Marieke Van Willigen
Associate Professor and Interim Chair
Ph.D., The Ohio State University 1997
Office: Brewster A-415
Google Scholar Citation Profile: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=bNtruTMAAAAJ&hl=en
Areas of Interest: Mental Health, Gender, Volunteering, Environmental Sociology
Publications and Papers:
Horney, Jennifer A. Pia DM MacDonald, Marieke Van Willigen, and Jay S. Kaufman. 2012 “Evacuation Failure: Individual or Community-based Response?” Risk, Hazards, and Crisis in Public Policy. 6:1.
Bradley, Don and Marieke Van Willigen. 2010. "Migration and Mental Health Among Older Adults: A Growth Curve Analysis Based on Panel Data from the Health and Retirement Study, 1996-2006." Journal of Aging and Health.22(7): 882-913.
Horney, J.A., MacDonald, P.D., Van Willigen, M., Berke, P., & Kaufman, J. (2010). Individual Actual or Perceived Property Flood Risk: Did it Predict Evacuation from Hurricane Isabel in North Carolina, 2003? Risk Analysis. 30(3): 501-511.
Horney, Jennifer A., MacDonald, Pia D.M, Steve B. Wing, and Marieke Van Willigen. 2010. "Factors Associated with Risk of Evacuation Failure from Hurricane Isabel in North Carolina 2003." International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 28(1): 33–58.
Downey, Liam and Marieke Van Willigen (co-authors). 2005. "Environmental Stressors: The Mental Health Impacts of Living Near Industrial Activity."Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 46: 289-305.
Van Willigen, Marieke, Bob Edwards, Stephanie Lormand, Ken Wilson, and John Maiolo. 2005. "A Comparative Assessment of Impacts and Recovery from Hurricane Floyd among Student and Non-Student Households" Natural Hazards Review. 6: 180-190.
Michalec, Barret, Marieke Van Willigen, Kenneth Wilson, Ann Schreier, and Susan Williams. 2004. "The Race Gap in Support Group Participation: Real or Artifact?" Evaluation Review. 28(2): 123-143.
Van Willigen, Marieke, Bob Edwards, Terri Edwards, and Shaun Hessee. 2002. "Riding Out the Storm: The Experiences of the Physically Disabled During Hurricanes Bonnie, Dennis, and Floyd." Natural Hazards Review. Special Issue. 3(3): 98-106.
Van Willigen, Marieke and Patricia Drentea. 2001."Benefits of Equitable Relationships: The Impact of Sense of Fairness, Household Division of Labor and Decision-Making on Social Support." Sex Roles. 44(9/10): 571-597.
Whitehead, John, Bob Edwards, Marieke Van Willigen, John Maiolo, Ken Wilson, and Kevin Smith. 2001."Heading for Higher Ground: Factors Affecting Real and Hypothetical Hurricane Behavior." Environmental Hazards Review.
Van Willigen, Marieke. 2001. "Do Disasters Effect Individuals’ Psychological Well-Being?: An Over-Time Analysis of the Effect of Hurricane Floyd on Men and Women in Eastern North Carolina. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 19(1) 40-65.2001.
Van Willigen, Marieke. 2000. "Differential Benefits of Volunteering Across the Life Course" Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 55B(5): S1-S11.
Ross, Catherine and Marieke Van Willigen. 1997. "Education and the Subjective Quality of Life" Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 38 (3): 275-297.
Taylor, Verta and Marieke Van Willigen. 1996. "Women's Self-Help and the Reconstruction of Gender: The Postpartum Depression and Breast Cancer Movements," Mobilization. 2: 123-43.
Ross, Catherine and Marieke Van Willigen. 1996. "Gender, Parenthood, and Anger," Journal of Marriage and the Family. 58(3): 572-584.
Mirowsky, John, Catherine E. Ross, and Marieke Van Willigen. 1996. "Instrumentalism in the Land of Opportunity: Socioeconomic Causes and Emotional Consequences," Social Psychology Quarterly. 59 (4): 322-337.
Race, Gender, and Individual Well-Being among Adolescents: This recent body of research has spanned a number of projects with graduate students. It includes work with Maria McDonald (MA 2012) examining the impact of family structure during adolescence on long term physical health. With Kelly McCullough-Barton (MA 2009) I examined factors influencing the achievement gap in education. It also involves a paper on the differential impacts of extracurricular activities on the psychological well-being of male and female teenagers. Finally it includes work with David Craig (MA 2007), now a PhD student at NC State University, on race differences in drug dealing behavior.
My other research has examined the impact of volunteering on physical and psychological wellbeing, the effect of gender inequality in the family on quality of life, and the impacts of hurricanes on the well-being of residents of Eastern North Carolina.