Ksenija Krstic

Ksenija Krstic
University of Belgrade · Department of Psychology

PhD

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The aim of this paper is to present a viable, psychologically based framework designed for systematical promotion of the adolescents’ capacities for collaborative problem solving and possibilities for their cultivation through everyday school practice. Specifically, a model for designing teacher-training programs is proposed, wherein several elemen...
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The aim of this article is to formulate and test a model integrating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) findings regarding the importance of intolerance of uncertainty (IU) and tendency to worry with findings regarding the importance of trust in institutions, other people, and social support. We assumed that trust in institutions, other people, and...
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Although previous meta-analytic evidence supports the existence of parochialism in cooperation among adults, the extent to which children and adolescents are more willing to incur a personal cost to benefit ingroups, compared to outgroups, is not yet clear. We provide the first meta-analysis on the existence and magnitude of parochialism in coopera...
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Schools can be a place of both love and of cruelty. We examine one particular type of cruelty that occurs in the school context: sadism, that is, harming others for pleasure. Primarily, we propose and test whether boredom plays a crucial role in the emergence of sadistic actions at school. In two well-powered studies (total N = 1,038) using both se...
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The present study is couched within Rachman's three-pathway theory of fear acquisition (Rachman, 1977, 1991). Besides the direct contact with the objects of fear, this model also includes two indirect pathways to fear acquisition: negative information transmission and modeling. The study aims to explore the contribution of these three factors to th...
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Dropout in higher education attracts great attention due to serious effects on an individual and on society. This is an exploratory study aimed at: analysing dropout measurement and tracking in the Serbian higher education, reviewing studies on dropout causes, and identifying available services and prevention measures. Various techniques are used t...
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The main purpose of this paper is to contribute to the reflection on a potential integrative framework for the psychological sciences based on the target paper in this special issue “Psychology: A Giant with Feet of Clay” by Zagaria, Andò & Zennaro. The paper is organized in three parts. In the first part we will discuss whether introductory textbo...
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This a preprint of the following article: Lazić, A., Purić, D., & Krstić, K. (2021). Does parochial cooperation exist in childhood and adolescence? A meta-analysis. International Journal of Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12791 Although previous meta-analytic evidence supports the existence of parochialism in cooperation among adults, the...
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Debates about replication in psychology have focused on methodological issues and how to strengthen the replication culture. In most cases, these discussions have tended to assume that the phenomena being investigated are universal. In this paper, we are going to propose a theoretical distinction of different types of replication. The distinction i...
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The aim of our study was to explore relations between parents? and children?s fear of COVID-19, parents? dispositions (emotion regulation, self-efficacy, the anxiety trait) and their distress (due to the pandemic, the national state of emergency [NSE] and curfews) and how these variables have been affecting the quality of parental pandemic practice...
Technical Report
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Self-reflection tools and online self-assessments are internet-based advisory and information instruments which are conducive to self-examination (Hornke, Wosnitza & Bürger, 2013). The ‘Student Self-Reflection Tool’ (SRT 2.0) is part of the SUnStAR online platform that aims to identify issues potentially at risk for students’ continuation of their...
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This report includes: a brief description of the access process to Higher Education among partners' countries (Germany, Greece, Portugal and Serbia); the definition of drop-out in each country, how it is measured and reports on drop-out; a literature review on the factors linked to drop-out and to successful adaptation to higher education and a bri...
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PISA results show that a considerable number of 15-year-old pupils after 8 to 10 years of schooling have a low level of functional reading literacy, as defined in the PISA framework. While PISA results help identify the level of reading competency, they do not reveal what might be the reasons why some students fail to solve the tasks. One way to ex...
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Student dropout from school is a serious problem in educational systems all over the world. This paper will provide an overview of the various dropout definitions and their consequences for measuring and monitoring. Since a diversity of factors (individual, familial, school and systematic) is connected with student attrition in foreign research, th...
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Dropping out of educational system is a serious individual, familial, educational and social problem. It is a complex process influenced by a large number of factors. Nevertheless, it is a phenomenon that takes place in school, and different school factors can serve as risk or protective factors. Dropout rates in Serbia are still high. One way to i...
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Traditionally, educational system in Serbia, with prevalence of ex-cathedra teaching methods, focuses on the reproductive level of knowledge, as the results of international assessment studies (TIMSS, PISA) shown (OECD, 2013; Pavlović, Babić, & Baucal, 2013; Martin et al., 2012).
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The aim of the research is to study developmental relations between attachment to mother, father and friends and dimensions of adolescents’ self-concept. More specifically, we examine if this relation is direct or mediated by some personality construct. A sample of 878 students (13 and 16 years old) from Belgrade urban lower secondary and upper sec...
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School learning takes place in an environment which is, among other factors, defined by the quality of the socio-emotional interactions and relationships between teachers and students. In recent years, an increasing number of studies and papers have drawn attention to the importance and role of the socio-emotional relationship between teachers and...
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The purpose of this study was to find out how are the quality of student-teacher interaction and teachers' practices related with school achievement during the primary education. A sample of 366 students attending 4 th and 7 th grades from Belgrade primary schools participated in the study. We developed a questionnaire measuring seven dimensions of...
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The main idea for this research is based on the assumptions of social interactionism. Adolescents representations of how they parents and friends see them are exemined on the sample of 499 adolescents (12/13 i 16/17 years). In the structure of these representations EFA extracted five (for parents) and four dimensions (for friends): 1. prosociality,...
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According to Siegal’s hypothesis, despite having concrete operational abilities some children are not successful in conservation tasks. Social factors, such as repetition of question asked by an adult experimenter alter the manifestation of existing cognitive abilities. This study varied the following aspects of conservation tasks: symmetrical vs....

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The overall aim of the PEERSolvers project is to establish a new approach – the proposed PEER model – to developing young people’s capacities for constructive peer interaction and collaborative problem solving (CPS). PEERSolvers’ main theoretical goal is to further inform developmental theories on the relevance of peer interaction and collaboration for psychological development. The project’s major practical goal is to deliver an effective evidence-based intervention for promoting young people’s capacities for CPS in real world educational contexts.