Kamil Janowicz

Kamil Janowicz
Adam Mickiewicz University | UAM · Institute of Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
Kamil Janowicz is a PhD student at the Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University. Kamil does research in Family Psychology and Developmental Psychology. His current projects are 'Vision of own parenthood in late adolescence and early adulthood' and "Construction and validation of Questionnaire of Vision of Own Parenthood".
Additional affiliations
March 2018 - August 2020
Astrid Lindgren's Institute of a Young Child
Position
  • Medical Professional
Education
October 2012 - June 2017
Adam Mickiewicz University
Field of study
  • psychology

Publications

Publications (33)
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1) Aim of the research. The research problem was related to the role of prospective thinking for emerging adults’ development. The main subject of the study was the vision of one’s adult life, defined as the anticipation (Katra, 2008a), and, to be more precise, non-specific simulation of one’s future (Szpunar et al., 2014b). The main goals of the s...
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Narrative identity allows various experiences to be integrated and incorporated into the concept of the self. Recent studies indicate that being aware of developing the story about the self that brings cohesion and meaning may be adaptive. This paper presents preliminary findings across three studies (two quantitative methods and one mixed) aimed a...
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The current article presents the results of interviews with 30 Polish never-married singles (14 women and 16 men) aged 20–43 years. Four themes were identified: (1) ambiguous perception of the usefulness of dating services as a means to search for a romantic partner, (2) acquiring skills in using dating services, (3) personal difficulties and failu...
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Narrative identity allows us to integrate various experiences and incorporate them into the concept of the self. Recent studies indicate that being aware of developing the story about the self that brings cohesion and meaning may be adaptive. This paper presents preliminary findings across three studies (two quantitative and one mixed methods) aime...
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Parents-in-law are an important part of adult relationships. Contact with them may affect satisfaction and marital success of a married couple. Previous research shows that amount of contact with in-laws, support given by them and conflicts with them have a significant impact on the life of a couple. Little research has explored relationships of pa...
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Psychotherapeutic work with long-term single adults may be puzzling. How to decide whether singlehood is an issue to be analyzed or merely a mature life choice? What are the difficulties and challenges unpartnered adults must cope with? The purpose of the ongoing study based on narrative, semi-structured interviews is to explore the subjective pers...
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Pandemia COVID-19 zmieniła sytuację życiową studentów. W związku z tym zrealizowano badanie mające na celu zweryfikowanie zależności pomiędzy perspektywą czasową i wartościami życiowymi a zmianami w funkcjonowaniu studentów w początkowym okresie epidemii (po zawieszeniu stacjonarnych zajęć dydaktycznych), a także przeanalizowanie ich przewidywań do...
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The last decades brought us dynamic changes in patterns of fatherhood. It is related both to expectations toward men, and their daily functioning itself. However, the role of a father is less often commercialized than the role of a mother. In line with that, commercials and marketing activities are less often addressed to fathers than to mothers. T...
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Although it is generally assumed that experiences related to being in a romantic relationship are important for forming attitudes toward being a parent, yet there has been no reliable empirical evidence for that. Two empirical studies have been conducted to examine relations between status and length of romantic relationship and vision of own paren...
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Last decades brought us a deeper reflection on the role of the future and thinking about it in our lives in psychology. Numerous research supplied us with many empirical evidence on how crucial is the role of thinking about one's own future to human behavior and general development. Making predictions about one's own future is one type of the prosp...
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The paper is a report on Polish adaptation of Awareness of Narrative Identity Questionnaire, ANIQ. The awareness of narrative identity is seen as a meta-cognitive ability, that refers to the awareness of having life stories as well as the perception of the global coherence of autobiographical memories in terms of temporal order, causal associations...
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Choć liczne badania wskazują, że rodzicielstwo wciąż jest jednym z kluczowych elementów w planach życiowych młodych ludzi a rodzina stanowi dla nich bardzo dużą wartość, równocześnie obserwujemy odraczanie wchodzenia w rolę rodzicielską i stały spadek liczby posiadanych dzieci. Rodzina wciąż jest wartością deklarowaną, ale w coraz mniejszym stopniu...
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W referacie przedstawione zostaną efekty prac nad stworzeniem Kwestionariusza Wizji Własnego Rodzicielstwa (KWWR) – jego podstawa teoretyczna, proces tworzenia narzędzia, oraz wyniki dotychczasowych analiz statystycznych. Podstawą dla stworzenia KWWR była konceptualizacja opracowana przez Kamila Janowicza (2017), który proponuje rozumienie wizji wł...
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[ENG] Dynamic development of narrative psychology and emerging new concepts and constructs within it entail the need of creating and adapting tools enabling their empirical verification. This paper presents the report of the work on polish adaptation of Awareness of Narrative Identity Questionnaire (ANIQ). This construct is understood as metacognit...
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Title: Awareness of Narrative Identity and chosen characteristics of personality and emotional functioning On the one hand, narrative activity is often shown as a reflection of personality. On the other, it is also presented as a potential way of one’s adapting to the changing life conditions and various events influencing psychological well-being...
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Last decades have brought us many changes in patterns of parenting roles. Thus, for the current generation of teenagers and young adults it is not obvious what does it mean to be a mother or a father. Formulating the vision, may cause them problems, since, at the same time, they have to cope with many developmental tasks related to preparation to p...
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Tekst przedstawia sposób konceptualizacji wizji własnego ojcostwa oraz opis jej kształ-tu u mężczyzn w okresie późnej adolescencji w następujących aspektach: planowanie rodziny, przygotowanie do ojcostwa, uczestniczenie w życiu dziecka, konsekwencje by-cia ojcem i wartościowanie ojcostwa. Badanie przeprowadzone przy użyciu autorskiej ankiety dotycz...
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[PL] Prezentacja przedstawia propozycję teoretycznej konceptualizacji wizji własnego rodzicielstwa i sprawozdanie z dotychczasowych prac nad stworzeniem Kwestionariusza Wizji Własnego Rodzicielstwa. [ENG] Presentation shows proposition of theoretical conceptualization of vision of own parenthood and refers actual progress in developing Questionnai...
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This paper presents a way of conceptualization of the Levinsonian Dream in relation to fatherhood and describes its shape in men at the novice phase in the following aspects: family planning, fatherhood valuing, one’s own preparation to fatherhood, taking part in a child’s life, and the relationship between fatherhood and other men activities. Rese...
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[ENG] Although young people increasingly postpone decision about having children and parenthood is not so clearly embedded in the experiences of adult men and women as it used to be in the past, having a happy family is still one of the most important teenagers’ life goals. It is also more often perceived in terms of possibility rather than necessi...
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This paper, with a background in psychological and sociological studies on fatherhood, presents the results of research on associations connected with fatherhood, perception of expectations to fathers, difficulties connected with fathering and positive or negative experiences with fathering in the eyes of young childless men and women (N=70). Polis...
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Tekst ten, mający głównie charakter przeglądowy, stara się naświetlić złożoną sytuację dziecka w obliczu rozwodu rodziców. Wskazuje na aspekty prawne (priorytet dobra dziecka), bliskie i odległe skutki rozstania rodziców na życie dziecka a także opisuje różne aspekty rozwoju dzieci z rodzin niepełnych (poznawcze, emocjonalne, społeczne oraz te zwią...
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Blogs and guides devoted to the upbringing of children are becoming more and more popular in recent years. Readers can find in them specific instructions how to solve problems with their children. But many of those texts lacks explanations of these problems. One of them is the „children's disobedience”. This article, based on the theory of Lev S. V...
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The number of single-parent families in Poland is inreasing in recent years. As a result of this process, also the number of school-going children growing up in single-parent families increases. This poster, based on interviews with early education teachers and review of the literature, confronts teachers' beliefs about children from single-parent...
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Gustave Le Bon announced the XX century as the "era of crowds". The power of crowds, however, has not weakened at the end of the last century and plays a big role even now. The author of "Psychology of the crowd," said that "crowds' beliefs of all ages [...] take a characteristic form, which content we can define in the best way as religious feelin...
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Gustaw Le Bon zapowiadał wiek XX jako „erę tłumów”. Potęga tłumów nie uległa jednak osłabieniu wraz z końcem minionego stulecia i odgrywa ona dużą rolę także obecnie. Autor „Psychologii tłumu” stwierdził, że „przekonania tłumu we wszystkich epokach […] przybierają pewną charakterystyczną formę, której treść najlepiej oddamy określeniem: uczucia rel...

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Dear Colleagues,
I am PhD student from Poland. I have conducted some research on identity development in last months and I have a problem with the scale "exploration in depth" in The Dimensions of Identity Development Scale developed by Koen Luyckx and colleagues. My analysis have revealed poor internal reliability of this scale in my three studies (.69, .59., .48). Internal reliability of other scales from DIDS and other measures (e.g. Meaning in Life Questionnaire, Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale, Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory) was good. Only this one was problematic. Does anyone have a similar problem?
I have observed that the most problematic items were items number 21. and 24. They are related to "social" context o exploration in depth: talking with others about one's plans, putting effort to getting to know what other people think about one's plans. My explanation of this phenomenon is as follows. Maybe it is that due to pandemic some aspects of normative exploration in depth are inaccessible for young people and, accordingly, this scale can not be use to measure identity development in the same way as before the pandemic? What do you think about that?
Kind regards,
Kamil Janowicz
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Dear Colleagues,
I am working on a new questionnaire and I would like to verify measurement invariance. I have conducted multi-group CFA and now I am verifying metric invariance. I have computed factor loadings for each item in both groups (women and men), but I have not found any criteria how I can assess whether this factor loadings are appropriately similar in both groups.
I have not found any strict criteria related to acceptable level of the difference between factor loadings level for each item or (in an average) for the whole scale (or the whole questionnaire). Some items have similar factor loadings, but in a few cases they are different. It also happens that in a scale one items have higher factor loading for men and another for women.
Do you now any strict criteria to assess metric invariance?
Kind regards,
Kamil Janowicz
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I am preparing my longitudinal study on the process of forming the vision of own adult life in emerging adulthood. I want to conduct two measurements (8-12 month break) and finally have (in a second measurement) about 100 people (50% men and 50% women). In each measurement participants will have to answer on one open-question (about vision of their own future) and fill out 3-4 questionnaires (summary time of whole one-time examination: c.a. 40 mins).
Basing on your experience - how many people should I test in the first measurement, to have at least 100 participants in the second measurement?
Thank you for your support!
Kamil Janowicz
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I am looking for any research on vision of own motherhood in young childless women (adolescence, emerging adulthood, early adulthood). I am interested how young women see their future motherhood and the way to become mother.
Important questions for me are:
1) When young women want to have first and last child?
2) How they want to prepare to being a mother?
3) What are their fears about being a mother?
4) How they expect to combine being a mother with other ares of their life (work, romantic relationship, hobby)?
5) What they are thinking about changes in relationship with husband/partner after delivery?
6) How they want to spend time with their children?
7) What they are thinking about their impact on the development of their child?
I need this to my PhD thesis.
Thank You for support!
Kamil Janowicz
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   I am looking for studies showing differences (or lack of them) in personality (e.g. NEO-FFI, self-control, emotionality etc.) and temperamental traits between adult partners (also parents and partners without children) living in various types of families (nucelar, single-parent, cohabitation, adoptive, foster families).
  I am interested if there are some differences between them in this rather constitutive traits and what implications for thinking about various types of family it could bring to us.
  Thank you for your suggestions of studies and oppinions about this topic.

Projects

Projects (4)
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1) Exploring the vision of one’s adult life (VOAL) in emerging adults, including describing its content, and structure and changes in this vision over time; 2) Investigating relations between the chosen factors and the VOAL in emerging adults; 3) Verifying if these factors are predictors of changes in the VOAL; 4) Analyzing relations between the characteristic of the VOAL and identity development, and meaning in life; 5) Verifying if changes in this VOAL are related to changes in identity and meaning in life.
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The current project proposal involves mix-method research. In other words, it means that in the project, we will perform both qualitative and quantitative research. In the first stage of the investigation, we will perform qualitative research using the narrative interviews' employment. In these interviews, we intend to recognize the history of long-term single adults (i.e., adults who are single for at least three years) regarding the ambiguous loss and boundary ambiguity and the coping with singlehood ambiguous loss and boundary ambiguity. In the second stage of the investigation, we will perform the preliminary validation study, which will allow us to develop and validate three new tools to measure our three variables, i.e., ambiguous loss, boundary ambiguity, and coping strategies with ambiguous loss, boundary ambiguity among single adults. In the last third stage of the investigation, we will perform substantial quantitative research with three assessments with 1-year intervals. The project is founded by the National Science Centre, Poland (SONATA BIS 9; the project 2019/34/E/HS6/00164).
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Construction and validation of Questionnaire of Vision of Own Parenthood which can be used to measure the shape of vision of own parenthood in childless adolescents and adults.