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 2017

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On the dark side of work: a longitudinal analysis using self-determination theory, Anja H. Olafsen, C. P. Niemiec, Hallgeir Halvari, Edward Deci, and Geoffrey C. Williams

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Trends in indigenous and non-indigenous multidomain wellbeing: Decomposing persistent, maturation, and period effects in emerging adulthood [accepted manuscript], Philip D. Parker, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Rhiannon B. Parker, and Nicholas Biddle

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Achievement emotions, Reinhard Pekrun

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Achievement emotions and academic performance: longitudinal models of reciprocal effects, Reinhard Pekrun, Stephanie Lichtenfeld, Herbert W. Marsh, K. Murayama, and Thomas Goetz

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Achievement emotions and academic performance: Longitudinal models of reciprocal effects [accepted manuscript], Reinhard Pekrun, Stephanie Lichtenfeld, Herbert W. Marsh, Kou Murayama, Thomas Goetz, and Thomas Goetz

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Measuring emotions during epistemic activities: the epistemically-related emotion scales, Reinhard Pekrun, Elisabeth Vogl, Krista R. Muis, and Gale M. Sinatra

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Healthcare access and quality index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: a novel analysis from the global burden of disease study 2015, Borja D. Pozo-Cruz

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Depression symptoms are associated with key health outcomes in women with fibromyalgia: a cross-sectional study, Jesús D. Pozo-Cruz, Rosa M. Alfonso-Rosa, Alejandro Castillo-Cuerva, Borja Sañudo, Paul Nolan, and Borja D. Pozo-Cruz

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Relationships between sleep duration, physical activity and body mass index in young New Zealanders: an isotemporal substitution analysis, Borja D. Pozoz-Cruz, Nicholas Gant, Jesús D. Pozo-Cruz, and Ralph Maddison

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Frailty is associated with objectively assessed sedentary behaviour patterns in older adults: evidence from the Toledo study for healthy aging (TSHA), Borja D. Pozoz-Cruz, Asier Mañas, María Martín-García, Jorge Marín-Puyalto, Francisco J. García-García, Leocadio R. Mañas, Amelia Guadalupe-Grau, and Ignacio Ara

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Time well-spent? Motivation for entertainment media and its eudaimonic aspects through the lens of self-determination theory, C. Scott Rigby and Richard M. Ryan

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Ethnic composition and heterogeneity in the classroom: Their measurement and relationship with student outcomes, Camilla Rjosk, Dirk Richter, Oliver Lüdtke, and Jacquelynne Sue Eccles

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Self-determination theory: Basic psychological needs in motivation, development, and wellness, Richard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci

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Pervasive influences on wellness and thriving: Cultural, political, and economic contexts and the support of basic psychological needs, Richard M. Ryan, Stefano I. Di Domenico, William S. Ryan, and Edward L. Deci

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Competence as central, but not sufficient, for high-quality motivation: A self-determination theory perspective, Richard Ryan and Arlen C. Moller

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How social are social media? A review of online social behaviour and connectedness, Tracii Ryan, Kelly Allen, Deleon L. Gray, and Dennis McInerney

Are people mindful in different ways? Disentangling the quantity and quality of mindfulness in latent profiles and exploring their links to mental health and life effectiveness, Baljinder Sahdra, Joseph Ciarrochi, Phil Parker, Geetanjali Basarkod, Emma Bradshaw, and Ruth Baer

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Are people mindful in different ways? Disentangling the quantity and quality of mindfulness in latent profiles and exploring their links to mental health and life effectiveness, Baljinder Sahdra, Joseph Ciarrochi, Philip D. Parker, Geetanjali Basarkod, Emma Bradshaw, and Ruth Baer

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Are people mindful in different ways? Disentangling the quantity and quality of mindfulness in latent profiles and exploring their links to mental health and life effectiveness [accepted manuscript], Baljinder Sahdra, Joseph Ciarrochi, Philip D. Parker, Geetanjali Basarkod, Emma Bradshaw, and Ruth Baer

Are people mindful in different ways? Disentangling the quantity and quality of mindfulness in latent profiles, and exploring their links to mental health and life effectiveness [accepted manuscript], Baljinder Sahdra, Joseph Ciarrochi, Philip D. Parker, Geetanjali Basarkod, Emma Bradshaw, and Ruth Baer

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A systematic review of the exercise effect on bone health: The importance of assessing mechanical loading in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, Borja Sañudo, Moisés de Hoyo, Jesús del Pozo-Cruz, Luis Carrasco, Borja del Pozo-Cruz, Sergio Tejero, and Elwyn Firth

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Music self-concept and self-esteem formation in adolescence: A comparison between individual and normative models of importance within a latent framework, L. Francesca Scalas, Herbert W. Marsh, Walter Vispoel, Alexandre J. S. Morin, and Zhonglin Wen

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Heterogeneity of student perceptions of the classroom climate: A latent profile approach, Katerina Schenke, Erik Ruzek, Arena C. Lam, Stuart A. Karabenick, and Jacquelynne S. Eccles

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Emotions and motivation in mathematics education: theoretical considerations and empirical contributions, Stanislaw Schukajlow, Katrin Rakoczy, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Mediators of change in screen-time in a school-based intervention for adolescent boys: findings from the ATLAS cluster randomized controlled trial, Jordan Smith, P. J. Morgan, Chris Lonsdale, K. Dally, Ron C. Plotnikoff, and David Lubans

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How parents contribute to children's psychological health: the critical role of psychological need support, Bart Soenens, Edward Deci, and M. Vansteenkiste

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Changes in young Europeans’ values during the Global Financial Crisis [accepted manuscript], Florencia M. Sortheix, Philip D. Parker, Clemens M. Lechner, and Shalom H. Schwartz

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An intervention to improve teachers' interpersonally involving instructional practices in high school physical education: Implications for student relatedness support and in-class experiences, Cassandra Sparks, Chris Lonsdale, James A. Dimmock, and Ben Jackson

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Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN): Terminology Consensus Project process and outcome, Mark S. Tremblay, Salomé Aubert, Joel D. Barnes, Travis J. Saunders, Valerie Carson, Amy E. Latimer-Cheung, Sebastien F. M. Chastin, Teatske M. Altenburg, Mai J. M. Chinapaw, SBRN Terminology Consensus Project Participants, Borja del Pozo Cruz, and Jill Hnatiuk

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Exploring the relations between epistemic beliefs, emotions, and learning from texts, Gregory J. Trevors, Krista R. Muis, Reinhard Pekrun, Gale M. Sinatra, and Marloes M. L. Muijselaar

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On the two faces of passion: The harmonious and the obsessive, Robert J. Vallerand

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The role of passion in adult self-growth and development, Robert J. Vallerand and Maylys Rapaport

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How well do parents know their adolescent children? Parent inferences of student self-concepts reflect dimensional comparison processes [accepted manuscript], Brooke Van Zanden, Herbert W. Marsh, Marjorie Seaton, Philip D. Parker, Jiesi Guo, and Jasper Duineveld

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How well do parents know their adolescent children? Parent inferences of student self-concepts reflect dimensional comparison processes, Brooke Van Zanden, Herb Marsh, Marjorie Seaton, Phil Parker, Jiesi Guo, and Jasper Duineveld

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The two roads from passion to sport performance and psychological well-being: the mediating role of need satisfaction, deliberate practice, and achievement goals, Jeremie Verner-Filion, Robert J. Vallerand, Catherine E. Amiot, and Irina Mocanu

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Does everyone’s motivational beliefs about physical science decline in secondary school? Heterogeneity of adolescents’ achievement motivation trajectories in physics and chemistry, Ming-Te Wang, Angela Chow, Jessica Lauren Degol, and Jacquelynne Sue Eccles

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Domain-specific physical activity and mental health: a meta-analysis, Rhiannon L. White, Mark Babic, Phil Parker, David Lubans, T. Astell-Burt, and Chris Lonsdale

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Domain-Specific Physical Activity and Mental Health: A Meta-analysis [accepted manuscript], Rhiannon Lee White, Mark J. Babic, Philip D. Parker, David R. Lubans, Thomas Astell-Burt, and Chris Lonsdale

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Examining links from civic engagement to daily well-being from a self-determination theory perspective, Laura Wray-Lake, C. R. DeHaan, Jennifer Shubert, and Richard Ryan

Submissions from 2016

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Math self-concept in preschool children: Structure, achievement relations, and generalizability across gender, A. Katrin Arens, Herbert Warren Marsh, Rhonda Gai Craven, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Eva Randhawa, and Marcus Hasselhorn

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Examination of the structure and grade-related differentiation of multidimensional self-concept instruments for children using ESEM [accepted manuscript], A. Katrin Arens and Alexandre J.S. Morin

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Examination of the structure and grade-related differentiation of multidimensional self-concept instruments for children using ESEM, A. Katrin Arens and Alexandre J. S. Morin

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Relations between teachers' emotional exhaustion and students' educational outcomes, A. K. Arens and Alexandre Morin

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Intervention to reduce recreational screen-time in adolescents: Outcomes and mediators from the 'Switch-Off 4 Healthy Minds' (S4HM) cluster randomized controlled trial, Mark J. Babic, Jordan J. Smith, Phillip J. Morgan, Christopher Sean Lonsdale, Ronald C. Plotnikoff, Narelle Eather, Geoff D. Skinner, Amanda L. Baker, Emma Pollock, and David R. Lubans

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Measuring self and rules in what people say: Exploring whether self-discrimination predicts long-term wellbeing, Paul William B. Bamkin and Robert G. Styles

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Factors associated with the risk of falls of nursing home residents aged 80 or older, Francisco Álvarez Barbosa, Borja del Pozo-Cruz, Jesús del Pozo-Cruz, Rosa M. Alfonso-Rosa, Borja Sañudo Corrales, and Michael E. Rogers

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Controlling coaching behaviors and athlete burnout: Investigating the mediating roles of perfectionism and motivation, Kelly Barcza-Renner, Robert C. Eklund, Alexandre J. S. Morin, and Christine M. Habeeb

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Controlling coaching behaviors and athlete burnout: Investigating the mediating roles of perfectionism and motivation [accepted manuscript], Kelly Barcza-Renner, Robert C. Eklund, Alexandre J.S. Morin, and Christine M. Habeeb

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Police officers who responded to 9/11: Comorbidity of PTSD, depression, and anxiety 10-11 years later, Rosemarie M. Bowler, Erica S. Komblith, Jiehui Li, Shane W. Adams, Vihra V. Gocheva, Ralf Schwarzer, and James E. Cone

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Hans J. Eysenck and Raymond B. Cattell on intelligence and personality, Gregory J. Boyle, Lazar Stankov, Nicholas G. Martin, K. V. Petrides, Michael W. Eysenck, and Generos Ortet

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Materialism, spending, and affect: An event-sampling study of marketplace behavior and its affective costs, Kirk Warren Brown, Tim Kasser, Richard M. Ryan, and James Konow

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Mindfulness enhances episodic memory performance: Evidence from a multimethod investigation, Kirk W. Brown, Robert J. Goodman, Richard M. Ryan, and Bhikkhu Analayo

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The impact of emotions on student achievement in synchronous hybrid business and public administration programs: A longitudinal test of control-value theory, Nikolaus T. Butz, Robert H. Stupnisky, Reinhard Pekrun, Jason L. Jensen, and Dana M. Harsell

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Teacher ratings of the ADHD-RS IV in a community sample: Results from the ChiP-ARD Study, Herve M. Caci, Alexandre J. Morin, and Antoine Tran

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Editorial for positive computing: A new partnership between psychology, social sciences and technologists, Rafael A. Calvo, Dianne Vella-Brodrick, Pieter Desmet, and Richard Michael Ryan

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I'm not the same person since I met you: The role of romantic passion in how people change when they get involved in a romantic relationship, Noemie Carbonneau, Robert J. Vallerand, Genevieve L. Lavigne, and Yvan Paquet

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Stage-based computer-delivered interventions to increase condom use in young men, Telma Carvalho, Maria-Joao Alvarez, Cicero Pereira, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Contextualizing generic pedagogical knowledge through tension-focused reflection: A self-study, Zhu Chen

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A teacher-focused intervention to decrease PE students' amotivation by increasing need satisfaction and decreasing need frustration, Sung Hyeon Cheon, Johnmarshall Reeve, and Yong-Gwan Song

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Testing the factor structure and measurement invariance across gender of the big five inventory through exploratory structural equation modeling, Carlo Chiorri, Herbert Warren Marsh, Alessandro Ubbiali, and Deborah Donati

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Testing the factor structure and measurement invariance across gender of the big five inventory through exploratory structural equation modeling [accepted manuscript], Carlo Chiorri, Herbert W. Marsh, Alessandro Ubbiali, and Deborah Donati

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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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Contextual positive psychology: Policy recommendations for implementing positive psychology into schools, Joseph Ciarrochi, Paul W. Atkins, Louise L. Hayes, Baljinder Sahdra, and Phil Parker

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The development of compulsive internet use and mental health: A four-year study of adolescence [accepted manuscript], Joseph Ciarrochi, Philip D. Parker, Baljinder Sahdra, Sarah L. Marshall, Chris Jackon, Andrew Gloster, and Patrick C.L. Heaven

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The development of compulsive internet use and mental health: A four-year study of adolescence, Joseph Ciarrochi, Phillip David Parker, Baljinder Kaur Sahdra, Sarah Louise Marshall, Chris Jackson, Andrew Gloster, and Patrick Charles Lionel Heaven

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Measures that make a difference: A functional contextualistic approach to optimizing psychological measurement in clinical research and practice, Joseph Ciarrochi, Robert D. Zettle, Robert Brockman, James Duguid, Phillip David Parker, Baljinder Kaur Sahdra, and Todd B. Kashdan

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Development and Validation of Research Scales for the Leadership Multi-rater Assessment of Personality (LMAP), Brian S. Connelly, Ronald A. Warren, Hyunji Kim, and Stefano Di Domenico

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Toward a positive psychology of indigenous thriving and reciprocal research partnership model, Rhonda Gai Craven, Richard Michael Ryan, Janet Mooney, Robert J. Vallerand, Anthony William Oswald Dillon, Fabri Blacklock, and Natasha R. Magson

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Toward a positive psychology of indigenous thriving and reciprocal research partnership model [accepted manuscript], Rhonda Gai Craven, Richard Michael Ryan, Janet Mooney, Robert J. Vallerand, Anthony William Oswald Dillon, Fabri Blacklock, and Natasha R. Magson

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Intrinsic motivation: The inherent tendency to be active, Edward L. Deci

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Nussbaum's capabilities and self-determination theory's basic psychological needs: Relating some fundamentals of human wellness, Cody R. DeHaan, Tadashi Hirai, and Richard Michael Ryan

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Perceived ethnic discrimination by teachers and ethnic minority students’ academic futility: Can parents prepare their youth for better or for worse?, Fanny D'hondt, Jacquelynne Eccles, Mieke Van Houtte, and Peter A. J. Stevens

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Impact of misspecifications of the latent variance-covariance and residual matrices on the class enumeration accuracy of growth mixture models, Thierno M. O. Diallo, Alexandre J. S. Morin, and HuiZhong Lu

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"Double reality shock" when becoming a teacher? The development and potential influencing factors of emotional exhaustion during teacher induction time, and after having worked as fully licensed teacher, Theresa Dicke, Doris Holzberger, Olga Kunina-Habenicht, Christina Linninger, Franziska Schulze-Stocker, Tina Seidel, Ewald Terhart, Detlev Leutner, and M. Kunter

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"Double reality shock" when becoming a teacher? The development and potential influencing factors of emotional exhaustion during teacher induction time, and after having worked as fully licensed teacher, Theresa Dicke, Doris Holzberger, Olga Kunina-Habenicht, Christina Linninger, Franziska Schulze-Stocker, Tina Seidel, Ewald Terhart, Detlev Leutner, and Mareike Kunter

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Basic psychological needs and neurophysiological responsiveness to decisional conflict: An event-related potential study of integrative self processes, Stefano I. Di Domenico, Ada Le, Yichuan Liu, Hasan Ayaz, and Marc A. Fournier

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Daily stress and the benefits of mindfulness: Examining the daily and longitudinal relations between present-moment awareness and stress responses, James Donald, Paul William Bamkin Atkins, Phillip David Parker, Alison M. Christie, and Richard Michael Ryan

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Mindfulness and coping with stress: A multi-method examination, James N. Donald

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Mindfulness and coping with stress: Do levels of perceived stress matter?, James N. Donald and Paul William Bamkin Atkins

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The impact of every classroom, every day on high school student achievement: Results from a school-randomized trial, Diane M. Early, Juliette K. Berg, Stacey Alicea, Yajuan Si, J. Lawrence Aber, Richard Michael Ryan, and Edward Lewis Deci

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What motivates females and males to pursue careers in mathematics and science?, Jacquelynne Eccles and Ming-Te Wang

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Changes in return to work among patients in vocational rehabilitation: a self-determination theory perspective, Anders Farholm, Hallgeir Halvari, Christopher P. Niemiec, Geoffrey C. Willia, and Edward L. Deci

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Social-cognitive antecedents of hand washing: Action control bridges the planning-behaviour gap, Benjamin Reyes Fernandez, Nina Knoll, Kyra Hamilton, and Ralf Schwarzer

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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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Assessing the 'active couch potato' phenomenon in cardiac rehabilitation: Rationale and study protocol, Nicole Freene, Borja del Pozo Cruz, and Rachel Davey

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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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A reciprocal effects model of children's body fat self-concept: Relations with physical self-concept and physical activity, Alex C. Garn, Alexandre J. S. Morin, Jeffrey Martin, Erin Centeio, Bo Shen, Noel Kulik, Cheryl Somers, and Nate McCaughtry

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A reciprocal effects model of children's body fat self-concept: Relations with physical self-concept and physical activity [accepted manuscript], Alex C. Garn, Alexandre J.S. Morin, Jeffrey Martin, Erin Centeio, Bo Shen, Noel Kulik, Cheryl Somers, and Nate McCaughtry

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Lung cancer treatment and mortality for Aboriginal people in New South Wales, Australia: Results from a population-based record linkage study and medical record audit, Alison Gibberd, Rajah Supramaniam, Anthony William Oswald Dillon, Bruce K. Armstrong, and Dianne L. O'Connell

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Interventions for improving medical students' interpersonal communication in medical consultations, Conor Gilligan, Erica L. James, Pamela Snow, Sue Outram, Bernadette M. Ward, Martine Powell, Chris Lonsdale, Anne M. Cushing, Jonathan Silverman, Tim Regan, Pam Harvey, and Marita C. Lynagh

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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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Fear of childbirth among nulliparous women: Relations with pain during delivery, post-traumatic stress symptoms, and postpartum depressive symptoms, P. Gosselin, K. Chabot, M. Beland, L. Goulet Gervais, and Alexandre Morin

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A heart and a mind: Self-distancing facilitates the association between heart rate variability, Igor Grossmann, Baljinder Kaur Sahdra, and Joseph Ciarrochi

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How does the economic crisis influence adolescents' happiness? Population-based surveys in Iceland in 2000-2010, Dora G. Gudmundsdóttir, Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, Felicia Huppert, Inga D. Sigfúsdóttir, Unnur A. Valdimarsdóttir, and Arna Hauksdóttir

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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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Probing the unique contributions of self-concept, task values, and their interactions using multiple value facets and multiple academic outcomes, Jiesi Guo, Benjamin Nagengast, Herbert Warren Marsh, Augustin Kelava, Hanna Gaspard, Holger Brandt, Jenna Cambria, Barbara Flunger, Anna-Lena Dicke, Isabelle Häfner, Brigitte Brisson, and Ulrich Trautwein

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To be bored or not to be bored: How task-related boredom influences creative performance, Julia S. Haager, Christof Kuhbandner, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Applying the integrated trans-contextual model to mathematics activities in the classroom and homework behavior and attainment, Martin S. Hagger, Sarwat Sultan, Sarah J. Hardcastle, Johnmarshall Reeve, Erika A. Patall, Barry Fraser, Kyra Hamilton, and Nikos L. D. Chatzisarantis

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The effect of resistance training on markers of immune function and inflammation in previously sedentary women recovering from breast cancer: A randomized controlled, Amanda D. Hagstrom, Paul W. M. Marshall, Chris Lonsdale, Shona Papalia, Birinder S. Cheema, Catherine Toben, Bernhard T. Baune, Maria A. Fiatarone Singh, and Simon Green

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Resistance training improves fatigue and quality of life in previously sedentary breast cancer survivors: a randomised controlled trial, Amanda Hagstrom, P. W. Marshall, Christopher Sean Lonsdale, B. S. Cheema, Maria Fiatarone Singh, and Simon Green