Institute of Psychology

Dr. Nikolina Kenig

Full professor

Prof. Dr. Nikolina Kenig was born on December 19, 1968 in Skopje. After completing her studies in psychology, she received a Master’s degree in International Peace Studies (1994) from the University of Notre Dame (Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA), and then Social Psychology (2000) from the Faculty of Philosophy at Ss.„Cyril and Methodius”.She defended her doctoral dissertation “Hofstede’s Model of Cultural Dimensions: Possibilities for Measurement in Group and Individual Context” in 2006 at the same faculty, earning her the title of Doctor of Science in Psychology. Since 2016 she is a full professor at the Institute of Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje.

She has won the Manning Award for Best Student in Social Sciences, as well as several scholarships that provided her with longer study stays and visits to foreign universities such as ESADE in Spain and Arizona State University in the United States.

Since 1997, as a researcher, and later as a member of the Board of Directors, she has been actively cooperating in the Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. Since 2010 she is a member of the Erasmus Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe (CICE) academic network. From 2013-2018 she was the head of the doctoral studies at the Institute of Psychology, and since 2015 she has been the President of the Ethics Board of the Chamber of Psychologists of the Republic of Macedonia.

Research interests: gender, gender-based violence, sex education, multiculturalism, ethnic identity

Prof. Dr. Nikolina Kenig is engaged in lectures and seminars of the courses:

The second cycle of studies:
  • 1

    [PS 1023/18] Methodology with statistics

  • 2

    [PS 20121I] Analysis of qualitative data

  • 3

    [RS 208] Empirical research on gender-based violence

  • 4

    [FMR212I] Gender and violence

The third cycle of studies:
  • 1

    [FZF 1] Research ethics

  • 2

    [FZF16] Qualitative and qualitative data analysis in psychology

  • 3

    [PS110I] Psychometrics

  • 4

    [PS215I] Measuring personality traits


Bibliography  (in the last 7 years):

Spasovski, O. & Kenig, N. (2020). Psychological well-being in students during self-isolation due to the covid-19 pandemic. Primenjena psihologija, 13/4, 427-447.

Кениг, Н. и Спасовски,О. (2020). Ефектите од Ковид 19 пандемијата врз психичкото здравје и добросостојбата: предвидувања, состојба и перспективи. Предизвици, 6. Freidrich Ebert Stiftung.    

Kenig, N & Spasovski, O. (2020). Effects of Covid-19 pandemic on mental health and well-being: predictions, conditions and perspectives. Challenges, no. 6, 114-126, Freidrich Ebert Stifung – Skopje

Nikolovska, J., Eaton, K. Kenig, N., Hysi, D. and Petricevic, N. (2020). Motivation to Follow a Career in Dentistry of Students in Three South-East European Countries, Acta stomatologica Croatica, Vol. 54 No. 2, 175-185. https://doi.org/10.15644/asc54/2/8

Kenig, N. (2020). Teachers’ Attitudes on Introducing Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Schools. Skopje: HERA, available at: https://hera.org.mk/istrazhuvanje-stavovi-na-nastavnicite-za-voveduvanje-na-sso-vo-uchilishtata/?fbclid=IwAR0dj1tBcpj4WQTjt8t9DLcmWWMLvjD_ wCwBaaUROAHlac3cvfbXA9gWrHE&lang=en

Kenig, N. Kostovski, D. (2019). Gender Differences in the Effects of Comprehensive Sexuality Education,Journal for Reattach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, Vol. 2, 40-50.

Kenig, N. (2019). Psychological assessment and rehabilitation of convicted foreign fighters: current conditions, challenges and possibilities. Security Dialogues, 2/1, 65-76.

Kenig, N. (2019). Psychometric analysis of the short version of attitudes toward lesbians and gay men scale (ATLG-S), Annual Review of the Faculty of Philosophy-Skopje, 71, 169-181.

Kenig, N., Arifi, B., & Osmani, Sh. (2018).  Analysis: Perceptions and experiences of managers and officials in the state administration on implementation of the 2008 Law on use of languages, Skopje: Common values.

Kenig, N. (2018). Internet based Psychological Research: Ethical Issues and Recommendations, Psychology: Science and Practice,3, 25-33.

Kenig, N., & Petroska –Beshka V. (2018). Multicultural Workshops and Inclusion Of Roma Students in Primary Education, Annual Review of the Faculty of Philosophy-Skopje, 70, 211-225.

Petroska–Beshka V., Kenig, N.(2018). Ethnocentric History Textbooks in a Multiethnic Society: The Case of Republic of Macedonia,(237-248). In Lichnofsky et al. (Eds.) Myths and Mythical Spaces, Leibnitz: Georg Eckert Institute.

Orgocka, A. & Kenig, N. (2017). The EU’s Role in Combating Domestic Violence Against Woman in SoutEast Europe: Perspectives from Albania and Macedonia (73-92). In Kruessmann, T. & Ziegerhofer, A. (eds.) Promoting Gender Equality Abroad: An Assessment of EU Action in the External Dimension, Berlin: LIT Verlag.

Cowan, P., Dede, G.,  Kenig, N. & Spasovski, O. (2017). Guidelines for Citizenship Education In School The Inclusion Of Minority Groups, In Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe, CiCe Jean Monnet Network, London: London Metropolitan University.

Kenig, N., Petroska –Beshka V. & Osmani S. (2017). Social trust and feeling of security in ethnic Macedonians and ethnic Albanians in the R. of Macedonia. Security Dialogues, vol.8, 1-2, 485-502.

Petroska –Beshka V., Kenig, N., & Blazhevska-Stoilkovska, B. (2017). Collectivism and right-wing authoritarianism as predictors of ethnocentric attitudes: the moderating role of majority/minority status. Security Dialogues, vol.8, 1-2, 519-532.

Kenig, N. & Spasovski, O. (2017). The voices of youth on European identity, citizenship and values from an aspiring country. Civitas et Lex 2/ 14, 14-24.

Kenig, N. (2015). Exploration of Rape Myth Acceptance Predictors: The Role of Gender, Education, Sexism and Gender Norms. International Conference on Theory and Practice in Psychology – selected articles, 1/1, 443-467.

Peshevska, D. & Kenig, N., (2015). Gender stereotypes, dating violence victimization and perpetration among adolescents in middle and late adolescence International Conference on Theory and Practice in Psychology, 1/1, 472-492.

Kenig, N. & Blazevska-Stoilkovska, B. (2015). Predictors of Domestic Violence Myths Acceptance. Security Dialogues, vol. 6, no 1, 11-22.

Kenig, N. & Kostovski, D. (eds.) (2015). Manual on sexual education and reproductive health, Skopje: HERA.

Kenig, N. (2014).Psychometric Properties of the Ambivalent Sexism Scale and the possibilities for its use, Annual Review of the Faculty of Philosophy-Skopje, 67, 67-82.

Kenig, N. & Mircheva, S.  (2014). Ethical principles and research quality in empirical study of domestic violence. Horizonti, pp.37-45

Kenig, N. & Spasovski,O. (2014). Far away but close enough: Possibilities for developing European identity in youth before becoming a member of the European Union, in P. Cunningham (ed.) Identities and Citizenship Education: Controversy, crisis and challenges. London: CiCe, pp. 453 – 465.

Mircheva, S., Chacheva, V. & Kenig, N. (2014). Voice for justice: Assessment of court proceedings in Domestic Violence cases, with specific focus on assessing the case management from gender perspective, Skopje: Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution and UNWomen.

Kenig, N. (2014). Sexuality, Sexual Citizenship and Sexual Rights. Aspects of Sexuality and Sexuality Education. Skopje: HERA.

Petroska-Beshka, V., Kenig, N & Blazhevska-Stoilkovska, B. (2014). Battery for Professional Orientation: Manual for use, Skopje: USAID.

Spasovski, O., Kenig, N. & Kim, Y-H. (2014). Do illusionary positive memories cast a shadow on current happiness? Evaluations of the present and the past in relation to Subjective well-being, Studia Psychologica, vol. 7, 65-72.

Nikolovska, J. & Kenig, N (2014). Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) in Patients Wearing Fixed Partial Dentures, Collegium Antropologicum, 38(3), 987-992.

Kenig, N. (2014). Psychometric Properties of the Ambivalent Sexism Scale and the possibilities for its use, Annual Review of the Faculty of Philosophy-Skopje, 67, 67-82.

Blazhevska Stoilkovska B, & Kenig, N. (2014).Examination of Holland’s model of vocational interests using multidimensional scaling, Annual Review of the Faculty of Philosophy-Skopje, 67, 97-112.

University Textbooks

Кениг, Н. (2008, 2015). Квалитативни методи на истражување. Скопје: Филозофски факултет. ⦋Kenig, N. (2008, 2015). Qualitative research methods. Skopje: Faculty of Philosophy⦌

Кениг, Н. (2011). Насилство: родова перспектива. Скопје: Филозофски факултет.⦋Kenig, N. (2011). Violence: Gender perspectives. Skopje: Faculty of Philosophy⦌

Петроска-Бешка,В. и Кениг, Н. (2011) . Како се пишува извештај од спроведено емпириско истражување. Скопје: Филозофски факултет.⦋Petroska-Beshak, V. & Kenig, N. (2011). How to write a report from empirical research. Skopje: Faculty of Philosophy⦌

Петроска-Бешка, В. и Кениг, Н. (2013, 2016, 2018). Основи на психолошко тестирање. Скопје: Филозофски факултет. ⦋Petroska-Beshka, V. & Kenig, N. (2008, 2015). Qualitative research methods. Skopje: Faculty of Philosophy⦌