• Āta: a theoretical base for best practice in teaching

      Forsyth, Huhana (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      As a postgraduate student, my interest has been in teaching theory and especially holistic based relational teaching practices. As an educator, I am constantly striving to improve my practice and become the best teacher I ...
    • "Back on your feet in no time": measuring the mobility levels of older adults during acute medical hospital stay

      Watson, Gillian Isobel (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Aim The main aim of this study was to describe the mobility levels of older adults during acute medical hospitalisation at Wellington Regional Hospital, New Zealand. The secondary aims were to explore associations between ...
    • Backpackers: the next generation?

      Markward, Anne (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      New Zealand has a well-established network of accommodations, transportation, and visitor activities developed specifically for backpackers. These tourists account for almost ten percent of the country’s international ...
    • Backward Running Training: Applications for Improving Athleticism in Male High-school Athletes

      Uthoff, Aaron (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Novel training methods such as backward running (BR) may promote unique adaptations to athletic performance compared to more traditional training methods, like forward running (FR). While advocates have recommended BR for ...
    • Bad Faith: the road to denouement in a short film

      Cham, Kit Ming Victor (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This project is about storytelling. It explores the potential of narrative by applying Jean Paul Sartre’s notion of Bad Faith (1969) to an animated short film. The work employs a linear narrative that is played out inside ...
    • Bakara Kisses

      Bimo, Norman Ario (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Bakara Kisses (working title) is a fictional town in Java, Indonesia, that is the 1997 setting for a story of a ‘rite of passage’ - involving youths from three contrasting social realities - in the final year of President ...
    • Balance in netballers

      Weaver, Lisa M. (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      Ankle sprain is a common injury within the sport of netball and incurs great costs to the taxpayer. Following ankle sprain, a large number of cases are left with residual deficits in balance and proprioception, which leads ...
    • Balancing recognition and disrespect: recovery as the process of identity formation: a New Zealand study of how services shape recovery from sexual abuse

      Frerichs, Gudrun (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This study explored how the recovery of victims of sexual abuse is shaped by services available. Using the philosophical underpinnings of critical theory within the framework of Honneth's recognition theory this study ...
    • Balancing the desirable with the feasible: a study of how marketing and operations need to work together to ensure that branding promises can be delivered in practice.

      Robertson, Catherine Mary (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      The concept of student as customer and marrying the concept of treating the student as a customer whilst delivering tertiary education which is both effective and rigorous is an issue which is currently being strongly ...
    • Balancing work and life among students

      Ang, Tania (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The importance of work-life balance has been gaining ground in recent years to capture a wider range of groups, including students combining full-time study with part-time employment. Finding a balance can be complex and ...
    • Baling Hou: a photographic exploration of the Chinese post-80s generation in the urban cities of China

      Liu, Diya (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      The aim of this practice-led research is to create a body of photographic work that explores the characteristics of the Baling Hou [八零后] and their life in urban China. Baling Hou refers to the generation born in the 1980s ...
    • Banking cost efficiency in China: an ownership and time series comparison

      Sun, Maoyuan (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      This paper examines the ownership effect on Chinese banking cost efficiency over the period of 1998-2005. After controlling for loan quality, liquidity, capitalization and output mix, the empirical results suggest that ...
    • Banknote Recognition in Real Time Using ANN

      Ren, Yueqiu (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Financial institutions have adopted various automated banking systems using currency recognition as their main activity, which makes automated currency recognition of significant interest. However, after the review of the ...
    • Barriers and attractors for Māori in tertiary education

      Hayward, Dominique (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Māori are under-represented across all levels of education in New Zealand. Although this trend has improved over time, a gap remains between tertiary education and Māori participation rates. One question is whether ...
    • The Barriers and Facilitators to Deliver Oral Care for Older Adults in Hospital Settings

      Oda, Keiko (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Hospitalised older adults often experience deconditioning and frequently develop aspiration pneumonia. These form a potential vicious cycle that is connected by swallowing dysfunction (dysphagia) and sarcopenia during ...
    • Barriers to strategy implementation: A case study of Air New Zealand

      Tan, Yii Teang (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      The ability to implement strategies successfully is important to any organisation. Despite the importance of the implementation process within strategic management, this is an area of study often overshadowed by a focus ...
    • Barriers to strategy implementation: a case study of Air New Zealand

      Tan, Yii T (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      The ability to implement strategies successfully is important to any organisation. Despite the importance of the implementation process within strategic management, this is an area of study often overshadowed by a focus ...
    • BDSM and Helpseeking: an Exploratory Qualitative Survey

      Hamer, Walter John (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Background: Awareness of the subculture of BDSM has grown considerably in recent years, particularly through media and fictional depictions of BDSM. Societal responses to BDSM have ranged from vilifying, to pathologising, ...
    • Beach burial of cetaceans: implications for conservation, and public health and safety

      Bui, Ann (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      Every year hundreds of cetaceans strand on New Zealand beaches. Options for dealing with disposal of their carcasses are few, creating significant problems for the Department of Conservation (DOC). More often than not their ...
    • Becoming Known As Whole Persons in Clinical Encounter

      Tolich, Janette (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This study sought to shed light on the unique essence of the clinical encounter in a biomedical context when whaiora (those seeking wellness) and healthcare students are invited to a whole person mindbody encounter (wpmbe). ...