Master Theses Research Master Social and Cultural Science

Master theses 2020

  • Bridging the Political Engagement Gap at School: Does the Compensating Effect of Open Classroom Climate Depend on Socioeconomic Classroom Compositon? By Pieter van Lamoen
  • Diversity managers as organizational change agents:
    A multi-level analysis of their resources and constraints in the implementation of diversity and inclusion policies at Dutch universities. By Gwendolyn Taartmans
  • Experiences of Inclusion and Exclusion - Employment Relations Involving Temporary Employment Agencies, Migrant Employees, and a Labor Union: A Case Study Using the Relational Lens. By Hannah Worringer
  • Making and breaking: A longitudinal social network analysis of friendships in pre-vocational secondary education (VMBO) classes in the Netherlands. By Amir Khodaie
  • Remembering the Flood, what the watersnoodramp left behind. By Rosemarijn de Bruin.
  • Running Together! How Sport Partners Keep You Active. By Rob Franken

  • Secondary school tracking and its effects on efficiency and inequality: A meta-analysis. By Eder Terrin Innocencio
  • Spot the Differences: Assessing the Similarities and Differences Between Voters for Various Radical Left Parties in Europe. By Jorrit Luimers
  • Struggling the extra mile: Experiences of inclusion of Dutch higher educated impaired employees in the workplace. By Arinda Sutantapreeda

  • The labor force’s occupational characteristics and sport participation. An interdisciplinary approach to moderating influences. By Sara Wiertsema
  • The mental health of social assistance recipients: Do social assistance programs mitigate the impact of financial hardship and societal belonging? By Lincy Scholten

  • Well-being and the Mediating Effects of Parenting: A Longitudinal Comparison of Native Dutch Adolescents and Migrant Adolescents. By Susan Nijsten
  • Working for a female manager, experienced support and perceived career prospects: Who benefits under which circumstances? By Gita Huijgen

Master theses 2019

  • Gender differences in science interest: To what extent do family and school characteristics matter? By Jeroen van Tessel
  • Legitimacy in the Eye of the Beholder. Stakeholder Perceptions of an NGO in Transition in Nairobi, Kenya. By Yasmine Bardenheuer
  • Political participation profiles: How citizens combine political acts and the role of resources and political motivations. By Thijmen Jeroense
  • Resilient livelihoods in a changing waterscape. Farmers' and fishermen's endeavors to adapt to a changing environment in lake Maninjau, Indonesia. By Kimberly Kuipers
  • The Association between Counties' Cultural Values and Descriptive Norms and Individuals' Pro-Environmental Behavior. Mediation and Moderation by environmental concern and knowledge. By Jet Wildeman
  • The longitudinal development of negative inter-ethnic attitudes among Dutch youth in secondary school classes. What is the role of ethnic class-composition and in-class frienship in the development of inter-ethnic attitudes? By Remco van Dijke
  • The religious context of prejudice. Resistance against Jewish and Muslim migrants across twenty European countries. By Andréa Turkovic
  • The social dimension of climate change: Cross-national testing of theories and hypotheses on environmental financial sacrifice. By Rineke van Ek

Master theses 2018

  • ADHD, Family Environment an Antisocial Behaviour. The trails study among Dutch (pre)adolescents. By Dymph de Boer
  • Children's Non-core Snack and Drink Consumption. Role of peer context. By Stijn Hendriks.
  • Does the US Incarceration System Affect Racial Voter Turnout? The relation between race, voting turnout, and the role of the incarceration system in the United States in the 2016 elections. By Jenny Gerbecks
  • Do You Trust Informal Social Capital? A Methodological Assessment of the Measurement Equivalence of-, and a Theoretical Approach to: Informal Social Capital and Generalized Trust. By Roland te Paske
  • Exposure to natives in associational life: A way to move forward for migrants? The relation between membership of associations, which differ by ethnic composition, and occupational status and the moderating role of other contexts. By Twan Karremans
  • Gender differences in science interest. To what extent do family and school characteristics matter? By Jeroen van Tessel
  • Mind The Gap: The effect of teacher's gender on boys' and girls' educational achievement at primary school in the Netherlands between 1996 and 2004. By Samira de Groot
  • Perceived ethnic discrimination, minority group identification and life satisfaction. The rejection-identification model revisited. By Marlou Ramaekers
  • The Influence of Parental Divorce on Timing and Type of First Union Formation. Does the Influence Change over Birth Cohorts? By Lisanne Jansen

Master theses 2017

  • Girls’ education and empowerment. Understanding their obvious connection. By Kars van Oosterhout
  • Happiness Among First Generation Migrants, Second Generation Migrants and Natives in the Netherlands. A study regarding the influence of socio-cultural resources, structural resources, ethnic self-identification and perceived discrimination on the differences in happiness between nine ethnic groups. By Joost Leenen
  • How religiosity shapes the attitude towards homosexuality. A study investigating relationships between different dimensions of religiosity and the negative attitude towards homosexuality in several countries around the world. By Dirk-Jan Janssen
  • Informal caregiving among Dutch natives and ethnic minorities. Explaining the differences. By Esmee Bickel
  • Partners in Crime. A Study on the Prevalence and Consequences of Co-Offending. By Roos Geurts
  • Political trust in European countries between 2002 and 2014. A master’s thesis on different modes of political trust including trends, individual level, national level and cross-level examinations. By Gideon van der Hulst
  • Rejection of homosexuality across European countries. Socializing influences on the individual and contextual level. By Tessa van de Rozenberg
  • The Afrikaner Quest for Community. A study on Communitarianism in Orania. By Henry van der Burgt
  • The Individual’s Social Network. The role of individual's education in the size, stability and composition of the core discussion network. By Carly van Mensvoort
  • The nexus of economic performance and happiness:  A cultural legacy?  Exploring the extent to which is of influence on relations between income, subjective well-being and their distributions. By Daniël Toebes
  • The Role of Recent Migrants’ Country of Origin Engagement in Dutch Language Proficiency. How Recent Polish and Turkish Migrants' Country of Origin Engagement in Multiple Domains Affects (the Development of) Dutch Language Proficiency. By Nella Geurts
  • Top Performers in International Perspective. Studying cross-national variation in excellence and excellence gaps across different levels of parental socio-economic status. By Babs Jacobs
  • Two-sided Science. The influence of communicating scientific uncertainty on scientists' credibility and attributed bias. By Mickey Steijaert
  • Uncertainties shaping lives in the airborne Afro-European migration flow. An Ethnographic study of comfort seeking of West African migrant women in Italy. By Iris Poelen
  • Understanding Support to Leave the EU. An examination of educational differences and utilitarian and cultural explanations. By Inge Hendriks
  • What helps ethnic minorities to cope with non-employment? Longitudinal research on the role of individual characteristics and local contexts when experiencing psychological distress effects of non-employment among Dutch natives and ethnic minorities. By Tara Koster
  • Youth adversity, parental resources and educational attainment: Contrasting a resilience and a reproduction perspective. By Carlijn Bussemakers

Master theses 2016

  • Adolescents risky behavior: The role of parental media socialisation in risky homes. A study investigating whether personality traits, media socialisation and other family influences make youth less susceptible for externalizing problem behavior in adolescence and later on in life. By Sacha Sillekens
  • Chilean "Crisis-Culture". Socio-Cultural Elements of Community Resilience in Constitución, Chile, in the Context of the 2010 Earthquake and Tsunami. By Sina Pfister
  • Connecting contextual and individual drivers of anti-Americansm in Arab countries. By Saskia Glas
  • Dangerously close. Extending the privacy-calculus model in the context of personalized advertising. By Joeri Troost
  • Facing life in the bar. A holistic perspective on the daily lived realities of sex work in a tourism context. By Belia Schuurman
  • Human right or violation of human rights? The prostitution controversy applied in multilevel research to explain differences in justification of prostitution in 42 European countries between 1981 and 2008. By Coco de Jongh
  • "Of Aliens and Anthropologists". Critical encounters in the field of ethnographic methodology. By Nina van Haren
  • Setting the Prime Lines on a Tabula Rasa. The effects of parenting, school characteristics and preschool education; and the interplay of those factors on educational success. By Fabiënne Coenders
  • Social Implications of Living with Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensivity. An explorative study concerning the informal, offline social capital of people who suffer from celiac disease or NCGS and their use of online support groups. By Elize Vis
  • Wederkerige causale relaties tussen financieel succes, (in)formeel sociaal contact en algemeen vertrouwen in Nederland. By Stefan Leenheer
  • Where Do We Belong?' 'A longitudinal and Comparative Research of the Identification Patterns of Four Recently Arrived Migrant Groups in the Netherlands. By Ana Cristina Peter
  • "Without God, I think I would be dead": Refugees' lived religions in pluriform Dutch society. By Iris Wierstra
  • "You can't always get what you want" transitions in and out of economic vulnerability and the role of local contexts. By Lex Thijssen

Master theses 2015

  • Communicating in Silence: The complexities of deaf identities. By Angelika van Halteren
  • If you don't see me... An explorative study to increase the visibility of child maltreatment within cases of the Dutch police. By Daniëlle Otten
  • Including resistance to peer pressure to start smoking using inculation and the social network. By Leanne Robbertsen
  • Nationality as a social identity and nationalism in 19 European countries. By Per Bles
  • Perceived migrant threat among established migrants and their employment status in Europe. By Roos van der Zwan
  • Return of the delinquent juvenile: A study on the incarceration- and individual-specific characteristics underlying recidivism among Ducth ex-incarcerated juveniles. By Niels Raaijmakers
  • The impact of EU enlargements on non-Western migrants
    How recent intra-European migration flows affect established migrants’ employment status and their levels of perceived migrant threat. By Roos van der Zwan
  • The potential of eHealth applications to provide social support in order to promote physical activity and phsysical activity maintenance – A case study among young adults. By Carolin Philippsen
  • The Problem of Intimate Partner Violence: Variations in Perpetrators. By Tijmen Weber