Timo Van CanegemGhent University | UGhent · Department of Sociology
Timo Van Canegem
Studying the determinants and outcomes of grade retention at school.
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I am a postdoc researcher (FWO) at the Department of Sociology (Ghent University) and Guest Professor in Sociology of Education at MILO (VUB). I performed cross-national research on the contextualized, non-cognitive effects of grade retention in secondary education. I also studied implicit bias formation among general practitioners towards people with a migration background and the choice process of adolescents with a migration background with regard to higher education enrollment.
November 2017 - October 2018
- Research Assistant
- Conducted research on the decision-making process of general practitioners towards patients with a migration background. We created video vignettes in order to assess if an asylum-seeking patient with a depression is treated differently at a consultation when compared to a ethnic majority patient.
Although the prevalence of common mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, is higher among people with a migration background, these groups are generally underrepresented in all forms of institutionalized mental health care. At the root of this striking discrepancy might be unequal referral by health care practitioners. In this arti...
Previous studies on the impact of grade retention on academic self‐concept suffer from inconclusive findings. There is no consensus if retention yields long‐term benefits that could offset its opportunity costs and, if so, under what conditions. Therefore, this article examines whether grade retention decreases academic self‐concept and whether thi...
This study aims to examine (a) whether there are differences in general practitioners’ (GPs) attitudes towards native Belgian patients, patients of foreign descent and asylum seeking patients who all express symptoms of major depression, and (b) whether these differences depend on GPs’ experience with cultural competency training and interethnic co...
Having a low sense of belonging in secondary education is associated with feelings of social alienation, lower school performance and dropping out early. Based on person-environment fit theory, we expect retainees to experience a misfit with their academic environment. This experience could intensify when there are fewer other retainees around. The...
Across the world, numerous students are being bullied at school. Bullying is often caused by a power imbalance between students. Therefore, identifying potential sources of such a power imbalance can prevent school bullying from happening. Based on the labelling theory, we expect that grade retention can lead to such a power imbalance and, therefor...
Across the world, numerous students are being bullied at school. Bullying is often caused by a power imbalance between students. Therefore, identifying potential sources of such a power imbalance can prevent school bullying from happening. Based on the labeling theory, we expect that grade retention can lead to such a power imbalance and, therefore...
According to an article in Nature (see below for link), the pandemic and the massive amount of COVID-related research, has led to a sharp increase in the publishing of preprints. It is likely that publishing non-peer reviewed manuscripts of ongoing research will be a lasting consequence of the need to publish fast during a global pandemic. It leads to a higher number of citations, while it's also been used to circumvent the paywall of journals with a paywall. But how do you personally feel about this tendency as a researcher? Do you consider preprints as an option?
Hello everyone! Out of curiosity: how many publications did you have just before your career as a postdoc started? And how many were first-author publications? This is not often talked about in academia, although the rat race for publications is (sadly) omnipresent in the current system. For those who are doing a PhD and aspire an academic career, this can feel quite attainable. So it would be good for me to get some responses from those who are further ahead on the trajectory to get a realistic view on what the necessary requirements are to achieve the same. Thanks a lot!