Barbara Hanfstingl

Barbara Hanfstingl
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt · Institute of Instructional and School Development

Doctor of Psychology

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This manuscript contributes to a future definition of objectivity by bringing together recent statements in epistemology and methodology. It outlines how improved objectivity can be achieved by systematically incorporating multiple perspectives, thereby improving the validity of science. The more result-biasing perspectives are known, the more a ph...
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From a biopsychosocial perspective, maintaining health requires sufficient autoregulatory and self-regulatory capacity to both regulate somatic physiology and manage human-environment interactions. Increasing evidence from neuroscientific and psychological research suggests a functional link between so called interoceptive awareness and self-regula...
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This research provides a systematic overview of psychological areas using assimilation and accommodation to explain development and adaptation processes from 1998 to 2018. We primarily aimed to identify the main psychological research areas connected to assimilation and accommodation. We used assimilation and accommodation as keywords to extract da...
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The Brief COPE (Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced) is a frequently used questionnaire assessing 14 theoretically derived coping mechanisms, but psychometric research has suggested inconsistent results concerning its factor structure. The aim of this study was to investigate primary and secondary order factor structures of the Brief COPE du...
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Previous research has established that teachers’ well-being is associated with recovery ability and adaptive coping strategies. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, school-teachers are facing new burdens in their work life, such as reorganization of their daily work, online teaching, and fostering students’ distance learning. Since the pandemic poses an u...
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This paper reports the results from a second-order action research process, accompanying a continuing professional development (CPD), the Pedagogy and Subject Didactics Programme (PFL). PFL is a 2-year-postgraduate university course that focuses primarily on subject didactics, action research methods and peer group learning. This study accompanied...
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Ausgehend von einer Begriffsklärung und einer Verortung des Persönlichkeitsansatzes in der Forschung zum Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerberuf informiert der Beitrag über die Bedeutung relativ stabiler Persönlichkeitseigenschaften für die Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerlaufbahn und systematisiert mögliche Implikationen des Ansatzes für die Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbi...
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This Research Topic focuses on the questions “behind” empirical research in the social sciences,especially in psychology, sociology and education, and presents various ideas about the nature ofempirical knowledge and the values knowledge is or should be based on.The questions raised in the contributions are central for empirical research, especiall...
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Scaling up educational innovations is a complex endeavour. It often fails or is only successful to a limited extent. More knowledge is therefore needed about the factors that lead to successful scaling up and about the challenges in doing so. The factors fostering the scaling up of educational innovations depend on the level where innovations are e...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present an implemented lesson study (LS) in English as a second language course for 11-year-old students in the fifth grade. The aim of the research lesson was to learn how to describe a person systematically. Design/methodology/approach Two LS cycles in two different classes were conducted and evaluated usi...
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A first time lesson study that turned into a learning study Abstract Purpose-This paper presents an implemented lesson study (LS) in an English as a second language course for eleven-year-old students in the fifth grade. The aim of the research lesson was to learn how to describe a person systematically. Design/methodology/approach-Two LS cycles in...
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Die inter- und multidisziplinäre Beschaffenheit der empirischen Bildungsforschung verweist auf Vernetzungen und Berührungspunkte von Theoriepositionen und Forschungserkenntnissen. Zentral ist die Betrachtung von personalen und sozialen Lernprozessen über die Lebensspanne. Aus kritisch-konstruktiver Perspektive kommen Wissensbestände und Lernorte, d...
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The paper discusses theoretical and epistemological problems concerning validity of psychological science in the context of latent constructs. I consider the use of latent constructs as one reason for the replicability crisis. At the moment, there exist different constructs describing the same psychological phenomena side by side, and different psy...
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Möchte man den Begriff der Haltung aus persönlichkeitspsychologischer Per-spektive diskutieren, tun sich zwei Schwierigkeiten auf. Die erste ist, dass der Haltungsbegriff kein wissenschaftlicher, sondern ein Alltagsbegriff ist. Er teilt somit das Schicksal aller Alltagsbegriffe, um die sich die Wissenschaft bemüht. Je nachdem, welche Disziplin, wel...
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Der Beitrag stellt ein Plädoyer für den Einsatz von Lesson Studies in Schulen und für eine dadurch ermöglichte bessere Zusammenarbeit von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern und Lehrerinnen und Lehrern dar. Lesson Studies eignen sich dazu, Unterricht nicht nur innerhalb eines Fachlehrerteams konstruktiv zu gestalten, sondern auch Expertinnen...
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Lo's variation theory is a learning and teaching theory based on Marton's phenomenographic approach and is one of the most important backbones of learning studies. The proponents of variation theory demarcate their approach from constructivist learning approaches, stressing constructivism as philosophical framework, but not as learning theory. At t...
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Since Baldwin and Piaget introduced the concept of assimilation and accommodation in psychological research, the two terms are applied for describing different qualities of adaptive cognitive and/or behavioral processes between individuals and their environment. With the present study, we aim at gaining an overview, which processes the both terms e...
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With the closure of special schools in Austria, increasing numbers of students with special educational needs (SEN) are being integrated into mainstream schools. Soon after arriving in the regular school system, many of these students are placed in ‘time out’ classes. The original purpose of ‘time out’ classes was to provide regular students with s...
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Von welchen Persönlichkeitsvariablen und Umweltbedingungen die Qualität der Lehrermotivation abhängt, ist bisher weitgehend ungeklärt. So wird untersucht, in welchem Zusammenhang personenbezogene Merkmale der Selbststeuerung der PSI-Theorie (Kuhl, 2001) und motivationsrelevante Umweltbedingungen in der Schule und im Bildungssystem mit der Qualität...
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In diesem Beitrag wird das Prinzip der Lesson Study als kooperative Form der Unterrichtsvorbereitung und -entwicklung vorgestellt. Nach einer Begriffsklärung wird die konkrete Umsetzung zweier Durchgänge (Zyklen) einer Lesson Study in zwei Parallelklassen einer fünften Schulstufe an einer Neuen Mittelschule (NMS) im Fach Englisch dargestellt. Besch...
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The purpose of this article is to describe how Lesson Study as second-order action research can be applied and how we planned to evaluate and improve course design, learners' progress, team members' roles and learning objectives of a 2-year university course for English as a Second Language teachers. The article describes the concept of a Lesson St...
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Personality and flourishing among young adults from �Central Europe and South Asia: �A cross-cultural comparison
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Das Buch enthält aktuelle Analysen von „Baustellen“ des österreichischen Bildungswesens. Es ist in drei Abschnitte gegliedert: Unterricht und Schule, Lehrer/innenbildung und Schulentwicklung sowie Schule und Gesellschaft. Mit Beiträgen von Herbert Altrichter, Irina Andreitz, Gertraud Benke, Julia Bock-Schappelwein, Klaus-Börge Boeckmann, Stefan Bra...
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The book collects experiences and empirical results from Austrian and Indian school developmental work and gives suggestions as well as recommendations for the fielding of Austrian action research in India, but also vice versa. In this book, similarties and contrasts between the two cultures and school cultures are worked out in order to get a base...
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Adolescents typically exhibit a marked decline in academic intrinsic motivation throughout their school careers. Following self-determination theory it is hypothesized that traditional school environments insufficiently satisfy three basic psychological needs of youths during maturation, namely the needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness. As...
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Am 20. Juli 2016 fand die Transfertagung zum Thema „Nutzung und Nutzen von Evidenz zur Schul- und Unterrichtsentwicklung“ an der Universität Mainz statt. Die Veranstaltung wurde von dem Projekt „Evidenzbasiertes Handeln im schulischen Mehrebenensystem“ (EviS) und der Koordinierungsstelle zum Forschungsverband „Steuerung im Bildungssystem“ (SteBis)...
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Die Forderung nach Schulautonomie bringt eine Veränderung der Aufgaben und der Verantwortlichkeiten von SchulleiterInnen mit sich. Dies impliziert ein neues Berufsbild von SchulleiterInnen, das den neuen Anforderungen gerecht werden kann. Eine dieser neuen Aufgaben betrifft klassische Führungsqualifikationen im Sinne einer Organisations- und Person...
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Vor dem Hintergrund einer Schulpolitik, die den einzelnen Schulen in den letzten Jahren mehr Spielräume in ihrer eigenständigen Schulentwicklung eingeräumt hat, richtet die Schulleitungsforschung ihr Augenmerk verstärkt auf die Entwicklung und Anwendung neuer Steuerungs- und Führungsinstrumente im Bereich der Organisations-/Personalentwicklung und...
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This paper addresses some of the theoretical problems of scientific research in the 21st century and suggests processes for validating scientific knowledge that go beyond objectivity and generalizability. Generally, it is very difficult for the criteria of objectivity and generalizability to be met in psychological science. Moreover, there are many...
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The German Academic Self-Regulation Questionnaire (SRQ-A[G]) for adolescents assesses four regulatory styles within Deci and Ryan’s (1985) self-determination theory: intrinsic, identified, introjected, and external regulation. The study on N = 2,123 students (1,057 girls) from secondary schools in Austria analyzes the effects of differential item f...
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The paper investigates different approaches of transcendence in the sense of spiritual experience as predictors for general psychological resilience. This issue is based on the theoretical assumption that resilience does play a role for physical health. Furthermore, there is a lack of empirical evidence about the extent to which spirituality does p...
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The focus of this paper is the investigation of personal and environmental conditions of intrinsic teacher motivation. Teacher motivation and particularly underlying condi-tions for intrinsic teacher motivation still constitute a peripheral issue in educational and psychological research. The question whether relatively stable personality dispo-sit...
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Dieser Beitrag untersucht auf der Basis der Selbstbestimmungstheorie (Deci & Ryan, 2002), von welchen Bedingungen im Schulsystem die Lehrermotivation positiv beeinflusst und durch welche Faktoren sie unterminiert wird. Ferner wird der Frage nachgegangen, in welchem Zusammenhang die Lehrermotivation mit der Motivation der Schüler/innen und der Unter...
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Neuroticism is defined by Costa and McCrae as a general marker of vulnerability. To investigate the interplay of paicntal partnetship quality and the development of neuroticism at age eleven, we reanalyzed the data of the FIL-study (Family development In the course of Life) originally including 175 families (waves: tl: pregnancy, t2: child's age 3...
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Der vorliegende Artikel befasst sich einerseits mit einer Gegenüberstellung der strukturorientierten und prozessorientierten Interessentheorie, andererseits mit der Entwicklung von spezifi schem Berufsinteresse von Lehrpersonen, die zu Beginn, am Ende sowie etwa zehn Jahre nach Abschluss der Berufsausbildung untersucht wurden. Es konnten drei Clust...
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Angesichts eines stetig steigenden Frauenanteils im Psychologiestudium wies Baumann bereits 1995 auf eine mögliche Verschiebung der psychologischen Forschungsdomänen in Richtung „weiblicher“ Disziplinen hin. Erste Analysen deutschsprachiger Abschlussarbeiten (Brack, Reinhardt, Dahme & Hoffmann, 1997; Gundlach, Tröster & Moschner, 1999) offenbarten...
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An empirical study on stock-flow-thinking in fall 2008 reveals that the understanding of stock-flow structures can be dramatically improved by associating stocks with variables given at points in time and flows with the changes of stocks within time intervals. Several earlier studies showed that even highly educated people obtain only poor results...

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The project Teachers' Education, Development and Career in Austria (TEDCA) combines four longitudinal studies, some of which have been running for more than three decades. The purpose of this project is to investigate teachers’ biographies – from the phase of choosing a course of study and training, through the years in the profession, and up to career decisions within and outside the education system. Our research activities cover areas such as personality, competencies and social wellbeing. The most recent survey started in 2018 and addressed approximately 7,000 graduates of university colleges of teacher education who completed their degree between 1988 and 2017. This project aims at gaining more in-depth insights into teachers’ biographies which often remain invisible, and to develop research-based study materials for teacher training and career counselling purposes. The study involves researchers from the Institute of Instructional and School Development at the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt and from all Austrian university colleges of teacher education. For specific sub-areas, researchers from other universities in Austria and abroad are also involved. Lead team: Johannes Mayr (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt; project leader), Emmerich Boxhofer and Harald Reibnegger (Pädagogische Hochschule der Diözese Linz), Georg Krammer and Barbara Pflanzl (Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark) Project website: https://ius.aau.at/de/forschung-entwicklung/projekte/tedca/
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The Günther Ossimitz Memorial Award (GO Award) was created to commemorate the innovative contributions of Günther Ossimitz (1958-2013) to the further development of systems sciences. Until his death in 2013, Günther Ossimitz worked at the Alpen-Adria-Universität as Associate Professor of Mathematics Didactics. In his major works he dealt with the development of systemic thinking in children and the integration of systemic principles from different cultures. His special passion was the promotion of young scientists. The GO Award is given to persons whose work deals with the application or further development of contributions from Systems dynamics, Agent based modeling, Data science and/or Artificial intelligence. Further information: http://www.bcsss.org/research/grants-and-prizes/gunther-ossimitz-memorial-award/ Submission platform: https://pro.evalato.com/1297
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The new call for papers in this research topic is on From “Modern” to “Postmodern” Psychology: Is There a Way Past? About this Research Topic Psychological science is – for pragmatic considerations – mostly oriented towards positivism, which is perceived as a “modern” but not “postmodern” epistemology. “Postmodern” psychology has not yet arrived in mainstream psychology. “Postmodern” psychology – what do we mean by it? Postmodernism is associated with (post)modern constructivism, deconstructivism, relativism, and art. Postmodernism has a taste of arbitrariness and manifoldness. To our knowledge, there is no overarching or established definition of postmodernism because this is a relatively new social development that different areas have discovered for themselves at different times, each using their own definitions. We do not insist on the term “postmodernism” but rather want to use it to describe societal developments that transcend established practices in psychology and other sciences. These developments are characterized by interdisciplinarity, relativism, constructivism as well as a systemic and complex understanding of human problems. Here, by “postmodern” psychology, we mean the integration of these lessons learned into an enlarged body of psychological knowledge. Academic mainstream psychology has not yet fully considered “postmodernism”. But psychological science is changing, be it in confrontation with the replicability crisis and all the attempts to reduce this problem, in the contributions to enhance validity through stricter use of different methods, or the combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. We argue that these developments are symptoms of a – wanted or unwanted – movement away from modern towards a “postmodern” science, although generally recognized rules of “postmodern” science do not yet exist. Various contributions are already dealing with these problems. For example, some scholars point out that, in inductive inference, p-values should be interpreted in a heuristic way. Others show us, from a metrological point of view, which crucial criteria of measurement in psychological science have been ignored so far. Still others highlight what quantitative approaches should learn from qualitative approaches, and vice versa, or point out the use and misuse of pre-registration in psychological science. These contributions open up new avenues for enhancing the quality and validity of psychological science. How can psychology move on from “modern” towards a “postmodern” science, and is this really necessary or useful? This Research Topic aims at collecting potential solutions rather than problem descriptions. We are looking for: (a) contributions proposing solutions on epistemological and conceptual levels, (b) contributions offering solutions on the levels of methodology and methods, including an innovative treatment of statistical information, such as statistics as heuristics, (c) contributions exploring how, apart from the main discussion about replicability crises and the need for more transparency, the meaning of replicability may change when moving from “modern” to “postmodern” science, or how replicability and validity do relate to each other, but also (d) contributions that may argue against a need to move towards “postmodern” science in psychology. Keywords: epistemology, methodology, measurement, qualitative-quantitative, replicability, validity Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review. About Frontiers Research Topics With their unique mixes of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area! Find out more on how to host your own Frontiers Research Topic or contribute to one as an author.