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Lars Roar Frøyland

Lars Roar Frøyland


Lars Roar Frøyland is a Senior Researcher at Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University (Section for Youth Research). He is also associated to The Domestic Violence Research Program, a ten-year research initiative funded by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security and the Ministry of Education and Research. Frøyland holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Oslo (2020) with a dissertation on adolescent perpetrators of violence and a MA in sociology from the University of Oslo (2009).

His primary research interests are violence and abuse, both in the family and among peers, and crime and other forms of problem behavior among adolescents. He has been the Principal Investigator in projects on societal trends in violence and abuse, long-term outcomes of violent victimization, technology-assisted sexual abuse, and the public sentiments on justice and punishment. His most recent publications cover areas such as technology-assisted sexual assault, sexual assaults while under the influence of alcohol among adolescents, and societal trends in adolescent problem behavior.

Frøyland has extensive experience with collection and analysis of quantitative data, and has been involved in the work with large scale surveys like Ungdata, Young in Norway, and the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS).

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Psychology   Sociology

Subject areas

Violence   Quanitative research methods   Social inequalities   Youth   Aggression   Youth surveys Norway   Youth surveys   Perpetrators of violence   Adolescence

Research groups

Research projects

Scientific publications

Frøyland, Lars Roar; Andersen, Patrick Lie (2022). Interpersonal Victimization During Childhood and Adolescence and Educational Attainment in Young Adulthood: A Latent Class Analysis Approach. Journal of Interpersonal Violence .

Frøyland, Lars Roar (2022). Understanding Societal Trends in Adolescent Violence. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab . Vol. 109.

Frøyland, Lars Roar (2021). Problematferd - avvik eller vanlig ungdomsliv?. Ødegård, Guro; Pedersen, Willy (Ed.). UNGDOMMEN. 12. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Stefansen, Kari; Frøyland, Lars Roar; Øverlien, Carolina (2020). Incapacitated sexual assault among youths: beyond the perpetrator tactics framework. Journal of Youth Studies .

Frøyland, Lars Roar; Bakken, Anders; von Soest, Tilmann (2020). Physical Fighting and Leisure Activities among Norwegian Adolescents—Investigating Co-occurring Changes from 2015 to 2018. Journal of Youth and Adolescence . Vol. 49.

Stefansen, Kari; Løvgren, Mette; Frøyland, Lars Roar (2019). Making the case for ‘good enough’ rape-prevalence estimates Insights from a school-based survey experiment among Norwegian youths. Heinskou, Marie Bruvik; Stefansen, Kari; Skilbrei, May-Len (Ed.). Rape in the Nordic Countries: Continuity and Change. 5. Routledge.

Frøyland, Lars Roar; Von Soest, Tilmann (2019). Adolescent boys’ physical fighting and adult life outcomes: Examining the interplay with intelligence. Aggressive Behavior . Vol. 46.

Bakken, Anders; Andersen, Patrick Lie; Frøyland, Lars Roar; Abebe, Dawit Shawel (2019). Rekkefølgeeffekter i spørreundersøkelser blant ungdom. Resultater fra et split-ballot-eksperiment. Norsk sosiologisk tidsskrift . Vol. 3.

Frøyland, Lars Roar; von Soest, Tilmann (2017). Trends in the Perpetration of Physical Aggression among Norwegian Adolescents 2007-2015. Journal of Youth and Adolescence .

Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Frøyland, Lars Roar; Bakken, Anders; von Soest, Tilmann (2016). Municipal-level differences in depressive symptoms among adolescents in Norway: Results from the cross-national Ungdata study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health . Vol. 44.

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