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Dr Agnes Szabo PhD

Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Victoria University (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My primary research interest lies in the field of health and lifespan development with a particular focus on the interplay between socio-cultural and developmental processes. I currently work in the area of health and ageing. My research investigates predictors and consequences of alcohol use in older adults. In addition, I do research on promoting health of the ageing population through affordable and secure housing. My additional research interests span a variety of topics, including identity development and cross-cultural adaptation, stress management, and research methods.

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102):
Epidemiology (111706): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Mental Health (111714):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000):
Public Health and Health Services (111700)

Keywords

ageing, housing, health behaviours, health, stress and coping, immigration, cross-cultural adaptation, identity

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Szabó, Á., Towers, A., Sheridan, J., & Newcombe, D. (2019). 10-year Trajectories of Alcohol Consumption in Older Adult New Zealanders.. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci.
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A., Towers, A.
Szabó, Á., Klokgieters, SS., Kok, AAL., van Tilburg, TG., & Huisman, M. (2019). Psychological Resilience in the Context of Disability: A Study With Turkish and Moroccan Young-Old Immigrants Living in the Netherlands.. Gerontologist.
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Ng Tseung-Wong, C., Ward, C., & Szabó, Á. (2019). Dual identification, multicultural identity styles, and intergroup evaluations: Some preliminary findings. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 72, 122-128
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabó, Á., & Ward, C. (2019). The relationship between intercultural abilities and cultural identity styles: A longitudinal cross-lagged analysis. International Journal of Psychology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabó, Á., Kok, AAL., Beekman, ATF., & Huisman, M. (2019). Longitudinal examination of emotional functioning in older adults after spousal bereavement.. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci.
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Schwartz, SJ., Meca, A., Ward, C., Szabó, Á., Benet-Martínez, V., Lorenzo-Blanco, EI., . . . Zamboanga, BL. (2019). Biculturalism dynamics: A daily diary study of bicultural identity and psychosocial functioning. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 62, 26-37
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabó, Á., Allen, J., Stephens, C., & Alpass, F. (2019). Is retirement associated with physical health benefits? A longitudinal investigation with older New Zealanders. Age and Ageing. 48(2), 267-272
[Journal article]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Stephens, C., Szabó, Á., Allen, J., & Alpass, F. (2019). A Capabilities Approach to Unequal Trajectories of Healthy Aging: The Importance of the Environment. Journal of Aging and Health. 31(9), 1527-1548
[Journal article]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Stephens, C., Szabó, Á., Allen, J., & Alpass, F. (2019). Livable Environments and the Quality of Life of Older People: An Ecological Perspective. The Gerontologist. 59(4), 675-685
[Journal article]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Meca, A., Cobb, CL., Schwartz, SJ., Szabó, Á., Moise, R., Zamboanga, BL., . . . Stephens, DP. (2018). Exploring Individual Differences in the Relationship Between Cultural Identity Processes and Well-Being. Emerging Adulthood.
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Towers, A., Szabó, Á., Newcombe, DAL., Sheridan, J., Moore, AA., Hyde, M., . . . Savage, CL. (2018). Hazardous Drinking Prevalence and Correlates in Older New Zealanders: A Comparison of the AUDIT-C and the CARET. Journal of Aging and Health.
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A., Towers, A.
Ward, C., Ng Tseung-Wong, C., Szabo, A., Qumseya, T., & Bhowon, U. (2018). Hybrid and alternating identity styles as strategies for managing multicultural identities. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 49(9), 1402-1439 Retrieved from https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0022022118782641
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Allen, J., Stephens, C., & Alpass, F. (2019). Longitudinal Analysis of the Relationship between Purposes of Internet Use and Well-being among Older Adults. Gerontologist. 59(1), 58-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Allen, J., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2019). Loneliness, socio-economic status and quality of life in old age: The moderating role of housing tenure. Ageing and Society. 39(5), 998-1021
[Journal article]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Alpass, FA., Szabo, A., Allen, J., & Stephens, CV. (2017). Health effects of informal caring in New Zealand: longitudinal findings from the health, work and retirement study. International Journal of Care and Caring. 1(3), 309-329
[Journal article]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Pálinkás, R., & Miklós, N. (2017). Ideological orientation and life satisfaction in older adults: The mediating role of commitment to societal values. Alkalmazott Pszichológia. 17(1), 29-40
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Fekete, M., Szabo, A., Stephens, C., & Alpass, F. (2019). Older New Zealanders in caregiving roles: Psychological functioning of caregivers of people living with dementia. Dementia. 18(5), 1663-1678
[Journal article]Authored by: Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., English, AS., Zhijia, Z., Jose, P., Ward, C., & Jianhong, M. (2017). Is the Utility of Secondary Coping a Function of Ethnicity or the Context of Reception? A Longitudinal Study Across Western and Eastern Cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 48(8), 1230-1246
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Ward, C., & Fletcher, GJO. (2019). Stress appraisal, information processing strategies, and somatic symptoms: A longitudinal study with immigrants. Journal of Health Psychology. 24(5), 650-660
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Stephens, C., Allen, J., & Alpass, F. (2018). Construct validation of wenger's support network typology. Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 73(7), 1244-1249
[Journal article]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Ward, C., & Fletcher, GJO. (2016). Identity processing styles during cultural transition: Construct and measurement. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 47(4), 483-507 Retrieved from http://jccp.sagepub.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Ward, C., & Jose, PE. (2016). Uprooting stress, coping and anxiety: A longitudinal study of international students in New Zealand. International Journal of Stress Management. 23, 190-208
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., & Ward, C. (2015). Identity development during cultural transition: The role of social-cognitive identity processes. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 46, 13-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Milfont, TL., Merry, SN., Robinson, EM., Crengle, S., Ameratunga, SN., . . . Denny, SJ. (2014). Equivalence of the short form of the Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale across groups. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. 43(4), 592-600 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15374416.2013.848770
[Journal article]Authored by: Szabo, A.

Book

Ward, C., & Szabo, A. (2019). Affect, Behavior, Cognition, and Development: Adding to the Alphabet of Acculturation. In D. Matsumoto, & H-S. Hwang (Eds.) The Handbook of Culture and Psychology. (pp. 640 - 692).
[Chapter]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Jose, PE., & Szabo, A. (2016). Inferential statistics. In D. Wyse, N. Selwyn, E. Smith, & LE. Suter (Eds.) The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research. (pp. 733 - 752). : Sage
[Chapter]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Ward, C., Szabo, A., & Stuart, J. (2016). Prejudice against immigrants in multicultural societies. In C. Sibley, & FK. Barlow (Eds.) The Cambridge handbook of the psychology of prejudice. (pp. 413 - 437). : Cambridge University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Szabo, A.
Bethel, A., Szabo, A., & Ward, C. (2016). Parallel lives?: Predicting and enhancing connectedness between international and domestic students. In Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education. (pp. 21 - 36).
[Chapter]Authored by: Szabo, A.

Conference

Towers, A., Szabo, A., Sheridan, J., & Newcombe, D. (2019). Modelling the onset and predictors of drinking across the lifespan of older adults. Poster session presented at the meeting of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019 (IAGG-ER). Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Szabo, A., Towers, A.
Szabo, A., Hyde, M., Towers, A., Stephens, C., & Alpass, F.(2019, May). One slope does not fit all: Opposing trajectories of quality of life among older adults. .
[Conference]Authored by: Alpass, F., Szabo, A., Towers, A.
Newcombe, D., Towers, A., Sheridan, J., & Szabo, A.SCREENING OF HAZARDOUS OLDER DRINKERS IN NEW ZEALAND. DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW. (pp. S9 - S9). 0959-5236.
[Conference]Authored by: Szabo, A., Towers, A.
Szabo, A., Allen, J., Stephens, C., & Alpass, F. (2017). Does physical functioning decline after retirement? a longitudinal investigation from 2006 to 2016. Innovation in Aging. Vol. 1 (pp. 579 - 579). : 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Alpass, F., Szabo, A., Allen, J., & Stephens, C. (2017). INFORMAL CAREGIVING AND HEALTH: LONGITUDINAL FINDINGS FROM THE HEALTH, WORK, AND RETIREMENT STUDY. Innovation in Aging. Vol. 1: 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Szabo, A., Allen, J., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2016, September). Longitudinal effects of home ownership on wellbeing among older New Zealanders. Presented at Making Active Ageing a Reality - 2016 Conference of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.
Stephens, C., Szabo, A., Allen, J., & Alpass, F.(2016, November). The effects of home ownership on the wellbeing and health of older New Zealanders. .
[Conference]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A.

Thesis

Szabo, A. (2015). Towards an understanding of the immigrant experience: Social-cognitive processes of identity development during cultural transition. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Szabo, A.

Other

Stephens, C., Alpass, F., Allen, J., Szabo, A., Stevenson, B., & Towers, A. (2019). The New Zealand Health, Work & Retirement Longitudinal Study 2006-2016. Health and Aheing Research Team, Massey University
[Other]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A., Towers, A.
Stephens, C., Alpass, F., Allen, J., Szabo, A., Stevenson, B., & Towers, A. (2017). The New Zealand Health, Work & Retirement Longitudinal Study 2006-2016. In Palmerston North: Health and Ageing Research Team, Massey University
[Working Paper]Authored by: Allen, J., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Szabo, A., Towers, A.
Allen, J., Szabo, A., & Fekete, M. (2017). Association of housing tenure with self-rated health and well-being. PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews (Protocol ID# CRD42017048807). University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
[Other]Authored by: Allen, J., Szabo, A.

Report

Towers, A., Sheridan, J., Newcombe, D., & Szabo, A. (2018). New Zealanders’ alcohol consumption patterns across the lifespan. Massey University and University of Auckland Research Collaboration.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Szabo, A., Towers, A.
Towers, A., Sheridan, J., Newcombe, D., & Szabo, A. (2018). The longitudinal patterns of alcohol use in older New Zealanders. New Zealand Health Promotion Agency.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Szabo, A., Towers, A.
Towers, A., Sheridan, J., Newcombe, D., & Szabo, A. (2018). The prevalence of hazardous drinking in older New Zealanders. Health Promotion Agency.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Szabo, A., Towers, A.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: Daily
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Hungarian
    Last used: Weekly
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

  • 231.308 Health Promotion Advocacy
  • 231.729 Public Health Research and Evaluation

Media and Links

Media

  • 10 Nov 2016 - Online, Newspaper
    Future New Zealand: Oh, give me a home...
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