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Thesis on research on the intergenerational transmission of trauma wins FSW thesis prize 2023

With research on the intergenerational transmission of trauma, Tamara Compagner (right) has won the FSW Thesis Prize 2023. The thesis was written as part of the Master's in Education and Child Studies and examines the role of parent-child attachment and child personality in high-risk families.

Jury report

In her thesis, Tamara lucidly describes a study of explanatory factors in relation to intergenerational transmission of trauma. She makes the relevance of this complex topic easy to understand, even for readers less familiar with the subject or the analyses used. The results of the study were examined using mediation and moderation analysis techniques. In the discussion, Tamara makes relevant suggestions for both research and practice.

The jury was impressed by the thorough methodology and analyses that are not a standard part of the course and were carried out independently and thoroughly. The thesis showed internal consistency and replicability through a clear description of the methodology and results. The writing style throughout the thesis was both clear and fluent, allowing the reader to follow the reasoning. The institute's nomination also mentions that the student had many relevant ideas from the beginning, demonstrating her ability to think out-of-the-box. In addition, she constantly took the lead in her own research process, showing herself to be a true researcher.

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