Publications

Cremers, H.P., Mercken, L., Candel, M., De Vries, H. & Oenema, A. (2015). Is a Web-based Computer-tailored Smoking Prevention Program effective in Preventing Children to start Smoking after they transfer to Secondary School? Findings of a Randomized Controlled Trial at 12 and 25 Months of Follow-up. Journal of Medical Internet Research

Cremers, H.P., Mercken, L., Crutzen, R., Willems, P, de Vries, H. & Oenema, A. (2014). Do Email and Mobile Phone Prompts Stimulate Primary School Children to Reuse an Internet-delivered Smoking Prevention Intervention? Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16 (3): e86.

Cremers, H.P., Oenema, A., Mercken, L., Candel, M. & de Vries, H. (2014). Explaining Socioeconomic Differences in Intention to Smoke among Primary School Children. BMC Public Health, 14: 191.

Jander, A., Crutzen, R., Mercken, L., & de Vries, H. (2014). A Web-based computer-tailored game to reduce binge drinking among 16 to 18 year old Dutch adolescents: development and study protocol. BMC Public Health, 14: 1054.

Lien, N., Haerens, L., te Velde, S.J., Mercken, L., Klepp, K.-I., Moore, L., de Bourdeaudhuij, I., Faggiano, F. & van Lenthe, F.J. (2014). Exploring subgroup effects by socioeconomic position of three effective school-based dietary interventions: the European TEENAGE project. International Journal of Public Health, 59 (3), 493-502.

Cremers, H.P., Oenema, A., Mercken, L., Candel, M. & Vries, H. de (2013). Which factors play a role in Dutch health promotion professionals’ decision to recruit actively primary schools to use a web-based smoking prevention programme? BMC Research Notes, 6: 504.

Jander, A., Mercken, L., Crutzen, R. & Vries, H. de (2013). Determinants of binge drinking in a permissive environment: focus group interviews with Dutch adolescents and parents. BMC Public Health, 13:882.

Mercken, L., Sleddens, E.F.C., Vries, H. de & Steglich, C.E.G. (2013). Choosing adolescent smokers as friends: The role of parenting and parental smoking. Journal of Adolescence, 36 (2), 383-392.

Niekamp, A.M., Mercken, L., Hoebe, C.J.P.A. & Dukers-Muijrers, N.H.T.M. (2013). A sexual affiliation network of swingers, heterosexuals practicing risk behaviours that potentiate the spread of sexually transmitted infections: A two-mode approach. Social Networks, 35 (2), 223-236.

Provan, K.G., Beagles, J.E., Mercken, L. & Leischow, S.J. (2013). Awareness of Evidence-Based Practices by Organizations in a Publicly Funded Smoking Cessation Network. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 23 (1), 133-153.

Cremers, P., Mercken, L. & de Vries, H. (2012). The effectiveness of a smoking prevention program for primary school children: A study protocol. BMC Public Health, 12, 277.

Mercken, L., Moore L., Crone, M., de Vries, H., De Bourdeaudhuij I., Lien N., Fagiano F., & Van Lenthe F (2012). Are smoking interventions equally effective in adolescents of low and high socioeconomic status (SES): results from the European Teenage project. Health Education Research, 27 (3), 459-469.

Mercken, L., Sinclair, P., Steglich, C., Snijders, T., Holliday, J., & Moore, L. (2012). A longitudinal network study of the social mechanisms underlying the dynamics of smoking behaviour in UK schools. Health Psychology, 31 (4), 450-459.

Mercken, L., Knibbe, R., Steglich, C., & de Vries, H. (2012). Dynamics of adolescent friendship networks and alcohol use. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 99-110.

Mundt. M., Mercken, L., & Zakletskaia, L. (2012). Peer selection and influence effects on adolescent alcohol use: a simulation model. BMC Pediatrics,12, 115.

Provan, K.G., Beagles, J.E., Mercken, L., & Leischow, S.F. (2012). Awareness of evidence-based practices by organizations in a smoking cessation network. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

De Bourdeaudhuij I., Simon C., De Meester F., Van Lenthe F., Spittaels H., Lien N., Fagiano F., Mercken L., Moore L., & Haerens L. (2011). Are physical activity interventions equally effective in adolescents of low and high socioeconomic status (SES): results from the European Teenage project. Health Education Research, 26, 119-130.

Mercken, L., Candel, M., Van Osch, L., & de Vries, H. (2011). No smoke without fire: The impact of future friends on adolescent smoking behavior. British Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 170-188.

Mercken, L., Snijders, T., Steglich, C., Vartiainen, E., & de Vries, H. (2010). Smoking-based selection and influence in gender segregated friendship networks. Addiction, 105, 1280-1289.

Mercken, L., Snijders, T., Steglich, C., Vartiainen, E., & de Vries, H. (2010). Disentangling selection and influence processes among Finnish adolescents: A social network analysis. Social Networks, 32, 72-81.

Mercken, L., Snijders, T., Steglich, C., & de Vries, H. (2009). Dynamics of adolescent friendship networks and smoking behavior: Social network analyses within six European countries. Social Science and Medicine, 69, 1506-1514.

Mercken, L., Candel, M., Willems, P., & de Vries, H. (2009). Social influence and selection effects in the context of smoking behavior: Changes during early and mid adolescence. Health Psychology, 28 (1), 73-82.

Mercken, L. (2009). Influence or selection: Dynamics of friendship networks and smoking behaviour in adolescence. Maastricht: Universitaire pers.

Mercken, L., Candel, M., Willems, P., & de Vries, H. (2007). Disentangling social selection and social influence effects on adolescent smoking: The importance of reciprocity in friendships. Addiction, 102 (9), 1483–1492.

Van Osch, L., Reubsaet, A., Lechner, L., Candel, M., Mercken, L., & de Vries, H. (2007). Predicting parental sunscreen use: Disentangling the role of action planning in the intention-behavior relationship. Psychology & Health, 23, 829-847.

De Vries, H., Candel, M., Engels R., & Mercken, L. (2006). Challenges to the peer influence paradigm: Results from 12-13 year olds from six European countries from the European Smoking Framework Approach study. Tobacco Control, 15, 33-89.

Stinglhamber, F., De Cremer, D., & Mercken, L. (2006). Perceived support as a mediator of the relationship between justice and trust: A multiple foci approach. Group Organization Management, 31 (4), 442 – 468.