Case Studies

900 Aboriginal adults were surveyed from 4 different remote Aboriginal communities. Interrelationships were identified with structural equation modeling.

Case Study: Pathways to Education Success

Better literacy outcomes from culture in school

  • Education outcomes are much better for those who learn about their own culture at school, and learn Aboriginal literacy as a stepping stone to English literacy.
  • Culturally relevant curriculum and learning styles improves education outcomes.

Download the Case Study and read the paper in Educational Research for Policy and Practice: The role of Aboriginal literacy in improving English literacy in remote Aboriginal communities: an empirical systems analysis with the Interplay Wellbeing Framework.

Literacy structural equation model

Case Study: It all comes back to Culture

Practising culture empowers and leads to greater wellbeing

  • Practising culture builds empowerment and strengthens spirituality, both of which in turn improve wellbeing
  • Practising culture is the key to improving wellbeing for Aboriginal people in remote Australia

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Culture structural equation model

Case Study: Mental Health Key for Wellbeing

Good mental health underlies better health and health services

  • Integrating services for physical and mental health problems improves wellbeing
  • Holistic approach to health services needed

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Health structural equation model

Case Study: Empowered to Study and Work

Empowerment is the basis for better education and work outcomes

  • Successful pathways between education and employment depend on their capacity to build empowerment.
  • Policy and practice for education and employment that focuses on building empowerment underlies optimal wellbeing.
  • That is, the more they empower people the more likely they are to succeed.

Download the Case Study and read the paper in the The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education: Empowerment is the Basis for Improving Education and Employment Outcomes for Aboriginal People in Remote Australia.

Employment structural equation model

Case Study: Numbers and Forms opens doors

Confidence with paperwork opens pathways to success

60 Aboriginal adults were surveyed who had used a financial literacy program. Interrelationships were identified with structural equation modeling.

  • Confidence with numbers and filling out forms is a pivotal step to improving work outcomes, money knowledge, social and emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Empowerment is a key foundation upon which pathways to wellbeing are built.
Numeracy structural equation model