RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Basic prep helps mature students avoid culture shock

Basic prep helps mature students avoid culture shock

Mature students need to be better prepared for the expectations, language, culture and technological demands of academia before they set foot in a lecture theatre, new research reveals.

Compassion fatigue low in wildlife carers

Compassion fatigue low in wildlife carers

A survey of New Zealanders who work and volunteer as wildlife rehabilitators has found that most are able to keep a healthy balance despite the pressures of the role.

Stay-behind families are the new expats

Stay-behind families are the new expats

When posted overseas for work, an increasing number of employees are choosing to leave their families behind, says Massey PhD candidate Jo Mutter.

Children’s milk drinking habits analysed

Children’s milk drinking habits analysed

New research shows a direct relationship between the consumption of cow's milk, and socio-demographic factors.

Basic prep helps mature students avoid culture shock
Wednesday 24 January 2018
Mature students need to be better prepared for the expectations, language, culture and technological demands of academia before they set foot in a lecture theatre, new research reveals.
Compassion fatigue low in wildlife carers
Wednesday 24 January 2018
A survey of New Zealanders who work and volunteer as wildlife rehabilitators has found that most are able to keep a healthy balance despite the pressures of the role.
Stay-behind families are the new expats
Monday 22 January 2018
When posted overseas for work, an increasing number of employees are choosing to leave their families behind, says Massey PhD candidate Jo Mutter.
Children’s milk drinking habits analysed
Thursday 18 January 2018
New research shows a direct relationship between the consumption of cow's milk, and socio-demographic factors.
App for keeping an eye on the kids at the pool
Wednesday 17 January 2018
For many, it would not be summer without a day at the public swimming pool. Now a design student has created a concept for an app that prompts parents and guardians to keep an eye on their kids.
Lawns – site of backyard environmental salvation?
Tuesday 16 January 2018
Humanity's often abusive relationship towards nature has culminated in concerns we have wrecked Earth beyond repair. So, what does the mundane act of mowing a lawn reveal about our own and the...
The science of saving our honey bees
Monday 15 January 2018
Everything from kiwifruit orchards to vineyards relies on pollination by domesticated honey bees, but as their numbers plummet from a destructive pathogen, scientists from Massey University are...
Saving birds through their own song
Thursday 11 January 2018
Conservationists have struggled for years to create software capable of identifying bird species through their song alone - new funding is giving Massey scientists the ability to succeed where others...
Over 55s needed for survey on ageing in NZ
Wednesday 20 December 2017
Massey University researchers are seeking 400 people aged over 55 to do an online survey that will contribute to research and knowledge on health and ageing in New Zealand.
How to protect your business from fake news
Monday 11 December 2017
In our globalised and internet-connected world, organisations need to proactively combat fake news to protect their reputations, says Massey's Dr Jenny Hou.
International study: Older Kiwis are heavy drinkers
Friday 8 December 2017
A new report released by the Health Promotion Agency shows that older New Zealanders are drinking more often and in a more harmful manner than older adults in many other countries.
Parenting a child with autism and the power of hope
Thursday 30 November 2017
How others perceive and react to children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) can impact parents dealing with their child's difficulties. But new research says despite feeling judged or...
Nurses often cyberbullied by patients and families
Wednesday 29 November 2017
Research by a Massey University PhD candidate into workplace cyberbullying has found that nurses not only experience bullying by other staff, but also by patients and their families.
Rugby: Cultural identity influences motivation and style of play
Wednesday 29 November 2017
The cultural identity of individual rugby players in a team changes the way the team plays, according to a new Massey University study.
Disability, advocacy, activism as a mother
Wednesday 22 November 2017
For the mothers of disabled children, navigating the roles of advocate and activist can be complex, confronting and a constant struggle.
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