Annekatrin Steinhoff

Annekatrin Steinhoff, Dr. phil.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Risk & Resilience

zIReN Collaboration Partner

Phone: 044 634 06 92

Room number: AND 4.15c

Dr. Annekatrin Steinhoff received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Muenster, Germany. Her doctoral work focused on the associations between social cognitive development, solitude behavior, and friendship quality across childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. During her doctoral studies, she also spent time at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development in Berlin, at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, and also University of Toronto in Canada. Dr. Steinhoff has been a postdoctoral research collaborator at the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development at the University of Zurich since 2015. Her research interests include the development of adolescent mental health and its interrelations with social adversity, stress, and functioning. A particular focus is on adolescent self-harm and risky behaviors (e.g., self-injury, substance use). Given her interests in social and individual developmental processes from a life course perspective, longitudinal data analyses are at the core of her research agenda.

Selected Publications

  • Steinhoff, A., Bechtiger, L., Ribeaud, D., Eisner, M., & Shanahan, L. (2022). Self-, other-, and dual-harm during adolescence: A prospective-longitudinal study of childhood risk factors and early adult correlates. Psychological Medicine, 1-9. DIO: 10.1017/S0033291722000666
  • Steinhoff, A., Bechtiger, L., Ribeaud, D., Eisner, M., Quednow, B. B., & Shanahan, L.: Polysubstance use in early adulthood: patterns and developmental precursors in an urban cohort. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.
    DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2021.797473
  • Steinhoff, A., Bechtiger, L., Ribeaud, D., Murray, A. L., Hepp, U., Eisner, M., & Shanahan, L. (2021): Self-injury and domestic violence in young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: trajectories, precursors, and correlates. Journal of Research on Adolescence. DOI: 10.1111/jora.12659
  • Leos-Toro, C., Ribeaud, D., Bechtiger, L., Steinhoff, A., Nivette, A., Murray, A. L., Hepp, U., Quednow, B. B., Eisner, M. P., & Shanahan, L. (2021): Attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination among young adults in Zurich, Switzerland, September 2020. International Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.643486
  • Raible-Destan, N., Stulz, N., Hepp, U., Ribeaud, D., Eisner, M., Steinhoff, A., Shanahan, L., Sell, A., & Kupferschmid, S. (2021): Self-rated physical attractiveness and its relation to psychological well-being across adolescence. European Journal of Developmental Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/17405629.2021.1931104
  • Bechtiger, L.*, Steinhoff, A., Buchmann, M., & Shanahan, L. (2021): Bidirectional associations between sympathy and mutual disclosure in friendships from mid-adolescence to early adulthood. Journal of Research on Adolescence. DOI: 10.1111/jora.12602
  • Shanahan, L.*, Hill, S. N., Bechtiger, L., Steinhoff, A., Godwin, J., Gaydosh, L. M., Mullan Harris, K., Dodge, K. A., & Copeland, W. E. (2020): Prevalence and Childhood Precursors of Young Adult Opioid Use. JAMA Pediatrics. DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.5205
  • Steinhoff, A., Bechtiger, L., Ribeaud, D., Eisner, M., & Shanahan, L. (2020). Stressful life events in different social contexts are associated with self-injury from early adolescence to early adulthood. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11: 487200. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.487200
  • Shanahan, L., Steinhoff, A., Bechtiger, L., Murray, A. L., Nivette, A., Hepp, U., Ribeaud, D., Eisner, M. (2020). Emotional distress in young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: evidence of risk and resilience from a longitudinal cohort study. Psychological Medicine. DOI: 10.1017/S003329172000241X
  • Steinhoff, A., Ribeaud, D., Kupferschmid, S., Raible-Destan, N., Quednow, B. B., Hepp, U., Eisner, M., & Shanahan, L. (2020). Self-injury from early adolescence to early adulthood: age-related course, recurrence, and related services use among males and females from the community. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1007/s00787-020-01573-w
  • Steinhoff, A. & Keller, M. (2020). Pathways from childhood socio-moral sensitivity, insecurity, and peer rejection to adult friendship quality. Child Development. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.13381
  • Shanahan, L., Hill, S. N., Gaydosh, L. M., Steinhoff, A., Costello, E. J., Dodge, K., Harris, K. M., & Copeland, W. E. (2019): Does despair really kill? A roadmap for an evidence-based answer. American Journal of Public Health, 109(6), 854-858.
  • Chumbley, J. & Steinhoff, A. (2019). A computational perspective on social attachment. Infant Behavior and Development, 54, 85-98.
  • Steinhoff, A., Titzmann, P., & Buchmann, M. (2018). Positive Jugendentwicklung: Perspektiven und Herausforderungen [Positive Youth Development: Opportunities and Challenges]. In B. Gniewosz & P. Titzmann (Eds.), Handbuch Jugend. Psychologische Sichtweisen auf Veränderungen in der Adoleszenz [Handbook Adolescence] (pp. 274-291). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
  • Shanahan, L. & Steinhoff, A. (2018). Misshandlung von Kindern und Jugendlichen [Maltreatment of children and adolescents]. In W. Schneider & U. Lindenberger (Eds.), Entwicklungspsychologie [Developmental Psychology] (pp. 697-711). Weinheim, Basel: Beltz.
  • Steinhoff, A. & Buchmann, M. (2018). Dynamic relations between perceived parental responsiveness, experiences of ambivalence, and self-esteem development in adolescence. In I. Albert, E. Abbey, & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Cultural Psychology of Transgenerational Family Relations: Investigating Ambivalences (pp. 121-140). Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.
  • Malti, T., Steinhoff, A., & Buchmann, M. (Eds.) (2017). Social Inequality, Life Course Transitions, and Adolescent Development [Special Issue]. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46 (10).
  • Buchmann, M., & Steinhoff, A. (2017). Social inequality, life course transitions, and adolescent development: Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46 (10), 2083-2090.
  • Ryberg, R., Bauldry, S., Schultz, M., Steinhoff, A., & Shanahan, M. (2017). Personality and the intergenerational transmission of educational attainment: Evidence from Germany. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46 (10), 2181-2193.
  • Buchmann, M. & Steinhoff, A. (2017). Co-development of student agency components and its impact on educational attainment in adolescence and young adulthood – Theoretical and methodological considerations. Research in Human Development, 14(2), 96-105.
  • Steinhoff, A. & Buchmann, M. (2017). Co-development of academic interest and effortful engagement and its significance for educational attainment in a tracked school system. Research in Human Development, 14(2), 122-142.
  • Steinhoff, A. & Grundmann, M. (2016). Peers und die Reproduktion sozialer Ungleichheit [Peers and the reproduction of social inequality]. In S.-M. Koehler, H.-H. Krueger & N. Pfaff (Eds.), Handbuch Peerforschung (pp. 499-513). Opladen & Farmington Hills: Verlag Barbara Budrich.
  • Albert, I. & Steinhoff, A. (2016). Intergenerationelle Ambivalenz in Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen im Jugend- und jungen Erwachsenenalter Theoretische Reflexionen und Möglichkeiten der quantitativen Analyse [Intergenerational Ambivalence in Parent-Child Relationships during Adolescence and Young Adulthood: Theoretical Reflections and Possibilities of Quantitative Analysis], Zeitschrift fuer Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation, 2/2016, 178-194.
  • Grundmann, M. & Steinhoff, A. (2014). Communication experiences: A constitutive principle in pupils' socialization of agency. Learning in Context: Linguistic, Social and Cultural Explanations of Inequality, 3(2), 177-183.
  • Steinhoff, A. & Wernberger, A. (2013). Bildung als sozialisatorisches Geschehen. Handlungsbefähigung zwischen sozialer Anerkennung und individueller Reflexion [Education as socialization process – Agency between social approval and indivdual reflection]. Zeitschrift fuer Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation, 33(2), 119-133.
  • Grundmann, M., Hornei, I. & Steinhoff, A. (2013). Capabilities in sozialen Kontexten. Erfahrungsbasierte Analysen von Handlungsbefähigung und Verwirklichungschancen im menschlichen Entwicklungsprozess [Capabilities in social contexts – Experience based analyses of agency and chances for self-realization in the process of human development]. In G. Graf, E. Kapferer & C. Sedmak (Hrsg.), Der Capability Approach und seine Anwendung. Faehigkeiten von Kindern und Jugendlichen erkennen und foerdern (pp. 125-148). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Grundmann, M., Steinhoff, A. & Edelstein, W. (2011). Social Class, Socialization and Capabilities in a Modern Welfare State: Results from the Iceland Longitudinal Study. In O. Leßmann, H.-U. Otto & H. Ziegler (Eds.), Closing the Capabilities Gap. Renegotiating social justice for the young (pp. 233 - 252). Opladen & Farmington Hills: Barbara Budrich Publishers.