Research Identification Number: 327584

Petra Polić

Data processing and analysis cluster


Petra Polić is the head of the data processing and analysis cluster on the project Croatian Violence Monitor and is particularly involved in the study of the dark figure of violence. From 2010. to 2019. Petra was working at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Department of Education) at the University of Rijeka as junior researcher on the project Pedagogical aspects of family relationship. Petra has teaching experience in the field of family pedagogy, family relations and violence prevention. From 2014. till 2016. she was involved in the project Adolescent dating violence prevention and was preparing university students for holding the workshops in secondary schools on the prevention of teen dating violence. Service learning is one of the Petra’s greatest interests and through the teaching she was dedicated to planning and organizing students’ volunteering activities in community, trying to better connect university teaching goals and the students’ engagement in NGO organizations and institutions that provide support to families.

Petra is completing the PhD thesis The systematic description and classification of child-rearing practices in the family based on the Wolfgang Sünkel’s general theory of education under the mentorship of Professor Jasminka Zloković at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb (Department of Pedagogy). Through the doctoral study and current work Petra has been interested in designing and conducting of the qualitative researches, especially using the phenomenological approach in describing the phenomena from the field of family pedagogy and family violence.


  1. 2012 – present

    Postgraduate doctoral study in Pedagogy

    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. 1999 – 2006

    BA in Philosophy and Pedagogy

    University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences