Readspeaker menu

Dr. Katharina Eckstein


Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Humboldtstr. 27
D - 07743 Jena

Fon: +49 (0) 3641 - 94 52 44+49 (0) 3641 - 94 52 44

Main research interests

  • Political development / socialization
  • Political participation in adolescence and young adulthood
  • School contextual and classroom climate effects
  • Academic self-concept

Curriculum vitae


Doctoral degree (Title of dissertation: "Youth's Orientations Toward Political Behaviors: Developmental Trajectories and the Meaning of Individual and Social Influences
Since 10/2011
Research associate, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Jena, Germany
Research associate, DFG-project: "School-based influences on the socio-political development of juveniles", University of Jena, Germany
10/2007-3/2008 Diploma in Psychology, University of Jena (Title: "The Influence of Political Events on Adolescents' Political Attitudes Exemplified by the 2005 Bundestagswahl")
 2002-2008 Studies of Psychology at University of Jena (Germany) and Université Haute Bretagne, Rennes (France)


Schachner, M. K., Noack, P., van de Vijver, F. J. R. & Eckstein, K. (in press). Cultural diversity climate and psychological adjustment at school - Equality and inclusion versus cultural pluralism. Child Development

Eckstein, K. (in press). Politische Entwicklung im Jugend- und jungen Erwachsenenalter. In P. Noack & B. Kracke (Hrsg.), Handbuch für Erziehungs- und Entwicklungspsychologie. Heidelberg: Springer.

Eckstein, K. & Noack, P. (2016). Classroom Climate Effects on Adolescents' Orientations Toward Political Behaviors: A Multilevel Approach. In P. Thijssen, J. Siongers, J. van Laer, J. Haers, & S. Mels (Eds.), Political Engagement of the Young in Europe: Youth in the Crucible. Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy (pp. 161 - 177). New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Jugert, P., Eckstein, K., Beelmann, A., & Noack, P. (2015). Parents' Influence on the Development of their Children's Ethnic Intergroup Attitudes: A Longitudinal Analysis from Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence. European Journal of Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1080/17405629.2015.1084923

Eckstein, K., Noack, P., & Jugert, P. (2015). Pathways to active citizenship in adolescence and young adulthood. Polish Psychological Forum, 20, 165-183.

Eckstein, K., Jugert, P., Noack, P., Born, M. & Sener, T. (2015). Comparing Correlates of Civic Engagement Between Immigrant and Majority Youth in Belgium, Germany, and Turkey. Research in Human Development, 12, 44-62. doi: 10.1080/15427609.2015.1010346

Eckstein, K. & Noack, P. (2014). Students' Democratic Experiences in School: A Multilevel Analysis of Social-Emotional Influences. International Journal of Developmental Science, 8, 105-114doi:10.3233/DEV-14136

Eckstein, K., Noack, P., & Gniewosz, B. (2013). Predictors of Intentions to Participate in Politics and Actual Political Behaviors in Young Adulthood. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37, 428-435. doi:10.1177/0165025413486419

Noack, P., Kauper, T., Benbow, A., & Eckstein, K. (2013). Physical Self-Perceptions and Self-Esteem in Adolescents Participating in Organized Sports and Religious Groups. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 633-675. doi:10.1080/17405629.2013.777663

Gniewosz, B., Noack, P., Kessler, T., & Eckstein, K. (2013). A Time to Make (and Lose) Friends: Effects of the Soccer Tournaments on German Adolescents' Attitudes towards Foreigners. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 388-397. doi:10.1111/jasp.12047

Jugert, P., Eckstein, K., Kuhn, A., Noack, P., & Benbow, A. (2013). Offline and Online Civic Engagement Among Adolescents and Young Adults From Three Ethnic Groups. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42, 123-135. doi:10.1007/s10964-012-9805-4

Eckstein, K., Noack, P., & Gniewosz (2012). Attitudes Toward Political Engagement and Willingness to Participate in Politics: Trajectories Throughout Adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 485-495. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.07.002

Jugert, P., Benbow, A., Noack, P., & Eckstein, K. (2011). Politische Partizipation und soziales Engagement unter jungen Deutschen, Türken und Spätaussiedlern: Befunde aus einer qualitativen Untersuchung mit Fokusgruppen. Politische Psychologie, 1, 36-53.

Conference Presentations 


  • Academic self-concept (BSc Seminar)
  • Motivation and school context (BSc Seminar)
  • Political socialization during adolescence (BSc Seminar)
  • Learning in context (MSc Seminar)
  • Learning in institutionalized contexts (MSc Seminar)