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PD Dr. Katrin Arens

  Arens Stipendiat/-in

Scholarship holder

Development of Successful Learning

Education and Human Development

Solmsstraße 73-75
60486 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0)69-24708-138



Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • social and dimensional comparisons 
  • multidimensional self-concept
  • motivation in education
  • self-esteem


Selected publications

  • Arens, A.K., Marsh, H.W., Pekrun, R., Lichtenfeld, S., Murayama, K., & vom Hofe, R. (2017). Math self-concept, grades, and achievement test scores: Long-term reciprocal effects across five waves and three achievement tracks. Journal of Educational Psychology, 109, 621-634. doi: 10.1037/edu0000163
  • Arens, A.K., & Möller, J. (2016). Dimensional comparisons in students’ perceptions of the learning environment. Learning and Instruction, 42, 22-30. doi: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2015.11.001
  • Arens, A.K., & Morin, A.J.S. (2017). Improved representation of the Self-Perception Profile for Children through bifactor exploratory structural equation modeling. American Educational Research Journal, 54, 59-87. doi: 10.3102/0002831216666490
  • Arens, A.K., Morin, A.J.S., & Watermann, R. (2015). Relations between classroom disciplinary problems and student motivation: Achievement as a potential mediator? Learning and Instruction, 39, 184-193. doi: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2015.07.001
  • Arens, A.K., Yeung, A.S., Craven, R.G., & Hasselhorn, M. (2011). The twofold multidimensionality of academic self-concept: Domain specificity and separation between competence and affect components. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103, 970-981. doi: 10.1037/a0025047
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