Zuzana Dankulincová

Mgr. Zuzana Dankulincová, PhD. (1981) received her Master degree in Psychology (Faculty of Arts, University of Prešov) and PhD. in Medical sciences (University of Groningen, The Netherlands). At present time, she is the in the position of the senior researcher at the Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, PJ Šafárik in Kosice. 

 

She participated and still participates in several projects of national research agencies (APPV), the institutional research projects (HepaMeta) and European projects (SOPHIE, International Visegrad Fund). In addition, she is a deputy of the principal investigator of the Slovak national team in the Health Behaviour of School-aged Children study (HBSC). Since 2010 she is a member of the European Health Psychology Society and since 2011 its Slovak national delegate.

 

During her doctoral studies, as well as in her ongoing work at the university, she is focused on research in health psychology and public health with particular focus on intrapersonal factors associated with health and health-related behaviour especially in adolescents. She published 25 scientific articles in SSCI journals with 52 citations in SSCI journals with h-index 5. In 2010 she received the SHARE PhD Top Publication Award.

 

 

 

Skills:

project management, data collection coordination, statistical analysis, methodological and statistical consulting, data presentation, teaching and lecturing

 

Scientific activities and projects:

2015- 2018

Trajectory of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems within the social and health care system. A longitudinal study. DE-EM-BE .within grant VEGA 1/0981/15 of Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, science, research and sport of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Science.

2014-2016

Psychosocial development of health disadvantaged school-aged children project is realised as a part of Health of Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study within grant VEGA 1/0895/14 of Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, science, research and sport of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Science.

2011 – present
                              

Project SOPHIE HEALTH-F3-2011-278173 - Evaluating the impact of structural policies on health inequalities and their social determinants and fostering change is realised within 7th Framework programme, HEALTH.2011.3.3-1 Developing methodologies to reduce inequities in the determinants of health.

2011 – 2014

HepaMeta Risk factors for hepatitis B/C and metabolic syndrome in a group of people living in Roma settlements

2011 – 2012

International Visegrad Fund: Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study: Supporting the Visegrad countries research network, No.21110275

2009 – 2015

Health and health-related behaviour within social context in adolescence project is realised as a part of Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study within grant APVV-0032-11 of Slovak Research and Development Agency under contract.

2006 – 2009

Project Individual, interpersonal, social and societal factors of risk behaviour in adolescence was realised within grant APVV-20-038205 of Slovak Research and Development Agency under contract.

 

 

 

Membership:

2013 – present
                              
Member of editorial board of Health Psychology Research journal
2011 – present Deputy of Principal investigator within Health Behaviour in School-aged children study
2011 – present National delegate for European Health Psychology Society
2010 – present Member of European Health Psychology Society
2009 – present Member of  Focus Group Positive Health, Focus Group Family Culture, Focus Group Physical Activity within Health Behaviour in School-aged children study
2009 – present Member of national team within Health Behaviour in School-aged children study

 

Publications

Hamřík Z., Bobáková D,  Kalman M.,  Dankulincová Veselská Z., Klein D., Madarasová Gecková A.: Physical activity and screen-based activity in healthy development of school-aged children. Cent Eur J Public Health, Supplement 2015; 22: S6–S11.

 

Kalman M., Madarasova Geckova A., Hamrik Z., Kopcakova J., Iannotti, R.J.,Dankulincova Veselska Z.: Motives for physical activity among adolescents in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Cent Eur J Public Health, Supplement 2015; 22: S6–S11.

 

Tomcikova, Z.,Veselska, Z., Madarasova Geckova, A., van Dijk, J.P., Reijneveld, S.A.: Adolescents` drinking and drunkenness more likely in one-parent families and if communication with the mother is poor.Cent Eur J Pub Health, 2015, 23(1), 211-214.

Kuntsche, E., Wicki, M., Windlin, B., Nic Gabhainn, S., Roberts, C., Vieno, A., Bendtsen, P., Hublet, A., Tynjälä, J., Välimaa, R., Dankulincová, Z., Aasvee, K., Demetrovics, Z., Farkas, J., van der Sluijs, W., Gaspar de Matos, M., & Mazur, J. Drinking motives mediate drinking culture differences but not gender differences in adolescent alcohol use. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2015, 56, 323-329.

Brindova  D.,  Dankulincova  Veselska  Z.,  Klein D., Hamrik  Z.,  Sigmundova  D.,  van Dijk J.P., Reijneveld S.A., Madarasova Geckova  A.:  Is the association between screen-based behaviour and health complaints among adolescents moderated by physical activity? International Journal of Public Health. 2015, 60(2), 139-145,  DOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0627-x


Kuntsche, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., Roberts, C., Windlin, B., Vieno, A., Bendtsen, P., Hublet, A., Tynjälä, J., Välimaa, R., Dankulincová, Z., Aasvee, K., Demetrovics, Z., Farkas, J., van der Sluijs, W., Gaspar de Matos, M., Mazur, J., & Wicki, M. (2014). Drinking motives and links to alcohol use in 13 European countries. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75(3), 428–437.


Madarasová Gecková A., Babinská I., Bobáková D., Dankulincová Veselská Z., Bosáková L., Kolarčik P., Jarčuška Pe, Pella D., Halánová M. and HepaMeta team: Socioeconomic characteristics of the population living in Roma settlements and association with health and health-related behaviour. Central European Journal of Public Health, Supplement 2014; 22, 57-64.


Babinská I., Madarasová Gecková A., Jarčuška Pe, Pella D., Mareková M., Štefková G., Dankulincová Veselská Z. and HepaMeta team: Does the population living in Roma settlements differ in physical activity, smoking and alcohol consumption from the majority population in Slovakia? Central European Journal of Public Health, Supplement 2014; 22, 22-27.

Kopcakova, J., Dankulincova Veselska, Z.,  Madarasova Geckova, A.,  van Dijk, J.P,  Reijneveld, S.A.: Is Being a Boy and Feeling Fat a Barrier for Physical Activity? The Association between Body Image, Gender and Physical Activity among Adolescents. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(11), 11167-11176; doi:10.3390/ijerph111111167.

Babinska I., Dankulincova Veselska Z., Bobakova D., Pella D., Panico S., Reijneveld S.A., Jarcuska Pe., Jarcuska Pa., Zezula I., Madarasova Geckova A. (2013). Is the cardiovascular risk profile of people living in Roma settlements worse in comparison with the majority population in Slovakia? International Journal of Public Health, 58, 427-434.

Jarcuska Pa., Bobakova D., Uhrin J., Bobak L., Babinska I., Kolarcik P., Veselska Z., Madarasova Geckova A. (2013). Are barriers in accessing health services in the Roma population associated with worse health status among Roma? International Journal of Public Health, 58, 427-434.

Kristian P., Dankulincova Veselska Z., Paralicova Z., Jarcuska P.,  Virag L., Valkova I., Schreter I. (2013). Regional and ethnic aspects of viral hepatitis B among pregnant women. Central European Journal of Public Health, 21, 22-25.

Tomcikova Z., Veselska Z., Madarasova Geckova A., Reijneveld S.A., van Dijk J.P. (2013). Leisure time activities, parental monitoring and drunkenness in adolescents. European Addiction Research, 19, 141-145.

Veselska Z., Madarasova Geckova A., Reijneveld S.A., van Dijk J.P. (2011). Socio-economic status and physical activity among adolescents: The mediating role of self-esteem. Public Health, 125, 763-768.

Veselska Z., Madarasova Geckova A., Reijneveld S.A., van Dijk J.P. (2011). Self-efficacy, affectivity and smoking behavior in adolescence. European Addiction Research, 17, 172-177.

Veselska Z., Madarasova Geckova A., Reijneveld S.A., van Dijk J.P. (2011). Aspects of self differ among physically active and inactive youths. International Journal of Public Health, 56, 311-318.

Veselska Z., Madarasova Geckova A., Orosova O., Gajdosova B., van Dijk J.P., Reijneveld S.A. (2010). Socioeconomic differences in the self-esteem of adolescents mediated by personality and mental health. European Journal of Public Health, 20, 647-652.

Veselska Z., Gajdosova B., Madarasova Geckova A., Orosova O., van Dijk J.P., Reijneveld S.A. (2009). Self-esteem and resilience: the connection with risky behavior among adolescents. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 287-291.

Contact

 

Correspondence address:

Mgr. Zuzana Dankulincova, PhD.

Department of Health Psychology 

Faculty of Medicine  P.J. Safarik University

Trieda SNP 1

040 11 Košice, Slovakia

phone number: +421 55 234 3392

e-mail: zuzana.dankulincova@upjs.sk