Ana Uka, PhD

Ana Uka, PhD

auka@beder.edu.al

Employement Type : Full-time
Office : 5. Floor / 504
Office Tel No. : 143
Gender : Female
   

EDUCATION

Clemson University PhD - Doctorate
Year Completed : 2019
Faculty : Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life
Department : Department of Youth, Family, and Community Studies
Program : International Family and Community Studies
Country : United States
Leiden University MA - Master
Year Completed : 2012
Faculty : Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department : Department of Education and Child Studies
Program : MSc in Child and Family Studies
Country : Netherlands
Istanbul University BA - Bachelor
Year Completed : 2006
Faculty : Faculty of Education
Department : Department of Educational Sciences
Program : BA in Psychological Counseling and Guidance
Country : Turkey

TRAINING

“Road Map to Albania: Building Albania Higher Education Capacity to Implement Study Abroad Programs for Americans” 2019
Type : Capacity Building
Topic : “Road Map to Albania: Building Albania Higher Education Capacity to Implement Study Abroad Programs for Americans”
Year : 2019
Instution : American Councils for International Education and U.S. Embassy in Tirana
Country : Albania
“The 1st European Advanced Training School of the European Network Riseup-PPD on “Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses” 2019
Type : Advanced Training
Topic : “The 1st European Advanced Training School of the European Network Riseup-PPD on “Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses”
Year : 2019
Instution : University of Coimbra
Country : Portugal
Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescents in Albania – National Study 2018
Type : Training Survey Administrators
Topic : Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescents in Albania – National Study
Year : 2018
Instution : Gender Alliance Development Center
Country : Albania
“Child and Adolescent Development” 2018
Type : Invited Speaker - Teacher's Professional Development
Topic : “Child and Adolescent Development”
Year : 2018
Instution : Beder University
Country : Albania
Professional Communication in the Curricula of Health Sciences. 2017
Type : Invited Speaker: Professional Communication
Topic : Professional Communication in the Curricula of Health Sciences.
Year : 2017
Instution : University of Medicine
Country : Albania
Staff Development Training 2012
Type : Staff Development
Topic : Staff Development Training
Year : 2012
Instution : Beder University, Tirana
Country : Albania
Special Education Services Coordinator Training 2008
Type : Coordinator Training
Topic : Special Education Services Coordinator Training
Year : 2008
Instution : Cosmos Education Foundation, Houston, TEXAS
Country : United States
Children with mental retardation and developmental delays 2008
Type : Special Education
Topic : Children with mental retardation and developmental delays
Year : 2008
Instution : West Central School of MRDD Columbus, OHIO
Country : United States
Child Abuse and Neglect 2007
Type : Social Work – Case Observer
Topic : Child Abuse and Neglect
Year : 2007
Instution : Family and Children Services and Catholic Family Services, Kalamazoo, MICHIGAN
Country : United States
TARGET, Family Counseling Training 2007
Type : Counseling Psychology
Topic : TARGET, Family Counseling Training
Year : 2007
Instution : Children’s Trauma Assessment Center and Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MICHIGAN
Country : United States
Summer Camp Project Leadership Training 2006
Type : Leadership Training
Topic : Summer Camp Project Leadership Training
Year : 2006
Instution : YORET Organization, Istanbul
Country : Turkey
School Psychological Services Workshop 2005
Type : School Psychology
Topic : School Psychological Services Workshop
Year : 2005
Instution : Regional Education Directorate of Istanbul and YORET Organization
Country : Turkey
Family Counselor, “Small Steps” Project 2004
Type : Special Education
Topic : Family Counselor, “Small Steps” Project
Year : 2004
Instution : Istanbul University, Department of Educational Sciences
Country : Turkey
Marriage School 2004
Type : Marriage Counseling Workshop
Topic : Marriage School
Year : 2004
Instution : Istanbul University, Department of Educational Sciences
Country : Turkey
Child development II 2004
Type : Developmental Psychology
Topic : Child development II
Year : 2004
Instution : Istanbul University, Department of Psychology
Country : Turkey
Child development I 2003
Type : Developmental Psychology
Topic : Child development I
Year : 2003
Instution : Istanbul University, Department of Psychology
Country : Turkey

LANGUAGE

Dutch B1
Language : Dutch
Is Native Language? : No
Level : B1
English C2
Language : English
Is Native Language? : No
Level : C2
German B2
Language : German
Is Native Language? : No
Level : B2
Italian B2
Language : Italian
Is Native Language? : No
Level : B2
Turkish C2
Language : Turkish
Is Native Language? : No
Level : C2
Albanian -
Language : Albanian
Is Native Language? : Yes
Level : -
Role Type : Administrative
Position : Head of Department
Unit : Department of Education Sciences
Period : Oct 2019 - Oct 2020
Status : Continuing
Role Type : Academic
Position : Lecturer
Unit : Department of Education Sciences
Period : Oct 2014 - Sep 2020
Status : Continuing
Role Type : Academic
Position : Lecturer
Unit : Department of Education Sciences
Period : Oct 2013 - Oct 2014
Status : Completed
Role Type : Academic
Position : Lecturer
Unit : Department of Education Sciences
Period : Oct 2012 - Oct 2013
Status : Completed
Uka, A. (2013). Study skills among high school students: An exploratory study of private high schools in Albania. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 3(7), 17-23.
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Uka, A., Abazi, D. (2019). A Case Study: The Influence of rap/hip-hop music: Students’ Perceptions of Abusive Lyrics Toward Females, the Portrayal of Women and Violence. Paper presented at the VIIth Conference on Educational and Social Sciences “Challenges in Education and Social Sciences for the 21st Century, ICESS, April 26, 2019. Tirana, Albania.
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Uka, A., Krasniqi, A. (2019). Matching Personality Traits with Foreign Language Learning. Paper presented at the VIth International Conference on English Language and Literature, ICELL, May 10, 2019, University College “Beder”, Tirana, Albania
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Uka, A. (2016). Influences of Individual and Environmental Characteristics on Youth Risky Behaviors in Albania: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Sample. 1st International Conference. Developmental Challenges in a Changing Society: Insights from Research with Adolescents and Youth”, 2-3 December, 2016, Tirana, Albania. Book of Proceedings, ISBN 978 – 9951 – 494 – 61 – 8
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Uka, A. (2017). Gender differences on Academic Achievement, Aspirations, and Motivations in Education. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Educational Sciences, ICES. “Hena e Plote” – Beder University, Tirana, Albania. 30 March, 2017.
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Uka, A. (2016). The Impact of Social Media on Adolescents’ Developmental Outcomes – A Case Study of High Schools in Albania. 11th Interdisciplinary Conference of Albanian Institute of Sociology (AIS) “Education & Sustainable Development: The Future We Are Creating”, 18-19 November, 2016. Skopje, Macedonia.
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Uka, A. (2017). A Review on Orphan and Non-Orphan Adolescents’ Educational and Occupational Aspirations. Vth International Conference on Educational and Social Sciences. “Innovative Approaches in Education and Social Sciences for the 21st century”, 30-31 Mars, 2017, Tirana, Albania.
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Tsykalova, L., Sianko, N., Uka, A., Mece, M. (2017). Revealing Influence of Subjective Well-Being and Social Support on attitudes towards Substance Use in Rural Teens. Vth World Congress on Positive Psychology. 13-16 July, 2017. Montréal, QC, Canada.
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Uka, A., McDonell, J. R., Sianko, N., Hedge, J. (2017). Caregiver Dating Violence, Adolescent Dating Violence, and Adolescent Depression: A Mediation Model. XXXVth International Congress on Law and Mental Health. July 9th – 14th, 2017. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
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Uka, A. & Shurdho, L. (2018). Educators’ perceptions of positive discipline and its impact on child’s development: A case study of a non-public kindergarten in Albania. Beder Journal of Educational Sciences 20(1), 1-19.
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Uka, A. & Kaba, G. (2018). The impact of child abuse and neglect on children’s social development: A case study of "Jeronim de Rada" elementary school. Beder Journal of Educational Sciences 19(1), 64-75
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Uka, A. & Kurtaj, E. (2018). Adolescents’ attitudes toward domestic violence and their social relationships. Beder Journal of Educational Sciences. 17(1), 1-10.
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Uka, A. (2018). Youth Attitudes on Social Responsibility in Albania: Findings from a national study. International Interdisciplinary Conference: “Continuity & Change; Balkans in European, and Global Context” Balanced Perspective of Past, Present & Future. 16-17 November 2018, University of Mitrovica Isa Boletini, Mitrovica, Kosovo.
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Uka, A. (2019). Divorce and Domestic Violence – The Wounds of Contemporary Albanian Society. 2nd International Conference on Islamic Studies (ISCON II). “The role of women in modern society from Islamic perspective”, University College “Bedër”, January 10, 2019.
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Arqimandriti, M., Lena, O., Uka, A. & Kapllanaj, M. (2018). Intimate Partner Violence in Adolescence in Albania: The 1st National Study funded by Albanian Women Empowerment Network and The Swedish Government Conducted by GADC. November, 2017 – December, 2018.
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Uka, A. Student satisfaction as an indicator of quality in higher education. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on New Trends in Education and Their Implications. 24-26 April, 2014. Antalya, Turkey.
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Uka, A. (2012). A Review on the Spiritual Values of the Education System in Turkish Colleges: A Case of Albania. Beder Journal of Humanities 1(1), 23-33.
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Uka, A. Study skills among high school students: An exploratory study of private high schools in Albania. 3rd International Conference on Human and Social Sciences (ICHSS). La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, 20-22 September 2013.
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Uka, A. A Case study on the vulnerability of university students on internet addiction: Beder University. 2nd International Conference on Educational Sciences “Information and Communication Technologies in Education”, “Hena e Plote” Beder University. Tirana, Albania. 29 - 30 March, 2013.
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Oksuz, S. Ugur, H & Uka, A. Online Academic Counseling in Higher Education. 2nd International Conference on Educational Sciences “Information and Communication Technologies in Education”, “Hena e Plote” Beder University. Tirana, Albania. 29 - 30 March, 2013.
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Uka, A. An Investigation of Albanian Orphans’ Accommodation and Education Issues from a Legal Perspective. 4th International Conference on European Studies “Social, Economic and Political Transition of the Balkans” (ICES). Epoka University, 8-9 November, 2013, Tirana, Albania.
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Uka, A. (2012). Motivational Factors of Graduate Students Pursuing a Master’s Degree. Beder Journal of Educational Sciences, 1(1), 15-23.
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Uka, A. The Impact of crises on developing a spiritual identity from a humanistic approach. 2nd International Conference on Humanities: “Crises and Spirituality” (ICH). “Hena e Plote” – Beder University, Tirana, Albania. 17-19 May, 2013.
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Uka, A. (2015). Students’ educational and occupational aspirations predicted by parents’ and adolescents’ characteristics. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS). Suleyman Sah University, Istanbul, Turkey, 11-12 September, 2015.
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Uka, A. (2015). Gender equality at workplace. Theory and practice. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Educational Sciences, ICES. “Hena e Plote” – Beder University, Tirana, Albania. 24-25 Prill, 2015.
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Uka, A. (2015). Students’ educational and occupational aspirations predicted by parents’ and adolescents’ characteristics. European Journal of Social Sciences Education and Research 4(1), 207-216. ISSN 2411-9563 (Print) ISSN 2312-8429 (Online)
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Uka, A. (2016). Challenges of academic women in balancing their work and family life. Paper presented at the 2nd Balkan – American Research and Evaluation International Conference “Strengthening Families and Communities”. 16 September, Skopje, Macedonia.
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Uka, A. (2016). The Impact of Social Media on Adolescents’ Developmental Outcomes – A Case Study of High Schools in Albania. 11th Interdisciplinary Conference of Albanian Institute of Sociology (AIS) “Education & Sustainable Development: The Future We Are Creating”, 18-19 November, 2016. Skopje, Macedonia.
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Uka, A. The Community’s supporting role on the Albanian orphans’ school performance. 1st International Conference on Research and Education: “Challenges Toward the Future” (ICRAE). “Luigj Gurakuqi” University of Shkodra, Albania. 24-25 May, 2013.
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Uka, A. Dhuna në familje: Një fenomen paralizues për familjen dhe shoqërinë shqiptare. Zani i Naltë, 5(158), 64-71.
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Uka, A. (2013). Building community capacity for the support of the orphans’ education: A case of Albania. Beder Journal of Educational Sciences, 3(1), 67-79.
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Uka, A., Danaj, M. & Halili, F. (2014). Motivational factors on learning: A case of students in Albania. Beder Journal of Educational Sciences, 5(1), 361-371.
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Uka, A. (2014). Student satisfaction as an indicator of quality in higher education. Journal of Educational and Instructional Studies in the World 4(3), 6-10
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Uka, A. Investigating the relationship between a child’s academic achievement and delinquency: Evidence from a nationally representative sample. Paper presented at the 1st Balkan – American Research and Evaluation International Conference. Tirana, Albania. 19-21 June, 2014.
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Uka, A. (2014). The Impact of risk behaviors on violence among high school students. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Educational Sciences, “Hena e Plote” Beder University. Tirana, Albania. 24-25 April, 2014.
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Uka, A. (2015). Students' educational and occupational aspirations predicted by parents' and adolescents' characteristics. European Journal of Social Sciences, Education, and Research, 4(1), 207-214.
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Uka, A., Danaj, M. & Halili, F. Motivational factors on learning: A Case of students in Albania. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Educational Sciences, “Hena e Plote” Beder University. Tirana, Albania. 24-25 April, 2014.
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Uka, A. (2014). The Impact of risk behaviors on violence among high school students. Journal of Educational and Social Research 4(2), 257-261.
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Uka, A. (2012). Motivational factors of graduate students pursuing a master’s degree. 1st International Conference on Educational Sciences “Challenges and Quality Development in Higher Education” (ICES) “Hena e Plote” Beder University, 22-23 June 2012. Tirana, Albania
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Uka, A. Domestic violence and its effect on parenting in the transition societies: A case of Albania”. 6th International Interdisciplinary Conference of Albanian Institute of Sociology (AIS). Vlora, Albania. 26-28 November 2012.
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Uka, A. A Review on the Spiritual Values of the Education System in Turkish Colleges: A Case of Albania. 1st International Conference on Humanities (ICH), “Hena e Plote” Beder University. Tirana, Albania. 11 - 13 May, 2012.
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