Youth care

Bullying in India; the teachers’ role

This three wave longitudinal study attempts to find out more about risk and protective factors of bullying and victimization in the Indian context. The study focuses on students’ minority or majority position in class and in the community and on teacher attitudes and behaviors with respect to peer bullying and victimization.


Determining future perspectives of foster children in the Netherlands

In recent years, foster care providers in The Netherlands have paid increasing attention to methods for determining future perspectives of foster children placed in their care. Examining future perspectives implies that a decision must be taken on the educational environment that is likely to provide the safest and most stable environment for a child till his or her 18th birthday.


Involvement in Bullying and Personality

Bullying has been defined as a repetitive act of physical or verbal harassment towards a victim that is of inferior power. Being the victim of bullying is related to depression, psychosomatic symptoms and suicidality.


The Negative Effects of Bullying

Bullying has been defined as a repetitive act of physical or verbal harassment towards a victim that is of inferior power. For almost forty years researchers have collected data on the potential negative effects of bullying.


Polish immigrant youth in Iceland

This project analyzes whether or not Polish immigrant youth in Iceland acculturate and adapt to their new society in a way that is comparable to the way that other immigrant groups acculturate and adapt in countries having a longer history of immigration.


Quality of time-out facilities

Recent numbers in the Netherlands show a large increase in use of time-out facilities, i.e., special educational services intended for maladjusted adolescents of secondary school age who have dropped out due to severe problem behaviour.