Publications Archive

2014 Publications


Hietajärvi, L., Nuorteva, M., Tuominen-Soini, H., Hakkarainen, K., Salmela-Aro, K., & Lonka, K. (2014). Kuudesluokkalaisten nuorten sosiodigitaalinen osallistuminen, kiinnostuksen kohteet ja kouluhyvinvointi. [Sixth-graders’ socio-digital participation, interests and academic well-being]. Kasvatus [The Finnish Journal of Education], 45, 429–443.

Jerrim, J. and Micklewright, J. (2014). Socioeconomic gradients in children’s cognitive skills: are cross-country comparisons robust to who reports family background? European Sociological Review 30(6): 766-781.

Jerrim, J. (2014) The unrealistic educational expectations of high school pupils: is America exceptional? The Sociology Quarterly 55(1): 196 – 231.

Lyons-Amos, M.J., G. Durrant and S.S. Padmadas (2014) Contraceptive confidence and timing of first birth in Moldova BMJ Open 4(8) FULL TEXT

Matthews, J.S., Banerjee, M., & Lauermann, F. (2014) Academic identity formation and motivation among ethnic minority adolescents: The role of the “self” between internal and external perceptions of identity. Child Development, 85(6):2355-73

Padmadas, S.S, Lyons-Amos, M.J., Thapa, S. (2014) Contraceptive behaviour among women after abortion in Nepal International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 127(2): 132-137

Peck, S., Brodish, A., Malanchuk, O., Banerjee, M. & .Eccles, J., (2014). Racial/ethnic socialization and identity development in Black families: The role of parent and youth reports. Developmental Psychology, 50(7), 1897-1909. FULL TEXT

Sortheix, F. M. & Lönnqvist, J.-E. (2014). Personal value priorities and life satisfaction in Europe : The moderating role of socio-economic development. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45 (2), 282–299.

Tuominen-Soini, H., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2014). Schoolwork engagement and burnout among Finnish high school students and young adults: Profiles, progressions, and educational outcomes. Developmental Psychology, 50(3), 649–662.



2013 Publications


Dietrich, J., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2013). Parental involvement and adolescents' career goal pursuit during the post-school transition. Journal of Adolescence, 36, 121-128. Full text

Obschonka, M., Andersson, H., Silbereisen, R., Sverke, M. (2013). Rule-breaking, crime, and entrepreneurship: A replication and extension study with 37-year longitudinal data. Journal of Vocational Behaviour FULL TEXT

Stuetzer, M., Obschonka, M., Davidsson, P., & Schmitt-Rodermund, E. (2013). Where do entrepreneurial skills come from. Applied Economics Letters, 20 (12), 1183-1186

Tuominen-Soini, H., and Salmela-Aro, K. (2013). Schoolwork engagement and burnout among Finnish high school students and young adults: Profiles, progressions, and educational outcomes. Developmental Psychology. doi:10.1037/a0033898



Edited by Pathways PIs Katariina Salmela-Aro and Ulrich Trautwein. European Psychologist 18(2)


This special issue of European Psychologist focuses on issues related to school success in the European context. It includes five reviews and meta-analyses covering Northern (Finland), Southern (Greece), and central Western Europe (Germany and Austria) as well as from the USA and Australia. The papers collected here provide valuable insights and impulses for both the scientific community and for those working in an applied field in the school context. Three papers in this special issue cover intervention programs. The remaining two papers cover timely topics in research on school engagement from a European perspective.



2012 Publications


Dietrich, J., Jokisaari, M., & Nurmi, J.-E. (2012). Work related goal appraisals and stress during the transition from education to work. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80, 82-92. Full text

Dietrich, J., Parker, P., Salmela-Aro, K. (2012). Phase-adequate engagement at the post-school transition. Developmental Psychology, 48, 1575-1593. Full text

Goethner, M., Obschonka, M., Silbereisen, R. K., & Cantner, U. (2012). Scientists’ transition to academic entrepreneurship: Economic and psychological determinants. Journal of Economic Psychology, 33(3), 628-641. FULL TEXT

Obschonka, M., Silbereisen, R. K., & Wasilewski, J. (2012). Constellations of new demands concerning careers and jobs: Results from a two-country study on social and economic change. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80, 211-223. FULL TEXT

Obschonka, M., Goethner, M., Silbereisen, R. K., & Cantner, U. (2012). Social identity and the transition to entrepreneurship: The role of group identification with workplace peers. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80, 137-147. FULL TEXT

Parker, P.D., Martin, A.J., Colmar, S., Liem, G.A. (2012). Teachers’ workplace well-being: Exploring a process model of goal orientation, coping behavior, engagement, and burnout. Teaching and Teacher Education 28(4), 503-513.

Parker, P.D., Lüdtke, O., Trautwein, U. & Roberts, B.W. (2011), Personality and Relationship Quality during the Transition from High School to Early Adulthood, Journal of Personality DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00766.x (early view) FULL TEXT

Wang, M. T., & Eccles, J. S. (2012). Adolescent behavioral, emotional, and cognitive engagement trajectories in school and their differential relations to educational success. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22, 31-39.

Wang, M. T., & Dishion, T. J. (2012). The trajectories of adolescents’perceptions of school climate, deviant peer affiliation, and behavioral problems during the middle school years. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22, 40-53.



Edited by PATHWAYS Fellow, Martin Obschonka and PATHWAYS PI, Rainer K. Silbereisen

The Special Issue “Entrepreneurship from a Developmental Science Perspective” published in the December 2012 issue of the International Journal of Developmental Science. The Special Issue puts the focus on a person’s entrepreneurial development and brings together internationally renowned experts from different fields such as economics (e.g., Scott Shane, Case Western Reserve University; Michael Fritsch, University of Jena), developmental psychology (e.g., William Damon, Stanford University; Richard Lerner, Tufts University), educational psychology (e.g., PATHWAYS Director, Ingrid Schoon, University of London), occupational psychology (e.g., Michael Frese, National University of Singapore), and sociology (e.g., PATHWAYS PI, Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University).

The Special Issue applies a modern understanding of developmental science to the field of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial development is understood as a lifelong process characterized by the orchestration of gains and losses, and as a complex system involving biological, psychosocial, behavioral, and contextual factors that interact. Topics covered in the Special Issue range from genetic effects, early precursors in childhood and adolescence, youth entrepreneurship, school motivation of budding entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial career patterns, and the role of the macro-context in entrepreneurial development. Results were mainly derived from long-term longitudinal surveys from various countries. For example, the article by Martin Obschonka, Kathryn Duckworth, Rainer K. Silbereisen, and Ingrid Schoon analyzes data from the British Cohort Study and the German Thuringian Founder Study to explore the role of early social competencies in childhood and adolescence as predictors of entrepreneurial behavior and success in young adulthood. The research findings presented in the Special Issue have implications for theory development in entrepreneurship and the world of practice, particularly for entrepreneurship education.


Several members of the Pathways team have contributed to 10 papers in the Special Section of Developmental Psychology 2012, Vol.48 (6) on Educational and Occupational Planning and Choice as Core Developmental Tasks during the Transition to Adulthood. Pathways Fellow contributors are: Julia Dietrich, Phillip Parker, Angela Chow, Yi-Miau Tsai, Ming-Te Wang, Lara Perez-Felkner, Julie Ashby, Kathryn Duckworth and Martin Tomasik. Pathways PI contributors are: Katariina Salmela-Aro, Jacque Eccles, Ingrid Schoon, Ulrich Trautwein, Barbara Schneider and Rainer Silbereisen.



2011 Publications


Andersson, H., & Bergman, L. R. (2011). The role of task persistence in young adolescence for successful educational and occupational attainment in middle adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 47(4), 950-960.

Chow, A., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2011). Task-values across subject domains: A gender comparison using a person-centred approach. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35(3) 202–209.

Dietrich, J. & Kracke, B. (2011). Brief report: Cross-informant ratings of self- and other-regulation at career transitions in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 1097-1101. FULL TEXT

Dietrich, J., Kracke, B., & Nurmi, J.-E. (2011). Parents’ role in adolescents’ decision on a college major: A weekly diary study. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 134-144.

Obschonka, M., Silbereisen R. K., & Schmitt-Rodermund, E. (2011). Successful entrepreneurship as developmental outcome: A path model from a life span perspective of human development. European Psychologist, 16(3), 174-186. FULL TEXT

Obschonka, M., Silbereisen, R. K., Schmitt-Rodermund, E., & Stuetzer, M. (2011). Nascent entrepreneurship and the developing individual: Early entrepreneurial competence in adolescence and venture creation success during the career. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 121-133. FULL TEXT

Kösters, S. & Obschonka, M. (2011). Public business advice in the founding process: An empirical evaluation of subjective and economic effects. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 29, 577-604. FULL TEXT

Parker, P.D., Lüdtke, O., Trautwein, U. & Roberts, B.W. (2011), Personality and Relationship Quality during the Transition from High School to Early Adulthood, Journal of Personality DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00766.x (early view) FULL TEXT

Parker, P.D., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2011).Developmental Processes in School Burnout: A Comparison of Major Developmental Models. Learning and Individual Differences 21 (2), 244-248. FULL TEXT

Sabates, R., Duckworth, K. and Feinstein, L. (2011). The impact of mothers’ learning on their children academic performance at Key Stage 3: Evidence from ALSPAC Oxford Review of Education, 37(4), 485-504. FULL TEXT

Symonds, J., & Hagell, A. (2011). Adolescents and the organisation of their school time: Changes over recent decades in England. Educational Review, 63(3), 291-312.

Wang, M. T., Willett, J. B., & Eccles, J. S. (2011). The assessment of school engagement: Examining dimensionality and measurement invariance across gender and race/ethnicity Journal of School Psychology, 49, 465-480.

Wang, M. T., Dishion, T. J., Stormshak, E. A., & Willett, J. B. (2011). Trajectories of family management practices and early adolescence behavioral outcomes in middle school. Developmental Psychology, 47(5), 1324-41


2010 Publications


Bergman, L. R., & Andersson, H. (2010). The person and the variable in developmental psychology. Journal of Psychology, 218(3), 155-165.

Duckworth, K. & Schoon, I. (2010). Progress and attainment during primary school: The roles of literacy, numeracy and self-regulationLongitudinal and Life Course Studies, 1(3), 223 - 240. FULL TEXT

Obschonka, M., Silbereisen, R. K., & Schmitt-Rodermund, E. (2010). Enterpreneurial intentions as developmental outcome. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 77(1), 63-72 FULL TEXT

Schoon, I. & Duckworth, K. (2010). Leaving school early – and making it! Evidence from two British Birth Cohorts. European Psychologist, 15(4), 283-292. FULL TEXT

Schoon, I., Hope, S., Ross, A. & Duckworth, K. (2010).  Family hardship and children's development: the early years.Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 1(3), 209-222

Sabates, R. and Duckworth, K. (2010). Maternal schooling and children’s relative inequalities in developmental outcomes: Evidence from the 1947 School Leaving Age Reform in Britain. Oxford Review of Education, 36(4), 1-17 FULL TEXT

Chuy, M., Scardamalia, M., Bereiter, C., Prinsen, F. R., Resendes, M., Messina, R., Hunsburger, W., Teplovs, C., & Chow, A. (2010). Understanding the nature of science and scientific progress: A theory-building approach. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology. 36(1).

Baumert, J., Kunter, M., Blum, W., Brunner, M., Voss, T., Jordan, A., Klusmann, U., Krauss, S., Neubrand, M., & Tsai, Y. -M. (2010). Teachers’ mathematical knowledge, cognitive activation in the classroom, and student progress. American Educational Research Journal, 47 (1), 133-180.

Wang, M. T., & Holcombe, R. (2010). Adolescents’ perceptions of classroom environment, school engagement, and academic achievement. American Educational Research Journal, 47, 633-662.