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Harnessing the spark of life: Maximising whānau contributors to rangatahi wellbeing

50 months
Approved budget:
Professor Terryann Clark
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Māori Health Project
Lay summary
Utilising high quality Kaupapa Māori qualitative and quantitative approaches, the present research will build on current Māori knowledge pertaining to whānaungatanga, and increase understanding into the mechanisms and pathways through which whānau relationships influence a broad range of rangatahi health behaviours and outcomes. It will also address a knowledge gap around the association between whānaungatanga, health care access and rangatahi wellbeing. Resources to promote rangatahi and whānau engagement with health, educational and social services will be produced through this project, with the aim of increasing whānau efficacy and positive health outcomes for rangatahi.