The Institute for Positive Psychology & Education (IPPE) brings together the world’s leading researchers and theorists to conduct rigorous, multi-disciplinary research to:

  • address critical educational and psychosocial issues
  • translate theory and research into effective policy and practice, and
  • demonstrate how people can not just succeed — but flourish and thrive.

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Submissions from 2016

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The paradoxical role of perceived control in late life health behavior, Judith G. Chipperfield, Raymond P. Perry, Reinhard Pekrun, Petra Barchfeld, Frieder R. Lang, and Jeremy M. Hamm

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How Regulatory Responses to Negative Emotion Are Related to Adolescent Mental Health: A Longitudinal Investigation, Loch Forsyth

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Measuring teachers' enjoyment, anger, and anxiety: The Teacher Emotions Scales (TES), Anne C. Frenzel, Reinhard Pekrun, Thomas Goetz, Lia M. Daniels, Tracy L. Durksen, Betty Becker-Kurz, and Robert M. Klassen

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Intraindividual relations between achievement goals and discrete achievement emotions: An experience sampling approach, Thomas Goetz, Fabio Sticca, Reinhard Pekrun, Kou Murayama, and Andrew J. Elliot

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The Relations Among Academic Motivation, Self-Concept, Aspirations and Choices: Integrating Expectancy-Value and Academic Self-Concept Theory, Jiesi Guo

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Combining self-management cues with incentives to promote interdental cleaning among Indian periodontal disease outpatients, Pempa Lhakhang, Kyra Hamilton, Nayantara Sud, Shonali Sud, Jeroen Kroon, Nina Knoll, and Ralf Schwarzer

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The relationship between physical activity and educational outcomes in adolescents, Katherine Owen

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A psychometric evaluation of the Gender Bias in Medical Education Scale, Rhiannon B. Parker, Phillip D. Parker, Theresa Larkin, and Jon Cockburn

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A PTSD symptoms trajectory mediates between exposure levels and emotional support in police responders to 9/11: a growth curve analysis, Ralf Schwarzer, James E. Cone, Jiehui Li, and Rosemarie M. Bowler

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New faculty members' emotions: A mixed-method study, Robert H. Stupnisky, Reinhard Pekrun, and Stephanie Lichtenfeld

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Identity and epistemic emotions during knowledge revision: A potential account for the backfire effect, Gregory J. Trevors, Krista R. Muis, Reinhard Pekrun, Gale M. Sinatra, and Philip H. Winne

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Emotions that matter to achievement: Student feelings about assessment, Elisabeth Vogl and Reinhard Pekrun

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How do you make me feel better? Social cognitive emotion regulation and the default mode network, Xiyao Xie, Satja Mulej Bratec, Gabriele Schmid, Chun Meng, Anselm Doll, Afra Wohlschläger, Kathrin Finke, Hans Förstl, Claus Zimmer, Reinhard Pekrun, Leonhard Schilbach, Valentin Riedl, and Christian Sorg

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Positive Behavior Interventions: the Issue of Sustainability of Positive Effects, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Rhonda G. Craven, Mary Mooney, Danielle Tracey, Katrina Barker, Anne Power, Brenda Dobia, Zhu Chen, Jill Schofield, and Timothy J. Lewis

Submissions from 2015

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Bayesian structural equation modeling with cross-loadings and residual covariances: Comments on Stromeyer et al., Tihomir Asparouhov, Bengt Muthen, and Alexandre J. S. Morin

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Mindfulness, identity and work: Mindfulness training creates a more flexible sense of self, Paul William Atkins and Robert Styles

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Introduction: The evolution of mindfulness science, Kirk Warren Brown, J. David Creswell, and Richard M. Ryan

Fostering healthy self-regulation from within and without: A self-determination theory perspective, Kirk Warren Brown and Richard Michael Ryan

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Students' emotions for achievement and technology use in synchronous hybrid graduate programmes: A control-value approach, Nikolaus T. Butz, Robert H. Stupnisky, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Investigation of a bifactor model of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, Herve Caci, Alexandre J. S. Morin, and Antoine Tran

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Investigation of a bifactor model of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, Herve Caci, Alexandre Morin, and Antoine Tran

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Basic psychological need satisfaction, need frustration, and need strength across four cultures, Beiwen Chen, Maarten Vansteenkiste, Wim Beyers, Liesbet Boone, Edward Deci, Jolene Van der Kaap-Deeder, Bart Duriez, Willy Lens, Lennia Matos, Athanasios Mouratidis, Richard Ryan, Kennon Sheldon, Bart Soenens, Stijn Van Petegem, and Joke Verstuyf

Developmental investigation of the domain-specific nature of the life satisfaction construct across the post-school transition, Xidan Chen, Alexandre Morin, Phillip Parker, and Herbert Marsh

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Developmental investigation of the domain-specific nature of the life satisfaction construct across the post-school transition, Xidan Chen, Alexandre Morin, Phillip Parker, and Herbert Marsh

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Challenges of Teaching Chinese in Australian Schools: Lesson from Beginning Teacher-researchers, Zhu Chen

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Learning to teach in a research-oriented school-based language teaching programme, Zhu Chen and Alexander S. Yeung

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Self-efficacy in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in Australian Schools, Zhu Chen and Alexander S. Yeung

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Hope and emotional well-being: A six-year study to distinguish antecedents, correlates, and consequences, Joseph Ciarrochi, Phillip Parker, Todd B. Kashdan, Patrick C. L. Heaven, and Emma Barkus

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Exploring doctoral examiner judgements through the lenses of Habermas and epistemic cognition, Neville Clement, Terence Lovat, Allyson Holbrook, Margaret Kiley, Sid Bourke, Brian Paltridge, Sue Starfield, Hedy Fairbairn, and Dennis M. McInerney

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Chronic probable PTSD in police responders in the world trade center health registry ten to eleven years after 9/11, James Cone, Jiehui Li, Erica Kornblith, Vihra Gocheva, Steven Stellman, Annum Shaikh, Ralf Schwarzer, and Rosemarie Bowler

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The psychology of passion : A meta-analytical review of a decade of research on intrapersonal outcomes, Thomas Curran, Andrew Hill, Paul Appleton, Robert Vallerand, and Martyn Standage

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Being aware and functioning fully, Edward L. Deci, Richard M. Ryan, Patricia P. Schultz, and Christopher P. Niemiec

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Power of latent growth curve models to detect piecewise linear trajectories, Thierno Diallo and Alexandre Morin

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Reducing reality shock: The effects of classroom management skills training on beginning teachers, Theresa Dicke, Jill Elling, Annett Schmeck, and Detlev Leutner

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Beginning teachers' efficacy and emotional exhaustion : Latent changes, reciprocity, and the influence of professional knowledge, Theresa Dicke, Phillip Parker, Doris Holzberger, Olga Kunina-Habenicht, Mareike Kunter, and Detlev Leutner

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Able, ready, and willing: Examining the additive and interactive effects of intelligence, conscientiousness, And autonomous motivation on undergraduate academic performance, Katrina Di Domenico, Joan Bottorff, and Donald Cole

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Decision-making conflict and the neural efficiency hypothesis of intelligence : A functional near-infrared spectroscopy investigation, Stefano Di Domenico, Achala Rodrigo, Hasan Ayaz, Marc Fournier, and Anthony Ruocco

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The enabling effect of social support on vaccination uptake via self-efficacy and planning, Anna Ernsting, Nina Knoll, Michael Schneider, and Ralf Schwarzer

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What factors contribute to positive early childhood health and development in Australian Aboriginal children? Protocol for a population-based cohort study using linked administrative data (The Seeding Success Study), Kathleen Falster, Louisa Jorm, Sandra Eades, John Lynch, Emily Banks, Marni Brownell, Rhonda Craven, Kristjana Einarsdottir, and Deborah Randall

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Synergistic effects of social support and self-efficacy on dietary motivation predicting fruit and vegetable intake, Benjamin Reyes Fernandez, Lisa Marie Warner, Nina Knoll, Esteban Montenegro Montenegro, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Action control bridges the planning-behaviour gap: a longitudinal study on physical exercise in young adults, Frederic Fernandez, Alexandre Morin, David Litalien, Pierre Valois, and Robert Vallerand

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Cross-behavior associations and multiple health behavior change: A longitudinal study on physical activity and fruit and vegetable intake, Lena Fleig, Carina Kuper, Sonia Lippke, Ralf Schwarzer, and Amelie Wiedemann

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Beyond single behaviour theory: Adding cross-behaviour cognitions to the health action process approach, Lena Fleig, Joy Ngo, Blanca Roman, Evangelia Ntzani, Paolo Satta, Lisa Warner, Karl Schwarzer, and Maria Brandi

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Toward a unified science of personality coherence, Marc A. Fournier, Stefano Di Domenico, Nic M. Weststrate, Matthew N. Quitasol, and Mengxi Dong

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Teaching this class drives me nuts! - Examining the person and context specificity of teacher emotions, Anne C. Frenzel, Betty Becker-Kurz, Reinhard Pekrun, and Thomas Goetz

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Is 'Mentoring' the right word? A case study into praxis in the field, Andrea Gallant, Geert Kelchtermans, and Philip Riley

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Mothers improve their daughters vegetable intake : A randomized controlled trial, Maryan Gholami, Amelie Wiedemann, Nina Knoll, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Health messages to promote fruit and vegetable consumption at different stages : A match-mismatch design, Cristina Godinho, Maria-Joao Alvarez, Maria Lima, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Enhancing playful teachers' perception of the importance of ICT use in the classroom : The role of risk taking as a mediator, A. Goodwin, Ee Low, Pak Ng, Alexander Yeung, and Li Cai

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Increasing girls' physical activity during a short-term organized youth sport basketball program : A randomized controlled trial, Justin Guagliano, Chris Lonsdale, Gregory Kolt, Richard Rosenkranz, and Emma George

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Mediators effecting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and inactivity for girls from an intervention program delivered in an organised youth sports setting, Justin Guagliano, Christopher Lonsdale, Richard Rosenkranz, Phillip Parker, Kingsley Agho, and Gregory Kolt

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Application of Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling to Evaluate the Academic Motivation Scale, Bethany Guay, Beverley Balkau, Alicia Thorp, Dianna Magliano, Jonathan Shaw, Neville Owen, and David Dunstan

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Directionality of the associations of high school expectancy-value, aspirations, and attainment : A longitudinal study, Jiesi Guo, Herbert Marsh, Alexandre Morin, Phillip Parker, and Gurvinder Kaur

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Expectancy-value in mathematics, gender and socioeconomic background as predictors of achievement and aspirations : A multi-cohort study, Jiesi Guo, Herbert Marsh, Phillip Parker, Alexandre Morin, and Alexander Yeung

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Social cognitive antecedents of fruit and vegetable consumption in truck drivers : A sequential mediation analysis, Kyra Hamilton, Caitlin Vayro, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Promoting potential: a mixed methods study evaluating the impact of differing school settings on high achieving students' academic and psychosocial outcomes, Lucy Hobby

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The role of passion for work and need satisfaction in psychological adjustment to retirement, Nathalie Houlfort, Claude Fernet, Robert J. Vallerand, Andreanne Laframboise, Frederic Guay, and Richard Koestner

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Supervised walking in comparison with fitness training for chronic back pain in physiotherapy : Results of the SWIFT single-blinded randomized controlled trial (ISRCTN17592092), Deirdre Hurley, Mark Tully, Chris Lonsdale, Colin Boreham, Willem van Mechelen, Leslie Daly, Aodan Tynan, and Suzanne McDonough

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Contrast and assimilation effects of dimensional comparisons in five subjects : An extension of the I/E Model, Malte Jansen, Ulrich Schroeders, Oliver Ludtke, and Herbert Marsh

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Socioeconomic inequality in access to high-status colleges: A cross-country comparison, John Jerrim, Anna K. Chmielewski, and Phil Parker

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Dorian Gray without his portrait : Psychological, social, and physical health costs associated with the Dark Triad, Peter Jonason, Holly Baughman, Gregory Carter, and Phillip Parker

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Development and validation of the Australian Aboriginal racial identity and self-esteem survey for 8-12 year old children (IRISE_C), Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, Daniel Christensen, David Lawrence, Stephen Zubrick, Deborah Johnson, and Fiona Stanley

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Positive affect catalyzes academic engagement: Cross-sectional, longitudinal, and experimental evidence, Ronnel B. King, Dennis M. McInerney, Fraide A. Ganotice, and Jonalyn B. Villarosa

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Academic self-concept and achievement, Hau Kit-Tai and Herbert Warren Marsh

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Testing the multidimensionality of the inventory of school motivation in a Dutch student sample, Hanke Korpershoek, Kun Xu, Magdalena Mo Ching Mok, Dennis M. McInerney, and Greetje van der Werf

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Differential binding of colors to objects in memory: Red and yellow stick better than blue and green, Christof Kuhbandner, Bernhard Spitzer, Stephanie Lichtenfeld, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Social Physique Anxiety and Disturbed Eating Attitudes and Behaviors in Adolescents: Moderating Effects of Sport, Sport-Related Characteristics, and Gender, Marie-Christine Lanfranchi, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre J. S. Morin, and Pierre Therme

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Testing the effects of a self-determination theory-based intervention with youth Gaelic football coaches on athlete motivation and burnout, Edel Langan, John Toner, Catherine Blake, and Christopher Lonsdale

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A framework for cellecting inclusive design data for the UK population, Pat Langdon, Daniel Johnson, Felicia Huppert, and John Clarkson

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The interplay of intention, autonomy, and sex with dietary planning : A conditional process model to predict fruit and vegetable intake, Daniela Lange, Jana Corbett, Sonia Lippke, Nina Knoll, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Teacher perceptions of factors for successful inclusive early childhood education in Hong Kong, Frances Lai Mui Lee, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Katrina Barker, Danielle Tracey, and Jesmond Fan

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Inclusion of children with special needs in early childhood education : What teacher characteristics matter, Frances Lai Mui Lee, Alexander Yeung, Danielle Tracey, and Katrina Barker

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Validity of social, moral and emotional facets of Self-Description Questionnaire II, Kim Leung, Herbert Marsh, Alexander Yeung, and Adel Abduljabbar

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Comparing a motivational and a self-regulatory intervention to adopt an oral self-care regimen : A two-sequential randomized crossover trial, Pempa Lhakhang, Maryam Gholami, Nina Knoll, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Evaluating brief motivational and self-regulatory hand hygiene interventions : A cross-over longitudinal design, Pempa Lhakhang, Sonia Lippke, Nina Knoll, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Assessing teachers' educational knowledge: Construct specification and validation using mixed methods, Christina Linninger, Olga Kunina-Habenicht, Simone Emmenlauer, Theresa Dicke, Franziska Schulze-Stocker, Detlev Leutner, Tina Seidel, Ewald Terhart, and Mareike Kunter

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Dropout intentions in PhD studies : A comprehensive model based on interpersonal relationships and motivational resources, David Litalien and Frederic Guay

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Teachers' knowledge about psychology: Development and validation of a test measuring theoretical foundations for teaching and its relation to instructional behavior, Hendrik Lohse-Bossenz, Olga Kunina-Habenicht, Theresa Dicke, Detlev Leutner, and Mareike Kunter

Social cognitive theory, Aleksandra Luszczynska and Ralf Karl Schwarzer

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Body-related sport and exercise motives and disturbed eating attitudes and behaviours in adolescents, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, Marie-Christine Lanfranchi, and Pierre Therme

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Psychometric properties of the short form of the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire in a French adolescent sample, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, and Nicolas Mascret

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Cross-linguistic validity of the French and Dutch versions of the Very Short form of the Physical Self-Inventory among adolescents, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, and Michel Probst

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Cross-linguistic validity of the French and Dutch versions of the very short form of the physical self-inventory among adolescents, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, and Michel Probst

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Diminished neural responses predict enhanced intrinsic motivation and sensitivity to external incentive, Karen Marsden, Weiji Ma, Edward Deci, Richard Ryan, and Pearl Chiu

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The Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect : Generalizability of social comparison processes over two age cohorts from Western, Asian, and Middle Eastern Islamic countries, Herbert Marsh, Adel Salah Abduljabbar, Alexandre Morin, Philip Parker, Faisal Abdelfattah, Benjamin Nagengast, and Maher Abu-Hilal

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The internal/external frame of reference model of self-concept and achievement relations: Age-cohort and cross-cultural differences, Herbert Marsh, Adel Salah Abduljabbar, Philip Parker, Alexandre Morin, Faisal Abdelfattah, Benjamin Nagengast, Jens Moller, and Maher Abu-Hilal

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Dimensional Comparison Theory : Paradoxical relations between self-beliefs and achievements in multiple domains, Herbert Marsh, Oliver Ludtke, Benjamin Nagengast, Ulrich Trautwein, Adel Abduljabbar, Faisal Abdelfattah, and Malte Jansen

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Physical self-concept changes in a selective sport high school : A longitudinal cohort-sequence analysis of the Big-Fish-Little-Pond effect, Herbert Marsh, Alexandre Morin, and Phillip Parker

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Internal/external frame of reference model, Herbert Warren Marsh, Jens Möller, Phillip David Parker, Man K. Xu, Benjamin Nagengast, and Reinhard Pekrun

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The Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect, competence self-perceptions, and relativity: Substantive advances and methodological innovation, Herbert Warren Marsh and Marjorie Seaton

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A brief report on the development of a theoretically-grounded intervention to promote patient autonomy and self-management of physiotherapy patients: Face validity and feasibility of implementation, Karen-Leigh Matthews, Mark Cook, and Jo-Ann Giandinoto

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Flourishing, languishing and moderate mental health: Prevalence and change in mental health during recovery from drug and alcohol problems, Breanna Joy McGaffin, Frank P. Deane, Peter J. Kelly, and Joseph Ciarrochi

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Exploring commitment and turnover intentions among teachers : What we can learn from Hong Kong teachers, Dennis Mclnerney, Fraide Ganotice, Ronnel King, Herbert Marsh, and Alexandre Morin

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Dual commitment to organization and supervisor: A person-centered approach, John Meyer, Alexandre Morin, and Christian Vandenberghe

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The bidirectional relationship between quality of life and eating disorder symptoms: A 9-year community-based study of Australian women, Deborah Mitchison, Alexandre Morin, Jonathan Mond, and Shameran Slewa-Younan

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Growth trajectories of mathematics achievement : Longitudinal tracking of student academic progress, Magdalena Mok, Dennis McInerney, Jinxin Zhu, and Anthony Or

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Disentangling shape from level effects in person-centered analyses : An illustration based on university teachers' multidimensional profiles of effectiveness, Alexandre Morin and Herbert Marsh

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Profiles of dual commitment to the occupation and organization : Relations to well-being and turnover intentions, Alexandre Morin, John Meyer, Dennis McInerney, Herbert Marsh, and Fraide Ganotice Jr

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Tracking the elusive actual-ideal discrepancy model within latent subpopulations, Alexandre Morin, L. Francesca Scalas, and Herbert W. Marsh

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The curious case of climate change: Testing a theoretical model of epistemic beliefs, epistemic emotions, and complex learning, Krista R. Muis, Reinhard Pekrun, Gale M. Sinatra, Roger Azevedo, Gregory Trevors, Elisabeth Meier, Benjamin C. Heddy, and Benjamin