Dr Zsolt Horváth, PhD

Dr Zsolt Horváth, PhD Image

University of Gibraltar:

Adjunct Associate Researcher
Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming

Research Background

Zsolt is a psychologist and received his degree at ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary in 2017. He continued his PhD studies at the same university, where he graduated in 2022. In his doctoral thesis he examined the relationship between alcohol use-related outcomes and psychopathological symptoms using person- and variable-oriented statistical approaches. In addition, he has co-authored several publications on addictive behaviours in the past years. He is also a member of the Hungarian research group of the multinational Health Behaviour of School Aged Children (HBSC) study.

Research Interests

Zsolt’s research focuses primarily on the psychopathological and epidemiological aspects of problematic psychoactive substance use and behavioural addictions. In addition, his research topics include up-to-date psychometric analysis of questionnaires used in the field of psychology.

Teaching Experience

Statistical and research methodology courses in BA and MA programmes in psychology.

Other Academic Titles, Professional Responsibilities or Associations

Zsolt is also a lecturer at the Psychology Institute of ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.

Selected Publications

Demetrovics, Z., van den Brink, W., Paksi, B., Horváth, Z., & Maraz, A. (2022). Relating Compulsivity and Impulsivity With Severity of Behavioral Addictions: A Dynamic Interpretation of Large-Scale Cross-Sectional Findings. Frontiers in psychiatry, 13.

Horváth, Z., Király, O., Demetrovics, Z., Németh, Á., Várnai, D., & Urbán, R. (2022). Polysubstance Use Is Positively Associated with Gaming Disorder Symptom Severity: A Latent Class Analytical Study. European Addiction Research, 28(1), 12-22.

Horváth, Z., Kökönyei, G., Sárosi, P., Koós, M., Demetrovics, Z., & Urbán, R. (2022). The mediating effect of anger rumination, coping and conformity motives on the association between hostility and problematic cannabis use. Addictive behaviors reports, 16, 100447.

Horváth, Z., Sárosi, P., Boda, L., Farkas, E., Koós, M., Demetrovics, Z., & Urbán, R. (2022). The relationship between anxious-depressive symptoms and harmful cannabis use: Multiple mediation models via rumination, negative urgency, protective behavioral strategies and refusal self-efficacy. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 116, 152320.

Horváth, Z., Qirjako, G., Pavlova, D., Taut, D., Vaičiūnas, T., Melkumova, M., … & Németh, Á. (2021). The information capacity of adolescent alcohol consumption indicators along a continuum of severity: A cross‐national comparison of sixteen Central and Eastern European countries. Alcoholism: clinical and experimental research, 45(9), 1840-1852.

Horváth, Z., Román, N., Elekes, Z., Griffiths, M. D., Demetrovics, Z., & Urbán, R. (2020). Alcohol consumption and risk for feeding and eating disorders in adolescence: The mediating role of drinking motives. Addictive Behaviors, 107, 106431.

Horvath, Z., Smith, B. H., Sal, D., Hevesi, K., & Rowland, D. L. (2020). Body image, orgasmic response, and sexual relationship satisfaction: Understanding relationships and establishing typologies based on body image satisfaction. Sexual medicine, 8(4), 740-751.

Reinhardt, M., Horváth, Z., Morgan, A., & Kökönyei, G. (2020). Well-being profiles in adolescence: psychometric properties and latent profile analysis of the mental health continuum model–a methodological study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 18(1), 1-10.

Horváth, Z., Paksi, B., Felvinczi, K., Griffiths, M. D., Demetrovics, Z., & Urbán, R. (2019). An empirically based typology of alcohol users in a community sample using latent class analysis. European Addiction Research, 25(6), 293-302.

Horváth, Z., & Urbán, R. (2019). Testing the stress-strain-coping-support (SSCS) model among family members of an alcohol misusing relative: The mediating effect of burden and tolerant-inactive coping. Addictive Behaviors, 89, 200-205.