...
Differentiating the Motivations and Justifications Underlying Individual Differences in Pakeha Opposition to Bicultural Policy: Replication and Extension of a Predictive Model
This study elaborated upon Sibley, Robertson, and Kirkwood's (2005) recently proposed model predicting individual differences in Pakeha (New Zealanders of European descent) support/opposition for the symbolic and resource-specific aspects of bicultural...
Display of Empathy and Perception of Out-Group Members
The goal of the present study was to examine whether empathy, when shown by a member of a stigmatized out-group, increases liking and rapport, and whether this effect generalizes to the out-group as a whole. Eighty-nine participants were asked to narrate...
Does Social Group Status Influence Social Distance in Relation to Depression?
It is widely assumed that Maori and non-Maori have disparate views of mental health. Using the mental health literacy framework, a survey questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of 500 people selected from both the General and Maori electoral rolls....
Editorial
This issue of the New Zealand Journal of Psychology is the last one produced during my term of office as Editor, which commenced in 2001. It has been a great privilege to have engaged in this role over the past six years, and I have gained considerable...
Factors Affecting Employee Use of Work-Life Balance Initiatives
The study examines work-life balance (WLB) using a sample of 153 employees in a large New Zealand organisation. Analysis of company policies identified sixteen WLB initiatives currently being offered. Employees were surveyed to determine the extent...
The Influence of an Equity Statement on Perceivers' Implicit and Explicit Associations between Males and Science
The present study investigated how an Equal Educational Opportunity (EEdO) statement influenced students' attitudes towards the association of males and females with science. After reading an advertisement for a student scholarship in physical science,...
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