I currently work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies and Swedish Institute for Social Research, studying social inequality and youth development. Before coming to Sweden, I was a PhD-student at the University of Groningen and the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) in the Netherlands, where I wrote a dissertation on mental health disparities by sexual orientation and the role of prejudice with regard to sexual diversity therein. At the Institute for Futures Studies I participate in the research project: YOUNGWORK.
la Roi, C., Dijkstra, J. K., Kretschmer, T., Savickaitė, R., & Veenstra, R. (2020). Peers and Homophobic Attitudes in Adolescence: Examining Selection and Influence Processes in Friendships and Antipathies. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
la Roi, C., Kretschmer, T., Veenstra, R., Bos, H., Goossens, L., Verschueren, K., ... & Dijkstra, J. K. (2020). Sexual orientation, peer relationships, and depressive symptoms: Findings from a sociometric design. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 66, 101086.
Kiekens, W.J., la Roi, C. , Bos, H., Kretschmer, T., van Bergen, D. D., & Veenstra, R. (2020). Explaining health disparities between heterosexual and LGB adolescents by integrating the minority stress and psychological mediation frameworks: Findings from the TRAILS study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49(9), 1767–1782.