Dr Theresa Dicke - Institute for Positive Psychology & Education (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)
As a psychologist, my research interests lie in substantive as well as (in) methodological aspects. Substantively, my research mainly focuses on resources (e.g. engagement, motivation, classroom management) to tackle occupational strain (e.g. burnout, fatigue, depression). Further, I investigate the role of self-beliefs within the stress development process. I have also started to examine the effects of self-regulated learning on studentsa?? academic achievement. In the future I strive to expand my research in the realm of motivational variables.
Methodologically, I am interested in and apply structural equation modeling (longitudinal models, moderation and mediation, ESEM) and I am always eager to learn innovative and complex new approaches. Recently, I have also started to acquire skills in multilevel modeling.
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Investigating longitudinal changes in beginning teachersa?? efficacy and emotional exhaustion: Can they be predicted by professional knowledge? , in Contemporary Educational Psychology
Teachers knowledge about psychology: Development and validation of a test measuring theoretical foundations for teaching and its relation to instructional behaviour, in Studies in Educational Evaluation
Reducing reality shock: The effects of classroom management skills training on beginning teachers, in Teaching and Teacher Education
Assessing teachers' educational knowledge: Construct specification and validation using mixed methods, in Zeitschrift fuer Entwicklungspsychologie und Paedagogische Psychologie
Occupational well-being and motivation of those in the helping professions, in Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research
Self-efficacy in classroom management, classroom disturbances, and emotional exhaustion: A moderated mediation analysis of teacher candidates, in Journal of Educational Psychology