Dr. Adeem Ahmad Massarwi

Adeem Massarwi

Adeem has BSW, MSW and PhD degrees in Social Work, with specialization in children and family, from the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Her previous studies dealt with risk and protective factors for violent and anti-social behaviors among Arab-Palestinian adolescents. In addition, she investigated the correlation between PTSD and the exposure of Palestinian adolescents to political violence and its relevance to parenting styles.

Adeem joined the department of social policy and intervention in September 2019 as a visiting post-doctoral research fellow, and she is currently working with Prof. Lucie Cluver team. Adeem interested in exploring protective factors and resilience among children and adolescents in highly-risk families, and focusing on parenting as a protective factor.


  1. Khoury-Kassabri, M., Mishna, F., & Massarwi, A. A.  (2016). Cyber bullying perpetration by Arab youth: The direct and interactive role of individual, family, and neighborhood characteristics. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.1.210; 18/55(Criminology & Penology). (Ranked B in Social Work)
  2. Massarwi, A. A., & Khory-Kssabri, M. (2016). Serious physical violence among Arab-Palestinian adolescents: The role of exposure to neighborhood violence, perceived ethnic discrimination, normative beliefs, and, parental communication. Child Abuse & Neglect, http://dx.doi.org\10.1016\j.chiabu.2016.11.002   (Ranked A in Social Work).
  3. Massarwi, A. A. (2017). The Correlation Between Exposure to Neighborhood Violence and Perpetration of Moderate Physical Violence Among Arab Palestinian Youth: Can It Be Moderated by Parent–Child Support and Gender?. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000262  (Ranked A in Social Work)
  4. Massarwi, A. A., & Khoury-Kassabri (2018). The correlation between indirect aggression and parent-child communication among Arab-Palestinian adolescents: gender as moderator. Social Work Research, 42, 199-209. (Ranked A in Social Work).
  5. Massarwi, A. A., Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Esee'd, R. (2019). Arab adolescents' religiosity as a moderator factor in the association between peer delinquency and youth violence. Child Indicators Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-019-9627-y.
  6. Samara, M., Massarwi, A. A., El-Asam, A., Smith, P., & Morsi, H. (Under Review). The Mediating Role of Bullying and Victimization on the Relationship between Problematic Internet Use and Substance Use among Adolescents in the UK: Parent-Child Relationship as a Moderator. Frontiers Psychiatry.
  7. Massarwi, A. A., & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (In press). Violent Behaviors during Adolescence. In N. Fadia, & M. Israel (Eds.) Education in the Arab society in Israel. (Hebrew)