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Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology

Dr. Ruben Kleinkorres

Main research topics

  • Operationalization of students’ well-being
  • Conditions for well-being in the school context
  • Divergent Thinking

Office hours

by appointment

Academic background

  • Since 07/2023: Postdoc at the Center for Research on Education and School Development (IFS)
  • 06/2023: Doctorate in Psychology (Dr. phil), TU Dortmund University
  • 10/2017: M.Sc. Psychologie, University of Münster
  • 09/2014: B.Sc. Psychologie, University of Münster

Professional background

  • Since 04/2019: research assistant in team of Prof. McElvany at the IFS (TU Dortmund University)
  • 04/2018–03/2019: research assistant in team of Prof. Holling at the department of Psychology (WWU Münster)
  • 12/2017–03/2018: Employee (focus on test development) at Matthias Essing

Further Information

Current Projects: 

  • Progress In Reading Literacy Study (IGLU/PIRLS 2021), project duration: 01.03.2019 – 31.03.2023
  • Kleinkorres, R., Stang-Rabrig, J., & McElvany, N. (2023). Comparing Parental and School Pressure in Terms of Their Relations with Students' Well-Being. Learning and Individual Differences, 104, 102288.
  • Kleinkorres, R., Stang‐Rabrig, J., & McElvany, N. (2023). The Longitudinal Development of Students' Well‐Being in Adolescence: The Role of Perceived Teacher Autonomy Support. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 33(2), 496–513.
  • Ludewig, U., Kleinkorres, R., Schaufelberger, R., Schlitter, T., Lorenz, R., König, C., Frey, A. & McElvany, N. (2022). COVID-19 Pandemic and Student Reading Achievement: Findings from a School Panel Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 876485.
  • Kleinkorres, R., Forthmann, B., & Holling, H. (2021). An Experimental Approach to Investigate the Involvement of Cognitive Load in Divergent Thinking. Journal of Intelligence, 9(1), 3.
  • Kleinkorres, R., Stang, J., & McElvany, N. (2020). A Longitudinal Analysis of Reciprocal Relations between Students' Well-Being and Academic Achievement. Journal for Educational Research Online, 12(2), 114–165.
  • Kleinkorres, R., Stang-Rabrig, J. & McElvany, N. (2023, 18.–20. September). Schulzufriedenheit und Schulfreude am Ende der Grundschulzeit. Vortrag auf der Tagung der Fachgruppe für Pädagogische Psychologie (PAEPS), Kiel, Deutschland.
  • Ludewig, U., & Kleinkorres, R. (2023). Student Age and Trends in Large-Scale Assessment [Paper Presentation]. 10th International Research Conference, Dublin, Irland.
  • Kleinkorres, R., Stang-Rabrig, J., & McElvany, N. (2022, 9.–11. März). Die längsschnittliche Entwicklung von Wohlbefinden in der Adoleszenz unter Berücksichtigung der Autonomieunterstützung durch die Deutschlehrkraft. Vortrag auf der 9. Tagung der Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF), Online.
  • Kleinkorres, R., Stang-Rabrig, J., & McElvany, N. (2021, September 6–10). Different Sources of Performance Pressure and their Relations with Students’ Well-being [Paper Presentation]. European Conference on Educational Research, Online.
  • Kleinkorres, R., Stang, J., & McElvany, N. (2020, December 7–8). A Longitudinal Analysis of Reciprocal Relations between Students’ Well-Being and Academic Achievement [Poster Presentation]. 5th International NEPS Conference, Online.