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.


Phone :4737 (North Sydney)
Email :Theresa.Dicke@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Well-Being ; occupational psychology ; Educational Psychology ;

Methods Expertise

mediation, moderation, SEM ; Analysis of longitudinal data ; Multivatiate analysis ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


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