Meaning-in-life orientations and values in youth: Cross-cultural comparison
Search for purposes in life and the meaning of life is one of the developmental tasks in youth. The Meaning-in-Life Orientations test (MOL) is often used to assess purposes in life and meaningfulness of life and is often used to compare individuals and groups.
A checklist for testing measurement invariance
The analysis of measurement invariance of latent constructs is important in research across groups, or across time. By establishing whether factor loadings, intercepts and residual variances are equivalent in a factor model that measures a latent concept, we can assure that comparisons that are made on the latent variable are valid across groups or time.
Friends and Family Interview: Measurement invariance across Belgium and Romania
The Friends and Family Interview (FFI; Steele & Steele, 2005 Steele, H. and Steele, M. 2005. The construct of coherence as an indicator of attachment security in middle childhood: The Friends and Family Interview, New York, NY: Guilford Press), a semi-structured interview assessing attachment representations, is used in the context of an international research project.
The Structure of Peritraumatic Dissociation: A Cross Validation in Clinical and Nonclinical Samples
Empirical data have challenged the unidimensionality of the Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire (PDEQ), a widely used measure for peritraumatic dissociation. The aim of this study was to assess the factor structure of the PDEQ in 3 trauma-exposed samples:
Bullying and Victimization in Ethnically Diverse Schools
Growing up in a multicultural society is becoming increasingly common for many children and youth in countries all over the world. Young people from different parts of the world meet together in schools spending a big amount of time with each other.
Identity Statuses as Developmental Trajectories. A Five-Wave Longitudinal Study in Early-to-Middle and Middle-to-Late Adolescents
This study tested whether Marcia’s original identity statuses of achievement, moratorium, early closure (a new label for foreclosure), and diffusion, can be considered identity status trajectories.
Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms After Exposure to Two Fire Disasters: Comparative study
This study investigated traumatic stress symptoms in severely burned survivors of two fire disasters and two comparison groups of patients with “non-disaster” burn injuries, as well as risk factors associated with acute and chronic stress symptoms. Patients were admitted to one out of eight burn centers in the Netherlands or Belgium.
The employment status of doctoral recipients: An exploratory study in the Netherlands
Studies of employment often focus on general labour market developments or the employment status of vulnerable groups concentrated at the lower end of the labour market. In contrast, the employment of highly educated individuals, in particular PhD recipients, has received less empirical attention.
Who are the Job Seekers? Unemployment among Doctoral Recipients
Despite increased attention for doctoral education in recent years, one particular phenomenon has received little attention—the unemployment of doctoral candidates following graduation.
Automatic processes in at-risk adolescents: the role of alcohol-approach tendencies and response inhibition in drinking behavior
This study examined the association between automatic processes and drinking behavior in relation to individual differences in response inhibition in young adolescents who had just started drinking.
One Size Does Not Fit All: proposal for a prior-adapted BIC
This paper presents a refinement of the Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC). While the original BIC selects models on the basis of complexity and fit, the so-called prior-adapted BIC allows us to choose among statistical models that differ on three scores: fit, complexity, and model size.