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Prof. Dr. Fani Lauermann

Prof. Dr. Fani Lauermann Photo of Prof. Dr. Fani Lauermann

(+49)231 755-5501

Consultation hours
Thursdays 4-5pm
Please register in advance via email


Institut für Schulentwicklungsforschung
Campus Nord

Room CDI / 224



  • Ph.D., Combined Program in Education and Psychology, University of Michigan, USA, 2008-2013
  • Diplom-Psychologist, University of Bonn, Germany, 2001-2006

Professional Affiliations & Functions

  • Research Affiliate, Achievement Research Lab, University of Michigan, USA
  • Associate Editor, Learning and Instruction, 2018-2021
  • Elected Coordinator for EARLI SIG-08 "Motivation and Emotion," 2017-2020, European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • National Scientific Committee Member, EARLI 2019 Conference, Aachen, Germany, August 12-16, 2019

Research Interests

  • Academic motivation and achievement
  • Educational trajectories, educational and occupational choices
  • Teachers' professional competence, teacher motivation, and teaching quality

Selected literature

  • Kumar, R. & Lauermann, F. (2017). Pre-service teachers’ cultural beliefs and proposed instructional practices. American Educational Research Journal. doi: 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. 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. DOI: 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. DOI : 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. DOI :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. doi: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. doi: 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. doi: 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. doi: dx.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.
  • 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.

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