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Karoline Seglem

Karoline Seglem


Seglem has for several years worked as a researcher on youth and young adults, and in recent years in the fields of work and health. Central themes have been mental health, sickness absence, disability, the importance of genetics and environment, life course, social inequality and gender differences. She has particular expertise in quantitative analyses, including twin and sibling designs.

She is currently researching young people who fall outside education and work, and is preparing a knowledge overview of Norwegian research on the working environment and occupational health.

Seglem has a PhD in psychology from the University of Oslo. The dissertation was about psychological adaptation, stress and coping among unaccompanied minor refugees after settlement in Norway.

Research projects

Scientific publications

Seglem, Karoline Brobakke ; Ørstavik, Ragnhild; Torvik, Fartein Ask; Røysamb, Espen; Vollrath, Margarete E. (2020). Education differences in sickness absence and the role of health behaviors: a prospective twin study. 11 p. BMC Public Health. Vol. 20.

Seglem, Karoline Brobakke ; Torvik, Fartein Ask; Røysamb, Espen; Gjerde, Line C.; Magnus, Per; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Svedberg, Pia; Ørstavik, Ragnhild (2019). A Life Course Study of Genetic and Environmental Influences on Work Incapacity. Twin Research and Human Genetics.

Seglem, Karoline Brobakke ; Ørstavik, Ragnhild; Torvik, Fartein Ask; Gjerde, Line C.; Røysamb, Espen; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Knudsen, Gun Peggy; Tambs, Kristian (2017). Pre-pregnancy mental distress and musculoskeletal pain and sickness absence during pregnancy-a twin cohort study. European Journal of Public Health. Vol. 27.

Seglem, Karoline Brobakke ; Waaktaar, Trine; Ask, Helga; Torgersen, Svenn (2016). Sex differences in genetic and environmental contributions to alcohol consumption from early adolescence to young adulthood. Addiction. Vol. 111.

Ask, Helga; Waaktaar, Trine; Seglem, Karoline Brobakke ; Torgersen, Svenn (2016). Common Etiological Sources of Anxiety, Depression, and Somatic Complaints in Adolescents: A Multiple Rater twin Study. 14 p. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Vol. 44.

Seglem, Karoline Brobakke ; Waaktaar, Trine; Ask, Helga; Torgersen, Svenn (2015). Genetic and Environmental Influences on Adolescents’ Smoking Involvement: A Multi-informant Twin Study. 10 p. Behavior Genetics. Vol. 45.

Seglem, Karoline Brobakke ; Torgersen, Svenn; Ask, Helga; Waaktaar, Trine (2015). Weak etiologic links between control and the externalizing behaviors delinquency and substance abuse in adolescence. 6 p. Personality and Individual Differences. Vol. 75.

Ask, Helga; Torgersen, Svenn; Seglem, Karoline Brobakke ; Waaktaar, Trine (2014). Genetic and environmental causes of variation in adolescent anxiety symptoms: A multiple-rater twin study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. Vol. 28.

Seglem, Karoline Brobakke ; Oppedal, Brit; Røysamb, Espen (2014). Daily hassles and coping dispositions as predictors of psychological adjustment: A comparative study of young unaccompanied refugees and youth in the resettlement country. International Journal of Behavioral Development. Vol. 38.

Seglem, Karoline Brobakke ; Oppedal, Brit; Raeder, Sabine (2011). Predictors of depressive symptoms among resettled unaccompanied refugee minors. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. Vol. 52.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete