Pacific Identities As Legacies Of Migration: A Qualitative Exploration Of The Barriers That Exist For Pacific Students In Commerce Degrees

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dc.contributor.advisor Houkamau, C en
dc.contributor.author Soakai, Elaine en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-28T02:50:33Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36968 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract This research thesis uses qualitative methodology to explore the barriers that exist for Pacific peoples students in commerce degrees at the University of Auckland. Data was collected from eight individual life-story interviews, from people that self-identified as Pacific peoples and had at least a year of experience in the commerce programmes offered by the University of Auckland Business School. The findings reveal perceived barriers for Pacific students, yet also indicated success factors salient to Pacific educational outcomes. In linking these findings to the identity development literature, it acknowledges that identity development does occur in emerging adulthood (Arnett, 2006b). However, it also suggests that the underlying assumptions in Marcia’s (1966) identity status paradigm do not adequately represent the identity formation of Pacific peoples. In particular, this study reinforces arguments put forth within the identity literature for research that investigates the identity development of people beyond normative, developed, Western contexts (Hammack, 2008; Schwartz, 2005). Implications for Pacific peoples, tertiary organisations and business organisations are offered in addition to directions for future research. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99265085510502091 en
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dc.title Pacific Identities As Legacies Of Migration: A Qualitative Exploration Of The Barriers That Exist For Pacific Students In Commerce Degrees en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Global Management and Innovation en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 727359 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-02-28 en


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