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Marina Mendonca

 Marina Goulart de Mendonca


Research interests:

I am a researcher at the RECAP project (Research on European Children and Adults Born Preterm). My main topics of research have been on gender, young people’s transitions to adulthood, parent-young adult child relationships, and alcohol consumption and life course transitions in later life. Currently I am interested on protective and resilience factors over the life course of young adults born preterm.

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Representative Publications:

  • Holdsworth, C., Mendonça, M., Pikhart, H., Frisher, M., de Oliveira, C., Shelton, N. (2016). Is regular drinking in later life an indicator of good health? Evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. doi: 10.1136/jech-2015-206949.
  • Holdsworth, C., Mendonça, M., Frisher, M.; Shelton, N., Pikhart, H. & de Oliveira, C.(2015). Life course transitions, gender and drinking in later life. Ageing & Society, DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X15001178, Published online: 26 October 2015
  • Frisher, M., Mendonça, M., Shelton, N., Pikhart, H., de Oliveira, C. & Holdsworth, C. (2015). Is alcohol consumption in older adults associated with poor self-rated health? Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. BMC Public Health, 15(1), DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1993-x, Published online: 15 July 2015
  • Mendonça, M. & Fontaine, A. M. (2014). The Role Maturity of Parents of Emerging Adult Children: Validity of a Parental Maturity Measure. Journal of Adult Development, 20, 116–128. Doi: 10.1007/s10804-014-9185-y
  • Oliveira, J., Mendonça, M., Coimbra, S., & Fontaine, A.M. (2014). Family support in the transition to adulthood in Portugal – Its effects on identity capital development, uncertainty management and psychological well-being. Journal of Adolescence, 37(8). DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.07.004
  • Mendonça, M. & Fontaine, A. M. (2013). Filial Maturity in Young Adult Children: The Validity of the Filial Maturity Measure and the Role of Adult Transitions. Testing, Psychometrics and Methodology in Applied Psychology, 20, 27-45, doi: 10.4473/TPM20.1.3
  • Mendonça, M. & Fontaine, A. M. (2013). Parent’s and young adult’s views about their relationship: Differentiation, support and conflict. La Revue Internationale de l’Éducation Familiale, 33, 59-84.
  • Mendonça, M. & Fontaine, A. M. (2013). Late nest leaving in a Southern European country: Its effects on individuation and parent-child relationships. Emerging Adulthood,1, 233-244. Doi: 10.1177/2167696813481773​