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Guest Lecture: Assoc Prof Chris Sibley - The NZ Attitudes and Values Survey: An Introduction

Page updated Jun 24, 2014

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Presentation material for Professor Chris Sibley's lecture presented on 20 June 2014.

Abstract

The NZAVS aims to track changes in various social psychological and health factors over a twenty year period, from 2009 to 2029. The study aims to provide longitudinal information about how the personality, attitudes and values of New Zealanders may be changing over time. This is important because we currently know very little about how peoples' opinions, values and levels of satisfaction with their lives may change gradually over time, and perhaps also change rapidly in response to current events in society. Another key aim of the study is to examine how changes in attitudes and values may relate to changes in health and wellbeing over time.

About Professor Chris Sibley

I am an Associate Professor in Social Psychology, University of Auckland. I teach in courses relating to social psychology and research methods. I completed my PhD in 2005 at Victoria University of Wellington. I've published over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, primarily on intergroup relations, prejudice and personality. In 2010 I was awarded an Early Career Research Excellence Award by The University of Auckland for my research on the causes and outcomes of prejudice and discrimination. I am the lead researcher for the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study. This is a representative longitudinal study that assesses change and stability in the personality, social attitudes, and values of roughly 12,000 New Zealanders each year.

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