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The mental, relational, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing of Māori during and post-lockdown
New research analyses the mental, relational, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing of over 3000 Māori during and post-lockdown through Te Rangahau o Te Tuakiri Māori me Ngā Waiaro ā-Pūtea | The Māori Identity and Financial Attitudes Study (MIFAS).
Duing Round 2 Te Rangahau o Te Tuakiri Māori me Ngā Waiaro ā-Pūtea | The Māori Identity and Financial Attitudes Study (MIFAS) (between April- November 2020) we took the opportunity to include further questions to specifically explore the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on Māori. This was a unique opportunity to capture large-scale dataset to understand the experience of Māori. The data gathered includes details of what was happening in people’s homes and lives over this unprecedented time in our history. The primary goal of this project is complete the analyses of qualitative data (hand-written and typed answers to open-ended questions) completed by 3116 MIFAS participants. Data generated from these analyses will be used to create data visualisations that convey large amounts of information that can be used for a variety of purposes. These data will be shared via our (the applicant’s) research and community networks, as well as on social media.
THE RESEARCH TEAM
Associate Professor Carla Houkamau (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and International Business, the Director of the Mira Szászy Research Centre for Māori and Pacific Economic Development. Carla is of Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu and Pākehā descent. She holds a deep personal interest in the history of Māori-Pākehā relations and how Māori culture and identity remain resilient in contemporary New Zealand society. Carla leads Te Rangahau o Te Tuakiri Māori me Ngā Waiaro ā-Pūtea | The Māori Identity and Financial Attitudes Study.
Professor Chris Sibley (Pākehā) is a Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland. Chris founded the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (NZAVS) in 2009. The NZAVS is a nationally representative 20-year longitudinal study that assesses change and stability in the personality, social attitudes, values and health outcomes of roughly 20,000 New Zealanders each year.
Dr Jamie Newth (Ngāpuhi) completed a Master of Commerce at the University of Auckland Business School and worked as an independent consultant before embarking on a PhD. Jamie is particularly interested in innovation within social entrepreneurship. Jamie is also the CEO of Soul Capital, which invests in social enterprises and social business in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Dr Kiri Dell (Ngāti Porou) Kiri is a lecturer in property in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Auckland. Kiri has a passion for Māori land issues, Māori entrepreneurship and business development. Kiri holds a number of leadership roles within the University and throughout indigenous business networks including: Director 2018 University of Auckland Business School Māori and Pacific student Tuakana programme and Co-chair Native and Indigenous Caucus for Academy of Management.
Dr Jason Paul Mika (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Kahungunu) Jason is an Indigenous entrepreneurship researcher from Massey University’s School of Management in Palmerston North. He is the Co-director, Te Au Rangahau, Māori Business & Leadership Research Centre, Massey Business School. Jason is a Fulbright scholar in the US from August 2019 to January 2020.