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Whanaungatanga and association with health outcomes, health literacy and access

5 months
Approved budget:
Dr Ariel Schwencke
Professor Terryann Clark
Professor Terryann Clark
Health issue:
Mental health (and sleep disorders)
Proposal type:
Māori Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
Secondary data analysis using Youth2000 survey series, a national survey of the health and wellbeing of secondary school students aged 12 to 18, to identify how (1) whanaungatanga may act as a protective factor for rangatahi (2) whether whanaungatanga acts to influence health outcomes, health literacy, and access to services, and (3) how these outcomes may be driven by whanaungatanga with whānau (family), friends or other adults.