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Youth Research Center

Youth Research Center, operating under the auspices of SWPS University, carries out interdisciplinary research in the area of youth studies. The Center not only brings together researcher at various stages of their careers, but also actively collaborates with the community and business partners with respect to the activation of young people.

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Youth Research Center

About us

Youth Research Center carries out research mostly in the discipline of social sciences in close collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences in Warsaw and the Institute of Social Sciences at SWPS University.

Research focus

The main activity area of the Youth Research Center is to conduct research focused on presenting the experiences and life paths of young people. The main emphasis in the projects we are implementing is placed on youth and young adults at various ages and finding themselves in different life situations. We follow the dynamics in the biographies of women and men in a changing world.We are interested in young people’s experiences in key areas of the so-called transitions to adulthood, including education, labor market, family life and intimacy, and parenthood. We also look at emotions, intrinsic dilemmas and subjective understanding of "becoming an adult" as a process experienced by young people today. The Center investigates not only social mobility in the intergenerational transmission of values, aspirations and norms, but also explores spatial mobility and the impact of international migration on transitions to adulthood. We study the experiences of young people in temporal and comparative terms. By juxtaposing the experiences of women and men, migrants and non-migrants, as well as in relation to other stages of life (e.g. childhood) and intergenerational differences, we offer insights into changing young lives.

Education and activation

Conducting empirical research is the main, but not the only area of the Center's activity. We use the results of research and analysis for disseminating knowledge, especially through youth engagement programs and informing policy centered on young people (evidence-based youth policy). The goal of the Youth Research Center is not only to give voice to young people as participants in social research, but also to introduce the research findings to the world of young people in order to help them to understand the surrounding world. An additional goal of the Center is to establish and maintain cooperation with institutions, media, non-governmental organizations and think tanks.

Teaching

Members of the Youth Research Centre teach classes at SWPS University, including programs such as Życie publiczne (Public Life) and Cultural Studies, as well as classes in Human Resource Management, Psychology, Management and Design.

Youth studies
research topics

The umbrella discipline of youth studies is conducive to a dedicated focus on specific age groups thanks to an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.

YRC transitions

Transitions

♦ critical moments and triggers of changes in young people's lives
♦ education-to-work transitions
♦ transnational transitions: school transitions in the context of migration
♦ transitions to motherhood
♦ role conflicts on the lives of young people
♦ changing social roles, especially in regard to gender roles
♦ experts in modern Poland

YRC migrations

Migration and international mobility

♦ experiences of young migrants and stayers
♦ Poles abroad
♦ migrant children in Poland
♦ comparative migration research
♦ migration and transition to adulthood
♦ gender and migration
♦ migration and belonging at different life-course stages

YRC labor market

Labor market

♦ education choices, sequences and paths of young people on the labor market
♦ education-to-work transitions
♦ new professions and new experts
♦ internatoinal migration of young people and the labor market
♦ work and other areas of life

YRC lifestyle

Lifestyles and daily life

♦ young people and social class order in Poland
♦ aspirations of young people
♦ youth, subcultures and culture

YRC parenting

Parenthood

♦ institution of motherhood and mothering practices past and present
♦ transition to parenthood and adulthood
♦ role of parents in the lives of adolescents and young adults
♦ work-life conflict / work-life balance

YRC generations

Generations

♦ intergenerational differences, intergenerational transmission
♦ generational and intergenerational solidarity
♦ youth as a formative stage of life
♦ youngest generations

YRC education

Education

♦ students' and graduates' life trajectories
♦ educational aspirations of youth
♦ school peer violence, distant and informal learning as new areas of education research
♦ role of education in the life of migrants and educational migration
♦ school and university as a place of youth's life spaces
♦ impact of institutions and policies on the lives of school-age youth

YRC activism

Activism, climate and political behaviors

♦ youth's voting behavior
♦ youth's participation in public life
♦ social movements
♦ youth's attitudes towards climate change
♦ shift in values
♦ political parties in contemporary Poland

YRC Equality

Gender studies

♦ gender differences in transition to adulthood, including labor market experince and educational choices of men and women
♦ contemporary identities of women
♦ motherhood

YRC digitalization

Digitalization

♦ new media in the lives of young people
♦ social media and activism
♦ digital social expertize / the Internet as the source of knowledge
♦ digitl divide and ICT in the lives of young people who experienced migration
♦ cyberbullying
♦ online lives during the pandemic

Our
team

Members from SWPS University

Romanowska, Magdalena
Bio
Tak
Specialization
socjologist
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Magdalena Romanowska
Academic degree or title
M.A.
Institute
Youth Research Center
M.A. Magdalena Romanowskasocjologist
Basińska, Anita
Bio
Nie
Specialization
sociologist
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Anita Basińska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
sociology
Role in the Faculty
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Array
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Anita Basińskasociologist
Czeranowska, Olga
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
Sociologist, specializing in migrations and sociology of work
First and last name
Olga Czeranowska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
sociology
Role in the Research Center
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Position
adiunkt
Faculty
Array
Institute
Array
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Olga CzeranowskaSociologist, specializing in migrations and sociology of work
Frydrysiak, Sandra
Bio
Tak
Specialization
Sociologist and culture researcher, specializing in gender, dance, and new media studies
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Sandra Frydrysiak
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
culture-and-religion-studies
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Faculty
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Youth Research Center
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Sandra FrydrysiakSociologist and culture researcher, specializing in gender, dance, and new media studies
Golińska, Agnieszka
Bio
Tak
Specialization
business psychologist and certified Assessment and Development Center (AC/DC) assessor, specializes in organizational behavior
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Agnieszka Golińska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
management-and-quality-studies
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Department
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Array
Institute
Array
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Agnieszka Golińskabusiness psychologist and certified Assessment and Development Center (AC/DC) assessor, specializes in organizational behavior
Kajta, Justyna
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
sociologist
First and last name
Justyna Kajta
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
Role in the Research Center
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Discipline
sociology
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Institute
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City
warszawa
Institute
Array
Role in the Faculty
[]
Role in the Department
[]
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Justyna Kajtasociologist
Kwiatkowska, Agnieszka
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
Sociologist and political scientist
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
sociology
Position
adiunkt
First and last name
Agnieszka Kwiatkowska
Faculty
Array
Institute
Array
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Agnieszka KwiatkowskaSociologist and political scientist
Łużniak-Piecha, Magdalena
Bio
Tak
Specialization
psychologist, specializing in industrial and organizational psychology
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Magdalena Łużniak-Piecha
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
management-and-quality-studies
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Faculty
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Faculty
Array
Institute
Array
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Magdalena Łużniak-Piechapsychologist, specializing in industrial and organizational psychology
Mondry, Maria
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
clinical psychologist
First and last name
Maria Mondry
Academic degree or title
M.A. / Teaching Assistant
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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City
katowice
Discipline
psychology
Position
asystent
Institute
Youth Research Center
Faculty
Array
Role in the Institute
[]
Role in the Research Center
[]
M.A. / Teaching Assistant Maria Mondryclinical psychologist
Popyk, Anzhela
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Nie
First and last name
Anzhela Popyk
Specialization
sociologist, philologist
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
sociology
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Faculty
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Faculty
Array
Institute
Array
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Anzhela Popyksociologist
Radzińska, Jowita
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
sociologist, ethicist, and philosopher
First and last name
Jowita Radzińska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Lecturer
Role in the Research Center
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Institute
Youth Research Center
Position
wykladowca
City
warszawa
Discipline
sociology
Role in the Faculty
[]
Role in the Department
[]
Role in the Institute
[]
Ph.D. / Lecturer Jowita Radzińskasociologist, ethicist, and philosopher
Wojtkiewicz, Katarzyna B.
Bio
Tak
Specialization
C-Level manager, business and legal advisor, researcher specializing in management and public administration
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Katarzyna B. Wojtkiewicz
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Faculty
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Discipline
Array
Faculty
Array
Institute
Array
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Katarzyna B. WojtkiewiczC-Level manager, business and legal advisor, researcher specializing in management and public administration
Wójcik, Małgorzata
Bio
Tak
Specialization
psychologist
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Małgorzata Wójcik
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
katowice
Discipline
psychology
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Faculty
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Faculty
Array
Institute
Array
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Małgorzata Wójcikpsychologist

Assosiated Members

Trąbka, Agnieszka Jagiellonian University
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Agnieszka Trąbka
Specialization
psychologist
Academic degree or title
Ph.D.
City
warszawa
Discipline
sociology
Position
asystent
Role in the Research Center
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Role in the Faculty
[]
Role in the Department
[]
Role in the Institute
[]
Ph.D. Agnieszka Trąbkapsychologist
Blachnicka-Ciacek, Dominika University of Warsaw
Bio
Tak
Specialization
Visual sociologist, researching relationships between people, spaces and memory in migration and forced migration contexts
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Dominika Blachnicka-Ciacek
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Lecturer
Role in the Faculty
[]
Role in the Department
[]
Role in the Institute
[]
Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. / Lecturer Dominika Blachnicka-CiacekVisual sociologist, researching relationships between people, spaces and memory in migration and forced migration contexts
Majchrzak, Marta herstories
Bio
Tak
Specialization
herstories
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Marta Majchrzak
Academic degree or title
M.A.
City
warszawa
Discipline
management-and-quality-studies
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Array
Role in the Faculty
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M.A. Marta Majchrzakherstories
Wemińska-Wiśnicka, Iga SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Bio
Tak
Specialization
herstories
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Marta Majchrzak
Academic degree or title
M.A.
M.A. Marta MajchrzakSGH Warsaw School of Economics
Barakeh, Sylwia
Bio
Nie
Specialization
psychologist, sociologist
Permanent employee
Nie
First and last name
Sylwia Barakeh
Academic degree or title
M.A.
M.A. Sylwia BarakehSGH Warsaw School of Economics

Our collaborators

Buler, Marta Copernicus Science Centre
Bio
Nie
Specialization
Sociologist
Permanent employee
Nie
First and last name
Marta Buler
Academic degree or title
Ph.D.
Ph.D. Marta BulerSGH Warsaw School of Economics
Cześnik, Mikołaj SWPS University
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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Specialization
sociologist and political scientist, specializes in analysis of political systems
First and last name
Mikołaj Cześnik
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
political-science-and-public-administration
Position
profesor uczelni
Role in the Research Center
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Faculty
Array
Institute
Array
Ph.D. / Associate Professor Mikołaj Cześniksociologist and political scientist, specializes in the analysis of poitical systems
Marczewski, Paweł Batory Foundation
Bio
Tak
Specialization
Batory Foundation
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Paweł Marczewski
Academic degree or title
M.A.
M.A. Paweł MarczewskiBatory Foundation
Żerkowska-Balas, Marta SWPS University
Bio
Tak
Specialization
sociologist and political scientist
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Marta Żerkowska-Balas
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
political-science-and-public-administration
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Faculty
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Faculty
Array
Institute
Array
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Marta Żerkowska-Balassociologist and political scientist, specializing in theory and practice of democracy

Selected
research projects

We publish and disseminate results of our research in the discipline of youth studies.

ONGOING PROJECTS

ULTRAGEN

Becoming an adult in times of ultra-uncertainty: intergenerational theory of 'shaky' transitions

The goal of the ULTRAGEN project is to investigate the impact of social crises on the process of transition-to-adulthood. By comparing qualitative data concerning life stories of young Poles with the life trajectories of their parents, and by analyzing information from social media and study questionnaires, we will obtain comprehensive information on long-term social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on values, social practices and relationships in today’s Poland. The intergenerational perspective, in particular concerning solidarity, will allow us to capture social change that has been happening right here, right now. This knowledge is indispensable in the context of the prolonged pandemic and the impending recession – two phenomena that contribute to the ubiquitous feeling of ultra-uncertainty.

read more about the project

  • Funding source: National Science Center, OPUS-19
  • Duration: 2021–2024
  • Principal investigator: Paula Pustułka, Ph.D. / Associate Professor

GEMTRA

Transition to Motherhood Across Three Generations of Women

“It takes a whole village to raise a child,” in Poland this “village” means exclusively women. Although, times are changing, and with them the meaning of parenthood changes too, society is still convinced that it is the mother’s responsibility to raise a child and prepare it to live in a society. Besides personal and social expectations, there is also the reality of motherhood and intergenerational relations between mothers. Researchers from SWPS University will study the process of transition to motherhood through the eyes of three generations of Polish mothers: first-time expecting mothers, their mothers and grandmothers.

read more about the project  

  • Funding source: National Science Center, SONATA-13
  • Duration: 2018-2021
  • Principal Investigator: Paula Pustułka, Ph.D. / Associate Professor

PARLIN

Institutionalization of political parties in the parliaments of Central Europe – data mining of parliamentary debates

The institutionalization of political parties is a process of continuous, dynamic adaptation and stabilization resulting in a shift from loose, spontaneous initiatives to more organized modes of collective action. In the project, we plan to analyse how internal institutionalization (consistency in parliamentary speeches, personal stability, internal divisions) and external one (influence on other parties in the parliament) affect the party's durability and its ability to survive.

read more about the project  

  • Funding source: National Science Center, OPUS
  • Duration: 2020–2024
  • Principal Investigator: Agnieszka Kwiatkowska, Ph.D. / Assistant Professor

COMPLETED PROJECTS

CHILDTRAN

Socialization agents shaping transnational transitions and multi-scalarbelonging of migrant children in Poland

Over the past several years, the number of migrants from various countries have been arriving and settling in Poland. Migrant children must adjust to new circumstances, transition from culture to culture, and socialize with new friends in foreign schools. This study investigates how the transition process happens and who are “socialization agents” facilitating this process.

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  • Funding source: National Science Center, PRELUDIUM 18
  • Duration: 2020–2023
  • Principal investigator: Anzhela Popyk

CEEYouth

The comparative study of Poles and Lithuanians in the context of Brexit

This is an international and interdisciplinary study examining risks that young (19 to 34 years of age) Polish and Lithuanian migrants, who have been migrating to the UK since the 2004 EU enlargement, face post Brexit Referendum. Moreover, the researchers will analyze the impact of subsequent Brexit consequences on the lives of Poles and Lithuanians, with particular emphasis on changes in the patterns of entering adulthood. The objectives of the project correspond to three main concepts: social anchoring, strategies and risks. The study aim to comparatively asses social anchoring of young Poles and Lithuanians in Great Britain, as well as to compare migrating youth from Poland and Lithuania (movers) with their peers who stayed in their country of origin (stayers). In addition, the project aim to analyze and compare trends in the latest return migration of young Poles and Lithuanians, and if possible to analyze the diversity of migratory behaviors of ethnic Poles and Lithuanians and ethnic Lithuanians from Poland staying in the UK.

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  • Funding source: National Science Center (Poland) ane Research Council of Lithuania – DAINA 2017/27/L/HS6/03261 funding scheme
  • Duration: 2018–2021
  • Principal investigator: Professor Izabela Grabowska

Peer Groups and Migration

 

The school-to-work transition is not a one-time event in the lives of young people. Rather, it is a phase that may last a few years and may include several career changes. It is also a time, when young people typically decide on the future direction of their lives. After the accession of Poland to the European Union in May 2004, one in three young people from rural areas and small towns have decided to look for their first job outside of Poland. The researchers from SWPS University will be monitoring this process, through the lens of Peer Groups, i.e. groups of close friends. The participants of the study will include people who left their home towns to look for work in other cities in Poland and abroad, and also those that have stayed in their local communities.

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  • Funding source: National Science Center
  • Duration: 2016–2020
  • Principal Investigator: Professor Izabela Grabowska

Youth Working Papers

The “Youth Working Papers” series is published under the auspices of the Sociology of Youth and Education Section of the Polish Sociological Association .

Editorial Team

  • Dominika Blachnicka Ciacek, Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
  • Marta Buler, M.A.
  • Olga Czeranowska, Ph.D.
  • Ania Kalinowska, Ph.D.
  • Anzhela Popyk, M.A.
  • Paula Pustułka. Ph.D. / Associate Professor
  • Justyna Sarnowska-Wilczyńska, Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
  • Agnieszka Trąbka, Ph.D.
  • Dominika Winogrodzka, M.A.
 
Transitions to Adulthood during COVID-19: Background and Early Findings from the ULTRAGEN Project.

Pustułka, P., Radzińska, J., Kajta, J., Sarnowska, J., Kwiatkowska, A., Golińska, A. (2021) Youth Working Papers, 4/2021

Szkolna przemoc rówieśnicza a wchodzenie w dorosłość: rekonstrukcja i ewaluacja znaczenia doświadczeń bullyingu w procesach tranzycji.  

Mondry, M., Popyk, A., Pustułka, P., Winogrodzka, D., Wójcik, M. (2021) Youth Working Papers, 2/2021

Młodzi Polacy wobec zmian klimatycznych  

Blachnicka-Ciacek D. (2020) Youth Working Papers, 1/2020

Społeczne i osobowościowe uwarunkowania zachowań obywatelskich młodzieży  

Szałkiewicz-Nowak M. (2017) Youth Working Papers, 6/2017

Peer groups and Migration. Dialoguing Theory and Empirical Research  

Grabowska I., Pustułka P., Juchniewicz N., Sarnowska J., Buler M. (2017) Youth Working Papers, 5/2017

Absolwenci nauk społecznych na rynku pracy  

Sarnowska J. (2016) Youth Working Papers, 3/2016

Równowaga między życiem zawodowym a prywatnym w oczach przedstawicieli pokolenia Y. Studium socjologiczne  

Sarnowska J., Głowacka L., Sobaś-Mikołajczyk P., Kalinowska A., Wiśniewska D., Grabowska I., Jastrzębowska-Tyczkowska A. (2016) Youth Working Papers, 1/2016

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