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LÉPSIS’s first doctoral defense

Congratulations to Marie Claire Vaillancourt, the first LÉPSIS doctoral student to defend her doctoral essay on May 14. Her essay is titled « Affiliation to aggressive cliques:  Consequences on academic functioning and protective factors in secondary school students. » Our best wishes to Marie Claire during the next big step of her doctoral program, that is, her clinical internship. 


Excellent news from Fonds de recherche du Québec for the LÉPSIS

On April 30th 2019, Fonds de recherche du Québec annonced the results of their competition for 2019-2020. 

Two LEPSIS lab members have stood out by obtaining research grants : 

  • Patrick Voyer, graduate student under the direction of Prof. Véronneau, was awarded a scholarship by Fonds de recherche du Québec – Society and Culture. This competition will allow him to conduct his doctoral research project entitled “La réussite éducative chez les élèves de formation professionnelle” within LEPSIS.
  • Marie-Hélène Véronneau, director of the lab, was rewarded a Career Fellowship by the Junior Research Fellowship Program of Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) for the next four years by granting her support for her research program “Réussite éducative et santé mentale au passage à l’âge adulte : identifier les facteurs favorisant un bienêtre à long terme”. Already a junior researcher in the Junior 1 category since 2013, this is the second grant obtained by Prof. Véronneau as part of this excellence program, which aims to support high-caliber researchers to ensure the quality of health research in Quebec.



Marie-Hélène Véronneau, director of the LÉPSIS, will be presenting in a webinar organized by Mouvement Santé mentale Québec

Marie-Hélène Véronneau, director of the LÉPSIS, will be presenting “Les jeunes et le sens” in a webinar called “Qu’est-ce qui donne du sens ?” organized by Mouvement Santé mentale Québec. Her presentation will be broadcasted on April 5th 2018 from 12:00 to 13:30.

For further information, please visit the Facebook page of the event.


Two members of the LÉPSIS will be attending the annual conference of the psychology department of UQAM

Marie-Hélène Véronneau, director of the lab, will give an oral presentation called “Les prédicteurs du niveau d’éducation atteint par des élèves défavorisés suite à la Révolution tranquille”. It will take place in room SH-3760 (200 rue Sherbrooke Ouest) at 13:30.

Mélanie Lebeau, research assistant for the project “Compétence émotionnelle en formation professionnelle”, will present the outline of this project with a poster from 16:00 to 17:00.


Marie-Hélène Véronneau, director of the LÉPSIS, and Olivier Gaudet, graduate student and coauthor, will be participating in a symposium at the Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP) annual conference

Marie-Hélène Véronneau, director of the LÉPSIS, and Olivier Gaudet, graduate student and coauthor, will be participating in a symposium at the Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP) annual conference.

Marie-Hélène Véronneau and Olivier Gaudet’s oral presentation called ″Effet longitudinal de la relation élève-enseignant sur la motivation scolaire des adolescents‶ is part of the symposium organized by Marie-Claude Salvas named ″Comment favoriser l’engagement et la réussite éducative chez les jeunes? Coup d’œil sur le rôle des relations avec les pairs et les enseignants à l’école‶. It will be held on March 24th 2018 from 16:00 to 17:30 in Pilot hall at le Concorde Quebec Hotel.


The LÉPSIS will be represented at Development 2018 and Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP) meetings

The LÉPSIS will be represented at Development 2018 and Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP) conferences.

Olivier Gaudet will be presenting his poster ″Mesurer la popularité et son influence sur l’estime de soi des jeunes adolescents: Une perspective de l’analyse des réseaux sociaux‶ at the annual conference of the Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie on March 23rd from 18:45 to 19:45 in the Foyer hall at Le Concorde Quebec Hotel.

Florence Tsakpinoglou will be presenting her poster ″Rule-breaking and affective disorders in adolescents: The modering effect of gender‶ at the Development 2018 conference in Niagara from May 3rd to 4th 2018 at Brock University.

Alexandra Oliveira Paiva will also represent the lab at the Development 2018 conference to do an oral presentation called ″Buffering the impacts of low emotional competence: Best friendship satisfaction and parental warmth as moderators of the connection between social difficulties with peers and adolescents’ depressive symptoms‶. Her work will be embedded under the social competence team symposium entitled ″Threats to emotional competence from infancy through young adulthood: Risk and protective factors‶.


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


Presentation at the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSRP) Conference

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Presentation at the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSRP) Conference

The LEPSIS lab presented results from the study “L’univers social des adolescents: Le rôle des pairs, des parents et des enseignants durant les études secondaires” [The social universe of adolescents: the role of peers, parents and teachers during high school] which was conducted in two French Canadian high schools from the region of Montreal. These results were presented at the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) conference held in Berlin, Germany from October 31st  2016 to November 2nd 2016.

Marie-Hélène Véronneau, LEPSIS director, participated, as a panelist, at the preconference of the Early Career Forum of the EUSPR on October 27th 2016.



Two LEPSIS Graduate Students Stood for Prevention Research Annual Conference

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Two LEPSIS Graduate Students Stood for Prevention Research Annual Conference

During the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research in San Francisco which occurred from May 31st 2016 to June 3rd 2016, two graduate students stood out among the participants of the Student Poster Contest organized by the Early Career Preventionist Network (ECPN).

Marie-Claire Vaillancourt (at the right end of the photo) was one of the three winners of the Poster Contest for her poster titled ” The Influence of the Perceived School Climate on Adolescents’ Academic Achievement: Testing the Mediating Role of Intrinsic School Motivation “. Vanessa Blanchette-Luong, Marie-Hélène Véronneau and Cécile Mathys also collaborated on this project.

Rhea Marshall-Denton (at the left end of the photo) was awarded with an honorable mention at the Poster Contest for her poster entitled ” Parental Monitoring and Young Adolescent Susceptibility to Peer Group Social Norms “. Rhea worked with Marie-Pier Dupré, Marie-Hélène Véronneau and Thomas J. Dishion to develop this project.




Société québécoise pour la recherche en psychologie

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Société québécoise pour la recherche en psychologie

LEPSIS members will present their recent research at the annual meeting of the Société Québécoise de la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP) at the Hotel Delta inTrois-Rivières on April 1st to 3rd 2016

Members of our laboratory will participate in the symposium of the «Gestion du stress et adaptation à divers stades du développement humain : Nouvelles découvertes dans le domaine de la compétence émotionnelle, Marie-Hélène Véronneau (UQAM)» on Sunday, April 3rd, at the room Chenaux.

One member of EPSIL will participate at the poster session – Clinical axis on Saturday, April 2nd, from 4pm to 5:30pm.

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