prof. dr. sc. Slavica Blažeka Kokorić
prof. dr. sc.
Slavica Blažeka Kokorić

Slavica Blažeka Kokorić was born in 1974 in Čakovec, Croatia. She graduated social work in 1997 at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law - Department of Social work. In 2002 she finished master degree in social science, field sociology at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy.

In 2005 she defended doctoral theses in social science, field social work, under heading “The connection between experiences in family of origin and romantic relationships features“, at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law – Department of Social Work.

 

From 1998 until today, she was continuously employed at the Faculty of Law, Department of social work, University of Zagreb, on the following positions:

  • 1998 - 2002 – young research assistant on the scientific research project of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport "Social policy and social work in Croatia"
  • 2002 - 2004 – young research assistant on the scientific research project of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport "Models of action and evaluation research in social work"
  • 2004 - 2005 - assistant at the Department of Social Work,
  • 2005 - 2007 -  senior assistant at the Department of Social Work,
  • 2007 - 2012 -  assistant professor in social sciences, field social work,  at the Department of Social Work,
  • 2012 until today - associate professor in social science, field social work, at the Department of Social Work.

 

From 1998 until today she continuously teaches various courses at the Department of Social Work. She teaches a few courses at the undergraduate level (courses "Social work with families," “Field Placement” and "Drama-pedagogical methods in social work") and on the graduate level (“Social Work with Family”, “Field Placement”).

 

She teaches also at the postgraduate studies “Psychosocial approach in social work” (course "Assessment Models and Work with the Family") and at the postgraduate studies “Family mediation” (courses "Seminar in analyzing Family Conflict" and "Research Family Conflicts") and at the “Doctoral study of Social work and Social Policy” (course "Contemporary studies of Family and Marital Relations").


Under her mentorship more than 40 students defended their final papers on the graduate and undergraduate level. She has published twenty scientific papers and three book chapters and also participated at more than twenty international and national conferences.

 

Her interest of research is the field of studying the quality of family relationships, the structure and the living conditions of urban and rural families, family values, parenting, premarital and marital processes, the role of primary family in creating intimate relationships in adulthood, prevention of difficulties and behavioral functioning of children and youth etc.

 

From 2009 to 2014 she was a head of the scientific research project of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports "The functioning and strengthening families in high-risk conditions in the Republic of Croatia". From 2006 to 2014 she was a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal “Annual of Social work”. In addition, she was actively involved in professional work within various associations for many years, but nowadays she is a member of the Croatian Association of Social Workers, the Croatian Centre for Drama Education, the Association for Creative Social Work and the Association Sociativa New.

 

Više

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

EMPLOYED PARENTS' PERCEPTION OF FAMILY-SUPPORTIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Laklija, Maja
2019.
6th international multidisciplinary scientific conference on social sciences and arts SGEM 2019,

Factor structure and psychometric characteristics of the questionnaire" Coping with negative workplace behaviours" on a sample of police officers

Radošević, Željka ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Laklija, Maja
2019.
Hrvatska revija za rehabilitacijska istraživanja

Correlations between characteristics of relationship conflict and perception of quality of relationship

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Stolfa, Gordana
2017.
1. međunarodni znanstveno-stručni skup Odjela za psihologiju Hrvatskog katoličkog sveučilišta "Zaštita i promicanje dobrobiti djece, mladih i obitelji"

Strengthening family cohesion through shared participation of family members in religious activities

Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Dučkić, Anita
2017.
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought

Family resilience – from theoretical framework and research to the practice-friendly interventions

Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2017.
ERFCON 2017 PRECONFERENCE: GROWING RESILIENCE: RESEARCHING BEYOND ACADEMIA, 16 May 2017, Zagreb

Contribution of Spirituality in Overcome Crisis and Addiction Recovery

Dučkić Sertić, Anita ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2017.
The 9th International Conference of the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences University of Zagreb

ASSESSMENT OF METRIC CHARACTERISTICS OF COPING STRATEGIES SCALE IN DEALING WITH NEGATIVE AND HARASSMENT BEHAVIOR AT WORKPLACE IN POLICE PROFESSION

Radošević, Željka ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Laklija, Maja
2017.
The 9th International Conference of the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences University of Zagreb

Protecting the Rights and Interests of Children Exposed to Parental Conflicts in a Family Environment

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2017.
4th International multidisciplinary scientific conference on social sciences & art, SGEM 2017

Report from the Forum of the Institute for Ethnology and Folkloristics "What is being researched today in the rural areas?" Presentation of the informal research group Ruralia.

Orlić, Olga, Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Bokan, Nataša ; Klepač, Olgica ; Lukić, Aleksandar ; Miljenović, Ana ; Obad, Orlanda
2016.

Family between the high expectations and unsupportive social context - a challenge for social work

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2016.
Sigurna obitelj- stabilno društvo: Obitelj u fokusu socijalnog rada

he Quality of Family Life in Various Rural Areas: Example of Four Municipalities in Sisak – Moslavina County

Miljenović, Ana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2016.
Sociologija i prostor

Re-institutionalization of adopted children - does the system do enough for protection of their rights?

Majdak, Marijana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Salmanić, Nikolina
2016.
3rd International multidisciplinary scientific conference on Social sciences & Art SGEM 2016.

How to improve protecton of children's rights to family life? - difficulties in realisation of out of institution care for children with specific risks

Laklija, Maja ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Žabarović, Ines
2016.
SGEM Vienna 2016 HOFBURG International Conference.

Experiences and educational needs of social workers working with children and youth and perpetrators of criminal acts

Majdak, Marijana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2015.
EASSW 2015: Social Work Education in Europe: towards 2025

The Role of Spirituality and Active Participation in the Charismatic Community in Strengthening Family Resilience.

Berc, Gordana ; Dučkić, Anita ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2015.
Transforming society:19th International symposium of the International Consortium for social development, 7-10 July, 2015, Singapore

Adopting families – challenges of adaptation and reactions of the social environment

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Birovljević, Jelena
2015.
Kako smo postali obitelj : Posvojenje – dio moje priče

Methods of group and individual work with people with disabilities

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2015.

EXPERIENCES AND EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF SOCIAL WORKERS WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH AND PERPETRATORS OF CRIMINAL ACTS

Majdak, Marijana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2015.
Social Work Education in Europe: towards 2015

The Role of Spirituality in Treating Addiction from Perspective of Members of the Community Reto centar

Dučkić, Anita ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2015.
TREĆI HRVATSKO-RUSKI KONGRES DUHOVNE PSIHIJATRIJE S MEĐUNARODNIM SUDJELOVANJEM

Spirituality – a resource for overcoming life crises in members of charismatic communities

Dučkić, Anita ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2015.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

The welfare centres experts experience on interventions for child protection in high conflict divorce situations

Laklija, Maja ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Žic, Iva, Špančić, Lidija
2015.
5th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH, ECSWR 2015 - RE-VISIONING SOCIAL WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS, COLLECTIVES AND COMMUNITIES: SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH

The development of support programs for the successful adoption of children with specific risks

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Žabarović, Ines ; Horvat Alajbegović, Božena
2014.
3. konferencija o posvojenju s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem "Dijete u središtu posvojenja - 2.dio"

Family and gambling addiction – how to overcome the risk of social exclusion?

Buntak, Tomislav ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2014.
ICSD 14th Biennial European Conference "The Welfare society – an aim for social development"

INTEGRATION OF SPIRITUALITY IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE ORIENTED ON SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN DEALING WITH THE CRISIS

Dučkić, Anita ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2014.
Socijalni rad u vrijeme socijalne i ekonomske krize - VI. konferencija socijalnih radnika

CHARACTERISTICS OF A CHILD AND BIOLOGICAL FAMILY AS A RISK FOR SUCCESSFUL ADOPTION REALIZATION

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Žabarović, Ines ; Horvat Alajbegović, Božena
2014.
Socijalni rad u vrijeme socijalne i ekonomske krize - VI. konferencija socijalnih radnika

Spirituality experience of members in charismatic congregations »Dobri Pastir« and »Maranatha«

Dučkić, Anita ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2014.
Nova prisutnost : časopis za intelektualna i duhovna pitanja

THE ROLE OF DANCE IN THE IMPROVEMENT OF ACTIVE LIFESTYLE AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF OLDER PEOPLE

Marasović, Snježana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2014.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Partnership of experts and professors in exploring challenges of family social work in teaching process

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Horvat Ajalbegović, Božena ; Kanđera, Valerija
2013.
VI. simpozij socijalnih radnika - PROFESIJA SOCIJALNOG RADA: IDENTITET, INTEGRITET I REALITET

Family leisure as a factor of family cohesion and satisfaction with family life

Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2013.
Kriminologija & socijalna integracija : časopis za kriminologiju, penologiju i poremećaje u ponašanju

Family empowerment for quality leisure time as a factor of prevention risk behaviors

Gordana, Berc ; Slavica Blažeka Kokorić
2012.
8. međunarodni znanstveni skup "Istraživanja u edukacijsko – rehabilitacijskim znanostima"

The role of dance in an active lifestyle improvement and a life quality of elderly people

Marasović, Snježana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2012.
V. međunarodna konferencija socijalnih radnika Međugeneracijsko povezivanje i aktivno starenje: izazovi za socijalni rad

The transition to parenthood from the perspective of adoptive parents

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Birovljević, Jelena
2012.
20. godišnja konferencija hrvatskih psihologa

The role of spirituality in empowerment of family cohesion and family life satisfaction - experience from Croatia

Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Štambuk, Ana
2012.
Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact

Satisfaction with life and informal and formal sources of support among people with disabilities

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Rusac, Silvia
2012.
Društvena istraživanja

The contribution of volunteers in promoting quality care for children in institutional placement

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Miletić, Dragana ; Berc, Gordana ; Jakolić Musija, Ana
2011.
V. simpozij socijalnih radnika: volonterizam i socijalni rad - zajedno za humanije drustvo

Differences in the experience of loneliness and social support with primary-school children of lower age

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Laklija, Maja ; Jutriša, Ivanka
2011.
Napredak : časopis za pedagogijsku teoriju i praksu

Implementation of Drama in Education in Working with Juvenile Offenders

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Majdak, Marijana ; Rumenović, Martina
2011.
Kriminologija & socijalna integracija : časopis za kriminologiju, penologiju i poremećaje u ponašanju

Some aspects of quality of life employed mothers of preschool children

Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2011.
Međunarodna znanstvena konferencija "Socijalni rad i borba protiv siromaštva i socijalne isključenosti - profesionalna usmjerenost zaštiti i promicanju ljudskih prava"

Application of Education Drama in the Work with Juvenile Criminal Offenders - An Example of Cooperation of Institutions with Non-governmental Sector

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Majdak, Marijana ; Rumenović, Martina
2010.
"Socijalni rad i borba protiv siromaštva i socijalne isključenosti - profesionalna usmjerenost zaštiti i promicanju ljudkih prava" Međunarodna znanstvena konferencija

Perception of parental acceptance/rejection in the context of different socio-economic conditions of growth in primary family

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Laklija, Maja
2010.
Hrvatska revija za rehabilitacijska istraživanja

Comparison of perception of social-self concept in juvenile offenders and their peers

Majdak, Marijana ; Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2009.
Social action in Europe : different legacies & common challenges?

Dictionary child-adult: The interpreter of children's world to adults : a review

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2009.

Differences in romantic relationship of students with secure and insecure attachment styles

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Gabrić, Martina
2009.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

The comparison of attributes of migration and non- migration families.

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Majdak, Marijana
2009.
1st ENSACT Joint European Conference, Social action in Europe: different legacies & common challenges?

Quality of Early Parental Message and Child Benefit

Janković, Josip ; Laklija, Maja ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2008.
Konferencija socijalnih radnika Republike Hrvatske (3 ; 2008)

Drama in Education of Social Work Students

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Janković, Josip
2007.
TmačaART : Časopis za dramu, teatar i odgoj

The Role of Social and Economic Conditions in Forming Parenting Stile

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Janković, Josip
2007.
Međunarodni znanstveni skup Istraživanja u edukacijsko-rehabilitacijskim znanostima (7 ; 2007)

Resolution of conflicts between partners with regard to the gender of the partner, previous or current experience and the duration of a partnership relation

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2007.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

Violence in early adult romantic relationships : the role of parenting model

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Janković, Josip
2006.
2. konferencija socijalnih radnika s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem "Nasilje u društvu: izazov suvremenom socijalnog radu"

The Competence Development for Constructive Partners Conflict Solving : The Role of Transgenerational Transfer

Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica ; Janković, Josip
2006.
A World Out of Balance – Working for a New Social Equilibrium

The Role of Parental Care in the Formation of Attachment Style in Childhood and Adult Age

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2006.
Dijete i društvo - časopis za promicanje prava djeteta

The connection between experiences in family of origin and romantic relationships features

Blažeka Kokorić, Slavica
2005.

Experience in group work with parents within the program of primary addiction prevention in pre-school children

Janković, Josip ; Vlahek, Ivana ; Blažeka, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2005.
Stručna konferencija s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem "Borba protiv ovisnosti - borba za zdravu obitelj"

Primary Prevention of Behaviour Disorders in Elementary School Children

Janković, Josip ; Blažeka, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana ; Kmetović, Karmen ; Žele, Sunčica ; Franković, Sanja ; Muk, Kosjenka
2005.
Stručna konferencija s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem "Borba protiv ovisnosti - borba za zdravu obitelj"

Risk factors in the war areas

Janković, Josip ; Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka, Slavica
2004.
Naša škola (Sarajevo)

Some General and Family Values in Rural and Urban Settlements

Janković, Josip ; Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka, Slavica
2004.
Sociologija sela : časopis za istraživanje prostornoga i sociokulturnog razvoja

Differences Between Parents` Perceptions of their Children`s Behaviour and Interests in Towns and Villages, and Ethnic in Research of Children

Janković, Josip ; Ljubotina, Damir ; Blažeka, Slavica
2004.
Sociologija sela : časopis za istraživanje prostornoga i sociokulturnog razvoja

The Quality of Family Relations in Rural and Urban Families

Blažeka, Slavica ; Janković, Josip ; Ljubotina, Damir
2004.
Sociologija sela : časopis za istraživanje prostornoga i sociokulturnog razvoja

Family structure and Living Conditions of Families in Rural and Urban Settlements

Berc, Gordana ; Ljubotina, Damir ; Blažeka, Slavica
2004.
Sociologija sela : časopis za istraživanje prostornoga i sociokulturnog razvoja

The importance of Social Support for Accomplishing Life Expectations in Young Former Refugees

Blažeka, Slavica ; Janković, Josip ; Berc, Gordana
2003.
Revija za rehabilitacijska istraživanja

Psycho-social potential for successful coping with challenges of life in young people from regions of the Republic of Croatia that were affected by the war with a different intensity

Blažeka, Slavica
2002.

Family values as familiy-ecological factor

Janković, Josip ; Berc, Gordana ; Blažeka, Slavica
2002.
Socijalna ekologija

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Blažeka, Slavica
2002.

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Janković, Josip ; Rambousek, Mario ; Blažeka, Slavica
2001.

Drama techniques in the prevention of behavioral and functioning disorders in children and young people

Janković, Josip ; Blažeka, Slavica ; Rambousek, Mario
2000.
Ljetopis socijalnog rada

System Overcoming Risk Factors in Process of Socialization Children With Special Needs

Janković, Josip ; Rambousek, Mario ; Blažeka, Slavica
2000.
School of Social Work Theoryand Practice; Symposium Developing Neighbourhood and Community Support Systems

Psychic consequences of war and displacementin children - victims of war 1991-1995. in Croatia

Janković, Josip ; Blažeka, Slavica ; Berc, Gordana
2000.
SIMPOZIJ PSIHOSOCIJALNE POSLJEDICE RATA - REZULTATI EMPIRIJSKIH ISTRAŽIVANJA PROVEDENIH NA PODRUČJU BIVŠE JUGOSLAVIJE

Interventions into thesocialization process of children with special needs

Janković, Josip ; Blažeka, Slavica ; Rambousek, Mario
2000.

Application of Drama Expresion in Small Creative Socialization Groups

Blažeka, Slavica
1999.
International Conference and Training School "The Secret of the Chrysalis"

From the darkness to the lightness - one of the alternatives in solving problems of dependenes

Blažeka, Slavica
1997.

Analyses of role structures in social work student's families

Janković, Josip ; Blažeka, Slavica ; Rambousek, Mario
1997.
Ljetopis studijskog centra socijalnog rada