Self-Efficacy, Health and Well-Being

SELF Project Line 3

Given that migration is often at least a highly stressful, if not even adverse experience (varying from loneliness to depression in its effects), dissertation projects in Project Line 3 address various aspects of the self, self-regulation and external influences on health behavior change. Previous research has on the one hand shown that self-construal has important consequences for how individuals subjectively construe and deal with stress, and on the other hand that self-efficacy is a central, possibly universal psychological variable in enabling individuals to achieve their self-set health goals. Yet, the relationship between self-construal and self-efficacy, social support and decreased loneliness/higher connectedness is understudied so far. Filling this research gap in the context of migration would hence be the central goal of dissertation projects in this project line.

Download the long description of project line 3, including potential research questions on self-efficacy, health and well-being.

Supervisors in Project Line 3: Self-Efficacy, Health and Well-Being

Dr. Mandy Boehnke
Director of Studies
Tel.: +49 421 218 66430

Research Interests

  • Social Inequality
  • Families in the Context of Migration
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Value and Transitions

Prof. Sonja Drobnič, Ph.D.
Vice Dean
Tel.: +49 421 218 66360

Research Interests

  • Quality of Life, Quality of Work, Work-Life Balance
  • Family, Household, Gender
  • Social Capital and Social Cohesion
  • Life Course Research


Methods Expertise

  • Event History (Survival) Analysis
  • Questionnaire Construction
  • Research Design and Modeling
  • Survey Design
  • Various Regression Techniques

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kühnen
Tel.: +49 421 200 3426

Research Interests

  • Cultural Differences in the Meaning of Choice
  • Learning and Teaching in Multicultural Settings
  • Foundations of Morality and Religious Beliefs

Prof. Dr. Sonia Lippke
Tel.: +49 421 200 4730

Research Interests

  • Health Psychology
  • Return to Work
  • Workability
  • Diversity Management

Dr. Franziska Deutsch
Academic Coordinator at Jacobs University
Tel.: +49 421 200 3958

Research Interests

  • Political Culture, esp. Values and Value Change
  • Political Participation, esp. Protest