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Retelsdorf, Jan

Jan Retelsdorf

Prof. Dr.
Educational Research


phone +49-(0)431-880-3077
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel
room 113, Neufeldtstraße


2014 Positive Interim Evaluation of the Assistant Professorship
2009 PhD in Psychology, Kiel University
2006 Diplom (Ger.) in Psychology, Bielefeld University
1999 - 2006 Studies in Psychology at Bielefeld University

Professional Activity

2011 - present Assistant Professor for Educational Assessment at Kiel University, working at IPN - Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
2006 - 2011 Research Scientist (until 2009 Doctoral Candidate), Kiel University

Research Interests

Students' verbal competencies, particulary text comprehension in science
Teachers' stereotypes, judgements, and expectations
Motivation and self-regulation for learning and performance
Individual and institutional predictors of school and vocational success

Current Projects

LISA - Self-concept, Motivation, and Literacy: Development of Student Reading Behavior
ManKobE - Mathematics and Science Competencies in Vocational Education and Training
NaTexI - Science text comprehension as an interaction of person and text characteristics
Teg-Know- Teacher Expectations, Gender Stereotypes and Professional Knowledge

Selected Publications

Kaiser, J., Retelsdorf, J., Südkamp, A., & Möller, J. (2013). Achievement and engagement: How student characteristics influence teacher judgments. Learning and Instruction, 28, 73-84.
Lindner, C., Nagy, G., & Retelsdorf, J. (2015). The dimensionality of the Brief Self-Control Scale - An evaluation of unidimensional and multidimensional applications. Personality and Individual Differences, 86, 465-473.
Retelsdorf, J., Butler, R., Streblow, L., & Schiefele, U. (2010). Teachers’ goal orientations for teaching: Associations with instructional practices, interest in teaching, and burnout. Learning and Instruction, 20, 30-46.
Retelsdorf, J., Köller, O., & Möller, J. (2011). On the effects of motivation on reading performance growth in secondary school. Learning and Instruction, 21, 550-559.
Retelsdorf, J., Schwartz, K., & Asbrock, F. (2015). “Michael can’t read!” – Teachers’ gender stereotypes and boys’ reading self-concept. Journal of Educational Psychology, 107, 186-194.

Publications in the research information system

all publications recorded in PURE

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