Dr. Esther Mertens

PhD Candidate
Clinical Child and Family Studies
e.c.a.mertens@uu.nl

Publications

2022

Scholarly publications

Mertens, E. C. A., Deković, M., Van londen, M., Spitzer, J. E., & Reitz, E. (2022). Components Related to Long-Term Effects in the Intra- and Interpersonal Domains: A Meta-Analysis of Universal School-Based Interventions. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 25(4), 627-645. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10567-022-00406-3
Mertens, E. C. A., Deković, M., Van Londen, M., Nye, E., & Reitz, E. (2022). Solid as a rock, flexible as water? Effectiveness of a school-based intervention addressing students' intrapersonal and interpersonal domains. Journal of School Psychology, 92, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsp.2022.02.002
Mertens, E. C. A., Deković, M., Van Londen, M., & Reitz, E. (2022). Parallel Changes in Positive Youth Development and Self-awareness: the Role of Emotional Self-regulation, Self-esteem, and Self-reflection. Prevention Science, 23(4), 502-512. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-022-01345-9
Mertens, E. C. A., Deković, M., Van Londen, M., & Reitz, E. (2022). Personality as a moderator of intervention effects: Examining differential susceptibility. Personality and Individual Differences, 186, 111323. [111323]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.111323

2021

Scholarly publications

Mertens, E. C. A. (2021). Skills and struggles in the intra- and interpersonal domain: Effectiveness of universal school-based interventions. [Doctoral thesis 1 (Research UU / Graduation UU), Universiteit Utrecht]. Utrecht University. https://doi.org/10.33540/63
Mertens, E. C. A., Dekovic, M., van Londen, W. M., & Reitz, E. (2021). The role of classmates' modeling and reinforcement in adolescents' perceived classroom peer context. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50(2), 260-270. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01325-8

2020

Scholarly publications

Mertens, E. C. A., Dekovic, M., Leijten, P., van Londen, W. M., & Reitz, E. (2020). Components of school-based interventions stimulating students' intrapersonal and interpersonal domains: A meta-analysis. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 23, 605-631. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10567-020-00328-y

2019

Scholarly publications

Reitz, E., Mertens, E. C. A., Barentsen, W. M., & Dekovic, M. (2019). Veranderingen in sociale veiligheid, competentiebeleving en depressieve gevoelens van basisschoolkinderen die aan het interventieprogramma Rots en Water deelnemen: Een vergelijkingsstudie. Tijdschrift Klinische Psychologie, 49(1), 38-57.

2018

Scholarly publications

Mertens, E. C. A., Dekovic, M., Van Londen, W. M., & Reitz, E. (2018). What (not) to do? Meta-analysis of effective components of school-based interventions. Paper presented at VNOP CAS Research Days 2018, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Mertens, E. C. A., Dekovic, M., Van Londen, W. M., & Reitz, E. (2018). Effectiveness of the universal school based intervention Rock and Water in improving students' socio safety: Communication as indirect effect?. Poster session presented at annual conference of European Society for Prevention Research, Lisbon, Portugal.
Mertens, E. C. A., Dekovic, M., Van Londen, W. M., & Reitz, E. (2018). What (not) to do? Meta-analysis of effective components of secondary school based prevention programs. Paper presented at annual conference of European Society for Prevention Research, Lisbon, Portugal.
Mertens, E. C. A., Dekovic, M., Van Londen, W. M., & Reitz, E. (2018). The effectiveness of Rock and Water in improving students' socio-emotional adjustment and social safety: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC psychology, 6(36). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-018-0247-y
Mertens, E. C. A., Dekovic, M., Van Londen, W. M., & Reitz, E. (2018). Effectiveness of the universal school-based intervention Rock and Water in improving students' social safety: Communication as indirect effect?. Poster session presented at Biennial ISSBD meeting.
Mertens, E. C. A., Dekovic, M., Van Londen, W. M., & Reitz, E. (2018). What works for socio-emotional adjustment and social safety? Meta-analysis of effective components of universal secondary school-based interventions. Poster session presented at Biennial ISSBD meeting.

Professional publications

Mertens, E. C. A., Dekovic, M., Van Londen, W. M., & Reitz, E. (2018). Wat (niet) te doen? Meta-analyse over preventieve sociaal-emotionele schoolinterventies. Abstract from Jeugd in Onderzoek, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2017

Scholarly publications

Mertens, E. C. A., Dekovic, M., Asscher, J. J., & Manders, W. A. (2017). Heterogeneity in response during Multisystemic Therapy: Exploring subgroups and predictors. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45(7), 1285-1295. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-016-0242-9

Other output

Mertens, E. C. A., Dekovic, M., Van Londen, W. M., & Reitz, E. (2017). Effective components of universal secondary school-based interventions: A meta-analysis. Poster session presented at European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2016

Other output

Mertens, E. C. A., Dekovic, M., van Londen - Barentsen, M., & Reitz, E. (2016). Solid as a rock, flexible as water? Effectiveness of Rock and Water in improving students' socio-emotional wellbeing. Poster session presented at VNOP-ISED-CAS Research Days 2016.