The following list shows a selection of mainly SSCI journal publications of the Department of Work, Organizational and Media Psychology. A more complete list of publications and research contributions can be found here. The individual staff homepages show an individual selection of publications and lectures.

    2015 & 2016, in press

    • Batinic, B. & Kovacs, C. (in press). Online employee surveys and online feedback. In G. Hertel, D. Stone, R. Johnson, & J. Passmore (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of the Internet at Work. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
    • Batinic, B., Appel, M. & Gnambs, T. (2016). Examining Individual Differences in Interpersonal Influence: On the Psychometric Properties of the Generalized Opinion Leadership Scale (GOLS). The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 150, 88-101.
    • Gattringer, F. & Batinic B. (2016). Die Rolle von Cyberslacking im Kontext von Life-Domain-Konflikten und Telearbeit. Wirtschaftspsychologie, 18(2), 5-14.
    • Böhm, M., Stiglbauer, B., Öhlinger, G., Weichbold, M., Weichbold, B., Koren, G. & Schöny, W. (2015). Trialogische Evaluierung eines gerontopsychiatrischen Konsiliar- und Liaisondienstes. Psychiatrische Praxis, 42, 1-8.
    • Gnambs, T., Stiglbauer, B., & Selenko, E. (2015). Psychological effects of (non)employment: A cross-national comparison of the United States and Japan. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 56, 659-669. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12240 [link]
    • Stiglbauer, B. & Batinic, B. (2015). Proactive coping with job insecurity – beneficial or harmful? Work & Stress, 29, 264-285. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2015.1074956 [link]


    • Appel, M., Stiglbauer, B., Batinic, B., & Holtz, P. (2014). Internet use and verbal aggression: The moderating role of parents and peers. Computers in Human Behavior, 33, 235-241. [link]
    • Appel, M. & Schreiner, C. (2014). Digitale Demenz? Mythen und wissenschaftliche Befundlage zur Auswirkung von Internetnutzung. Psychologische Rundschau, 65, 1-10. [pdf]
    • Batinic, B. (2014). Kommentar zu dem Beitrag „Ein national gefördertes Onlinelabor als Infrastruktur für die psychologische Forschung“. Psychologische Rundschau, 65, 227-229.
    • Richter, T., Appel, M., & Calio, F. (2014). Stories can influence the self-concept. Social Influence, 9, 172-188. [pdf]
    • Summereder, S., Streicher, B. & Batinic, B. (2014). Voice or consistency? What you perceive as procedurally fair depends on your level of power distance. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 192-212. [link]
    • Appel, M., Mara, M., & Weber, S. (2014). Media and Identity. In M. B. Oliver & A. Raney (Eds.), Media and Social Life (pp. 16-28). New York: Routledge.


    • Appel, M. & Mara, M. (2013). The persuasive influence of a fictional character’s trustworthiness. Journal of Communication, 63, 912-932. [pdf]
    • Batinic, B. & Appel, M. (2013). Mass communication, social influence, and consumer behavior: Two field experiments. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 1353–1368. [link]
    • Gnambs, T., & Batinic, B. (2013). The roots of interpersonal influence: A mediated moderation model for knowledge and traits as predictors of opinion leadership. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 62(4), 597-618. doi:10.1111/j.1464-0597.2012.00497.x
    • Jadin, T., Gnambs, T. & Batinic, B. (2013). Personality traits and knowledge sharing in online communities. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 210-216.
    • Selenko, E. & Batinic, B. (2013). Job insecurity and the benefits of work. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 22, 725-736. [link]
    • Selenko, E., Mäkikangas, A., Mauno, S., & Kinnunen, U. (2013). How does job insecurity relate to self-reported job performance? Analysing curvilinear associations in a longitudinal sample. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 86, 522-542. [link]
    • Stiglbauer, B., Gnambs, T., Gamsjäger, M. & Batinic, B. (2013). The upward spiral of adolescents’ positive school experiences and happiness: Investigating reciprocal effects over time. Journal of School Psychology, 51, 231–242. [link]


    • Appel, M. (2012). Anti-immigrant propaganda by radical right parties and the intellectual performance of adolescents. Political Psychology, 33, 483-493. [pdf]
    • Appel, M. (2012). Are heavy users of computer games and social media more computer literate? Computers & Education, 59, 1339-1350. [pdf]
    • Appel, M., Gnambs, T. & Maio, G.R. (2012). A short measure of the need for affect. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 418-426. [pdf]
    • Appel, M., Holtz, P., Stiglbauer, B. & Batinic, B. (2012). Parents as a resource: Communication quality affects the relationship between adolescents’ Internet use and loneliness. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 1641-1648. [pdf]
    • Appel, M. & Kronberger, N. (2012). Stereotype threat and the achievement gap: Stereotype threat prior to test taking. Educational Psychology Review, 24, 609-635. [pdf]
    • Appel, M. & Maleckar, B. (2012). The influence of paratext on narrative persuasion. Fact, fiction, or fake? Human Communication Research, 38, 459-484. [pdf]
    • Gnambs, T. & Batinic, B. (2012). A personality-competence model of opinion leadership. Psychology & Marketing, 29, 606-621.
    • Jodlbauer, S., Selenko, E., Batinic, B. & Stiglbauer, B. (2012). The relationship between job dissatisfaction and training transfer. International Journal of Training and Development, 16, 39-53.
    • Stiglbauer, B. & Batinic, B. (2012). The role of Jahoda’s latent and financial benefits on work involvement: A longitudinal study. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 81, 259-268.
    • Stiglbauer, B., Selenko, E., Batinic, B. & Jodlbauer, S. (2012). On the link between job insecurity, well-being, and turnover intentions and the moderating effect of work involvement. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 17, 354-364.


    • Appel, M. (2011). A story about a stupid person can make you act stupid (or smart): Behavioral assimilation (and contrast) as narrative impact. Media Psychology, 14, 144-167. [pdf]
    • Appel, M., Kronberger, N. & Aronson, J. (2011). Stereotype Threat impedes ability building: Effects on test preparation among women in science and technology. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 904-913. [pdf]
    • Barth, A., Leopold, S., Gnambs, T., Kundi, M., Rainer, A. & Winkler, R. (2011). Socioeconomic factors and suicide: an analysis of 18 industrialized countries for the years 1983 through 2007. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53, 313-317.
    • Gnambs, T. & Batinic, B. (2011). Convergent and Discriminant Validity of Opinion Leadership: Multitrait-Multimethod Analysis across Measurement Occasion and Informant Type. Journal of Individual Differences, 32, 94-102.
    • Gnambs, T. & Batinic, B. (2011). Evaluation of measurement precision with Rasch-type models: The case of the short Generalized Opinion Leadership Scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 53-58. [link]
    • Gnambs, T. & Batinic, B. (2011). Polytomous adaptive classification testing: Effects of item pool size, test termination criterion and number of cutscores. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 71, 1006-1022. [pdf]
    • Holtz, P. & Appel, M. (2011). Internet use and video gaming predict problem behavior in early adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 49-58. [pdf]
    • Paul, K. I., Hassel, A., Batinic, B. & Moser, K. (2011). Die Auswirkungen von Arbeitslosigkeit auf die psychische Gesundheit. Forum Arbeit, 1, 7-12.
    • Selenko, E. & Batinic, B. (2011). Beyond debt. A moderator analysis of the relationship between perceived financial strain and mental health. Social Science & Medicine, 73, 1725-1732.
    • Selenko, E., Batinic, B. & Paul, K. I. (2011). Does latent deprivation lead to psychological distress? Investigating Jahoda’s model in a four-wave study. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 84, 723-740. [link]
    • Stiglbauer, B., Gnambs, T. & Gamsjäger, M.  (2011). The interactive effects of motivations and trust in anonymity on adolescents’ enduring participation in web-based social science research: A longitudinal behavioral analysis. International Journal of Internet Science, 6, 29-43. [link]


    • Appel, M. & Richter, T. (2010). Transportation and need for affect in narrative persuasion: A mediated moderation model. Media Psychology, 13, 101-135. [pdf]
    • Bartsch, A., Appel, M. & Storch, D. (2010). Predicting emotions and meta-emotions at the movies. The role of the need for affect in audiences’ experience of horror and drama. Communication Research, 37, 167-190. [link]
    • Batinic, B., Selenko, E., Stiglbauer, B. & Paul, K. I. (2010). Are workers in high-status jobs healthier than others? Assessing Jahoda’s latent benefits of employment in two working populations. work & stress, 24, 73-84. [link]
    • Gnambs, T., Appel, M. & Batinic, B. (2010). Color red in web-based knowledge testing. Computers in Human Behavior, 26, 1625-1631. [link]
    • Paul, K. I. & Batinic, B. (2010). The need for work: Jahoda’s latent functions of employment in a representative sample of the German population. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31, 45-64. [link]
    • van Oudenhoven, J. P., Selenko, E. & Otten, S. (2010). Effects of country size and language similarity on international attitudes: A six-nation study. International Journal of Psychology, 45, 48-55.


    • Batinic, B. & Appel, M. (2009). Online-Bewerbungen aus Sicht von Bewerbern und Unternehmen. Zeitschrift für Personalpsychologie, 8, 14-23.
    • Batinic, B. & Göritz, A. (2009). How does social psychology deal with new media? Social Psychology, 40, 3-5.
    • Jadin, T., Gruber, A. & Batinic, B. (2009). Learning with e-lectures. The meaning of learning strategies and design principles. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 12, 282-288. [pdf]


    • Appel, M. (2008). Fictional narratives cultivate just world beliefs. Journal of Communication, 58, 62-83. [pdf]
    • Appel, M. (2008). Manche mögen´s heiß. Ergebnisse der deutschsprachigen Version eines Instruments zur Erfassung des Emotionsmotivs (need for emotion / need for affect). Diagnostica, 54, 2-15. [pdf]
    • Batinic, B., Wolff, H.-G. & Haupt. C. (2008). Construction and factorial structure of a short version of the trendsetting Questionnaire (TDS-K): A cross validation using multiple confirmatiory factor analyses. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 24, 88-94.
    • Hertel, G., Schroer, J., Batinic, B. & Naumann, S. (2008). Do shy persons prefer to send e-mail? Personality effects on communication media preferences in threatening and non-threatening situations. Social Psychology, 39, 231-243.


    • Appel, M. & Richter, T. (2007). Persuasive effects of fictional narratives increase over time. Media Psychology, 10, 113-134. [pdf]
    • Schröder, M., Rudolph, A., Wiesner, A., & Schütz, A. (2007). Self-esteem discrepancies and defensive reations to social feedback. International Journal of Psychology, 42, 1-10.


    • Batinic, B., Haupt, C. & Wieselhuber, J. (2006). Konstruktvalidierung und Normierung des Fragebogens zur Erfassung von Trendsetting (TDS). Diagnostica, 2, 60-72.


    • Batinic, B. (2005). Information strategies of fine art collectors, gallerists and trendsetters. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 23, 135-152.
    • Batinic, B. & Moser, K. (2005). Determinanten der Rücklaufquoten in Online-Panels. Zeitschrift für Medienpsychologie, 17, 64-74.


    • Batinic, B. (2003). Internetbasierte Befragungsverfahren. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 4, 6-18.


    • Batinic, B. & Moser, K. (2001). Neue Methoden für Medienpsychologie: Online Panels. Zeitschrift für Medienpsychologie, 13, 45-49.


    • Rybowiak, V., Garst, H., Frese, M. & Batinic, B. (1999). Error orientation questionnaire (EOQ): reliability, validity, and different language equivalence. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 4, 527-547. [pdf]


    • Wallbott, H. G. & Batinic, B. (1994). “Erinnerungen an die achtziger Jahre” – Subjektive Zeitlokationen von Ereignissen, die durch die Medien gingen. Zeitschrift für experimentelle und angewandte Psychologie, 4, 631-648.
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