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dr. E. (Esther) Sulkers

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Coming from a background in pediatric nursing and social sciences I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in Health Psychology where I do research on (the underlying mechanisms of) psychological adaptation of children, adolescents and young adults with a somatic disease and their parents.

I am inherently interested in the phenomenon of positive adaptation which I came across when I worked as a nurse with very ill children, during my PhD in children with cancer, and in India where I am involved in research activities for an NGO that provides healthcare and education for the poorest of the poor who live on the streets of Kolkata (Calcutta).

My current rearch focuses on:
- Selfregulation: goal adjustment, benefit-finding/post-traumatic growth
- Goal conflict

I have a strong interest in cross-cultural research.

Last modified:01 March 2024 12.49 p.m.

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Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands

Department of Health Sciences | Section Nursing Research | Internal PO code FA 12 | Visiting address: De Brug 5e etage kamer 517 |

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