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I am a psychologist, a teaching assistant at UP FAMNIT Department of Psychology, and a researcher at UP IAM Slovene Centre for Suicide Research. My primary research focus is media coverage of suicide and the associated public response. I am also involved in the implementation of various national and international projects in the field of mental health and suicidal behavior.
The aim of the present validation study is to determine the psychometric properties of the Slovenian version of the Mental Health Literacy Scale. For this purpose, the factorial structure, internal consistency, cross-cultural, convergent and discriminant validity were assessed. The measure was translated and adapted to Slovenian context through a b...
Loneliness and suicidal ideation (SI) are relevant issues. This study aimed to examine the prevalence of death ideation (DI) and SI in the general population across four age groups and to determine the extent to which emotional and social loneliness are associated with SI. Data were collected via an online panel in Slovenia in February 2019 on a re...
Pathological Internet use (but only with respect to gaming) is classified as mental disorder in the ICD-11. However, there is a large group of adolescents showing excessive Internet use, which may rather be considered adolescent risk-behavior. The aim was to test whether pathological and excessive Internet use should be considered as “psychopatholo...
Background While loneliness is recognized as a risk to mental and physical health, there is a lack of data covering a broad age range. This study used a Slovenian adult sample to investigate loneliness. Aims To examine levels of social, emotional and general loneliness within the general population. Method A survey on a sample representative of t...