mw. dr. S. (Suzanne) Jak

  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Methoden en Technieken (M&T)
  • Bezoekadres
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 127  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: 7.23
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  15780
    1001 NG  Amsterdam

I am an assistant professor at the methods and statistics group of the research institute of child development and education. I obtained my PhD (2013) from the University of Amsterdam on research about testing measurement invariance in multilevel data using structural equation modeling. After obtaning my PhD, I became a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University. In 2014, I received a Rubicon-grant from NWO. Therefore, from January 2015 until January 2016, I worked at the National University of Singapore. In 2016, I obtained a Veni-grant from NWO for the project: "One size fits all? New methods to account for heterogeneity in meta-analytic structural equation modeling". I will be working on this project project from 2017 until 2021.


  • Jak, S. (2017). Testing and Explaining Differences in Common and Residual Factors Across Many Countries. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(1), 75-92. DOI: 10.1177/0022022116674599 [details] [PDF]


  • Hoeve, M., Jak, S., Stams, G. J. J. M., & Meeuws, W. H. J. (2016). Financial problems and delinquency in adolescents and young adults: a 6-year three-wave study. Crime and Delinquency, 62(11), 1488-1509. DOI: 10.1177/0011128714541190 [details]
  • Oort, F. J., & Jak, S. (2016). Maximum likelihood estimation in meta-analytic structural equation modeling. Research synthesis methods, 7(2), 156-167. DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1203 [details]
  • Cheung, M. W-L., & Jak, S. (2016). Analyzing big data in psychology: A Split/Analyze/Meta-Analyze Approach. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 738. [details]
  • Noordstar, J. J., van der Net, J., Jak, S., Helders, P. J. M., & Jongmans, M. J. (2016). The change in perceived motor competence and motor task values during elementary school: Gender and motor performance differences. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 34(3), 427-446. DOI: 10.1111/bjdp.12142 [details]
  • Noordstar, J., Van der Net, J., Jak, S., Helders, P. J. M., & Jongmans, M. J. (2016). Global self-esteem, perceived athletic competence, and physical activity in children: A longitudinal cohort study. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 22, 83-90. [details]


  • Delforterie, M. J., Creemers, H. E., Agrawal, A., Lynskey, M. T., Jak, S., & Huizink, A. C. (2015). The influence of age and gender on the likelihood of endorsing cannabis abuse/dependence criteria. Addictive Behaviors, 42, 172-175. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.11.029 [details]
  • Delforterie, M., Creemers, H., Agrawal, A., Lynskey, M., Jak, S., van der Ende, J., ... Huizink, A. (2015). Functioning of cannabis abuse and dependence criteria across two different countries: the United States and the Netherlands. Substance Use & Misuse, 50(2), 242-250. DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2014.952445 [details]
  • Jak, S. (2015). Meta-analytic structural equation modeling. Cham: Springer International Publishing. [details]
  • Jak, S., & Oort, F. J. (2015). On the power of the test for cluster bias. British Journal of Mathematical & Statistical Psychology, 68(3), 434-455. DOI: 10.1111/bmsp.12053 [details]


  • Jak, S. (2014). Testing strong factorial invariance using three-level structural equation modeling. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, [745]. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00745 [details] [PDF]
  • Jak, S., Oort, F. J., & Dolan, C. V. (2014). Measurement bias in multilevel data. Structural Equation Modeling, 21(1), 31-39. DOI: 10.1080/10705511.2014.856694 [details]
  • Jak, S., Oort, F. J., & Dolan, C. V. (2014). Using two-level factor analysis to test for cluster bias in ordinal data. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 49, 544-553. DOI: 10.1080/00273171.2014.947353 [details]


  • Barendse, M. T., Oort, F. J., Jak, S., & Timmerman, M. E. (2013). Multilevel exploratory factor analysis of discrete data. Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 67(4), 114-121. [details]
  • Griffioen, D. M. E., de Jong, U., & Jak, S. (2013). Research self-efficacy of lecturers in non-university higher education. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 50(1), 25-37. DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2012.746512 [details]
  • Jak, S., Oort, F. J., & Dolan, C. V. (2013). A test for cluster bias: Detecting violations of measurement invariance across clusters in multilevel data. Structural Equation Modeling, 20(2), 265-282. DOI: 10.1080/10705511.2013.769392 [details]
  • Jak, S., Oort, F. J., Roorda, D. L., & Koomen, H. M. Y. (2013). Meta-analytic structural equation modelling with missing correlations. Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 67(4), 132-139. [details / files]
  • Merz, E. M., & Jak, S. (2013). The long reach of childhood. Childhood experiences influence close relationships and loneliness across life. Advances in Life Course Research, 18(3), 212-222. DOI: 10.1016/j.alcr.2013.05.002 [details]


  • Koomen, H. M. Y., Verschueren, K., van Schooten, E., Jak, S., & Pianta, R. C. (2012). Validating the student-teacher relationship scale: testing factor structure and measurement invariance across child gender and age in a Dutch sample. Journal of School Psychology, 50(2), 215-234. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsp.2011.09.001 [details]
  • Spilt, J. L., Koomen, H. M. Y., & Jak, S. (2012). Are boys better off with male and girls with female teachers? A multilevel investigation of measurement invariance and gender match in teacher-student relationship quality. Journal of School Psychology, 50(3), 363-378. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsp.2011.12.002 [details]


  • Jak, S., & Evers, A. (2010). Onderzoeksnotitie: Een vernieuwd meetinstrument voor organizational commitment. Gedrag en Organisatie, 23(2), 158-171. [details] [PDF]
  • Jak, S., Oort, F. J., & Dolan, C. V. (2010). Measurement bias and multidimensionality; an illustration of bias detection in multidimensonal measurement models. AStA-Advances in Statistical Analysis, 94(2), 129-137. DOI: 10.1007/s10182-010-0128-z [details] [PDF]


  • Jak, S. (2017). MW-L CHEUNG. Meta-analysis: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach. New York: Wiley. Biometrics, 73(1), 357-358. [details]


  • Jak, S., Zand Scholten, A., & Oort, F. J. (2013). Preface : Non-standard structural equation modelling (Part 2). Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 67(4), 104-105. [details]


  • Jak, S., Zand Scholten, A., & Oort, F. J. (2012). Preface: Non-standard structural equation modelling. Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 67(3), 46-47. [details]


  • Jak, S. (2013). Cluster bias: Testing measurement invariance in multilevel data [details / files]


  • Jak, Suzanne (2016): Veni award.


  • Jak, S. (editor), Zand Scholten, A. (editor) & Oort, F.J. (editor) (2013): Netherlands Journal of Psychology (Journal).
  • Jak, S. (editor), Zand-Scholten, A. (editor) & Oort, F.J. (editor) (2012): Netherlands Journal of Psychology (Journal).
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