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What makes for a good marriage or partnership? : Tagaloatele Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop, Koleta Savaii and Eti PuniSamoan case study

By: Fairbairn-Dunlop, Peggy.
Contributor(s): Savaii, Koleta | Puni, Eti.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Pacific family violence research series.Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Pasefika Proud, 2016Description: electronic document (40 pages) ; PDF file.ISBN: 978-1-98-854125-9 (ONLINE) (Online).Subject(s): FAMILY VIOLENCE | Pasefika Proud | CULTURE | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | INTERVENTION | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | PACIFIC PEOPLES | PASIFIKA | PREVENTION | RESEARCH | SAMOAN PEOPLE | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Research summary | Access the website | Pasefika Proud Pacific family violence research seriesSummary: Focussing on the Samoan community, this research project identifies a range of factors that influence marriage and partner relationships. It explores how recognising how Samoan relationships are constructed and change in light of influencing factors can enhance our understanding of how violence might be prevented and dealt with. (From the website). This is a paper in the Pacific family violence research series. Click on the series link or the website link for other papers. A 2-page research summary is also available. Background: the lack of data regarding family violence and Pacific communities led the Ministry and the Pacific community representatives to work to improve information and evidence about Pacific family violence. The Ministry of Social Development provided research funding for the completion of a number of research reports focusing on family violence and Pacific communities. This was seen as an opportunity to build capability in Pacific research and to this end applications were invited from researchers to work with Pacific students to complete research projects. Overall, five tertiary institutions were involved in the research projects: Whitirea New Zealand, Auckland University, Massey University, the Auckland University of Technology, and the University of Canterbury which administered the projects. (From the MSD website). Further research and resources can be found on the Pasefika Proud website. Record #5951
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Pacific family violence research series

Focussing on the Samoan community, this research project identifies a range of factors that influence marriage and partner relationships. It explores how recognising how Samoan relationships are constructed and change in light of influencing factors can enhance our understanding of how violence might be prevented and dealt with. (From the website).

This is a paper in the Pacific family violence research series. Click on the series link or the website link for other papers. A 2-page research summary is also available.

Background: the lack of data regarding family violence and Pacific communities led the Ministry and the Pacific community representatives to work to improve information and evidence about Pacific family violence.


The Ministry of Social Development provided research funding for the completion of a number of research reports focusing on family violence and Pacific communities. This was seen as an opportunity to build capability in Pacific research and to this end applications were invited from researchers to work with Pacific students to complete research projects.

Overall, five tertiary institutions were involved in the research projects: Whitirea New Zealand, Auckland University, Massey University, the Auckland University of Technology, and the University of Canterbury which administered the projects. (From the MSD website). Further research and resources can be found on the Pasefika Proud website. Record #5951