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I am currently employed as a Tutor for the Bachelor programme of Psychology.

In addition, I work on a double doctarate at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Medicine and Health Sciences) and the University of Groningen (Youth Care). My PhD Project is about social climate in residential youth care institutions. More info about the project can be found herehttp://www.ntnu.no/web/rkbu/live-a-life-in-residential-care. Furthermore, I am a co-founder and editor of Orthoreka!, a journal for excellent mastertheses at the University of Groningen. 

Before taking the PhD I have worked as a policy advisor and psychometric analysist for examinations at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Furthermore, I have worked at a Triversum, child and adolescent psychiatry hospital as a research internship for the project `Mentalisation based treatment for adolescents with personality problems`.


Academic interests

  • Adolescents
  • Personality problems
  • Residential youth care
  • Living environment
  • Modern test theory
  • Structural Equation Modelling


Tutor for the Bachelor of Psychology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I teach workgroups/tutorials on multiple courses in methodology, statistics, and conceptual topics.

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climate Social Sciences
test theory Social Sciences
personality Social Sciences
adolescent Social Sciences
determinants Social Sciences
community Social Sciences
psychometrics Social Sciences
factor analysis Social Sciences

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Research Output 2018 2019

Determinants and outcomes of social climate in therapeutic residential youth care: A systematic review

Leipoldt, J. D., Harder, A. T., Kayed, N. S., Grietens, H. & Rimehaug, T., 1 Apr 2019, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 99, p. 429-440 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Organizational Culture

Refining the COPES to Measure Social Climate in Therapeutic Residential Youth Care

Leipoldt, J. D., Kayed, N. S., Harder, A. T., Grietens, H. & Rimehaug, T., 1 Apr 2018, In : Child and Youth Care Forum. 47, 2, p. 173-197 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
factor analysis


Best master thesis

Jonathan Leipoldt (Recipient), 1 Mar 2015


Adolescent Psychiatry
Child Psychiatry