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See detailGrade Retention at the Transition to Secondary School: Using Propensity Score Matching to Identify Consequences on Psychosocial Adjustment
Mathys, Cécile ULiege; Véronneau, Marie-Hélène; Lecocq, Aurélie

in Journal of Early Adolescence (2017)

This study tested whether grade retention at the transition into secondary school had a significant impact on adolescent psychosocial adjustment. A quasi-experimental design was used in which propensity ... [more ▼]

This study tested whether grade retention at the transition into secondary school had a significant impact on adolescent psychosocial adjustment. A quasi-experimental design was used in which propensity score matching was implemented. Univariate ANCOVAs were subsequently run on a subsample of 181 students enrolled in one typical secondary school in the French-speaking region of Belgium (M = 12.91 years, 55.8% girls). These analyses revealed that retained students experienced decreases in self-esteem, perceived parental support for competence and involvement in the relationships with their parents, and intrinsic and extrinsic motivation variables. Retained students also failed to show the decrease in delinquent and aggressive behaviors and social withdrawal that was observed in matched promoted students. In sum, grade retention appears to be detrimental to early-adolescence psychosocial adjustment. To decrease rates of grade retention among adolescents, change is needed in parents’, school staff’s, and policymakers’ preconceptions that the practice has overall positive outcomes. [less ▲]

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See detailPERCEPTION PAR L’ONCOLOGUE DE LA DÉTRESSE DES PARENTS D’UN ENFANT EN RÉMISSION DE CANCER
Vander Haegen, Marie ULiege; Stassart, Céline ULiege; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULiege

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2017), 72(1),

The aim of the study was to assess the degree of similarity between the distress expressed by parents of a child cancer survivor and the distress perceived by the oncologist. Overall, 61 parents of a ... [more ▼]

The aim of the study was to assess the degree of similarity between the distress expressed by parents of a child cancer survivor and the distress perceived by the oncologist. Overall, 61 parents of a child cancer survivor (between 4 and 6 years of cancer remission) were recruited in Belgian hos- pitals (Province of Liège). Parents filled out questionnaires about the intolerance of uncertainty (IUS), positive beliefs about worry (WW-II), parental worries about the evolution of their child’s health (QIPS-R15), problem orientation (NPOQ), cognitive avoidance (CAQ), ruminations (Mini-CERTS), and anxiety/depression (HADS). Eight oncologists who having taken care of the child filled out the « OncoMed » question- naire that examines their perception of the parental distress (e.g. anxiety, worries). Parents suffered from anxiety, worries about their child’s health and showed a low level of tolerance of uncertainty. Overall, oncologists demonstrated a low per- ceived distress compared to the level of parental distress. The study highlights the need to detect early parents who are intolerant of uncertainty in order to offer them an efficient psychological follow-up. This study underlines finally the necessity to develop medical perception tools about the dis- tress in order to strengthen the medical communication and the follow-up of these families. [less ▲]

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See detailFailing Cosmopolitanism: Aborted Transnational Journeys in the Novels by Monique Ilboudo, Sefi Atta, and Aminata Sow Fall
Toivanen, Anna-Leena ULiege

in Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2016), 52(3), 359-371

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See detailMutations du système de villes belges : Évolution du profil économique des régions urbaines entre 1981 et 2006
Condé, Gilles ULiege

in Cybergeo : Revue Européenne de Géographie = Cybergeo - European Journal of Geography (2015)

This paper highlights the evolution of localisation strategies of economic activities in the Belgian urban hierarchy and, by extension, analyses modifications in the economic profile of Belgian urban ... [more ▼]

This paper highlights the evolution of localisation strategies of economic activities in the Belgian urban hierarchy and, by extension, analyses modifications in the economic profile of Belgian urban areas. The shift to post-Fordism and the rise of post-industrial society constantly seeking for flexibility for its economic production system has led to a complete change of structure in economy networks and has induced a readjustment within the models and strategies of economic activity localisation. Consequently, the inherited spatial economic structures had to adapt to these changes. Firstly, this paper focuses on how these changes have affected the urban hierarchy distribution of activities and stresses the specificities of the Belgian city-system associated with these evolutions. Secondly, this paper aims to evaluate the hierarchical processes’ impacts on the systemic evolution of the Belgian urban areas and on their economic profiles. In order to do so, multivariate analysis was chosen upon its robustness and its potential to conciliate sectorial employment data, diachronic study and systemic analysis of the Belgian city-system. [less ▲]

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See detailLa socio-anthropologie du développement
Poncelet, Marc ULiege; Olivier de Sardan, Jean-Piere

in Policy Brief Belgian international cooperation (2013), 16

what is socio-anthropology of development : domain, methods, results

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