Bio

Sara Pabian (PhD, 2015) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Cognition. Prior to joining Tilburg University, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Antwerp, where she completed her PhD. The title of her PhD is 'A developmental perspective on personal and situational predictors and outcomes of adolescent cyberbullying perpetration: A longitudinal examination'. Since 2011, she conducts research on different forms of online aggression, such as cyberbullying. Currently she is looking at long-term consequences of cyberbullying victimization during childhood and adolescence. She is currently also involved in research projects aimed at developing and testing technological intervention and prevention tools. Besides online aggression, Sara is also interested in online persuasive communication. She is involved in research projects on influencers and influencer marketing. 

Expertise

- Cyberbullying

- Online aggression

- Hate speech

- Online risk behavior

- Social media influencers

- Influencer marketing

Her research on profiles of cyberbullying perpetrators, long-term consequences of cyberbullying victimization, and hate speech has been funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), the Research Council of the University of Antwerp (BOF) and the European Commission (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions; Erasmus+). The results of her research are published in International Journals, such as “New Media & Society”, "Computers in Human Behavior", "Journal of Youth and Adolescence", "Personality and Individual Differences", and "The Journal of Early Adolescence". The results of her research are also communicated to the wider audiences by means of articles in non-academic journals, presentations to non-academic audiences such as teachers and practitioners, and press releases/interviews.

Teaching

Sara teaches courses within the track BDM (Business Communication and Digital Media).

Courses

Collaboration

I would love to collaborate on studies regarding online aggressive behavior (e.g., longitudinal studies, cross-sectional studies, experimental studies, qualitative studies, ...). 

Recent publications

  1. An evaluation of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing policies…

    De Backer, C. J. S., Teunissen, L., Cuykx, I., Decorte, P., Pabian, S., Gerritsen, S., Matthys, C., Al Sabbah, H., & Van Royen, K. (2021). An evaluation of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing policies in relation to planning, selecting, and preparing healthy meals: An observational study in 38 countries worldwide. Frontiers in Nutrition.
  2. “Everywhere You Look, You’ll Find Food” - Emerging Adult Perspectives…

    Decorte, P., Cuykx, I., Teunissen, L., Poels, K., Smits, T., Pabian, S., Van Royen, K., & De Backer, C. J. S. (2021). “Everywhere You Look, You’ll Find Food”: Emerging Adult Perspectives Toward the Food Media Landscape. Ecology of Food and Nutrition.
  3. Taste and health information on fast food menus to encourage young ad…

    Folkvord, F., & Pabian, S. (2021). Taste and health information on fast food menus to encourage young adults to choose healthy food products. The Global Fruit and Veg Newsletter, 61, 3.
  4. The effect of the nutri-score label on consumer’s attitudes, taste pe…

    Folkvord, F., Bergmans, N., & Pabian, S. (2021). The effect of the nutri-score label on consumer’s attitudes, taste perception and purchase intention: An experimental pilot study. Food Quality and Preference, 94, [104303].
  5. Coping with distress among adolescents - Effectiveness of personal na…

    Mariën, S., Vandebosch, H., Pabian, S., & Poels, K. (2021). Coping with distress among adolescents: Effectiveness of personal narratives on support websites. Comunicar, 29(67).

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