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Maori conceptions of health in intimate relationships: An exploration of health and intimacy

3 months
Approved budget:
Dr Pita King
Health issue:
Injury (intentional and unintentional)
Proposal type:
Māori Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
This research proposal is an extension of a previous study that examined Maori views on intimate partner violence. The current study seeks to explore and develop a holistic understanding of what health means to Maori within intimate relationships and how this knowledge can be used to benefit Maori. Adult Maori research participants will be recruited and interviewed using Maori-centred methodology. The main aim of the interviews are to explore participant perspectives on health and intimate relationships. This qualitative research draws on a thematic analysis. Repeated listening, note-taking and summarising of the recorded conversations will be used to identify, analyse and report patterns and themes. The end goal is to produce and publish an original piece of research to contribute to support healthy, non-violent, intimate relationships.