Rogelia Pe-Pua

Honorary Associate Professor

Rogelia Pe-Pua is an Honorary Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW. She was the Head of School from 2007-July 15, 2012. Prior to this, she was Head of the School of Social Science and Policy (2005-2006).

Rogelia's research interests include indigenous psychology, racism in Australia, multicultural attitudes in plural societies, migration policy issues, cross-cultural psychology, social and community issues, and youth issues. She has undertaken research on migration and return migration in Hawaii and the Philippines, labour migration in Spain and Italy, the character of Australian ethnic press, international students’ experiences, street-frequenting ethnic youth, refugee family settlement, Hong Kong immigrants in Australia, legal needs of NESBs, and an evaluation of a Juvenile Crime Prevention Strategy. She has also worked collaboratively with international researchers comparing ethnocultural youth identity and acculturation in 13 countries, and culture and trait links in four countries. She has completed two projects funded by the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship: (a) the needs of Australian Muslim families, and (b) social cohesion, social division and conflict in multicultural Australia.

Rogelia has a long history of specialisation in indigenous psychology which started at the University of the Philippines where she taught for 15 years before migrating to Australia. She has published widely in this area, including the first edited volume on Philippine indigenous psychology, book chapters and journal articles on indigenous methods. She has applied her passion for and expertise in indigenous and cross-cultural methods to the research she has conducted and to her teaching of research methods. An example of her leadership in this area is her recent involvement with the founding of the Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology in which she was elected as Director of Research and Publication.

Research Areas

Indigenous psychology, racism, multicultural attitudes in plural societies, migration policy issues, cross-cultural psychology, social and community issues, youth issues, ethnicity and social identity, research methods

Ongoing and Recent Research Projects

Indigenous Psychology in the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan
A book project based on research conducted in the three countries. Indigenous psychology refers to psychology that is born out of the experience, thought and orientation of the indigenous people (Pe-Pua, R & Protacio-Marcelino, E, 2000, “Filipino Psychology: A legacy of Virgilio G. Enriquez”,  Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 3, 49-71). The book will trace the development of indigenous psychology and identify its contributions to theory, method and application in the three countries.

Social Cohesion in Australia
Joint project with Dr Justine Dandy of Edith Cowan University, funded by the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship. The aims of this research project are: to determine the indicators of social cohesion in Australia, identify factors that affect social cohesion, examine the effectiveness of various strategies in building community resilience and fostering social cohesion, and analyse the role of the media in Australians’ perspectives on multiculturalism. The research will include participants from culturally diverse communities including Australians who identify as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander and also from less culturally distant groups such as British migrants. Three community case studies will be conducted: Blacktown (Sydney NSW), Stirling (Perth WA), and Murray Bridge (SA). Data collection methods includes focus groups with local residents, key informant interviews, web-based audit of government and non-government programs on social cohesion and media analysis.

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Areas of Supervision
Indigenous psychology, cross-cultural psychology, psychological acculturation, migration, racialisation, multiculturalism, international student experience, Asian psychology

Postgraduate Research Completions  

  • Jae Won Kang, PhD Social Science & Policy, 2012, Towards a level playing field: A case study of young Koreans and sports in the Australian context
  • Le Nhat Tran, PhD Social Science & Policy, 2011, Cultural transition of Vietnamese students in Australia (thesis examination completed, revision underway)
  • Ji Sun Kim, MA Social Policy, 2010,  Korean immigrants’ experience with Australian welfare services
  • Marilyn McHugh, PhD Social Science & Policy, 2008, Costs and consequences: Understanding the impact of fostering on carers
  • Maria Elisa Hollero, PhD Social Science & Policy, 2007, Deconstructing the racialisation Experience of Asian Australians: Process, impact and response
  • Ingrid Tufvesson, PhD Women & Gender Studies, 2005, They ought to be (t)here! but…: An intersectional study of racialised academic women’s marginalisation in Australia, South Africa, and Sweden
  • Lyn Craig, PhD Social Science & Policy, 2005, The hidden cost of parenthood: The impact of children on adult time
  • Punithavathi Arjunan, PhD Social Science & Policy, 2004, Pushing the boundaries: Adolescents and AIDS education in multicultural Malaysia
  • Riffat Haque, PhD Women & Gender Studies, 2004, Purdah of the hearts and eyes: An examination of Purdah as an institution in Pakistan
  • Suzy Casimiro, PhD Social Science & Policy, 2002, Settlement crossroads: Portuguese migrants in Australia
  • Dave Coleman, PhD Social Science & Policy, 2001, The core and the periphery: The case of Foundation Studies programs in the organizational and educational transformations of higher education

 

Affiliation and Memberships

  • Founding member and Director of Research and Publication, Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology
  • Member, Asian Association of Social Psychology
  • Member, International Association of Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Member, Philippine Studies Association of Australia
  • Pambansang Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino [National Association for Filipino Psychology], Philippines: Founding Member; Secretary & Member of the Board of Directors (1985–86); President-Elect (1989–90); President (1991–92)
  • Member, East West Center Alumni Association, Honolulu, Hawaii

Other Information

Rogelia has taken up Visiting Fellow/Researcher appointments at the following institutions:

  • Center for Indigenous and Cultural Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, May-June 2013
  • Maori Psychology and Research Unit, Waikato University, New Zealand, November 2012
  • School of Psychology, Auckland University, New Zealand, November 2012
  • Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, November 2012
  • Department of Social Psychology, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2009
  • Research Center for Psychological Science, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, 2009
  • Department of Psychology, University of the Philippines, Philippines, 2009
  • Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology, Washington State University, USA, 2003
  • Center for Philippine Studies, University of Hawaii, USA, 2002
  • Department of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2002
  • Department of Geography, University of Waikato, New Zealand, 2002
  • Centre for Asia-Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS), University of Wollongong, Australia, 1999
  • Department of Psychology, Queens University, Ontario, Canada, 1999
  • National Research and Development Center for Filipino-American Studies, San Francisco State University, California, USA, 1997
    International Labor Office, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997
  • National Research and Development Center for Filipino-American Studies, San Francisco State University, California, USA, 1997
  • Centre for Multicultural Studies, University of Wollongong, Australia, 1992-93
  • Center for Philippine Studies, University of Hawaii, USA, 1987-88
  • Culture Learning Institute, East West Centre, Honolulum Hawaii, USA, 1982-83

Publications

Books
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Pe-Pua R, 1996, We`re just like other kids`: street-frequenting youth of non-English-speaking background, Original, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra
1996
Pe-Pua R; Mitchell CM; Iredale R; Castles S, 1996, Astronaut families and parachute children: the cycle of migration between Hong Kong and Australia, Original, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra
1996
Book Chapters
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Pe-Pua R, 2018, 'Unpacking the Concept of Loob: Towards Developing Culture-Inclusive Theories', in , University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City
2018
Pe-Pua R, 2016, 'Changing the acculturation conversation: Indigenous cultural reclamation in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand', in Sam D; Berry J (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Acculturation Psychology, edn. second Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 115 - 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316219218
2016
Pe-Pua R, 2015, 'Indigenous Research Practice and Advocacy', in Rinehart RE; Emerald E; Matamua R (ed.), ETHNOGRAPHIES IN PAN PACIFIC RESEARCH: TENSIONS AND POSITIONINGS, edn. Routledge Studies in Anthropology, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 89 - 110, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000383586000006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2015
Pe-Pua R, 2015, 'Indigenous psychology', in Wright JD (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition, Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 788 - 794, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.24067-1
2015
Whitnui P; Pe-Pua R; Nayak A; Behar R; Te Awekotuku N; Nikora LW, 2015, 'Postscript: Maintaining balance in research climates for Indigenous academics', in Rinehart RE; Emerald E; Matamua R (ed.), Ethnographies in Pan Pacific Research Tensions and Positionings, Routledge, New York, pp. 267 - 282
2015
Pe-Pua R; Tran LN, 2013, 'Globalization and Australian international education', in Tazreiter C; Tham SY (ed.), Globalization and social transformation in the Asia-Pacific: The Australian and Malaysian experience, Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, pp. 226 - 241, http://us.macmillan.com/globalizationandsocialtransformationintheasiapacific/ClaudiaTazreiter
2013
Pe-Pua R; Perfecto-Ramos P, 2012, 'Philippines', in Baker DB (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Psychology, edn. 1st, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 395 - 411, http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/academic/pn/psychology/social/9780195366556.do#.UHlO6Yaf98E
2012
Morrissey M; Pe-Pua R; Brown A; Latif A, 2007, 'Culture as a Determinant of Aboriginal Health', in Anderson I; Baum F; Bentley M (ed.), Beyond Band aids: Exploring the Underlying Social Determinants of Aboriginal Health, edn. 1, Cooperative Centre for Aboriginal Health, Casurina, NT, Australia, pp. 239 - 254
2007
Leung C; Kwak K; Pe-Pua R; Karnilowicz W, 2007, 'The Adaptation of Asian Migrant Adolescents in Australia and Canada: A case Study of Chinese, East-Indian, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese Migrant Adolescents', in Bernado AB; Gastardo-Conaco MC; Liwag EC (ed.), The Self, Relationships, and Subjective Well-Being in Asia: Psychological, Social and Cultural Perspectives, edn. 1, Kyoyook-Kwahak-Sa Publishing Company, Seoul, South Korea, pp. 235 - 262
2007
Pe-Pua R, 2006, 'From Decolonizing Psychology to the Develoopment of a Cross-Indigenous Perspective in Methodology: The Philippine Experience', in Kim U; Yang KS; Hwang KK (ed.), Indigenous and Cultural Psychology: Understanding People in Context, edn. INTERNATIONAL AND CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY, Springer Science Business Media, New York, UNSW, pp. 109 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/0-387-28662-4_5
2006
Pe-Pua R, 2003, 'Wife, mother and maid: The triple role of Filipino domestic workers in Spain and Italy', in Piper N; Roces M (ed.), Wife or worker? Asian women and migration, edn. First, Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland, pp. 157 - 180
2003
Pe-Pua R, 1999, 'Youth and Ethnicity: Images and Constructions', in White R (ed.), Australian youth subcultures: On the margins and in the mainstream, edn. Original, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, Hobart, pp. 120 - 127
1999
Pe-Pua R; Mitchell C; Castles S; Iredale R, 1998, 'Astronaut families and parachute children: Hong Kong immigrants in Australia', in Sinn E (ed.), The last half century of Chinese overseas, University of Hong Kong Press, Hong Kong, pp. 279 - 298
1998
Pe-Pua R, 1991, 'UP pioneers in indigenous Filipino psychology', in Aquino B (ed.), The university experience, University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City, pp. 152 - 164
1991
Conference Papers
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Dunn K; Forrest J; Pe-Pua R; Smith SJ, 2005, 'Experiences of racism in the Australian body politic: extent, spheres and cultural unevenness', in Body Politic: Racialised Political Cultures in Australia, Body Politic: Racialised Political Cultures in Australia, Brisbane, Qld, presented at Body Politic: Racialised Political Cultures in Australia, Brisbane, Qld, 24 November 2004 - 26 November 2004
2005
Journal articles
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Dandy J; Pe-Pua R, 2015, 'The Refugee Experience of Social Cohesion in Australia: Exploring the Roles of Racism, Intercultural Contact, and the Media', Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, vol. 13, pp. 339 - 357, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15562948.2014.974794
2015
Dandy J; Pe-Pua R, 2013, 'Beyond mutual acculturation: Intergroup relations among immigrants, Anglo-Australians and Indigenous Australians', Zeitschrift für Psychologie / Journal of Psychology, vol. 221, pp. 232 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/2151-2604/a000153
2013
Dandy J; Pe-Pua R, 2010, 'Attitudes to multiculturalism, immigration and cultural diversity: Comparison of dominant and non-dominant groups in three Australian states', International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol. 34, pp. 34 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2009.10.003
2010
Dunn K; Forrest J; Pe-Pua R; Hynes M; Maeder-Han K, 2009, 'Cities of race hatred? The spheres of racism and anti-racism in contemporary Australian cities', COSMOPOLITAN CIVIL SOCIETIES-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 14, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000214123600002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2009
Leung C; Pe-Pua R; Karnilowicz W, 2006, 'Psychological adaptation and autonomy among adolescents in Australia: A comparison of Anglo-Celtic and three Asian groups', International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol. 30, pp. 99 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2005.09.002
2006
Pe-Pua R, 2005, 'VINCULOS ENTRE FILIPINAS Y ESPANA', REVISTA cidob D`AFERS INTERNACIONALS, vol. 68, pp. 53 - 65
2005
Church AT; Katigbak MS; Ortiz FA; Del Prado AM; De Jesús Vargas-Flores J; Ibáñez-Reyes J; Reyes JAS; Pe-Pua R; Cabrera HF, 2005, 'Investigating implicit trait theories across cultures', Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, vol. 36, pp. 476 - 496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022022105275963
2005
Pe-Pua R, 2000, 'Implications of government policies on working conditions of Filipino workers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan', Pilipinas, vol. 34, pp. 63 - 90
2000
Pe-Pua R; Protacio-Marcelino E, 2000, 'Sikolohiyang Pilipino (Filipino psychology): A legacy of Virgilio G. Enriquez', Asian Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 3, pp. 49 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-839X.00054
2000
Pe-Pua R, 1997, 'Book review: Ancestors: Chinese in colonial Australia by J. Ryan', International Migration Review, pp. 1141 - 1141
1997
Pe-Pua R, 1989, 'Pagtatanong-tanong: A cross-cultural research method', International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol. 13, pp. 147 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0147-1767(89)90003-5
1989
Reports
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Dandy J; Pe-Pua R, 2012, Research into the Current and Emerging Drivers for Social Cohesion, Social Division and Conflict in Multicultural Australia, Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Canberra
2012
Pe-Pua R; Gendera S; Katz I; O'Connor A, 2010, Meeting the Needs of Australian Muslim Families: Exploring Marginalisation, Family Issues and ‘Best Practice’ in Service Provision, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Reports, Report 9, 2010, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report9_10_Muslim_Families.pdf
2010
Pe-Pua R; Echevarria A, 1998, Cultural appropriateness, or plain customer service?: Legal needs of NESB residents in Fairfield, Ettinger House, Sydney
1998
Pe-Pua R; Morrissey M, 1996, Content analysis of Australian non-English language newspapers (Stage 3): Greek, Maltese, Persian and Polish, Office of Government Information and Advertising, Canberra
1996
Iredale R; Mitchell C; Pe-Pua R; Pittaway E, 1996, Ambivalent welcome: Settlement experiences of Humanitarian Entrant families in Australia, Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Canberra
1996
Pe-Pua R; Morrissey M, 1995, Content analysis of Australian non-English language newspapers (Stage 2): Croatian, Italian, Macedonian, Serbian and Turkish, Office of Government Information and Advertising, Canberra
1995
Pe-Pua R, 1995, Being an overseas student at UNSW: Perceptions about the learning environment, university services and intergroup relations, International Student Centre, UNSW, Sydney
1995
Pe-Pua R, 1994, Being an Asian on campus: A look into the cross-cultural experiences of overseas students at the University of Wollongong, Centre for Multicultural Studies, University of Wollongong, Wollongong
1994
Pe-Pua R; Morrissey M, 1994, Content analysis of Australian non-English language newspapers (Stage 1): Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese, Office of Government Information and Advertising, Canberra
1994