Dr Carla Anne Houkamau

DPhil in Social Psychology, BA (Hons) with First Class Honours in Psychology, BA (conjoint) in Psychology and BCom (conjoint) in Management & Employment Relations.

Biography

Carla Houkamau (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management and International Business. Carla joined the Department in 2007 as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow. She completed her PhD in Psychology at The University of Auckland under the Health Research Council Scholarship programme as well as a Bachelor of Commerce (Conjoint) in Management and Employment Relations. Carla specialises in the areas of personal identity and diversity management. Her current research programme is concerned with the business case for diversity management: in particular, how diversity management can foster a positive work environment for individuals from diverse backgrounds while promoting employee engagement and productivity.

Special Interests:
Diversity management, inter-cultural communication, cross-cultural management
Psychological (particularly social psychological) understandings of identity

 

Teaching | Current

2012 BUSINESS 151 G Communication in a Multicultural Society
2012-current MGMT 314 Critical Issues in Organisations
2011 BUS 151 G Intercultural Communication
2011 IB 303 Cross-cultural Management
2011 MGMT 317 Diversity at Work

 2014-current    BUSINT 701                   Business Research

Distinctions/Honours

2006 National Maori Academic Excellence Award
2000 New Zealand Psychological Society – Presidents Scholar
1998 Senior Prize for Management & Employment Relations - The University of Auckland

 

Responsibilities

Director - University of Auckland Business School Tuakana Programme

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Stronge, S., Sengupta, N. K., Barlow, F. K., Osborne, D., Houkamau, C. A., & Sibley, C. G. (2016). Perceived discrimination predicts increased support for political rights and life satisfaction mediated by ethnic identity: A longitudinal analysis. Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology, 22 (3), 359-368. 10.1037/cdp0000074
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31555
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sam Stronge, Danny Osborne, Chris Sibley
  • Muriwai, E., Houkamau, C. A., & Sibley, C. (2015). Culture as cure? The protective function of Māori cultural efficacy on psychological distress. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 44 (2), 14-24.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Sibley
  • Houkamau, C., & Boxall, P. (2015). Attitudes to other ethnicities among New Zealand workers. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 22 (3), 431-446. 10.1108/CCM-10-2013-0155
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Boxall
  • Houkamau, C. A., & Sibley, C. G. (2015). The Revised Multidimensional Model of Māori Identity and Cultural Engagement (MMM-ICE2). Social Indicators Research, 122 (1), 279-296. 10.1007/s11205-014-0686-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Sibley
  • Greaves, L., Houkamau, C., & Sibley, C. (2015). Māori Identity Signatures: A Latent Profile Analysis of the Types of Māori Identity. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21 (4), 541-549. 10.1037/cdp0000033
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lara Greaves, Chris Sibley
  • Houkamau, C. A., & Sibley, C. G. (2015). Looking Māori predicts decreased rates of home ownership: institutional racism in housing based on perceived appearance. PloS one, 10 (3)10.1371/journal.pone.0118540
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Sibley
  • Houkamau, C. A., & Boxall, P. (2014). Diversity climate as a mediator of organisational trust. Paper presented at Australian New Zealand Academy of Management, Sydney, Australia. 3 December - 5 December 2014. Proceedings of the Australian New Zealand Academy of Management 28th Annual Conference. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Boxall
  • Houkamau, C. A., & Sibley, C. G. (2014). Social identity and differences in psychological and economic outcomes for mixed and sole-identified Maori. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 40, 113-125. 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2014.03.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Sibley

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Contact details

Office hours

By appointment.

Primary location

OWEN G GLENN BUILDING - Bldg 260
Level 4, Room 461
12 GRAFTON RD
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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