Overall, I have more than 11 years of experience in teacher research:
At the Institute of Work and Organisational Psychology (Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany), I focused on emotion regulation strategies of teachers at different stages of their careers and how these influence teacher well-being (stress and burnout) and work-ability.
At the Institute of Educational Psychology ( Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany), I expanded my research portfolio by including topics related to teacher proactive behaviours to improve school development and the role of leadership behaviours and school atmosphere in this context.
I joined UKZN in April 2017 and am currently working on job demands and burnout levels of South African teachers, emotion work of teachers in classrooms in South Africa as well as proactive behaviour of teachers for professional and school development.
My research interests include:
- Self-regulation strategies of teachers.
- Occupational health and well-being of teachers (stress and burnout prevention).
- Age-related differences/career-stage specific differences in the use of these strategies.
- Professional development of teaching staff over the career cycle.
- Workplace health promotion for teaching staff of different age groups.
- Proactive behaviour/personal initiative of teaching staff.
- Leadership behaviour and innovation in schools.
My teaching interests range from Educational Psychology to Occupational Health Training Courses, Developmental Psychology or Research Methods.
At MEd and PhD level. Supervision of IRP Honours students in Teacher Development Studies.
- Holzberger, D., Philipp, A., & Kunter, M. (2016). Ein Blick in die Black-Box: Wie der Zusammenhang von Unterrichtsenthusiasmus und Unterrichtshandeln von angehenden Lehrkräften erklärt werden kann [A Glance Into the Black Box: How the Relationship Between Teacher Candidates’ Enthusiasm for Teaching and Their Instructional Behavior Can Be Explained]. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 48, 90-105.
- Holzberger D., Philipp, A., & Kunter, M. (2014). Predicting Teachers’ Instructional Behaviors: The Interplay Between Self-efficacy and Intrinsic Needs. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 39, 100-111.
- Holzberger D., Philipp, A., & Kunter, M. (2013). How teachers’ self-efficacy is related to instructional quality: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Educational Psychology, 105(3), 774-786.
- Philipp, A., & Kunter, M. (2013). How do teachers spend their time? A study on teachers’ strategies of selection, optimisation, and compensation over their career cycle. Teaching and Teacher Education, 35(1), 1-12.
- Philipp, A., & Schuepbach, H. (2010). Longitudinal effects of emotional labour on emotional exhaustion and dedication of teachers. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15(4), 494–504.
- Philipp, A., & Schuepbach, H. (2010). Berufsaltersbedingte Veränderungen im Umgang mit belastenden Unterrichtsepisoden. [Age-related changes in dealing with emotional episodes in the classroom] Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft, 3, 161–171.
- D. Holzberger
Motivationale Orientierungen von Lehrkräften und deren Unterrichtshandeln. Eine differenzierte Betrachtung vermittelnder Mechanismen, Arbeitsbedingungen und Wirkrichtungen [Motivational orientations of teachers and their instructional behaviour. A differentiated view on mediating mechanisms, working conditions and direction of effects]. Cumulative thesis Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany (2013).
- Member of EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction).
- Member of EAWOP (European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology).
- Ad hoc Reviewer South African Journal of Education.
- Ad hoc Reviewer African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education.
- Ad hoc Reviewer Learning and Individual Differences.
- Ad hoc reviewer Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.
- Ad hoc reviewer Learning and Instruction.
- Ad hoc reviewer Educational Psychology.
- Ad hoc reviewer Teaching and Teacher Education.
- Ad hoc reviewer Work and Stress.