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30.11.2018: Ankündigung Veröffentlichung

Wang, N., Zhu, J., Song, Z., Dormann, C., Bakker, A. B. (2018). The daily motivators: positive work events, psychological needs satisfaction and work Engagement. Applied Psychology, Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/apps.12182


This study examines the motivational effects of daily positive work events. Drawing on self‐determination theory, we investigated the motivational mechanism of two clusters of commonly encountered positive work events – achievement and recognition events – from a within‐person perspective. Specifically, we argue that achievement events and recognition events influence subsequent work engagement through satisfying different psychological needs. We tested our model using experience‐sampling data from 200 full‐time employees over eight workdays. As hypothesized, after controlling positive affect as an additional mediator, both achievement and recognition events had positive effects on work engagement through psychological needs satisfaction. The results also revealed that achievement and recognition work events had differentiated effects in satisfying different psychological needs. These results shed light on the motivational function of positive work events above and beyond the affective mechanism and explicate the processes through which different types of positive work events relate to work engagement.

25.09.2018: Lena Gremer: Masterarbeitsauszeichnung

Lena Germer (3. v.r.) wurde für ihre am Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftspädagogik Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia verfasste Masterarbeit mit dem Titel „Der Zusammenhang von Leseverstehen und dem finanziellen Wissen bei Studierenden in Deutschland“ mit dem Preis der Käthe und Ulrich-Pleiß-Stiftung ausgezeichnet.


25.09.2018: PLATO erhält Förderung durch den RMU-Initiativfonds

The PLATO initiative, which is led by JGU Mainz, brings together scientists from multiple German universities, research institutes and cooperating partners worldwide who research the impact of the Internet and social media on university students’ learning. Studies identify key characteristics of the information landscape that influence students’ learning paths, processing, and outcomes in selected domains of higher education. PLATO has been granted funding from the initiative fund of the Rhine-Main Universities (RMU) (for more information, see PLATO-Website).

11.09.2018: Besetzung des Sekretariates

Das Sekretariat von Prof. Dr. Dormann ist bis zu dem 14.09.2018 nur noch zu den Vormittagssprechstunden geöffnet, kann aber telefonisch erreicht werden.

Weiterhin ist der gesamte Lehrstuhl von Prof. Dr. Dormann, aufgrund eines Kongresses, vom 17.09.2018 bis zum 21.09.2018 nicht besetzt. Bei dringenden Angelegenheiten E-Mails bitte an lsdormann@uni-mainz.de schicken.

03.07.2018: Besetzung des Sekretariates

Das Sekretariat von Prof. Dr. Dormann ist am Mittwoch, den 04.07, und am Donnerstag, den 05.07.2018, wegen Bauarbeiten nur von 10  - 13 Uhr besetzt.

29.06.2018: Ankündigung Veröffentlichung

Biewen, M., Happ, R., Schmidt, S., & Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, O. (2018). Knowledge Growth, Academic Beliefs and Motivation of Students in Business and Economics – A longitudinal German Case Study. Higher Education Studies, 8(2), 9–28. doi: doi.org/10.5539/hes.v8n2p9

Happ, R., & Förster, M. (2018). The relationship between migration background and knowledge and understanding of personal finance of young adults in Germany. International Review of Economics Education 1–14 (online first). doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.iree.2018.06.003

Happ, R., Förster, M., & Beck, K. (2018). Eingangsvoraussetzungen von Studierenden der Wirtschaftswissenschaften mit und ohne Migrationshintergrund. Zeitschrift für empirische Hochschulforschung, 2(1), 6–22. doi: 10.3224/zehf.v2i1.01

Happ, R., Förster, M., Rüspeler, A.K., & Rothweiler, J. (2018). Young adults’ knowledge and understanding of personal finance in Germany – Interviews with experts and test-takers. Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 17(1), 3–19. doi: doi.org/10.1177/2047173417747601

Happ, R., Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, O., & Förster, M. (2018). How Prior Economic Education Influences Beginning University Students’ Knowledge of Economics. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 10(5), 1–20. doi: doi.org/10.1186/s40461-018-0066-7

20.06.2018: Nachruf auf Univ.-Professor Dr. Klaus U. Breuer

Ganz unerwartet ist unser Kollege Klaus Breuer am 9. Juni 2018 verstorben. Wir verlieren mit ihm einen engagierten, produktiven, kreativen und zugewandten Kollegen, mit dem wir während der vielen Jahre seines Wirkens in der wirtschaftspädagogischen Ausbildung unserer Studierenden, in der Forschung und in der akademischen Selbstverwaltung persönlich verbunden waren.

08.05.2018: Besetzung des Sekretariates

Liebe Studierende,

Das Sekretariat von Herr Prof. Dormann ist am Dienstag, den 15.05.2018 ab 14 Uhr, und am Donnerstag, den 24.05.2018 den gesamten Tag, nicht besetzt.

19.04.2018: Ankündigung Veröffentlichung

Baethge, A., Vahle-Hinz, T., Schulte-Braucks, J. & van Dick, R. (2017). A matter of time? Challenging and hindering effects of time pressure on work engagement. Work & Stress, 37(2), 1–20. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2017.1415998


The aim of our research was to test time-exposure effects of time pressure as a stressor typically considered to be a challenge, rather than a hindrance stressor. We examined the within- and between-person effects of time pressure on work engagement in two diary/panel studies with employees using intervals of five days and three weeks, respectively (Study 1, n = 350, and n = 357, respectively) and six to eight weeks (Study 2, n = 238). We assumed that it is a matter of time whether time pressure acts as a challenge (under short-term exposure) or as a hindrance stressor (under long-term exposure). We found significant positive within-person effects of time pressure on work engagement when controlling for strain in the daily and weekly diary assessment (Study 1), but a significant negative within-person effect in the six to eight weeks’ assessment (Study 2). The between-person effects were significant and negative in all studies. Although a short-term increase can be beneficial for a certain time, stable and long-time exposure of time pressure does rather reduce work engagement. Thus, employers should not keep time pressure permanently high to motivate their employees. However, short-term increases of time pressure (e.g., before a deadline) may serve as a motivating factor.

28.03.2018: Besetzung des gesamten Lehrstuhles

Liebe Studierende,

Der gesamte Lehrstuhl von Herrn Prof. Dormann ist am Donnerstag, den 29.03.2018, nicht besetzt.
Wir wüschen allen ein frohes Osterfest!

26.03.2018: Ankündigung Veröffentlichung

Balk, Y. A., De Jonge, J., Oerlemans, W. G. M., Geurts, S. A. E., Fletcher, D., & Dormann, C. (in press). Balancing demands and resources in sport: Adaptation and validation of the Demand-Induced Strain Compensation Questionnaire for use in sport. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine.


Too high demands, combined with a lack of resources, are often detrimental to athletic health and well-being. However, a valid and reliable instrument to investigate different dimensions of demands and resources in sport is currently unavailable. Therefore, the present study examines the psychometric properties of an existing and well-validated survey instrument on demands and resources at task-level that was adapted to sport. This instrument, the Demand-Induced Strain Compensation Questionnaire for Sport (DISQ-SPORT), was empirically tested among 1,101 athletes (416 females and 685 males) from a variety of sports and in 9 different languages. Results supported the proposed six-factor structure of the instrument, consisting of physical, cognitive, and emotional demands and resources. Internal consistencies of all subscales were satisfactory and the instrument was invariant across type of sport, competitive level and language. Continued evaluation of the psychometric properties of the DISQ-SPORT, especially in terms of content validity and test-retest stability, is nevertheless warranted. Theoretical and practical implications as well as areas for future research are discussed.

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