Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie

  • Sustainable career development: health, well-being, and productivity
  • Predictors and outcomes of competition and heavy work investment
  • Bright and dark sides of individual differences at work
  • Longitudinal research designs and latent profile analysis


  • Vertiefungsseminar Führung und Führungskräfteentwicklung HS14/HS16 (Master)
  • Vertiefungsseminar Abeitsmotivation, Zufriedenheit, Leistung HS14 (Master)
  • Vertiefungsseminar Arbeitsmotivation, Arbeitsleistung und Arbeitszufriedenheit HS16 (Master)
  • Proseminar Arbeitsleistung und Karriereerfolg FS15/FS17 (Bachelor)
  • Vertiefungsseminar Assessment und Personalselektion FS15/FS16/FS17 (Master)
  • Diskussionsforum der A&O FS15/HS15/FS16/HS16/FS17 (Master)
  • Vertiefungsseminar Personalentwicklung HS15/FS17 (Master)
  • Seminar Angewandte Forschungsmethoden der A&O HS15/HS16 (Master)
  • Ergänzungsseminar Masterarbeiten A&O FS16 (Master)

Laufende Drittmittelprojekte

  • SNF-Projekt: Secure careers in times of insecurity? Conceptualization, causes, and consequences of career insecurity. 2016-2019: Hauptantragsteller, gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirschi (internationale Kooperationspartner: Prof. Dr. Hans de Witte und Dr. Nele de Cuyper)

  • SNF-Projekt: What keeps teachers going? Understanding retention factors in schools and beyond. 2017-2020: gemeinsam mit Martin Gubler (PH in Goldau) und Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirschi

  • BMBF-Projekt: Quo vadis Post-Doc: Professur, Wirtschaft oder prekäres Arbeitsverhältnis? Individuelle, soziale und organisationale Faktoren für die Laufbahnentwicklung und den Laufbahnerfolg des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses (Pro-Wi+) (in Kooperation mit Prof. Dr. Simone Kauffeld)


Spurk, D.*, Volmer, J.*, Orth, M., & Göritz, A. (in press). How do career adaptability and proactive career behaviors interrelate over time? An inter- and intraindividual investigation. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. *Shared first authorship

Spurk, D., Hofer, A., Burmeister, A., Mühlhausen, J., & Volmer, J. (in press). Occupational commitment from a life span perspective: An integrative review and a research outlook. Career Development International.

Spurk, D., Keller, A. C., Hirschi, A. (2019). Competition in Career Tournaments: Investigating the Joint Impact of Trait Competitiveness and Competitive Psychological Climate on Objective and Subjective Career Success. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 92, 74–97

Spurk, D., Hirschi, A., & Dries, N. (2019). Antecedents and outcomes of objective versus subjective career success: Competing perspectives and future directions. Journal of Management, 45, 35-69.

Spurk, D., & Hirschi, A. (2018). The Dark Triad and competitive psychological climate at work: A model of reciprocal relationships in dependence of age and organization change. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 27, 736-751.

Spurk, D., Hirschi, A., & Kauffeld, S. (2016). A new perspective on the etiology of workaholism: The role of personal and contextual career-related antecedents. Journal of Career Assessment, 24, 747-764.

Spurk, D., Kauffeld, S., Meinecke, A. L., & Ebner, K. (2016). Why do adaptable people feel less insecure? Indirect effects of career adaptability on job and career insecurity via two types of perceived marketability. Journal of Career Assessment, 24, 289-306.

Spurk, D., Keller, A. C. , & Hirschi, A. (2016). Do bad guys get ahead or fall behind? Relationships of the dark triad of personality with objective and subjective career success. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 113-121.

Spurk, D., Kauffeld, S., Barthauer, L., & Heinemann, N. S. R. (2015). Fostering networking behavior, career planning and optimism, and subjective career success: An intervention study. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 87, 134-144.

Spurk, D., & Abele, A. E. (2011). Who earns more and why? A multiple mediation model from personality to salary. Journal of Business and Psychology, 26, 87-103.