Dr. Julia Dietrich

Julia Dietrich, Dr
Research associate
Teambild_Julia Dietrich

Julia Dietrich has been a research associate at the Chair of Educational Psychology since 2013. After completing her doctorate in developmental psychology at the University of Erfurt (2010), she was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the international research program "Pathways to Adulthood" at the University of Helsinki.

Julia Dietrich specializes in quantitative analysis of data from panel designs and intensive longitudinal studies (Experience Sampling Method). She shares her knowledge in methodological workshops.

Her scientific network includes national (e.g. University of Leipzig, University of Potsdam) and international contacts, e.g. in Finland (University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä, University of Eastern Finland) and the USA (University of California, Irvine).

Research Interests

Research foci of Julia Dietrich's work are

  • Heterogeneity in learning and in developmental processes,
  • Individualised learning and digitization,
  • Motivation, personal goals, and identity,
  • Educational and career transitions, and
  • Context effects on learning and development. 

Another special interest is in methods for the analysis of change.

Current projects: Momentane Motivation (MOMO), de Digitale Differenzierungsmatrix External link


Selected publications

  • Dietrich, J., Greiner, F., Weber-Liel, D., Berweger, B., Kämpfe, N., & Kracke, B. (2021). Does an individualized learning design improve university student online learning? A randomized field experiment. Computers in Human Behavior, 122, 106819.
  • Dietrich, J., Moeller, J., Guo, J., Viljaranta, J., & Kracke, B. (2019). In-the-moment profiles of expectancies, task values, and costs. Frontiers in Psychology, 10.
  • Lazarides, R., Dietrich, J., & Taskinen, P. H. (2019). Stability and change in students’ motivational profiles in mathematics: The role of perceived teaching. Teaching and Teacher Education, 79, 164-175.
  • Marttinen, E., Dietrich, J., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2018). Intentional engagement in the transition to adulthood: An integrative perspective on identity, career, and goal developmental regulation. European Psychologist, 23, 311-323.
  • Dietrich, J., Viljaranta, J., Moeller, J., & Kracke, B. (2017). Situational expectancies and task values: Associations with students' effort. Learning and Instruction, 47, 53–64.
  • Symonds, J., Dietrich, J., Chow, A., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2016). Mental health improves after transition from comprehensive school to vocational education or employment in England: A national cohort study. Developmental Psychology, 52, 652-665.
  • Dietrich, J., Dicke, A.-L., Kracke, B., & Noack, P. (2015). Teacher support and its influence on students’ intrinsic value and effort: Dimensional comparison effects across subjects. Learning and Instruction, 39, 45-54.
  • Dietrich, J., Parker, P. D., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2012). Phase-adequate engagement at the post-school transition. Developmental Psychology, 48, 1575-1593.

Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=V8rTQocAAAAJ&hl=deExternal link

ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Julia-Dietrich-2External link


Current courses

  • Lecture "Learning, Development and Socialization: An Introduction" (BA Educational Science)
  • Seminar "Preparation for the State Examination in Educational Psychology" (Lehramt)
  • Colloquium for final theses (BA/MA Educational Science, Teacher Training)

Current Project: Digitale DifferenzierungsmatrixExternal link

Activities in the area of digital teaching and learning on HFDcertExternal link