Prinzie, Dr P.J. (Peter)

Dr P.J. Prinzie is no longer working at the Department for Child & Family Studies an can be reached at his current place of business, the University of Utrecht, via

Academic Career

  • Assistant professor, Centre for Child and Family Studies and Data Theory, Leiden University (2003-2006)
  • Post-doc, Educational sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (2002-2003)
  • Doctorate Educational Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (2002)
  • MA. advanced studies in Quantitative Analysis in the Social Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (2000)
  • MA. Education, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (1997)

Research areas and activities

  • Reciprocal coercion in parent-child interactions, parental characteristics and child characteristics as predictors of anti-social behavior in 4- to 9-year-olds
  • The relation between developmental profiles and family variables in children with a specific genetic syndrom
  • The incidence of child abuse in The Netherlands 

Selected publications

  • Prinzie, P., Onghena, P., Hellinckx, W., Grietens, H., Ghesquiere, P., & Colpin, H. (2005). Direct and indirect relationships between parental personality and externalising behaviour: The role of negative parenting. Psychologica Belgica, 45, 123-146.
  • Prinzie, P., Onghena, P., & Hellinckx, W. (2005). The effect of parent and child personality characteristics on children’s externalizing problem behavior from age 4 to 9 years: A cohort-sequential latent growth curve analysis. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 51, 335-366.
  • Prinzie, P., Swillen, A., Maes, B., Onghena, P., Vogels, A., Van Hooste, A., Devriendt, K., van Lieshout, C.F.M., & Fryns, J. P. (2004). Parenting, family contexts, and personality characteristics in youngsters with VCFS. Genetic Counseling, 15, 141-147

Last Modified: 31-01-2013