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Dr Agnes Szabo PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Health Sciences

Professional

Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology - Victoria University of Wellington (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My primary research interest lies in the field of health and lifespan development with a particular focus on the interplay between socio-cultural and developmental processes. I currently work in the area of health and ageing. My research investigates predictors and consequences of alcohol use in older adults. In addition, I do research on promoting health of the ageing population through affordable and secure housing. My additional research interests span a variety of topics, including identity development and cross-cultural adaptation, stress management, and research methods.

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102):
Epidemiology (111706): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Mental Health (111714):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000):
Public Health and Health Services (111700)

Keywords

ageing, housing, health behaviours, health, stress and coping, immigration, cross-cultural adaptation, identity

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Fekete, M., Szabo, A., Stephens, C., & Alpass, F. (2017). Older New Zealanders in caregiving roles: Psychological functioning of caregivers of people living with dementia.. Dementia (London). , 1471301217725897
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., English, AS., Zhijia, Z., Jose, P., Ward, C., & Jianhong, M. (2017). Is the Utility of Secondary Coping a Function of Ethnicity or the Context of Reception? A Longitudinal Study Across Western and Eastern Cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 48(8), 1230-1246
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Ward, C., & Fletcher, GJO. (2016). Stress appraisal, information processing strategies, and somatic symptoms: A longitudinal study with immigrants.. J Health Psychol. , 1359105316678306
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Stephens, C., Allen, J., & Alpass, F. (2016). Construct validation of Wenger’s support network typology. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Retrieved from http://psychsocgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/10/06/geronb.gbw126.abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Ward, C., & Fletcher, GJO. (2016). Identity processing styles during cultural transition: Construct and measurement. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 47(4), 483-507 Retrieved from http://jccp.sagepub.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Ward, C., & Jose, PE. (2016). Uprooting stress, coping and anxiety: A longitudinal study of international students in New Zealand. International Journal of Stress Management. 23, 190-208
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., & Ward, C. (2015). Identity development during cultural transition: The role of social-cognitive identity processes. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 46, 13-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Milfont, TL., Merry, SN., Robinson, EM., Crengle, S., Ameratunga, SN., . . . Denny, SJ. (2014). Equivalence of the short form of the Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale across groups. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. 43(4), 592-600 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15374416.2013.848770
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.

Book

Jose, PE., & Szabo, A. (2016). Inferential statistics. In D. Wyse, N. Selwyn, E. Smith, & LE. Suter (Eds.) The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research. (pp. 733 - 752). : Sage
[Chapter]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Ward, C., Szabo, A., & Stuart, J. (2016). Prejudice against immigrants in multicultural societies. In C. Sibley, & FK. Barlow (Eds.) The Cambridge handbook of the psychology of prejudice. (pp. 413 - 437). : Cambridge University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Bethel, A., Szabo, A., & Ward, C. (2016). Parallel lives? Predicting and enhancing connectedness between international and domestic students. In Multidimensional transitions of international students to higher education. (pp. 21 - 36). : Taylor and Francis
[Chapter]Authored by: Szabo, A.

Conference

Szabo, A., Allen, J., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2017). DOES PHYSICAL FUNCTIONING DECLINE AFTER RETIREMENT? A LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION FROM 2006 TO 2016. Innovation in Aging. Vol. 1 (pp. 579 - 579). : 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Alpass, F., Szabo, A., Allen, J., & Stephens, C. (2017). INFORMAL CAREGIVING AND HEALTH: LONGITUDINAL FINDINGS FROM THE HEALTH, WORK, AND RETIREMENT STUDY. Innovation in Aging. Vol. 1: 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Allen, J., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2016, September). Longitudinal effects of home ownership on wellbeing among older New Zealanders. Presented at Making Active Ageing a Reality - 2016 Conference of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Stephens, C., Szabo, A., Allen, J., & Alpass, F.(2016, November). The effects of home ownership on the wellbeing and health of older New Zealanders. .
[Conference]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.

Thesis

Szabo, A. (2015). Towards an understanding of the immigrant experience: Social-cognitive processes of identity development during cultural transition. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Szabo, A.

Other

Allen, J., Szabo, A., & Fekete, M. (2017). Association of housing tenure with self-rated health and well-being. PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews (Protocol ID# CRD42017048807). University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
[Other]Authored by: Allen, J., Szabo, A.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: Daily
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Hungarian
    Last used: Weekly
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

  • 175.102 Psychology as a Natural Science

Media and Links

Media

  • 10 Nov 2016 - Online, Newspaper
    Future New Zealand: Oh, give me a home...
    Future NZ is an annual publication produced by Massey University and the New Zealand Herald. It provides a peek into New Zealand’s future, outlining the challenges and opportunities facing New Zealand

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