Presentations

Conference presentations

2020

Maes, M. (2020, September). From the individual to society: Contributing factors to youth loneliness. In C. Finkenauer (Chair), Critical issues for youth future generations: Zooming in and zooming out. Invited symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Porto, Portugal (online).

Maes, M. (2020, September). Discussant. In F. Geukens (Chair), Loneliness throughout adolescence: Contemporary perspectives. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Porto, Portugal (online).

Maes, M. (2020, September). Discussant. In M. M. Kwiatkowska (Chair), Adolescent loneliness: What are its consequences and what can we do about it? Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Porto, Portugal (online).

Maes, M., Nelemans, S. A., Danneel, S., Fernández-Castilla, B., Van den Noortgate, W., Goossens, L., & Vanhalst, J. (2020, June). Loneliness and social anxiety across childhood and adolescence: A meta-analysis. In S. A. Nelemans (Chair), Internalizing symptom development in adolescence: Novel insights into psychosocial predictors and outcomes. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Rhodes, Greece.

2019

Danneel, S., Maes, M., Bijttebier, P., Bastin, M., Colpin, H., Verschueren, K., & Goossens, L. (2019, August). Co-development of internalizing problems in adolescence: Combined growth patterns of loneliness, social anxiety symptoms, and depressive symptoms. In F. Geukens (Chair), Loneliness in childhood and adolescence: Developmental changes and interventions. Symposium conducted at the European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Athens, Greece.

Maes, M., Lodder, G., & Qualter, P. (2019, June). How (not) to Measure Loneliness: A Review of Commonly Used Measures. In S. Bücker & M. Mund (Chairs), New perspectives on loneliness. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of Association for Research in Personality, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Maes, M., Qualter, P., Vanhalst, J., Van den Noortgate, W., & Goossens, L. (2019, March). Gender differences in loneliness in children and adolescents: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, Maryland.

2018

Maes, M. (2018, September). Loneliness in Adolescence. Invited keynote for the EARA Young Scholar Award at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Ghent, Belgium.

Beyers, W., Goossens, L., Salmela-Aro, K., Sugimura, K., & Žukauskiené, R. (2018, September). Meet the editors! In M. Maes & S. Schulz (Chairs). SECNet session conducted at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Ghent, Belgium.

Giletta, M., Choukas-Bradley, S., Maes, M., Linthicum, R., Card, N. A., & Prinstein, M. J. (2018, September). When and to what extent do peers influence youth behavior? A review and meta-analysis of peer influence effects in childhood and adolescence. In S. Schulz (Chair), Meta-analytic approaches to social relationships and interactions in adolescence. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Ghent, Belgium.

Maes, M., Nelemans, S. A., Danneel, S., Fernández-Castilla, B., Van den Noortgate, W., Goossens, L., & Vanhalst, J. (2018, September). Loneliness and social anxiety symptoms in adolescence: A meta-analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal associations. In S. Schulz (Chair), Meta-analytic approaches to social relationships and interactions in adolescence. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Ghent, Belgium.

Vanhalst, J., Nelemans, S. A., Maes, M., & Luyckx, K. (2018, September). Lonely across time and context: Associations with levels of and variability in mood and peer experiences. In S. A. Nelemans (Chair), Novel insights into psychosocial predictors and outcomes of adolescent internalizing symptom development. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Ghent, Belgium.

2017

Maes, M., Nelemans, S. A., Danneel, S., Castilla, B. F., Van den Noortgate, W., Goossens, L., & Vanhalst, J. (2017, August). Adolescent loneliness and social anxiety: A meta-analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal associations. In M. Maes (Chair), Risk factors and consequences of adolescent loneliness. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Developmental Psychology, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Majorano, M., Morelli, M., Maes, M., Guerzoni, L., Murri, A., & Cuda, D. (2017, August). Loneliness, emotional autonomy, and self-concept in adolescents with cochlear implants. In M. Maes (Chair), Risk factors and consequences of adolescent loneliness. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Developmental Psychology, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Spithoven, A., Maes, M., Bastin, M., Danneel, S., Vanhalst, J., Bijttebier, P., & Goossens, L. (2017, August). The vicious cycle of loneliness: Peer- and parent-related loneliness examined over time. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Developmental Psychology, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Danneel, S., Bijttebier, P., Maes, M., Vanhalst, J., & Goossens, L. (2017, April). Loneliness and attitudes towards aloneness in adolescence: Longitudinal measurement invariance and development over time. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Maes, M., & Goossens, L. (2017, April). Positive attitude toward aloneness and adolescent adjustment: An exploration of non-linear associations. In R. Coplan (Char), Positively Alone? Searching for the Benefits of Solitude in Childhood, Adolescence, and Emerging Adulthood. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Spithoven, A., Maes, M., Bastin, M., Danneel, S., Vanhalst, J., Bijttebier, P., & Goossens, L. (2017, April). Loneliness experienced in different contexts: Bidirectional relationships between peer-related and parent-related loneliness. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas.

2016

Danneel, S., Maes, M., Vanhalst, J., Bijttebier, P., & Goossens, L. (2016, December). Loneliness and Aloneness Scale for Children and Adolescents (LACA): Longitudinal measurement invariance. Paper presented at the international meeting of the Scientific Research Network Temperamental and Cognitive Vulnerability to the Dysregulation of Affect and Behavior, Leuven, Belgium.

Maes, M., Van den Noortgate, W., Fustolo-Gunnink, S., Rassart, J., Luyckx, K., & Goossens, L. (2016, September). Loneliness in adolescents with chronic physical conditions: A meta-analysis. In M. Maes (Chair), Socio-emotional well-being of adolescents with chronic physical or sensory disabilities. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Cádiz, Spain.

Maes,  M., Qualter, P., Vanhalst, J., Van den Noortgate, W., & Goossens, L. (2016, July). Gender differences in loneliness across the lifespan: A meta-analysis. In M. Maes (Chair), Loneliness across the lifespan: Gender differences, social cognitions, and friendship types. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Maes, M., Vanhalst, J., Spithoven, A. W. M., Van den Noortgate, W., & Goossens, L. (2016, July). Profiles of attitudes toward aloneness and loneliness in Belgian adolescents. In J. Yu & C. H. Hart (Chairs), Understanding shyness, withdrawal and solitude across different developmental periods and cultural contexts. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2015

Maes, M., Van den Noortgate, W., Fustolo-Gunnink, S., Rassart, J., Luyckx, K., & Goossens, L. (2015, November). Loneliness in children and adolescents with chronic physical conditions: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the VNOP ISED CAS Research Days, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Maes, M., Luyckx, K., Van den Noortgate, W., & Goossens, L. (2015, March). Comparing measures of loneliness in early adolescence: Dyadic loneliness versus group loneliness. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Maes, M., Van den Noortgate, W., & Goossens, L. (2015, March). Validity of the Dutch adaptation of the Children’s Loneliness Scale (CLS): Self- and Peer-Reports. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2014

Weyn, S., Vanhalst, J., Maes, M., Bijttebier, P., & Goossens, L. (2014, December). The role of coping as a mediator in the longitudinal relation between parenting and internalizing problems during adolescence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Scientific Research Network Temperamental and Cognitive Vulnerability to the Dysregulation of Affect and Behavior, Leuven, Belgium.

Maes, M., Klimstra, T. A., Wang, J. M., Van den Noortgate, W., & Goossens, L. (2014, September). Loneliness in adolescence: Psychometric properties of the Loneliness and Aloneness Scale for Children and Adolescents. In M. Maes (Chair), Interpersonal difficulties in adolescence: Loneliness, lacking trust beliefs, and rejection. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Izmir, Turkey.

Maes, M., Wang, J. M., Van den Noortgate, W., & Goossens, L. (2014, July). Measurement invariance among Belgian and Chinese adolescents: The Loneliness and Aloneness Scale for Children and Adolescents. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Shanghai, China.

Maes, M., Klimstra, T. A., Van den Noortgate, W., & Goossens, L. (2014, May). Is loneliness a multidimensional construct? Factor structure and measurement invariance across gender and age groups. Poster presented at the meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences, Leuven, Belgium.

Maes, M., Van den Noortgate, W., & Goossens, L. (2014, March). A multidimensional measure of loneliness: Differential reliability for adolescents and children? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, Texas.

Stevens, G. W. J. M., Walsh, S. D., Huijts, T., Madsen, K. R., Maes, M., & Molcho, M. (2014, March). Immigration and adolescent well-being: Exploring receiving country differences. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, Texas.

 

Other presentations

2020

Alone Together: Over eenzaamheid en alleen zijn (17/02/2020, Leuven, Belgium). Presentation for “Lessen voor de XXIste eeuw” in light of “Artefact” (with Luc Goossens)

2019

Eenzaamheid onder de loep (24/11/2019, Leuven, Belgium). Dag van de Wetenschap [Science Day], with Luc Goossens and Flore Geukens.

Eenzaam maar niet alleen: Over eenzaamheid bij jongeren (3/10/2019, Zeist, the Netherlands). Presentation Symposium “Zeist tegen Eenzaamheid” of the municipality of Zeist.

Eenzaam maar niet alleen: Over eenzaamheid bij jongeren (25/9/2019, Amsterdam, the Netherlands). Presentation expertmeeting ‘Eenzaamheid is een feit’ of Argan and the municipality of Amsterdam Nieuw West.

Young and lonely: The science of loneliness (15/1/2019, Wageningen, the Netherlands). University of Wageningen, Studium Generale.

2018

Eenzaamheid onder de loep (25/11/2018, Leuven, Belgium). Dag van de Wetenschap [Science Day], with Luc Goossens, Sofie Danneel and Flore Geukens.

Science Cafe ‘Eenzaamheid: Wat kunnen we eraan doen?’ (13/11/2018, Kortrijk, Belgium).

Masterclass Eenzaamheid onder jongeren (27/9/2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands). Vrijwilligersacademie Amsterdam.

2017

Eenzaamheid bij jongeren (7/12/2017, Berlaar, Belgium). Municipality of Berlaar. With Luc Goossens, Sofie Danneel and Flore Geukens.

2015

Eenzaamheid bij kinderen en jongeren (24/9/2015, Genk, Belgium). Week van Verbondenheid, Bond Zonder Naam. With Luc Goossens, Janne Vanhalst and Annette Spithoven.

Eenzame kinderen en jongeren: Moeten we ons zorgen maken? (13/2/2015, Leuven, Belgium). PraxisP Professional. With Luc Goossens, Janne Vanhalst and Annette Spithoven.