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Child well-being in middle childhood : a mixed methods cross-national comparison : a thesis submitted for the partial fulfilment of the requirements for a Masters of Educational Psychology, Massey University, New Zealand
(Massey University, 2014)
This mixed methods case study explores child well-being in middle childhood with the overarching goal of completing a strength-based, cross-national comparison. In order to develop an understanding of what child well-being ...
The psychological impact of resource gains and losses in an ageing population from the perspective of conservation of resources theory : a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology at at Massey University, Palmerston North
(Massey University, 2015)
The aim of the current study was to examine a series of hypotheses and questions derived from Hobfoll’s (1988) conservation of resources theory (COR) using existing longitudinal data from 1,119 55-70 year-old participants ...
Doing good and feeling well : understanding the relationship between volunteering and mental wellbeing in older adult populations through the application of a social-cognitive theory of depression : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand
(Massey University, 2015)
Previous research indicates that volunteering can improve positive psychological wellbeing, and protect against the onset of depressive symptoms amongst older adults. However, the mechanisms at play in the relationship ...
"Presumed straight until demonstrated otherwise" : the relationships between sexual identity, heteronormativity, sexual identity development and psychological well-being : a thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
(Massey University, 2017)
The conceptualisation and development of a sexual identity has been debated in the literature. Whether identity is conceptualised as categorical or on a continuum, people with same sex experiences, such as those identifying ...
Tackling complexity using interlinked thinking : well-being as a case study : a dissertation presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Ecological Economics at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
(Massey University, 2016)
The world today is made up of a series of highly interconnected complex systems characterised by uncertainty. Human minds struggle with complexity, and the tools available to help us are limited. This often leads to ...