Ina M Koning

Ina M Koning
Utrecht University | UU · Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science

PhD

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Introduction
My passion is to enable practitioners to make more evidence-based decisions. More specifically, if e.g. schools or municipalities want to change certain behaviors among youth (e.g. substance use, digital media use, etc.) or parents (e.g. parenting, norms) I would like to help to to use existing knowledge that contributes to this change. Insight into the issue and the subsequent match to relevant determinants of behavior may contribute to effective interventions.

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Commonly, parenting behaviors are assessed in an explicit way, usually by means of self-reports. Yet under suboptimal conditions, it is expected that parents act more automatically. The aim of the present longitudinal empirical study was to investigate the influence of automatic and explicit parenting cognitions on alcohol use in adolescents and wh...
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This study examined mediation of a negative COVID-impact on the relationship between risk exposure, and life satisfaction and internalizing symptoms in youth (aged 9–18). Four operationalizations of risk exposure were applied; an Additive versus a Cumulative Risk Model (ARM and CRM), risk clusters and the most salient risk factors. Results showed t...
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This qualitative study provides insight into the role of parents’ self-interest in digital media use of children in different age groups. We conducted 31 semi-structured interviews with fathers/mothers of children aged 3–16 years who were recruited via targeted sampling. A deductive and inductive content analysis was applied. Results show that pare...
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The personality trait sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) is an established risk factor for the development of internalizing problems. Highly sensitive adolescents react stronger to environmental cues including parenting environment and stressful life events. The aim of the current study was to examine if the perceived impact of COVID-19, mediates...
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Aim This study aimed to enhance knowledge on which aspects of the family context are most relevant in identifying at-risk/problematic social media users among adolescents. Therefore, we examined the relative contribution to adolescents' at-risk/problematic social media use (SMU) of general and Internet-specific family factors related to three diffe...
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This study examined mediation of a negative COVID-impact on the relationship between risk exposure, and life satisfaction and internalizing symptoms in youth (aged 9–18). Four operationalizations of risk exposure were applied; an Additive versus a Cumulative Risk Model (ARM and CRM), risk clusters and the most salient risk factors. Results showed t...
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The main objective of this study was to analyze the relationship between structured, unstructured, and family leisure activities on the frequency of adolescent alcohol intake across three different countries (Spain, Peru, and The Netherlands). The self-control of adolescents was also investigated as a moderator in the relationship between leisure a...
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This study explores the impact of the ‘pre-intervention effects’ of a community-based intervention. This refers to participatory research processes and parallel publicity in the media on changes in alcohol use and relevant mechanisms (rules and norms about alcohol, accessibility of alcohol in a formal setting) among adolescents before any intervent...
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This study explores the impact of the ‘pre-intervention effects’ of a community-based interventions. This refers to participatory research processes and parallel publicity in the media on changes in alcohol use and relevant mechanisms (rules and norms about alcohol, accessibility of alcohol in a formal setting) among adolescents before any interven...
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Large-scale validation research on instruments measuring problematic social media use (SMU) is scarce. Using a nationally representative sample of 6,626 Dutch adolescents aged 12 to 16 years, the present study examined the psychometric properties of the nine-item Social Media Disorder scale. The structural validity was solid, because one underlying...
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Large-scale validation research on instruments measuring problematic social media use (SMU) is scarce. Using a nationally representative sample of 6,626 Dutch adolescents aged 12 to 16, the present study examined the psychometric properties of the nine-item Social Media Disorder-scale. The structural validity was solid, because one underlying facto...
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This paper aims to contribute to helping practitioners of causal mediation analysis gain a better understanding of estimation options. We take as inputs two familiar strategies (weighting and model-based prediction) and a simple way of combining them (weighted models), and show how we can generate a range of estimators with different modeling requi...
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The popularity of social media use among adolescents has raised concerns about the potentially harmful effects of social media use on adolescents’ sleep. Since longitudinal research considering this relationship is scarce, the present two-wave longitudinal study of 2021 secondary school students (Mage = 13.86, SD = 1.25) examined whether frequency...
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The parental rules toward drinking questionnaire (PRQ; Van der Vorst et al., 2005) assesses strictness toward adolescent drinking situations. The aim of the current study was to address a gap in the literature on the psychometric testing and evaluation of the factor structure of the PRQ. The current sample consisted of Dutch adolescents (N = 2922)...
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Environmental drug prevention interventions are gaining momentum alongside and in concert with 'classical' prevention practices such as school, family and community interventions. The Icelandic Prevention Model (IPM) is particularly gaining attention because of its innovative environmental approach and because of its supposed impact on lowering (th...
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Background: Depression is one of the biggest global health problems, especially among emerging adults (18 to 25). A negative body image is a well-known risk factor for the development of depressive symptoms. However, little is known about how different aspects of body image relate to depressive symptoms. Therefore, the current study explores the r...
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Background: Although accumulating studies indicate that alcohol-specific self-control can be useful in predicting adolescent alcohol use, little is known about its specificity. This longitudinal study aimed to advance our understanding of domain-specific self-control by examining whether alcohol-specific self-control mediates the effect of general...
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Aims The current study aimed to longitudinally examine the direct and indirect effects (via alcohol use) of parental alcohol-specific rule-setting on adolescent tobacco and cannabis use. Based on the gateway hypothesis, we expected parental alcohol-specific rules to affect adolescent tobacco and cannabis use through adolescent alcohol use. Design...
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The use of smartphone-based location data to quantify behavior longitudinally and passively is rapidly gaining traction in neuropsychiatric research. However, a standardized and validated preprocessing framework for deriving behavioral phenotypes from smartphone-based location data is currently lacking. Here, we present a preprocessing framework co...
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This qualitative study gives insight into the role of parents’ self-interest regarding children’s digital media use in different age groups. We conducted 31 semi-structured interviews with mothers and fathers of children aged 3–16 who were recruited via targeted sampling. A deductive and inductive content analysis was applied. These analyses reveal...
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Background and aims: For most youngsters, gaming is a fun and innocent leisure activity. However, some adolescents are prone to develop problematic gaming behavior. It is therefore important to have a comprehensive understanding of psychosocial and game-related characteristics that differentiate highly engaged gamers from problematic gamers. To th...
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In deze studie is onderzocht welke longitudinale effecten intensief en verslaafd gebruik van games en sociale media hebben op het psychosociaal en schoolfunctioneren van adolescenten. In totaal hebben 538 adolescenten (mage = 12,9 jaar op T1) aan drie jaarlijkse metingen deelgenomen, waarbij online vragenlijsten in klassen werden afgenomen en schol...
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Aim: To extend the scholarly debate on (a) whether or not the compulsive use of games and social media should be regarded as behavioral addictions (Kardefelt-Winther et al., 2017) and (b) whether the nine DSM-5 criteria for Internet gaming disorder (IGD; American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013) are appropriate to distinguish highly engaged, n...
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Introduction: This two-wave prospective study investigated the bidirectional relation between Internet-specific parenting (reactive restrictions, Internet-specific rules, and frequency and quality of communication about Internet) and adolescents' symptoms of social media disorder (SMD) and Internet gaming disorder (IGD). In addition, we investigat...
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Background: Early initiation of alcohol and cannabis use markedly increases the risk of harms associated with use, including the development of substance use and mental health disorders. To interrupt this trajectory, effective prevention during the adolescent period is critical. Despite evidence showing that parents can play a critical role in del...
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Early initiation of substance use significantly increases one's risk of developing substance use dependence and mental disorders later in life. To interrupt this trajectory, effective prevention during the adolescent period is critical. Parents play a key role in preventing substance use and related harms among adolescents and parenting interventio...
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Background and Aims Problematic gaming behavior in adolescence is becoming a bigger societal problem. An increasing number of adolescents have difficulties in controlling their game play and are at risk for the development of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) symptoms already at a young age. Design In this longitudinal study, 354 adolescents (mean ag...
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Issues: Alcohol and other drug use among adolescents is a serious concern, and effective prevention is critical. Research indicates that expanding school-based prevention programs to include parenting components could increase prevention outcomes. This paper aims to identify and describe existing combined student- and parent-based programs for the...
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Aim. The aim of the present study was to document the relationship between automatic and explicit parenting cognitions and alcohol use in adolescents. In addition, we examined whether this relationship was dependent on parental alcohol use. Method. A convenience sample of 59 parents (57.63% mothers, 59.32% younger than 50 years) with children betw...
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Objective: Recent studies suggest that the predictive effect of implicit alcohol associations is context dependent. Findings indicate that implicit associations are more easily retrieved in an alcohol-associated setting or context (e.g., bar) compared with a neutral setting. In line with this reasoning, we hypothesized that alcohol availability at...
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In this experimental study, it was examined to what extent peers and sex were important predictors of risk taking behavior of adolescents. Participants were 140 Dutch adolescents (52.9% boys, 12-15 years) who completed the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) as a measure of risk taking behavior, either individually or in the presence of homogenous or...
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The secondary effects of an alcohol prevention program (PAS) on onset of weekly smoking and monthly cannabis use are examined among > 3000 Dutch early adolescents (M age = 12.64) randomized over four conditions: 1) parent intervention (PI), 2) student intervention (SI), 3) combined intervention (CI) and 4) control condition (CC). Rules about alcoho...
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We investigate a method to estimate the combined effect of multiple continuous/ordinal mediators on a binary outcome: (a) fit a structural equation model with probit link for the outcome and identity/probit link for continuous/ordinal mediators, (b) predict potential outcome probabilities, and (c) compute natural direct and indirect effects. Step 2...
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Most adolescents have their first encounter with alcohol in early or middle adolescence. Parents' rule setting about alcohol has been shown to be important to delay the onset and reduce the frequency of adolescents' alcohol drinking, but less is known about the potential role of parents' beliefs about their competence in and ability to influence th...
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Though many evidence-based interventions targeting adolescent alcohol drug use are available, it is unknown if these interventions are put to practice. In this article, we discuss some critical issues associated with the implementation of an evidence-based alcohol prevention program in the Netherlands. Tips that may potentially contribute to a succ...
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While school engagement and the use of alcohol are subject to change during the course of adolescence, studies have shown that being engaged in school equates with a later onset of alcohol consumption. Cross-sectional studies also indicate that alcohol use correlates to school engagement, but the reciprocal nature of these factors has never been in...
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Previous work revealed that the combined parent-student alcohol prevention program (PAS) effectively postponed alcohol initiation through its hypothesized intermediate factors: increase in strict parental rule setting and adolescents' self-control (Koning, van den Eijnden, Verdurmen, Engels, & Vollebergh, 2011). This study examines whether the pare...
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Background Several studies have shown that substance use levels among adolescents living in residential youth care are high. However, it is not clear to what extent adolescents initiate (heavy) substance during their stay and to what extent these rates are higher than would be expected based on their risk profile. Objective The aim of the present s...
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This study investigated the age of onset of substance use among 536 students with mild academic disabilities and 906 students without academic disabilities, and the extent to which emotional, conduct, and hyperactivity problems explain the differences between these two groups. Using discrete-time survival analysis, the results of this study showed...
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Objective: There is convincing evidence that parental rules about alcohol are important in curbing adolescents' alcohol use. However, little is known about the mechanisms through which the direct link between alcohol-specific parenting and alcohol use is obtained. In this study, we investigated the mediating effect of adolescent self-control on th...
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Research has shown that early maturation is related to problematic alcohol use, yet the differential effect of early pubertal timing (i.e., younger age at menarche) on the onset of alcohol use and subsequent level of alcohol use has rarely been examined. This distinction is relevant, as younger age at menarche can have differential effects on these...
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In the present study precursors (risk behavior, parental self-efficacy and parental awareness) of parental worries about their child’s behavior during adolescence (12–16 years) were examined. To this end, a new measure of parental worries about the child’s involvement in risk behavior is developed. Second, the effect of parental worries on adolesce...
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The effects of an intervention designed to prevent onset of weekly drinking in non drinking students (PAS) was investigated in the group of students that was already drinking at baseline. A cluster randomized trial was used including 3,490 Dutch early adolescents (M age = 12.66, SD = 0.49) randomized over four conditions; 1) parent intervention, 2)...
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Previous studies on general parenting have demonstrated the relevance of strict parenting within a supportive social context for a variety of adolescent behaviors, such as alcohol use. Yet, alcohol-specific parenting practices are generally examined as separate predictors of adolescents' drinking behavior. The present study examined different devel...
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To test whether baseline levels of the factors accountable for the impact of the Prevention of Alcohol use in Students (PAS) intervention (self-control, perceived rules about alcohol and parental attitudes about alcohol), moderate the effect of the intervention. A cluster randomized trial including 3,490 Dutch early adolescents (M age=12.66, SD=.49...
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Early onset of drinking among Dutch adolescents is highly prevalent. A lower age of onset is associated with several developmental and social risks. To evaluate the long-term effectiveness of two preventive interventions targeting heavy drinking in third-year high school students. Cluster RCT using four conditions for comparing two active intervent...
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Het drinken van alcohol op jonge leeftijd brengt verschillende risico’s met zich mee voor onder andere de schoolprestaties en de hersenontwikkeling. Onderzoek naar de effecten van de nieuwe interventie Preventie Alcoholgebruik Scholieren (PAS) laat zien dat als ouders en jongeren worden betrokken in preventie, het beginnen met (zwaar) wekelijks dri...
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To examine the effects of a parent and student intervention offered separately and simultaneously (PAS) on onset of weekly drinking via its putative mediators. A randomized trial with four conditions; (1) parent intervention, (2) student intervention, (3) combined parent-student intervention and (4) control group. High schools selected randomly, lo...
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To examine the reliability of self-reports on prevalence, frequency and quantity of drinking in early adolescents by comparing questionnaires with diary reports. Retrospective data were obtained with a questionnaire after conducting a 1-month daily diary on alcohol use in a sample of 78 early adolescents. Sensitivity, specificity, positive, negativ...
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Eind 2007 bood Kind en Adolescent mij door middel van een reiskostenvergoeding de mogelijkheid om een maand lang een bezoek te brengen aan Zweden. Het tijdschrift wil hiermee jonge onderzoekers in staat stellen om ervaring op te doen bij een buitenlandse universiteit. Naar aanleiding van mijn bezoek van de Örebro Universitet, waar ik met gerenommee...
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To evaluate the effectiveness of two preventive interventions to reduce heavy drinking in first- and second-year high school students. Design and Cluster randomized controlled trial using four conditions for comparing two active interventions with a control group from 152 classes of 19 high schools in the Netherlands. A total of 3490 first-year hig...
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The present study examined the associations of alcohol-specific socialization practices and heavy parental drinking with alcohol use in early adolescents. Cross-sectional nationwide survey data from 2599 parent-adolescent (mean age=12.16) dyads were used to conduct logistic regression analyses. Onset of alcohol use as well as infrequent and regular...
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The aim of the present study was to identify factors that are related to the traumatic symptoms and problem behavior among adolescents who experienced the New Years fire in 2001 in Volendam, The Netherlands. Three groups of factors were considered: pre-trauma (personality and coping), trauma-related (physical and emotional proximity to disaster), a...

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In the Digital Family project we are investigating the role of parents in adolescents' social media use. By using a longitudinal design including full families we will gain insight into ways parents can influence the social media use of their child, and specifically prevent problematic social media use.