Catherine Potard

Catherine Potard
University of Angers | UA · Département de psychologie

Ph.D.. MSc in Psychology

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The aim of the present study was to investigate the use of specific coping strategies by bullied adolescents, taking account of the distinction between pure victims and bully-victims, as well as gender-specific patterns. Participants were 967 adolescents aged 11–16 years, who responded to self-report questionnaires on school bullying victimization,...
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Introduction The aim of this study is to propose a typology of recidivism risk profiles based on the criminogenic needs of a population of men sentenced for sexual violence. Their socio-demographic, criminological, psychological, and psychiatric factors and vulnerabilities are compared. This classification will respond to the need for a better iden...
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Introduction Le taux de non-adhésion thérapeutique dans la sclérose en plaques (SEP) se situe autour de 40 %. Les freins, notamment sociocognitifs, de cette adhésion sont encore peu étudiés malgré l’impact sur l’évolution de la maladie. Objectifs Ainsi, cette étude vise à explorer les facteurs sociocognitifs individuels (normes, croyances, contrôl...
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Several studies have highlighted a relationship between attachment and theory of mind (ToM) in childhood and in clinical populations. However, little is known about the link between attachment and ToM in the general adult population. The aim of this study was, therefore, to explore how differences in attachment styles influence ToM skills in a nonc...
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The purpose of this study was to address frustration intolerance related to bullying among adolescents. We investigated how sociodemographic characteristics and intolerance frustration beliefs are related to four bullying roles (pure victim, bully-victim, pure bully, and noninvolved). This cross-sectional study featured a sample of 1124 French adol...
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Background.Research suggests that adults diagnosed with specific learning disorders, such as dyslexia or developmental coordination disorder (DCD), are at greater risk of emotional problems related to frustration and anger. Aims.The purpose of this study was to investigate patterns of frustration intolerance beliefs among two groups of adults with...
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The aim of the current study was to examine the associations between different types of executive functions (EFs) and bullying involvement in adolescent boys and girls. A self-report questionnaire was administered to 385 adolescents (mean age = 12.6 years) from nine junior high schools in France. Participants were divided into four bullying groups:...
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Decision-making capacities of older people with cognitive disorders are among the most important societal and ethical issues in the field of aging. The question is particularly thorny when it comes to addressing the issue of sexual consent capacity among these people. Indeed, research shows that institutionalized elderly people (with or without dem...
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Objective. To examine eating styles with 1 a multidimensional perspective considering cognitive, affective and conative (or behavioral) components of eating styles in emerging adulthood, and how they may be related to the Big Five and impulsivity traits. Methods. Self reported questionnaires were used to explore the association between the eating s...
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Abstract. Introduction. Acceptance of the Rape Myths (ARM) refers to a set of attitudes, beliefs and stereotypes that tend to make women responsible for rapes or sexual assaults, and to rationalize, minimize or justify the behaviors of sexual offenders. ARM can also promote intimate partner violence (spousal rape). Domestic violence is generally as...
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The purpose of this study was to address frustration intolerance related to bullying among adolescents. We investigated how sociodemographic characteristics and intolerance frustration beliefs are related to four bullying roles (pure victim, bully victim, pure bully, and noninvolved). This cross-sectional study featured a sample of 1124 French adol...
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The twofold purpose of this study was to identify specific burnout patterns among nurses and care assistants for older people, and to determine whether these profiles differ according to socioprofessional variables. A sample of 279 healthcare professionals completed an online survey comprising the Maslach Burnout Inventory and socioprofessional ite...
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The purpose of this study was to address cognitive emotional factors (frustration intolerance beliefs, cognitive emotion regulation strategies) related to burnout among professionals caring for older persons. A sample of 202 nurses and care assistants for older people completed online questionnaires about their cognitive emotion regulation strategi...
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The present study explored the links between the quality of adolescents’ attachment to their mother and their father, separation anxiety and suicidal ideation. Self-report questionnaires were completed by French adolescents (n = 455; Mage = 15.78 years, SD = 1.61) to probe their attachment styles, separation anxiety (related to school phobia, a sec...
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Introduction. Physical Intimate Partner violence (PIPV) is a prevalent problem throughout the world, with serious negative impacts for the victims. A great deal of research is aimed at identifying vulnerability and protective factors among victims. Previous studies have associated PIPV victimization with insecure parental attachment. However, littl...
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RÉSUMÉ - Les modèles neurodéveloppementaux proposent que les prises de risque des adolescents résultent d’une impulsivité non régulée avec un déficit des fonctions exécutives, ou d’une impulsivité contrôlée avec recherche de sensations. Nous décrivons la théorie des systèmes doubles qui permet de mieux comprendre ces prises de risque et offre une g...
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Objectives: The study aimed to consider the affective reactions of young French women to their experience of first sexual intercourse and examine their relationships with subsequent risky sexual behaviours, using cluster profiles. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among women in France (n=391) (mean age 22.36 years, standar...
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Introduction. Les représentations sociales concernant les auteurs de violences sexuelles (AVS) sont habituellement péjoratives. L’objectif de cette étude est l’élaboration d’une échelle d’évaluation de ces représentations, la comparaison des attitudes des professionnels à la population générale, la prise en compte des antécédents de violences sexue...
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There is a growing interest in the factors influencing bystanders’ interventions in school-bullying. However, perceived social norms, beliefs about what others do (perceived descriptive norms), and what others think one should do (perceived injunctive norms) still require attention. The aim of this study was to investigate whether students perceive...
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Introduction : L’objectif de cette étude est d’étudier l’influence des traits de personnalité selon le modèle des cinq grands facteurs de personnalité (Five Factor Model) sur différents facteurs de risque de décrochage en études supérieures, à la fois par l’évaluation directe de leur influence et le recours au modèle de profils de personnalité défi...
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We examined the relationship between Big Five personality and narcissistic traits and video game players' profiles. A total of 546 game users (78.8% men, 21.2% women; M age = 21.64 years, SD = 4.78) completed self-report measures of personality traits, including Narcissism subdimensions, and different video game playing behaviors (time spent playin...
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Abstract: Sexual offenders (SA) constitute a heterogeneous population, with complex issues. The consequences of their action are however always traumatic. It is therefore essential to understand their functioning. A growing number of clinicians and researchers have been interested in the neuropsychology of sexual offenders. Their studies showed tha...
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Abstract Introduction: Exposure to traumatic events is common in police work, and its psychological impact on officers may take the form of severe PTSD symptomatology. Personality traits such as hardiness could be protective against mental health outcomes and help withstand stress and trauma. Objective: This study aimed to examine the relationship...
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Abstract Introduction: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is rare among police officers, but the symptoms of PTSD are not. Personality traits can be a contributing factor of stress disorders. Based on the Big Five personality traits, three personality profiles can be identified: Resilient, Overcontrolled, and Undercontrolled. Resilient people a...
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Sexual behavior is a normative part of the transition to adulthood, with an intensification of the exploration of the links between self-esteem, sexuality, and physical self-perception. This study examined the relationships between sexual risk–safety behaviors and overall physical self-concept, as well as its subdimensions such as sports ability, b...
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We investigated the role of culture in the relationship between social anxiety and tobacco dependence in a collectivist country (Republic of Moldova) and an individualist Western country (France). More specifically, we examined this relationship among young French (n = 225) and Moldovan (n = 288) adults aged between 18 and 30 years. Moldovan daily...
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The Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) is widely used in social and personality psychology. The present study validates a French version of the NPI (NPI-Fr) for use with young adults. Respondents (N = 1275, Mage = 21.83, SD = 4.97) completed the NPI and two other convergent measures (Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and French version of the Big F...
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This study questions the links between the young adolescents quality of attachment to the mother and father (secure, ambivalent or avoidant) and the sexual behaviours reported by early adolescents. Two questionnaires were completed by 312 French middle-school students (mean age: 13.8 years) to test attachment style and sexuality (emotion, intention...
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The goal of our research was to test the mediational role of Protective Behavioral Strategies (PBS) in the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) applied to the condom use context among French young adults sexually active (n = 350 , Mean Age = 22.31 , SD = 2.49) . This extended model was able to explain 42% of the variance of behavioral intention and 44%...
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Introduction: The balanced feeding is a multidisciplinary concept which remains difficult to define transversely. Nutritional needs appears to be the strongest standard for a balanced health / feeding ratio but tied to individual and longitudinal measurement protocols. We wanted to develop an additional standard to take into account psychological w...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the links between pubertal maturation, physical self-esteem and sexuality in adolescence, differentiating between boys and girls. Method: The sample was comprised of 312 French secondary school children (seventh and ninth grades); 52.6 % (n=164) of whom were girls. Participants answered three self-evalua...
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This study assessed quality of life (QoL), depression, and anxiety before and after orthognathic surgery and identified risk factors for poorer postoperative outcome. This multicentre prospective study included 140 patients from five French medical centres. We assessed patients before surgery (T1), 3 months after surgery (T2), and 12 months after s...
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La sexualité n’est pas réductible à une somme de comportements et de savoirs, la relation à l’autre joue un rôle décisif dans la détermination des pratiques sexuelles. Il s'agit d'aborder l’accession à la sexualité génitale comme découlant d’une unification des fonctions de sexualité et d'intimité. Un des buts de ces fonctions est d’accepter les en...
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Le binge drinking ou alcoolisation ponctuelle importante (API) est defini par une ingestion d’une quantite importante d’alcool, dans un laps de temps court, dont l’objectif est d’atteindre rapidement un etat d’ebriete. Particulierement present en milieu etudiant, ce mode de consommation constitue un veritable probleme de sante publique tant par ses...
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We examined the psychometric qualities of the French version of Adolescent Invulnerability Scale in a large sample of French young people. The French version of the AIS (AIS-Fr) was administered in 2 studies. In the Study 1, participants also completed other scales to measure convergent construct validity (e.g., BDI, risky behaviour and egocentrism...
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Objectifs. Cette étude propose, à partir de la théorie du comportement planifié (TCP) d’Ajzen [1, 2], d’identifier les déterminants de mise en œuvre de l’intention de contraindre une femme à avoir une relation sexuelle. D’autres variables seront examinées en lien avec celles de la TCP : les attitudes sexuelles, les attitudes envers les femmes, les...
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We examined the psychometric qualities of the Short Form of the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (SF-CSEI) in a large sample of French adolescents and young adults. A 25-item French version was administered to 1362 participants (561 aged below 16 years and 801 aged 16 25 years). Participants also completed other scales to measure construct validit...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the link between suicidal ideation, psychological morbidity and experiences with peer violence (victim or perpetrator) among adolescents. This study examined direct and indirect violence separately. A sample of 361 high school students from France completed a self-administered survey consisting of the Suicid...
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Teenage suicide is a major public health issue in Western societies, especially in France. An instrument to measure suicidal thoughts in French adolescents and thus identify the teenagers at risk is urgently required. The aim of this study was to validate a French version of the Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire (SIQ) for use with teenagers. Responde...
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The aim of this study was to explore: (a) sleep patterns and disorders possibly associated with adolescent bullying profiles (pure bully, pure victim, bully/victim and neutral) and (b) the effect of sleep on psychosocial problems (externalized and internalized) related to bullying. The sample consisted of 1422 students aged 10-18 (mean = 14.3, SD =...
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The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the psychological barriers to and facilitators of undergoing the Hemoccult-II® colorectal cancer screening test in France. Sixty-nine French people aged 50 to 74 years were divided into seven qualitative focus groups. Three issues were discussed with participants: knowledge and beliefs about colorect...
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The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the psychological barriers to and facilitators of undergoing the Hemoccult-II® colorectal cancer screening test in France. Sixty-nine French people aged 50 to 74 years were divided into seven qualitative focus groups. Three issues were discussed with participants: knowledge and beliefs about colorect...
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Introduction The causes of postoperative dissatisfaction in orthognathic surgery are difficult to grasp. The aims of our study are to analyze the effects of orthognathic surgery on self-esteem, body image, psychological morbidity, and quality of life. We also want to assess the combined effects of these factors on postoperative dissatisfaction, and...
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To identify the determinants of the intention to use and actual use of condoms in a sample of French adolescents based on Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behaviour. Two-hundred-and-thirty French secondary-school students (mean age: 17.68 years; SD = 1.08) completed a questionnaire about condom use intention. 'Perceived behavioural control', 'individual a...
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Background Early adolescence, which we also call prime adolescence, is marked by the transformations of puberty and the sexualisation of the body, changes in cognition and the progressive involvement in sexuality. This study is the continuation of an earlier work dealing with the construction and validation of a questionnaire on sexuality during ad...
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Objectifs : L’adolescence est une période de développement au cours de laquelle les individus expérimentent les premières activités sexuelles, investissent de nouveaux objets tout en s’éloignant de leurs parents. Ce profond remaniement peut conduire les adolescents à une prise de risque accrue, y compris dans la sexualité, et à une chute de l’estim...
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The psychological benefits of orthognathic surgery are now well identified. However, some dissatisfaction cases remain a problem in terms of evaluation and anticipation. The main objective of the coming study, focusing on the assessment of personality, is to determine if neuroticism (anxiety, nervous, insecure) is a reliable indicator of dissatisfa...
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To determine to what degree the predominance of risky sexual behaviour during adolescence is the result of social influence, in particular that of peers, according to the perception of their attitudes and sexual behaviour. Data were collected through structured and confidential individual interviews with 100 adolescents, selected randomly from amon...

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Goals: to understand risk-taking behaviors and the emergence of mental disorders in adolescence and young adulthood. This will involve taking into account all externalized and internalized disorders and their combination, particularly addictions (including non-substance addictions: internet addiction disorder or cyberaddiction, pathological gambling, food addiction); risky sexuality; suicidal ideation and suicide attempts; somatic complaints; repeated accidents; dropping out of school, etc. We also examine the process of "becoming adult" through the study of various factors of transition to adulthood and cultural factors (study of fairy tales, myths, rites of passage, gender study, masculinity and femininity). Collaborators include Catherine Potard, Emmanuel Rusch, Paul Brunault, Nicolas Ballon, Marie-Aude Boislard (CA).