Fani Lauermann, Ph.D.
Professor of Empirical Educational Research
Center for Research on Education and School Development | Institut für Schulentwicklungsforschung (IFS)
TU Dortmund ● IFS, CDI Campus North ● Vogelpothsweg 78 ● 44227 Dortmund, Germany
Phone: +49 (231) 755-5501
Office hours during the semester: Please register in advance via email
Professional Affiliations & Functions
Full Professor of Empirical Educational Research, IFS, TU Dortmund University, Germany ( Link )
Associate Editor, Learning and Instruction, 2018-2021 ( Link )
Elected Coordinator for EARLI SIG-08 "Motivation and Emotion," 2017-2021, European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) ( Link )
Recent & Upcoming Events
IFS Virtual Keynotes: http://www.ifs.tu-dortmund.de/cms/de/Events/IFS-Virtual-Keynote-Series/index.html (May 6th, June 10th, July 8th, 2021)
Invited Talk: Quantitative Methods Hub, Oxford University "Linking Teacher Efficacy and Professional Responsibility with Teachers’ Motivating Styles and Student Engagement" (Feb 22, 2021)
Invited Talk: University of Potsdam "Does teacher motivation matter for students' educational outcomes?" (Feb 3, 2021)
SRCD 2021, Virtual Biennial Meeting: Wan, S., Lauermann, F., Bailey, D. & Eccles, J.S., Paper, "Changes in Using Dimensional Comparisons to Form Ability Self-Concepts Across Development" (Wed, April 7, 11:35am-1:05pm EDT)
AERA 2021, Florida - virtual: Invited Speaker Session: "Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Stuart A. Karabenick" (April 9 – April 12 , 2021; date & time tba)
AERA 2021, Florida - virtual: Symposium, SIG-Motivation in Education, "Teachers' Motivation to Teach: What Matters?" (April 9 – April 12 , 2021; date & time tba)
AERA 2021, Florida - virtual: Paper, SIG-Motivation in Education, "A State-Trait Analysis of Lesson- and Classroom-Specific Variation in Teacher Enthusiasm and Student Engagement" (April 9 – April 12 , 2021; date & time tba)
AERA 2021, Florida - virtual: Paper, SIG-Motivation in Education, "Can I teach this student?": A Multi-Level Analysis Linking Teachers’ Perceived Competence with Student Motivation" (April 9 – April 12 , 2021; date & time tba)
AERA 2021, Florida - virtual: Poster, SIG-Motivation in Education, "Changes in Relations Between Math and Language Motivational Beliefs over Time: A Meta-Analysis" (April 9 – April 12 , 2021; date & time tba)
AERA 2021, Florida - virtual: Poster, SIG-Motivation in Education, "Relative Importance of Students' Situated Expectancy and Task Values for Academic Success: A Commonality Analysis" (April 9 – April 12 , 2021; date & time tba)
EARLI 2021, Sweden - virtual: Invited Symposium SIG 08 "The Life and Legacy of Dr. Stuart A. Karabenick," date & time tba
Ph.D., Combined Program in Education and Psychology, University of Michigan, USA, 2008-2013
Diplom-Psychologist, University of Bonn, Germany, 2001-2006
Academic motivation and achievement
Educational trajectories, educational and occupational choices
Teacher motivation and teaching quality
Schwinger, M., Trautner, M., Pütz, N., Fabianek, S., Lemmer, G., Lauermann, F. & Wirthwein, L. (accepted). Why do students use strategies that hurt their chances of academic success? A meta-analysis of the antecedents of academic self-handicapping. Journal of Educational Psychology.
Gaspard, H. & Lauermann, F. (2021). Emotionally and motivationally supportive classrooms: A state-trait analysis of lesson- and classroom-specific variation in teacher- and student-reported teacher enthusiasm and student engagement. Learning and Instruction. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2021.101494
Lauermann, F. & Berger, J-L. (2021). Linking teacher self-efficacy and responsibility with teachers’ self-reported and student-reported motivating styles and student engagement. Learning and Instruction (Special Issue on Teacher Motivation). Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2020.101441
Lauermann, F., Meißner, A. & Steinmayr, R. (2020). Relative importance of intelligence and ability self-concept in predicting test performance and school grades in the math and language arts domains. Journal of Educational Psychology, 112(2), 364–383. https://doi.org/10.1037/edu0000377
Gaspard, H., Lauermann, F., Rose, N., Eccles, J. & Wigfield, A. (2020). Cross-domain trajectories of students’ ability self-concepts and intrinsic values in math and language arts. Child Development, 91(5), 1800-1818. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13343
Lauermann, F., Benden, D. K. , & Evers, M. (2020). Motive und Interessen. In: C. Cramer, J. König, M. Rothland, S. Blömeke (Hrsg.), Handbuch Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung (pp. 791-797). utb.
Evers, M. & Lauermann, F. (2020). Beratungskonzepte in der Lehrer*innenbildung: Potentiale und Grenzen im Hinblick auf Stress, Ressourcen und Resilienz [Concepts for Counseling in Teacher Education: Potential and Limitations Related to Stress, Ressources, and Resilience]. In H.G. Holtappels, K. Lossen, A. Edele, F. Lauermann, N. McElvany (Eds.). Jahrbuch der Schulentwicklung Band 21. Beltz Juventa.
Lazarides, R., & Lauermann, F. (2019). Gendered paths into STEM-related and language-related careers: Girls’ and boys’ motivational beliefs and career plans in math and language arts. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(1243), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01243
Evers, M., & Lauermann, F. (2019). Ein Mentoring-Ansatz für empirische Projekte im Lehramtsstudium. Möglichkeiten zur Unterstützung bei der Durchführung von empirischen Studien in Praxisphasen des Studiums. In M. Degeling, N. Franken, S. Freund, S. Greiten, D. Neuhaus & J. Schellenbach-Zell (Eds.), Herausforderung Kohärenz: Praxisphasen in der universitären Lehrerbildung. Bildungswissenschaftliche und fachdidaktische Perspektiven (pp. 366-381). Bad Heilbrunn: Verlag Julius Klinkhardt.
Kumar, R., & Lauermann, F. (2018). Cultural beliefs and instructional intentions: Do experiences in teacher education institutions matter? American Educational Research Journal, 55(3), 419-452. https://doi.org/10.3102/0002831217738508
Lauermann, F., Tsai, Y.-M., & Eccles, J. S. (2017). Math-related career aspirations and choices within Eccles et al. expectancy-value theory of achievement-related behaviors. Developmental Psychology, 53(8), 1540-1559. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000367
Praetorius, A.-K., Lauermann, F., Klassen, R.M., Dickhäuser, O., Janke, S., & Dresel, M. (2017). Analyzing the longitudinal relations between aspects of teacher motivation and teaching quality. Teaching and Teacher Education, 65, 241-254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2017.03.023
Lauermann, F. (2017). Teacher motivation, responsibility, pedagogical knowledge and professionalism: A new era for research. In Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development [OECD] (Eds.) Teachers’ pedagogical knowledge and the teaching profession. OECD: Paris.
Lauermann, F., Eccles, J.S., & Pekrun, R. (2017). Why do children worry about their academic achievement? An expectancy-value perspective on elementary students’ worries about their mathematics and reading performance. ZDM Mathematics Education, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11858-017-0832-1 ZDMI-D-16-00029.3
Matteucci, C.M., Guglielmi, D., Lauermann, F. (2017). Teachers’ sense of responsibility for educational outcomes and its associations with teachers’ instructional approaches and professional wellbeing. Social Psychology of Education, 20, 275–298. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11218-017-9369-y
Lauermann, F., Karabenick, S.A., Carpenter R., & Kuusinen, C. (2017). Teacher motivation and professional commitment in the U.S.: The role of motivations for teaching, teacher self-efficacy and sense of professional responsibility. In H.M.G. Watt, P.W. Richardson, & K. Smith (Eds.), Why Teach? Antecedents and Consequences across Cultural Settings. Cambridge University Press.
Lauermann, F. & König, J. (2016). Teachers’ professional competencies and wellbeing: Understanding the links between general pedagogical knowledge, self‐efficacy and burnout. Learning and Instruction, 45, 9‐19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2016.06.006
Lauermann, F., Chow, A., & Eccles, J.S. (2015). Differential effects of adolescents’ expectancy and value beliefs about math and English on math/science-related and human services-related career plans. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 7(2), 205-228. URL: http://genderandset.open.ac.uk/index.php/genderandset/article/view/393/674 (invited paper for a special issue)
Lauermann, F. (2015). Teacher motivation and its implications for the instructional process: Technical report and recommendations for an international large-scale assessment of teachers’ knowledge and professional competencies. Technical paper prepared for the OECD Innovative Teaching for Effective Learning (ITEL) – Phase II Project: A Survey to Profile the Pedagogical Knowledge in the Teaching Profession (ITEL Teacher Knowledge Survey). OECD: Paris.
Matthews, J. S., Banerjee, M. & Lauermann, F. (2014). Academic identity formation and motivation among ethnic minority youth: The role of the “self” between internal and external perceptions of identity. Child Development, 85(6), 2355–2373. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12318
Lauermann, F. & Karabenick, S.A. (2014). Teacher responsibility: What does it mean for teachers’ motivation and emotions? In P.W. Richardson, S.A. Karabenick, & H.M.G. Watt (Eds.), Teacher Motivation: Theory and Practice. NY: Routledge.
Lauermann, F. (2014). Teacher responsibility from the teacher’s perspective. International Journal of Educational Research, 65, 75–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2013.09.005
Lauermann, F., & Karabenick, S. A. (2013). The meaning and measure of teachers’ sense of responsibility for educational outcomes. Teaching and Teacher Education, 30(1), 13-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2012.10.001
Lauermann, F. (2012). To go or not to go: The decision to pursue post-secondary education abroad. In S. A. Karabenick & T. Urdan (Eds.), Transitions Across Schools and Cultures. Advances in Motivation and Achievement (Vol. 17, pp. 177-204). U.S.: Emerald Group Publishing.
Lauermann, F. & Karabenick, S.A. (2011). Taking responsibility into account(ability): Explicating its multiple components and theoretical status. Educational Psychologist, 46(2), 122-140. https://doi.org/
Zhang, L., Karabenick, S.A., Maruno, S. & Lauermann, F. (2011). Academic delay of gratification and children’s study time allocation as a function of proximity to consequential academic goals. Learning and Instruction, 21(1), 77-94. https://doi.org/