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Evolving personnel selection practices in New Zealand organisations and recruitment firms

Evolving personnel selection practices in New Zealand organisations and recruitment firms Taylor, Paul Interviews were conducted with representatives from 100 randomly-selected organisations with 200 or more employees, and 30 recruitment consultancies in New Zealand in order to determine current personnel selection practices, how those practices have changed over recent years, and respondents’ beliefs about the […]

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Biculturalism in Employee Selection or ‘Who Should Get the Job’? Perceptions of Maori and Pakeha Job Applicants in a NZ European Student Sample

Biculturalism in Employee Selection or ‘Who Should Get the Job’? Perceptions of Maori and Pakeha Job Applicants in a NZ European Student Sample Jackson, Bryony The current study reports an experiment assessing how Pakeha/European New Zealanders’ perceptions of job applicants are shaped by ethnicity, merit and need. A sample of 114 undergraduate students viewed the […]

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Factors Affecting Employee Use of Work-Life Balance Initiatives

Factors Affecting Employee Use of Work-Life Balance Initiatives Smith, Jennifer 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 of their awareness and use of currently offered initiatives. […]

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Exploring the moderation effects of perceived work-family support

Work-Family Conflict and Turnover Intention: Exploring the moderation effects of perceived work-family support Haar, Jarrod M The influence of perceived employer family support on the work-family conflict/job-outcomes relationship, is poorly understood. This study of 100 New Zealand local government employees tested work-family conflict as a predictor of turnover intention, and explored the moderator effects of […]

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Is it neurotoxic or neuroprotective?

Cannabis on the brain: Is it neurotoxic or neuroprotective? Smith, Paul F Cannabis on the Brain: Is it Neurotoxic or Neuroprotective? * Recent studies have further confirmed that cannabis produces its psychological and behavioural effects by acting on specific cannabinoid receptors in the brain and that the brain also contains naturally occurring cannabinoids known as […]

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What Does it Mean to be a Culturally Competent I/O Psychologist in New Zealand?

What Does it Mean to be a Culturally Competent I/O Psychologist in New Zealand? Bryson, Jane Cultural competence represents an important, but neglected, area of research and practice in I/O psychology. This article establishes the relevance of our concern with cultural competence for I/O psychologists, then analyses its’ meaning at the level of the individual […]

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Understanding Critical Social Psychology

Understanding Critical Social Psychology Weatherall, Ann Understanding Critical Social Psychology Keith Tuffin (2005) London: Sage. 202 + ix. ISBN: 076195497X Critical psychology refers to a new array of approaches for studying social life which has blossomed in the last decade or so. An important thread of critical work in psychology is that it critiques the […]

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A Case Study of an Elderly Chinese Woman with Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Cultural Considerations in using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Chinese People: A Case Study of an Elderly Chinese Woman with Generalised Anxiety Disorder Williams, Mei Wah The under-utilisation of mental health services amongst Chinese people is a well-known fact. This article describes a case study using a Western therapy model, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), with a Chinese […]

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Some relationships with body attitudes and eating behaviours

Stages of Change for Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Dietary Fat Modification in Maori Women: Some relationships with body attitudes and eating behaviours Tassell, Natasha We examined the influence of psychological factors (social physique anxiety, dietary self-efficacy), difficulties associated with making dietary changes and food security on stages of change for dietary fat reduction and […]

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Contemporary Appeal of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, The

Contemporary Appeal of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, The Merrick, Paul L With the approach of the 21st century, revolutionary developments in communication as well as the commonplace use of computers encouraged enquiry into all aspects of our world including the scientific basis for matters affecting health and wellbeing. Not surprisingly, the more popular psychotherapies, sensitive to […]