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New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Criterion-related validity of a measure of person-job and person-organization fit

Criterion-related validity of a measure of person-job and person-organization fit Hambleton, Andrew J The Omnia Profile(R) is a popular tool used by organizations throughout New Zealand to assess job applicants’ person-organization fit (P-O fit), person-job fit (P-J fit), and overall compatibility in personnel selection. Despite its popularity, however, this selection instrument has received virtually no […]

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A cross-sectional and longitudinal study of a New Zealand sample, The

Self-Rated Health of Women in Midlife: A cross-sectional and longitudinal study of a New Zealand sample, The Keller-Olaman, Susan This paper is concerned with the role that current determinants and persisting factors play in shaping the health status of women in midlife. We examined associations with current self-rated health and explored causal pathways using health […]

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The role of social support and police organisational variables

Predicting Police Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions: The role of social support and police organisational variables Brough, Paula The retention of operational staff, particularly females, within the police services and other male-dominated occupations, has received some recent attention. The introduction of organisational practices which aim to reduce inter-domain conflict, is a current intervention employed to […]

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Social dominance and Pakeha attitudes towards the general principles and resource-specific aspects of bicultural policy

Attitudes towards biculturalism in New Zealand: Social dominance and Pakeha attitudes towards the general principles and resource-specific aspects of bicultural policy Sibley, Chris G Two studies examined Pakeha (New Zealanders of European descent) attitudes towards biculturalism in New Zealand. In Study one, Pakeha who were lower in Social Dominance Orientation (SDO) expressed increased support for […]

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Glossary of Maori Words and Phrases

Glossary of Maori Words and Phrases Note: Explanations for the Maori words and phrases that appear in this issue were derived from the authors’ definitions, therefore more than one understanding may be provided. Maori dictionaries were consulted for any not provided by the author. aroha – love atua – spiritual essence hahi – church he […]

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Impact of Cadaver Dissection on Medical Students

Impact of Cadaver Dissection on Medical Students Hancock, Dene Concern has been raised over the psychological trauma some medical students appear to experience when undertaking human dissection. While previous research has been undertaken overseas, the present study sought to further investigate this phenomenon within a New Zealand university. Questionnaires were administered to 100 students attending […]

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Positive and Negative Affective Outcomes of Occupational Stress

Positive and Negative Affective Outcomes of Occupational Stress McGowan, Jennifer Occupational stress is a significant problem throughout the industrialised world. The prevalence of occupational stress is increasing and the negative consequences of stress for individual health and wellbeing are increasing. This attention to the negative aspects of stress is, however, one sided. Stress, if negotiated […]

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Applicability of Australian adaptations of intelligence tests in New Zealand with a Dunedin sample of children

Applicability of Australian adaptations of intelligence tests in New Zealand with a Dunedin sample of children Rodriguez, Christina M The current study evaluated the applicability of the Australian adaptations of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Third Edition and the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition for a Dunedin sample of children. Previous research […]

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Development and Standardisation of the Computerised Finger Tapping Test: Comparison with other finger tapping instruments

Development and Standardisation of the Computerised Finger Tapping Test: Comparison with other finger tapping instruments Christianson, Muriel K The Finger Tapping Test (FTT), originally developed as part of the Halstead Reitan Battery (HRB) of neuropsychological tests, is a simple measure of motor speed and motor control (Mitrushina, Boone & D’Elia, 1999) and is used in […]

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Criminal Justice Psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Introduction to the Special Feature

Criminal Justice Psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Introduction to the Special Feature Polaschek, Devon L L Criminal justice psychology is a thriving subspecialty within both clinical and forensic psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Its history goes back more than 50 years and is inextricably linked to the development of psychology as a profession. The most stable influence […]