JOËLLE JOBIN

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Personality, Aging & Health Research Laboratory
Concordia University (Montreal, QC)
E-mail: joelle.jobin@gmail.com
Lab Phone: 514-848-2424 ext. 2236

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  •     AGING & SELF-RATED HEALTH, SOCIAL SUPPORT, OPTIMISM
  •     PHYSIOLOGICAL DYSREGULATION & RESILIENCE

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • September 2010 -
    Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology - Clinical Profile)
    Concordia University
    Montreal, Qc
  • September 2008 – August 2010
    Master’s of Arts (Psychology – Clinical Profile) &
    Certificate of Clinical Psychology
    Supervisor: Dolores Pushkar, Ph.D.
    Concordia University
    Montreal, QC 
  •    January 2005 – May 2007
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology)
    Graduated with Great Distinction
    Concordia University
    Montreal, Qc

MASTER’S THESIS:

My Master’s research examined the predictive value of health congruence on developmental activity levels, subjective well-being and health-care usage in a group of 346 recent retirees. The Motivational Theory of Lifespan Development was used to postulate differences in primary and secondary control striving according to various health congruence groups (Heckhausen, Wrosch, & Schulz, 2010). Multiple mixed factorial ANCOVAs and logistic regression analyses were used to determine the impact of health congruence on the five facets of developmental activities (number, frequency, importance, difficulty, ability and future intentions) using the Everyday Activities Questionnaire (Pushkar, Arbuckle, Conway, Chaikelson, & Maag, 1997), positive affect, negative affect, quantity of medications used and likelihood of hospitalization. The results indicated that good health realists experienced the most optimal outcomes over four years in terms of activity engagement, subjective well-being and health care usage. In contrast, good health pessimists showed less adaptive outcomes in terms of their subjective well-being, engaged in a lower number of activities and used a higher number of medications. Poor health optimists engaged in a higher number of activities and used fewer medications. Poor health realists were found to engage in compensatory secondary control strategies evidenced by the decline in importance of developmental activities over time (Heckhausen, Wrosch, & Schulz, 2010). These individuals also tended to exhibit the lowest level of subjective well-being and consumed more medications. The findings suggest that health congruence affects primary and secondary control striving leading to differences in activity engagement which in turn are proposed to affect subjective well-being.

SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS:

Publications:

Bauer, I., Wrosch, C., & Jobin, J. (2008). I’m better off than most other people: The role of social comparions for coping with regret in young adulthood. Psychology and Aging, 23(4), 800-811.

Presentations:

Jobin, J., 24th Annual APS Convention - Research Award Video Blog : "Perceived Stress and Cortisol Secretion: The Buffering Effects of Dispositional Optimism" - Link

Jobin, J., Wrosch, C., Pushkar, D., & Torok, S. (2011, November). Predicting Longitudinal Trajectories of Self-Rated Health after Retirement: The Protective Effects of Social Support and Goal Re-engagement. Poster presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Boston, MA, USA.

Raccio, V., Jobin, J., &Wrosch, C. (2011, November). Subjective Health and Biological Dysregulation in the Context of Physical Illness in Older Adults. Poster presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Boston, MA, USA.

Jobin, J., Pushkar, D., & Torok, S. (2010, August). Health Congruence in Recent Retirees. Poster presented at the 118th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA, USA.
 
Jobin, J., Pushkar, D., & Torok, S. (2010, Februrary). Outcomes of Subjective & Objective Health in Recent Retires. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Centre for Research in Human Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jobin, J., & Pushkar, D. (2009, August). Temporal Comparisons, Health Limitations, and Illness in Recent Retirees. Poster presented at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, CA.

Jobin, J. & Pushkar, D. (2009, Februrary). The mediating effects of temporal comparison in Recent Retirees. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Centre for Research in Human Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Jobin, J., & Pushkar, D. (2009, June). Predictors and Outcomes of Social Comparisons in Retirement. Poster presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec, CA.

Jobin, J., & Wrosch, C. (2009, April). Psychological Profiles Predicting Changes in Diurnal Cortisol Secretion in Older Adults. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, CA.

Jobin, J., & Wrosch, C. (2008, August). Affect, Social Support and Physical Health in Older Adulthood. Poster presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Bauer, I., Jobin, J., & Wrosch, C. (January, 2007). I’m better off than most people my age: The protective role of regret related social comparison across lifespan. Poster presentation at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND ACHEIVEMENTS

  • 2013-2014 Concordia University Doctoral Award of Excellence
  • 2011-2013 CGS- Doctoral scholarship award recipient, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • 2010-2013 Bourse de les Fonds québécois de la recherche en santé
  • 2010 Concordia University Special Entrance Award
  • 2010 Best poster presentation – Annual conference for the Centre for Research in Human Development
  • 2008 Concordia University Special Entrance Award
  • 2008-2009 Bourse de les Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture
  • 2008 CGS- Master’s scholarship award recipient, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ($17,500, accepted)
  • 2007 CGS-Master’s scholarship award recipient, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ($17,500, declined)
  • 2007 Award for outstanding undergraduate research thesis, Canadian Psychological Association
  • 2006-2007 Dean’s List, Concordia University
  • 2005-2006 Dean’s List, Concordia University
  • 2004-2005 Dean’s List, Concordia University