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Kretschmer, Prof. Tina

Tina Kretschmer
Tina Kretschmer

Prof. Tina Kretschmer studied Pedagogical Sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin and obtained her PhD in developmental psychology at the University of Sussex. Currently, Kretschmer is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, in the department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences. She conducts research into how the social behaviour of young people is influenced by our DNA and the environmental factors surrounding us while we grow up. Our behaviour, as well as the position we hold within a social group, is influenced by our genetics.

In her research, Kretschmer is focusing on the interaction between the characteristics determined by our cells and external factors that influence the manners in which young people behave, and which positions they take up in a group. Gaining insight into these domains help us not only to explain the behaviour of adolescents, but also to better understand what young people need in their social development.

Since 2018, Kretschmer has been part of the Young Academy Groningen (YAG), of which she became chair in 2021. In this group, she is dedicated to increasing professional development opportunities for early-career academics and is focusing on the role played by the University within its regional context. Under her leadership, the YAG published a report on harassment in academia. Kretschmer is also a fellow of the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health.

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2021

Kretschmer, T., la Roi, C., van der Ploeg, R., & Veenstra, R. (2021). Benefits of Bullying? A Test of the Evolutionary Hypothesis in Three Cohorts. Journal of Research on Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12675
Vrijen, C., Wiertsema, M., Ackermans, M. A., van der Ploeg, R., & Kretschmer, T. (2021). Childhood and Adolescent Bullying Perpetration and Later Substance Use: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 147(3), [ e2020034751]. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2020-034751
Parra, L. A., van Bergen, D. D., Dumon, E., Kretschmer, T., La Roi, C., Portzky, G., & Frost, D. M. (2021). Family Belongingness Attenuates Entrapment and Buffers Its Association with Suicidal Ideation in a Sample of Dutch Sexual Minority Emerging Adults. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 50, 983–1001. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-020-01838-0
Kretschmer, T., Ouellet-Morin, I., Vrijen, C., Nolte, I. M., & Hartman, C. (2021). Polygenic risk for aggressive behavior from late childhood through early adulthood. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-021-01906-3
Kretschmer, T., Ouellet-Morin, I., Vrijen, C., Nolte, I. M., & Hartman, C. A. (2021). Polygenic risk for aggressive behaviour from late childhood through early adulthood. Poster session presented at SRCD 2021 virtual biennial meeting.
Kretschmer, T. (2021). The Value of Multiple-Generation Cohorts for Studying Parenting and Child Development. Child Development Perspectives, 15(2), 83-89. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdep.12403
Osinga, M., van Bergen, D. D., van Brummen-Girigori, O. J., Kretschmer, T., & Timmerman, M. C. (2021). “We Say ‘Mothers’ But Mean ‘Parents’”: Qualitative Perceptions and Experiences With Father Absence Among Curaçaoan, Curaçaoan-Dutch, and Dutch Young People . Journal of Adolescent Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/07435584211014878

2020

Kiekens, W., Roi ,la, C., Bos, H. M. W., Kretschmer, T., Bergen, van, D., & Veenstra, R. (2020). Explaining Health Disparities between Heterosexual and LGB Adolescents by Integrating the Minority Stress and Psychological Mediation Frameworks: Findings from the TRAILS Study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49(9), 1767-1782. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01206-0
la Roi, C., Dijkstra, J. K., Kretschmer, T., SavickaitÄ—, R., & Veenstra, R. (2020). Peers and Homophobic Attitudes in Adolescence: Examining Selection and Influence Processes in Friendships and Antipathies. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49(11), 2229-2245. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01298-8
Vrijen, C., Ackermans, M. A., Bosma, A., & Kretschmer, T. (2020). Reward Responsiveness, Optimism, and Social and Mental Functioning in Children Aged 6-7: Protocol of a Cross-Sectional Pilot Study. JMIR research protocols, 9(9), [e18902]. https://doi.org/10.2196/18902
la Roi, C., Kretschmer, T., Veenstra, R., Bos, H., Goossens, L., Verschueren, K., Colpin, H., Van Leeuwen, K., Van Den Noortgate, W., & Dijkstra, J. K. (2020). Sexual orientation, peer relationships, and depressive symptoms: Findings from a sociometric design. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 66, [101086]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2019.101086

2019

Kaufman, T. M. L., Kretschmer, T., Huitsing, G., & Veenstra, R. (2020). Caught in a vicious cycle? Explaining bidirectional spillover between parent-child relationships and peer victimization. Development and Psychopathology, 32(1), 11-20. [0954579418001360]. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579418001360
Kretschmer, T., & Vrijen, C. (2019). De Genetica van Opvoeding. Kind en Adolescent, 40(3), 277-280. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12453-019-00213-8

2018

Kretschmer, T., Tropf, F. C., & Niezink, N. M. D. (2018). Causality and Pleiotropy in the Association Between Bullying Victimization in Adolescence and Depressive Episodes in Adulthood. Twin research and human genetics, 21(1), 33-41. https://doi.org/10.1017/thg.2017.71
Kobes, A., Kretschmer, T., Timmerman, M., & Schreuder, P. (2018). Interventions aimed at preventing and reducing overweight/obesity among children and adolescents: a meta-synthesis. Obesity Reviews, 19(8), 1065-1079. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12688
la Roi, C., Dijkstra, J. K., Kretschmer, T., Savickaite, R., & Veenstra, R. (2018). Peers and Homophobic Attitudes in Adolescence: Examining Selection and Influence Processes in Friendships and Antipathies. Paper presented at XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands.
la Roi, C., Kretschmer, T., Veenstra, R., Bos, H., Goossens, L., Verschueren, K., Colpin, H., Van Leeuwen, K., Van den Noortgate, W., Claes, S., & Dijkstra, J. K. (2018). Social integration in the peer context as a mediator of mental health disparities by sexual orientation in adolescence: Is there something to be gained by a sociometric perspective?. Paper presented at Dag van de Sociologie 2918, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Kaufman, T. M. L., Kretschmer, T., Huitsing, G., & Veenstra, R. (2018). Why Does a Universal Anti-Bullying Program Not Help All Children? Explaining Persistent Victimization During an Intervention. Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research, 19(6), 822–832. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-018-0906-5
Meurs, M. (Author), Oldehinkel, T. (Author), Hartman, C. (Author), Schweren, L. (Author), Wigman, H. (Author), & Kretschmer, T. (Author). (2018). Young People and Their Mental Health. Software, Future Learn. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/young-people-mental-health

2017

Kretschmer, T., Veenstra, R., Branje, S., Reijneveld, S. A., Meeus, W. H. J., Dekovic, M., Koot, H. M., Vollebergh, W. A. M., & Oldehinkel, A. J. (2018). How Competent are Adolescent Bullying Perpetrators and Victims in Mastering Normative Developmental Tasks in Early Adulthood? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46(1), 41-56. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-017-0316-3
la Roi, C., Dijkstra, J. K., Kretschmer, T., & Veenstra, D. (2017). An exploration of the mental-wellbeing and social network position of sexual minority adolescents.. Poster session presented at Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) 2017, Texas, United States.
Kretschmer, T., Veenstra, R., Branje, S., & Oldehinkel, A. (2017). Bullies and victims: Does parental support affect the odds of mastering normative developmental tasks in early adulthood?. Paper presented at Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX, United States.
Kretschmer, T., Veenstra, R., & Oldehinkel, A. (2017). Bullies grown up: Mastery of normative developmental tasks and indicators of psychological health in early adulthood. Paper presented at International Congress of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP), Geneva, Switzerland.
van der Ploeg, R., Kretschmer, T., Salmivalli, C., & Veenstra, R. (2017). Defending victims: What does it take to intervene in bullying and how is it rewarded by peers? Journal of School Psychology, 65, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsp.2017.06.002
Kretschmer, T. (2017). My winning ERC proposal.
Kretschmer, T. (2017). Peer relationships in an intergenerational perspective. Paper presented at Symposium on Interpersonal Dynamics, Zwolle, Netherlands.
Kretschmer, T., Dijkstra, J. K., & Veenstra, R. (2017). Social and individual antecedents of adolescent-onset conduct problem behaviour. In A. Blokland, & V. van der Geest (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology (pp. 179-199). (Routledge International Handbooks). Taylor & Francis Group.

2016

Kretschmer, T., Veenstra, R., Dekovíc, M., & Oldehinkel, A. J. (2017). Bullying development across adolescence, its antecedents, outcomes, and gender-specific patterns. Development and Psychopathology, 29(3), 941-955. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579416000596
Sentse, M., Kretschmer, T., de Haan, A., & Prinzie, P. (2017). Conduct Problem Trajectories Between Age 4 and 17 and Their Association with Behavioral Adjustment in Emerging Adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(8), 1633-1642. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-016-0476-4
Kretschmer, T., Sentse, M., Meeus, W., Verhulst, F. C., Veenstra, R., & Oldehinkel, A. J. (2016). Configurations of Adolescents' Peer Experiences: Associations With Parent-Child Relationship Quality and Parental Problem Behavior. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26(3), 474-491. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12206
Kretschmer, T. (2016). Criminality and family formation: disentangling the relationship between family life events and criminal offending for high-risk men and women. Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, 58(2), 120-123. https://doi.org/10.5553/TvC/0165182X2016058002010
van der Ploeg, R., Kretschmer, T., Saarento, S., Salmivalli, C., & Veenstra, R. (2016). Defending victims of bullying: What does it take to intervene in bullying and how is it rewarded by peers?. Paper presented at SRA Biennial Meeting, Baltimore.
la Roi, C., Kretschmer, T., Dijkstra, J. K., Veenstra, R., & Oldehinkel, A. J. (2016). Disparities in Depressive Symptoms Between Heterosexual and Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth in a Dutch Cohort: The TRAILS Study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45(3), 440-456. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-015-0403-0
Kretschmer, T., & DeLisi, M. (2016). Heritability of antisocial behaviour. In Oxford Handbooks Online: Criminology and Criminal Justice Oxford University Press.
Kretschmer, T., & Oldehinkel, A. (2016). Mean girls get the blues? Bullying perpetration, its antecedents and outcomes in boys and girls. Paper presented at International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Vilnius, Lithuania.
la Roi, C., Dijkstra, J., Kretschmer, T., Savickaite, R., & Veenstra, R. (2016). Peer Influence on Homophobic Attitudes: The PEAR Study. Paper presented at PRO (Peer Relations Onderzoekers) meeting, Utrecht.
la Roi, C., Dijkstra, J., Kretschmer, T., & Veenstra, R. (2016). Peer influence on homophobic prejudice: Examining the roles of gender and social status. The PEAR study. Poster session presented at 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Pike, A., Atzaba-Poria, N., & Kretschmer, T. (2016). Predictors of Parenting: Family-Wide and Child-Specific Factors. Parenting: Science and Practice, 16(3), 147-163. https://doi.org/10.1080/15295192.2016.1158599
Kretschmer, T. (2016). What Explains Correlates of Peer Victimization? A Systematic Review of Mediating Factors. Adolescent Research Review , 1(4), 341-356. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40894-016-0035-y

2015

Kretschmer, T., Vollebergh, W., & Oldehinkel, A. J. (2017). Parent-child positivity and romantic relationships in emerging adulthood: Congruence, compensation, and the role of social skills. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41(2), 198-210. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025415612228
la Roi, C., Kretschmer, T., Dijkstra, J., Veenstra, R., & Oldehinkel, T. (2015). Depression disparities between LGBs and heterosexuals from childhood to early adulthood: Evidence from a Dutch cohort study. Poster session presented at 2015 SRCD Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Dijkstra, J. K., Kretschmer, T., Pattiselanno, K., Franken, A., Harakeh, Z., Vollebergh, W., & Veenstra, R. (2015). Explaining Adolescents' Delinquency and Substance Use: A Test of the Maturity Gap: The SNARE study. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 52(5), 747-767. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022427815582249
Dijkstra, J. K., Kretschmer, T., Lindenberg, S., & Veenstra, R. (2015). Hedonic, Instrumental, and Normative Motives: Differentiating Patterns for Popular, Accepted, and Rejected Adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence, 35(3), 308-328. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431614535092
Kretschmer, T., Barker, E. D., Dijkstra, J. K., Oldehinkel, A. J., & Veenstra, R. (2015). Multifinality of peer victimization: maladjustment patterns and transitions from early to mid-adolescence. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 24(10), 1169-1179. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-014-0667-z
Kretschmer, T., Barker, E. D., Oldehinkel, A., & Veenstra, D. (2015). Multifinality of peer victimization: Are genetic polymorphisms implied in individual pathways of maladjustment?. Paper presented at Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) 2015, Pennsylvania, United States.
Pike, A., Kretschmer, T., & Atzaba-Poria, N. (2015). Predictors of Parenting: Between- and Within-Family Factors. Paper presented at Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) 2015, Pennsylvania, United States.
Sentse, M., Kretschmer, T., & Salmivalli, C. (2015). The Longitudinal Interplay between Bullying, Victimization, and Social Status: Age-related and Gender Differences. Social Development, 24(3), 659-677. https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12115
Sijtsema, J., Kretschmer, T., & van Os, T. (2015). The Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth in a Large Community Sample of Young Adult Males and Females: The TRAILS Study. Psychological Assessment, 27(2), 669-677. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0038520

2014

Kretschmer, T., Dijkstra, J., & Veenstra, R. (2017). Social and individual antecedents as predictors of adolescent-onset conduct problem behavior. In A. A. J. Blokland, & V. R. van der Geest (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology (pp. 179-199). Routledge.
Oliver, B. R., Kretschmer, T., & Maughan, B. (2014). Configurations of early risk and their association with academic, cognitive, emotional and behavioural outcomes in middle childhood. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49(5), 723-732. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-013-0756-1
Whelan, Y. M., Kretschmer, T., & Barker, E. D. (2014). MAOA, early experiences of harsh parenting, irritable opposition, and bullying-victimization: A moderated indirect-effects analysis. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 60(2), 217-237. https://doi.org/10.13110/merrpalmquar1982.60.2.0217
Kretschmer, T., Hickman, M., Doerner, R., Emond, A., Lewis, G., Macleod, J., Maughan, B., Munafo, M. R., & Heron, J. (2014). Outcomes of childhood conduct problem trajectories in early adulthood: findings from the ALSPAC study. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 23(7), 539-549. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-013-0488-5
Kretschmer, T., Dijkstra, J., & Veenstra, R. (2014). Peer effects and molecular genetics in adolescent antisocial behavior. In M. DeLisi, & M. G. Vaughn (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Biosocial Criminology (pp. 101-114). (Routledge International Handbooks). Routledge, Taylor and Francis group.
Kretschmer, T. (2014). Peer victimization and individual variation in maladjustment. Paper presented at European Association for Research on Adolescence, Cesme, Turkey.
Kretschmer, T., Oliver, B. R., & Maughan, B. (2014). Pubertal Development, Spare Time Activities, and Adolescent Delinquency: Testing the Contextual Amplification Hypothesis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(8), 1346-1360. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-013-0074-7
Ruschoff, B., Kretschmer, T., Dijkstra, J., & Veenstra, R. (2014). The development of delinquency in adolescence: Employment, gender, SES, and ethnicity. In F. Weerman, & C. Bijleveld (Eds.), Criminal behaviour from school to the workplace: Untangling the complex relations between employment, education, and crime (pp. 23-43). Routledge.
Kretschmer, T., Sentse, M., Dijkstra, J., & Veenstra, R. (2014). The Interplay Between Peer Rejection and Acceptance in Preadolescence and Early Adolescence, Serotonin Transporter Gene, and Antisocial Behavior in Late Adolescence: The TRAILS Study. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 60(2), 193-216.

2013

Kretschmer, T., Vitaro, F., & Barker, E. D. (2014). The Association Between Peer and Own Aggression is Moderated by the BDNF Val-Met Polymorphism. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24(1), 177-185. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12050
Kretschmer, T., Dijkstra, J., Ormel, J., Verhulst, F., & Veenstra, R. (2013). Dopamine receptor D4 gene moderates the effect of positive and negative peer experiences on later delinquency: The Tracking Adolescents' Individual Lives Survey study. Development and Psychopathology, 25(4), 1107-1117. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579413000400
Kretschmer, T., Dijkstra, J., & Veenstra, R. (2013). DRD4 Moderates Associations Between Positive and Negative Peer Experiences and Adolescent Delinquency. Paper presented at Symposium on DRD4 for Better or for Worse? The Complex Interplay Between Genes and Environment, Seattle, United States.
Kretschmer, T., Sentse, M., Dijkstra, J., & Veenstra, R. (2013). 5-HTTLPR Interacts with Late Childhood Peer Rejection in the Prediction of Adolescent Externalizing Problems. Paper presented at Symposium on Peers, Parents, and Maladjustment: What Role Do Genetic Factors Play?, Seattle, United States.

2012

Kretschmer, T., & Barker, E. D. (2012). Interaction between BDNF and peer antisocial behavior predicts later aggressive behavior. Paper presented at Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver , Canada.

2010

Kretschmer, T., Oliver, B., Barker, E. D., & Maughan, B. (2010). Adolescent antisocial behavior: relationships with parents and peers from late childhood through adolescence. Paper presented at Annual meeting of the Life History Research Society, Montreal, Canada.
Kretschmer, T., & Pike, A. (2010). Associations between adolescent siblings’ relationship quality and similarity and differences in values. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 411-418. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0020060
Kretschmer, T., & Pike, A. (2010). Links between nonshared friendship experiences and adolescent siblings' differences in aspirations. Journal of Adolescence, 33, 101-110.
Kretschmer, T., & Pike, A. (2010). Sibling Relationships. In Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (pp. 1594-1595). Wiley.
Kretschmer, T., & Pike, A. (2010). Young children’s sibling relationship quality: Distal and proximal correlates. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 581-589.

2009

Kretschmer, T., & Pike, A. (2009). Parental differential treatment is linked to later value differences between siblings. Paper presented at Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, United States.
Pike, A., & Kretschmer, T. (2009). Shared versus nonshared effects: Parenting and children’s adjustment. European Journal of Developmental Science, 3, 115-130.
Pike, A., Kretschmer, T., & Dunn, J. F. (2009). Siblings - friends or foes? Psychologist, 22(6), 494-497.

2008

Kretschmer, T., & Pike, A. (2008). Sibling support in the family context. Paper presented at European Association for Research on Adolescence, Turin, Italy.

2007

Kretschmer, T., & Ittel, A. (2007). Historical Roots of Developmental Science. European Journal of Developmental Science, 1(1), 23-32.

2006

Bergann, S., & Kretschmer, T. (2006). Trends in der Jugendforschung: Ein thematischer und methodologischer Überblick über die aktuelle Jugendforschung in Deutschland. In H. Merkens, & J. Zinnecker (Eds.), Jahrbuch Jugendforschung 2006 VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
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