Resilience and wellbeing in children and young people
Secondary trauma, social media, social psychology, suicide
Technostress, training and development
Work and wellbeing, work family balance
A snapshot of the various publications by the academic staff at our Department
Azzopardi, L.M., Camilleri, L., Sammut, F., and Cefai, C. (2018) Examining the Structural Validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in a Multilevel Framework. Xjenza, 6(1),16-24.
Castro Silva, J., Pipa, J., Breur, C., O'Donnell, M. & Cefai, C. (2018) Enhancing Teacher's Resilience through Face-to-Face Training – Insights from ENTREE project.In M. Wosnitza, F. Peixoto, S. Beltman & C. Mansfield (eds) Resilience in Education: Concepts, Contexts and Connections. NY, USA: Springer Publications.
Catania, G & Darmanin-Kissaun, G. (2018, November). Personality and Motivation of Clinical and Counselling Psychologists: A repertory grid study. Paper presented at Department of Psychology Conference 2018, Evidence-informed understanding and promotion of wellbeing in Malta: The contribution of Psychology, University of Malta Cottonera Resource Centre, Vittoriosa.
Catania, G & Darmanin-Kissaun, G. (2018, November). The repertory grid technique: A method of data collection and analysis amenable to both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Paper presented at Brown Bag Seminar organised by the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta, Msida.
Cefai, C (2018) Healthy Habits and Healthy Spaces: Children‟s views on their use of time and space. In W.S. Toscano & L. Rodriguez de la Vega (editors) Handbook of Leisure, Physical Activity, Sports, Recreation and Quality of Life. NY,USA: Springer Publications.
Cefai, C. Bartolo, P., Cavioni, V. & Downes, P. (2018). A whole school approach to Social and Emotional Education. In R. Sapra (editor) Reflections- Skills for social and Emotional Wellbeing Vol 2. Authorspress.
Cefai, C. Bartolo, P., Cavioni, V. & Downes, P. (2018). Strengthening Social and Emotional Education as a key curricular area across the EU. A review of the international evidence. NESET Report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
Cefai, C., Arlove, A., Duca, M., Galea, N., Muscat, M. & Cavioni, V. (2018). RESCUR Surfing the Waves: An evaluation of a resilience programme in the early years. Journal of Pastoral Care in Education. DOI: 10.1080/02643944.2018.1479224.
Cefai, C.; Bartolo P.A.; Cavioni. V; Downes, P. (2018). Strengthening Social and Emotional Education as a core curricular area across the EU. A review of the international evidence, NESET II report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.
Clark, M & Cuschieri, R. (2018) Social representations of drunkenness among Maltese university students Journal of Youth Researches Vol 16, 57-58.
Clark, M. & De Bono, D. (2018) Secondary and tertiary desistance from high risk drug use: some insights from symbolic interactionist contributions to criminology (under review).
Clark, M. & Fenech, M. (2018) Non-Medical Use of Prescription Psychotropic Drugs amongst University of Malta Students Malta Journal of Health Sciences Vol 5 (1), 12-26.
Darmanin-Kissaun, G. & Catania, G. (2018, April). Personality and Motivations of Clinical and Counselling Psychologists: The Darker Side. Paper presented at the 32nd Congress of European Federation of Psychology Students' Associations - EFSPA, Paradise Bay, Malta.
Darmanin-Kissaun, G. & Catania, G. (2018, September). Same roots different branches: The study of personality by researchers from different disciplines. Paper presented at the Junior College Multidisciplinary Conference, Junior College, Msida, Malta.
Darmanin-Kissaun, G. (2018, May). In Two Minds: The Complex Process Of Containing Ambivalence. An Evidence-Based Approach. Paper presented at the Faculty for Social Wellbeing Annual Seminar, Verdala, Malta.
Naudi, M., Clark, M. & Saliba, H. (2018) Full cooperation: Zero violence barriers to help-seeking in gender-based violence against women: A research study. Malta: Ministry for European Affairs and Equality.
Scicluna, P & Clark, M. (2018) Victimisation and addiction careers of women in a Mediterranean society Journal of Forensic Practice (in press).
Slezackova, A., Cefai, C., & Cejkova, E. (2018). The role of life values in subjective well-being among Czech and Maltese university students. Horizons in Psychology, 27, 35-47.
Slezackova, A., Cefai, C., & Prosek, T. (2018). Psycho-social correlates and predictors of perceived hope across cultures: A study of Czech and Maltese contexts. In A. M. Krafft, P. Perrig-Chiello, & A. M. Walker (Eds.) Hope for a Good Life. Results of the Hope-Barometer International Research Program. (pp. 165-197). NY: Springer.
Peixoto, F., Wosnitza,M., Pipa, J., Morgan, M. & Cefai, C. (2018)A Multidimensional view on Pre-service Teacher Resilience in Germany, Ireland, Malta and Portugal. In M. Wosnitza, F. Peixoto, S. Beltman & C. Mansfield (eds) Resilience in Education: Concepts, Contexts and Connections. NY, USA: Springer Publication.
(2014-17) Project Advisor for the Cross European research project by the European Agency for Development in Special Needs and Inclusive Education on, Inclusive Pre-Primary Education'
(2015-18) Participated as one of three members of the three-year EU LLP Erasmus Multilateral
(2016-18) Participated as one of two members of the two-year EU LLP Erasmus Multilateral Project
(2018) European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education Project: The Changing Role of Specialist Provision in Enhancing Inclusive Education Project. (CROSP)
Based Violence and Violence against Women
Children and the Internet
EMPAQT Project for the development of materials for the training of teachers in addressing the challenge of Early School Leavers
ENRETE for the development of a European Master in Resilience programme among six countries
FSWS consultancy and supervision
Qualitative study on Violence against journalists in Council of Europe member states
Zero tolerance project – research on exploring the barriers women face when seeking help for Gender
COST Project: European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities