Rosanne Spruijt, MSc: Parents and Teachers: Partners in the Fight against Bullying

  • Supervisors: Annelies Kassenberg (Hanze University of Applied Sciences), René Veenstra and Gijs Huitsing (RUG).
  • Funding: NRO; Period: June 14, 2021 – June 13, 2025 

Zhe Dong, MSc: Antecedents and Consequences of Defending

  • Supervisors: René Veenstra, and Gijs Huitsing (RUG)
  • Funding: Chinese Scholarship Council; Period: September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2025

Fenna van der Wijk, MSc: Multiplexity in criminal networks

  • Supervisors: René Veenstra, and Gijs Huitsing (RUG)
  • Funding: PhD Fund Faculty BSS; Period: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2024

Thijmen Jeroense, MSc: The interplay between ethnic and educational network segregation and opinion polarization

  • Supervisors: Niels Spierings (RU), Jochem Tolsma (RU), and René Veenstra (RUG)
  • Period: September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2023

Sofie Lorijn, MSc: How positive and negative peer relations affect school well-being, academic achievement, and problem behaviors in secondary education

  • Supervisors: René Veenstra and Lydia Laninga-Wijnen (RUG)
  • Funding: NRO; Period: September 1, 2019 – February 29, 2024

Elsje de Vries, MSc: An Effective Anti-Bullying Program for Secondary Education

  • Supervisors: René Veenstra, Tessa Kaufman, and Gijs Huitsing (RUG)
  • Funding: NRO; Period: January 1, 2019 – August 31, 2023  
  • Currently employed as Postdoc at GION, University of Groningen, at the project Sports & Exercise 

Simon Venema, MSc: Strengthening ties between prisoners and their families: Effects of the family approach intervention in two prisons in the Netherlands 

  • Supervisors: Eric Blaauw (Hanze University of Applied Sciences), René Veenstra, and Marieke Haan (RUG)
  • Funding: DJi; Period: September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2023  
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Xingna Qin, MSc: The Development of Academic Achievement and Social Adaptation in Peer Networks among Chinese Adolescents 
This research aims to examine the dynamic interplay between academic achievement and social adaptation in both friendship and antipathy relationships among Chinese adolescents. By using state-of-the-art statistical models for social network analysis, new insights will be gained in the development of academic achievement and social adaptation, and selection and influence processes in both friendship and antipathy networks in the Chinese classroom. The findings will add to the literature on how behaviours and networks dynamically develop, present a comprehensive picture on broader properties of multiplex networks and throw light on the mechanisms of selection and influence in peer networks.

  • Supervisors: René Veenstra, Lydia Laninga-Wijnen, and Christian Steglich (RUG).
  • Funding: Chinese Scholarship Council; Period: September 1, 2018 – March 31, 2023