Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie


Prof. Dr. Daniel Spurk

Assoziierter Professor, Dozent

+41 31 684 53 86
Universität Bern
Institut für Psychologie
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern
  • Sustainable career development: health, well-being, and productivity in the context of digitization

  • Psychological risks and chances of digitization in different life stages and contexts

  • Bright and dark sides of individual differences at work

  • Competence and skill development

  • Longitudinal data analysis, latent profile analysis, and big data


  • Vertiefungsseminar Führung und Führungskräfteentwicklung HS14/HS16/HS18/FS21 (Master)
  • Vertiefungsseminar Abeitsmotivation, Arbeitszufriedenheit und Arbeitsleistung HS14/HS16/HS18/HS20 (Master)
  • Vertiefungsseminar Berufswahl und Laufbahnentwicklung HS17/FS18/FS21 (Master)
  • Vertiefungsseminar Assessment und Personalselektion FS15/FS16/FS17/FS18/FS19/FS20 (Master)
  • Vertiefungsseminar Personalentwicklung HS15/FS17/FS19 (Master)
  • Vertiefungsseminar Angewandte Forschungsmethoden in der Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie HS15/HS16/HS17/HS18/HS19/HS20 (Master)
  • Ergänzungsseminar Masterarbeiten Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie FS16/FS18/FS20 (Master)
  • Proseminar Arbeitsleistung und Karriereerfolg FS15/FS17/HS19 (Bachelor)
  • Proseminar The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Karriere, Erfolg und Risiken in der heutigen Arbeitswelt HS17 (Bachelor)
  • Diskussionsforum der A&O FS15/HS15/FS16/HS16/FS17/HS17/FS18/HS18/FS19/HS19/FS20/HS20/FS21 (Master)

Laufende Drittmittelprojekte

  • SNF-Projekt, NFP 77: Gig Work in Switzerland: Types, Opportunities, and Risks of a Digitalized Labour Market Phenomenon. 2020-2024: gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Caroline Straub und Prof. Dr. Andrea Gurtner

  • 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


Abgschlossene 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)

  • 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)


Duffy, R. D., Spurk, D., Perez, G., Kim, H. J., & Dalla Rosa, A. (in press). A latent profile analysis of perceiving and living a calling. Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Spurk, D.*, & Hofer, A.*, Hirschi, A., De Cuyper, N., & De Witte, H. (in press). Conceptualizing career insecurity: Toward a better understanding and measurement of a multidimensional construct. Personnel Psychology. *shared first authorship

Hofer, A., Spurk, D., & Hirschi, A. (2020). When and why do negative organization-related career shocks impair career optimism? A conditional indirect effect model. Career Development International. Advance online publication.

Spurk, D., Hirschi, A., Wang, M., Valero, D., & Kauffeld, S. (2020). Latent profile analysis: A review and "how to" guide of its application within vocational behavior research. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 120, 103445.

Spurk, D.*, Volmer, J.*, Orth, M., & Göritz, A. S. (2020). How do career adaptability and proactive career behaviours interrelate over time? An inter- and intraindividual investigation. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 93(1), 158–186. *shared first authorship

Spurk, D., Hofer, A., Burmeister, A., Mühlhausen, J., & Volmer, J. (2019). Occupational commitment from a life span perspective: An integrative review and a research outlook. Career Development International, 24(3), 190–221.

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(1), 35–69. 31 684 87 86563

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(6), 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(4), 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(2), 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(2), 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.