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New article accepted for publication – Psychosocial Adjustement related to Grade Retention

A new article by Cécile Mathys, Marie-Hélène Véronneau and Aurélie Lecocq, “Grade Retention at the Transition to Secondary School: Using Propensity Score Matching to Identify Consequences on Psychosocial Adjustment,” has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Early Adolescence.

This article highlights the negative outcomes of grade retention on early adolescents’ psychosocial adjustment. In fact, retained students showed, in this study, decreases in self-esteem as well as in intrinsic and extrinsic motivation combined with higher levels of delinquent and aggressive behaviors than their counterparts who were not retained.

Link to the article


Good news for the LEPSIS – Funding awarded

Good news !!

Three members of the LEPSIS lab received a research scholarship.

More precisely, Florence Tsakpinoglou obtained a research grant at the Masters level from the Human Science Research Council as well as from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) for her project entitled “Comprendre la compétence émotionnelle pour promouvoir la réussite des élèves en formation professionnelle”.

Olivier Gaudet was awarded a doctoral research scholarship from the FRQSC for his project entitled “L’effet de la centralité dans la clique et de l’appartenance à une clique populaire sur l’estime de soi des jeunes adolescents”.

Rhéa Marshall-Denton received a doctoral research scholarship from the FRQSC for her project entitled “Perceived Peer Group Social Norms as Underlying Mechanisms of Friend and Parental Influence on Youth Psychosocial Adjustment”.

Furthermore, the Research Team Support Program of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture renewed a grant awarded to the Emotional Competence Research Team entitled “Compétence émotionnelle et transition réussie à l’âge adulte : une approche développementale”. Dale Stack is the coordinator of this team, which also includes Lisa Serbin, Holly Recchia, Erin Barker and Marie-Hélène Véronneau. This grant is awarded for a period of four years.

Presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research

Marie-Hélène Véronneau and Olivier Gaudet will present results from their latest research during the 25th annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR), which will take place in Washington (DC) from May 30th to June 2nd 2017.

Marie-Hélène Véronneau will present an oral presentation entitled: Predictors of Educational Attainment in a Disadvantaged French-Canadian Sample: A 30-Year Prospective Study

Clic here to access the abstract of the presentation

For his part, Olivier Gaudet will present a poster titled: Is Young Adolescents’ Self-Esteem Predicted by Peer Acceptance? A Gender Perspective

Moreover, Olivier is part of the organizing committee of the Scavenger Hunt that is overseen by the Early Career Preventionists Network affiliated with the conference.

Clic here to access the abstract of the poster