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dc.contributor.authorMuriwai, EMen_US
dc.contributor.authorHoukamau, CAen_US
dc.contributor.authorSibley, CGen_US
dc.date.available2015-09-07en_US
dc.date.issued2015-09-07en_US
dc.identifier.citationNew Zealand journal of psychology, 2015, 44 (2), pp. 14 - 24en_US
dc.identifier.issn0112-109Xen_US
dc.description.abstractMāori, the indigenous peoples of New Zealand, continue to experience health disparities in comparison to other ethnic groups. Previous research suggests Māori who affiliate jointly as Māori and Pākehā (New Zealand European) tend to experience different psychological outcomes than those who solely identify as Māori. Using a culturally-specific approach we propose and test an Efficacy-Distress Buffering Model, which posits that high levels of Māori Cultural Efficacy should have a buffering function, protecting Māori against Psychological Distress (N = 632). Our findings indicate that Māori with a higher level of Cultural Efficacy showed greater psychological resilience. In contrast, increased rates of psychological distress were documented amongst those who were lower in Cultural Efficacy and this effect was most pronounced among individuals who identified solely as Māori. Our results support a ‘culture-as-cure’ perspective and indicate that increased Māori Cultural Efficacy has a direct protective effect for those who may be at risk of negative psychological outcomes and associated risk factors.en_US
dc.format.extent14 - 24en_US
dc.publisherNew Zealand Psychological Societyen_US
dc.rightsNew Zealand Psychological Society
dc.titleCulture as cure? The protective function of Māori cultural efficacy on psychological distressen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume44en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id365931
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand journal of psychologyen_US
dc.citation.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.eissn1179-7924en_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Health
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Health/SHORE/Te Roopu Whaariki Research Centre
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1701 Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1702 Cognitive Scienceen_US


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