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Emma Sorbring

Professor

Professor i barn- och ungdomsvetenskap

Staff member at Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.

Conducts research in research centers, child and youth studies, research areas, child and youth studies, social sciences, psychology.


Research area/research interest

Emma Sorbrings research concerns parenthood and the development of children and young people. She often assumes the children's and young people's perspective in her research and is deeply engaged in their rights.

Teaching/supervision

Emma teaches mainly on the university's child and youth studies master's programs.

Keyword

Adolescents, rights, development, identity, life situation, risk taking.


Publications


Adolescents’ cognitive capacity reaches adult levels prior to their psychosocial maturity : Evidence for a "maturity gap" in a multinational, cross-sectional sample

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Adolescents’ cognitive capacity reaches adult levels prior to their psychosocial maturity : Evidence for a "maturity gap" in a multinational, cross-sectional sample

All countries distinguish between minors and adults for various legal purposes. Recent U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning the legal status of...

Att forska i samverkan och gemensamt skapa kunskap

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Att forska i samverkan och gemensamt skapa kunskap

Barns och ungas välfärd och ett kunskapsbaserat arbetssätt

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Barns och ungas välfärd och ett kunskapsbaserat arbetssätt

Chaos, Danger, and Maternal Parenting in Families : Links with Adolescent Adjustment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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Chaos, Danger, and Maternal Parenting in Families : Links with Adolescent Adjustment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

The current longitudinal study is the first comparative investigation across Low- and Middle- Income Countries (LMICs) to test the hypothesis that...

Children´s agency in the family, in school and in society : implications for health and well-being

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Children´s agency in the family, in school and in society : implications for health and well-being

Del@ktighetens digitalisering : Om identitetsskapande aktiviteter på internet bland unga med intellektuell funktionsnedsättning

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Del@ktighetens digitalisering : Om identitetsskapande aktiviteter på internet bland unga med intellektuell funktionsnedsättning

Även om forskning om ungdomar och internet är ett växande område finns det relativt få studier som illustrerar förhållanden för ungdomar med...

Education and Parenting : An Introduction

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Education and Parenting : An Introduction

Theoretical models and empirical studies suggest that parental involvement and parenting practices are important for adolescents' academic...

Education and Parenting : Conclusions and Implications

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Education and Parenting : Conclusions and Implications

This chapter begins by providing an overview of key points raised in the preceding chapters regarding education and parenting in China, Colombia,...

Education and Parenting in Sweden

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Education and Parenting in Sweden

Swedish children's rights to school and a childhood were discussed as early as 1900 and today nearly all (99.9%) Swedish children from the age of s...

En systematisk samverkansmodell

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En systematisk samverkansmodell

Environmental harshness and unpredictability, life history, and social and academic behavior of adolescents in nine countries.

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Environmental harshness and unpredictability, life history, and social and academic behavior of adolescents in nine countries.

Safety is essential for life. To survive, humans and other animals have developed sets of psychological and physiological adaptations known as life...

Examining effects of parent warmth and control on internalizing behavior clusters from age 8 to 12 in 12 cultural groups in nine countries

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Examining effects of parent warmth and control on internalizing behavior clusters from age 8 to 12 in 12 cultural groups in nine countries

BACKGROUND: Studies of U.S. and European samples demonstrate that parental warmth and behavioral control predict child internalizing behaviors and...

Examining the internalizing pathway to substance use frequency in 10 cultural groups.

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Examining the internalizing pathway to substance use frequency in 10 cultural groups.

Use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs (i.e., substance use) is a leading cause of global health burden for 10-to-24-year-olds, according to the World...

Exempel 4: Ett utökat och fördjupat barn- och elevhälsoarbete

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Exempel 4: Ett utökat och fördjupat barn- och elevhälsoarbete

Exempel 6: Implementering av evidensbaserat föräldrastödsprogram

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Exempel 6: Implementering av evidensbaserat föräldrastödsprogram

External environment and internal state in relation to life-history behavioural profiles of adolescents in nine countries

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External environment and internal state in relation to life-history behavioural profiles of adolescents in nine countries

The external environment has traditionally been considered as the primary driver of animal life history (LH). Recent research suggests that animals...

Forskningsmetoder för samverkansforskning

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Forskningsmetoder för samverkansforskning

Household income predicts trajectories of child internalizing and externalizing behavior in high-, middle-, and low-income countries

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Household income predicts trajectories of child internalizing and externalizing behavior in high-, middle-, and low-income countries

This study examined longitudinal links between household income and parents' education and children's trajectories of internalizing and externalizi...

Internet as a social arena for young people with learning disabilities : Paper presented at Nordic Youth Research Symposium 14

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Internet as a social arena for young people with learning disabilities : Paper presented at Nordic Youth Research Symposium 14

Many people with learning disabilities (LD) live socially isolated lives and are often in need of more contactwith the surrounding community....

Predictors and outcomes of parental burnout in a Swedish context : Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Parental Burnout

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Predictors and outcomes of parental burnout in a Swedish context : Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Parental Burnout

In Sweden, parental burnout has been examined among parents of children with serious diseases(e.g., cancer) and/or chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes...

Rapportering, spridning och nyttinggörande

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Rapportering, spridning och nyttinggörande

Samverkansforskning : att främja barns och ungas välfärd

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Samverkansforskning : att främja barns och ungas välfärd

Denna bok beskriver hur samverkansforskning kan användas för att främja och stärka barns och ungas välfärd. Här presenteras tio exempel på...

School Systems, Parent Behavior, and Academic Achievement : An International Perspective

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School Systems, Parent Behavior, and Academic Achievement : An International Perspective

Tips och råd inför samverkansforskning

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Tips och råd inför samverkansforskning

Är samverkansforskning riktig forskning?

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Är samverkansforskning riktig forskning?

A cross-sectional examination of response inhibition and working memory on the Stroop task

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A cross-sectional examination of response inhibition and working memory on the Stroop task

The authors examined the association between working memory and response inhibition on the Stroop task using a cross-sectional, international sampl...

Age patterns in risk taking across the world

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Age patterns in risk taking across the world

Epidemiological data indicate that risk behaviors are among the leading causes of adolescent morbidity and mortality worldwide. Consistent with thi...

Arbetsintegrerat lärande med fokus på barn- och ungdomsvetenskap

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Arbetsintegrerat lärande med fokus på barn- och ungdomsvetenskap

Högskolan Väst har en profilering mot arbetsintegrerat lärande (AIL) och en del av den barn- och ungdomsvetenskapliga forskningen vid lärosätet...

Around the world, adolescence is a time of heightened sensation seeking and immature self-regulation

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Around the world, adolescence is a time of heightened sensation seeking and immature self-regulation

The dual systems model of adolescent risk-taking portrays the period as one characterized by a combination of heightened sensation seeking and...

Associations Between Perceived Material Deprivation, Parents' Discipline Practices, and Children's Behavior Problems : An International Perspective.

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Associations Between Perceived Material Deprivation, Parents' Discipline Practices, and Children's Behavior Problems : An International Perspective.

This study investigated the association between perceived material deprivation, children's behavior problems, and parents' disciplinary practices....

Att organisera stöd så att barns och ungas aktörskap tas till vara

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Att organisera stöd så att barns och ungas aktörskap tas till vara

Att våga utan att falla. : Internet som en arena för delaktighet och relationer för unga med intellektuella funktionsnedsättningar

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Att våga utan att falla. : Internet som en arena för delaktighet och relationer för unga med intellektuella funktionsnedsättningar

Trots att forskning kring ungdomars delaktighetoch relationer på internet är ett växande område är det få studier som belyser särskoleungdomars...

Barn- och ungdomsvetenskap : grundläggande perspektiv

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Barn- och ungdomsvetenskap : grundläggande perspektiv

Bidirectional Relations Between Parenting and Behavior Problems From Age 8 to 13 in Nine Countries

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Bidirectional Relations Between Parenting and Behavior Problems From Age 8 to 13 in Nine Countries

This study used data from 12 cultural groups in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the Unite...

Children's agency in parent-child, teacher-pupil and peer relationship contexts

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Children's agency in parent-child, teacher-pupil and peer relationship contexts

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine children's perception of their agency in different relationship contexts. Historically, most studies...

Global study of social odor awareness

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Global study of social odor awareness

Olfaction plays an important role in human social communication, including multiple domains in which people often rely on their sense of smell in t...

H@ssles and Hopes on the Internet : What Professionals Have Encountered in Dealing with Internet Use and Sexuality among Youths with Intellectual Disabilities

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H@ssles and Hopes on the Internet : What Professionals Have Encountered in Dealing with Internet Use and Sexuality among Youths with Intellectual Disabilities

This study aims to provide more in-depth knowledge about professionals' views regarding Internet use among youths with intellectual disability (ID)...

Komplexa internationella forskningssamarbeten : Att bryta den akademiska kolonialismen och hitta nya vägar

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Komplexa internationella forskningssamarbeten : Att bryta den akademiska kolonialismen och hitta nya vägar

Att uppleva, att ta intryck av och att lära från andra kulturer är något de flesta uppskattar och strävar efter genom att läsa böcker, se på film och...

Longitudinal associations between parenting and youth adjustment in twelve cultural groups : Cultural normativeness of parenting as a moderator

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Longitudinal associations between parenting and youth adjustment in twelve cultural groups : Cultural normativeness of parenting as a moderator

To examine whether the cultural normativeness of parents' beliefs and behaviors moderates the links between those beliefs and behaviors and youths'...

Parental acceptance–rejection and child prosocial behavior : Developmental transactions across the transition to adolescence in nine countries, mothers and fathers, and girls and boys.

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Parental acceptance–rejection and child prosocial behavior : Developmental transactions across the transition to adolescence in nine countries, mothers and fathers, and girls and boys.

Promoting children’s prosocial behavior is a goal for parents, healthcare professionals, and nations. Does positive parenting promote later child...

Parenting, culture, and the development of externalizing behaviors from age 7 to 14 in nine countries

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Parenting, culture, and the development of externalizing behaviors from age 7 to 14 in nine countries

Using multilevel models, we examined mother-, father-, and child-reported (N = 1,336 families) externalizing behavior problem trajectories from age...

Particip@tion on Internet? : Young people with intellectual disabilities and identification processes on Internet

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Particip@tion on Internet? : Young people with intellectual disabilities and identification processes on Internet

Although research on young people's identification processes on the Internet is a growing field, there are few studies that illustrate conditions f...

Relationships and the Internet

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Relationships and the Internet

The Understanding and Use of Reflection in Family Support Social Work

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The Understanding and Use of Reflection in Family Support Social Work

Previous research emphasizes the need for reflection in complex, dynamic practices, like social work.However, increased governance of the public...

Våld och kränkningar i ungas parrelationer

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Våld och kränkningar i ungas parrelationer

Within- and between-person and group variance in behavior and beliefs in cross-cultural longitudinal data

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Within- and between-person and group variance in behavior and beliefs in cross-cultural longitudinal data

Abstract This study grapples with what it means to be part of a cultural group, from a statistical modeling perspective. The method we present...

"Att sänka tröskeln och ge den långa berättelsen plats" : Om ett skolhälsoarbete där tillvaratagandet av barns och ungas eget aktörskap bidrar till att fler får stöd och hjälp

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"Att sänka tröskeln och ge den långa berättelsen plats" : Om ett skolhälsoarbete där tillvaratagandet av barns och ungas eget aktörskap bidrar till att fler får stöd och hjälp

Cross-national collaboration in the study of parenting and child adjustment

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Cross-national collaboration in the study of parenting and child adjustment

Editorial : Internet use and disability

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Editorial : Internet use and disability

"I'm a mother, but I'm also a facilitator in her every-day life" : Parents’ voices about barriers and support for internet participation among young people with intellectual disabilities

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"I'm a mother, but I'm also a facilitator in her every-day life" : Parents’ voices about barriers and support for internet participation among young people with intellectual disabilities

In general, the Internet is an arena where parents (as well as other adults) have limited insight and possibilities to support the young person....

Research projects