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dr. T.M.L. (Tessa) Kaufman, MSc

Postdoctoral researcher
dr. T.M.L. (Tessa) Kaufman, MSc
E-mail:
t.m.l.kaufman rug.nl

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My research is primarily focused on victimization of bullying and specifically bias-based bullying. I combine an individual  differences perspective with a focus on social context, in explaining how the predictors and consequences of victimization interact with social context on multiple levels (i.e., the peer group, school- and family context). I focus both on short-term processes and on processes across the lifespan and use analytical techniques such as SEM (growth models, RI-CLPM) and a multi-level approach. Key questions to answer are: how do individual risk factors interact with group dynamics and parental behaviors in predicting victimization? Are risk factors on individual, peer- and family levels reciprocally related over time? Can intergenerational components contribute to persistent victimization?My interest is thus at the intersection of sociology (influence processes, group norms) psychology (developmental trajectories), pedagogy (role of teacher and school characteristics), and prevention  sciences (interventions). 
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