Patrick Franzen

Patrick Franzen

Research and Development Specialist

Faculty or Centre Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E03 25-370
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9222
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 39222

Patrick Franzen, Research and Development Specialist and member of the CBA research group.

Professional Summary

Patrick Franzen is a Research and Development Specialist within the Computer-Based Assessment research group at the University of Luxembourg. He holds a M.Sc. in Psychological Intervention, with a focus on health psychology, from the University of Luxembourg. His research focuses on the role of personality in education, person-centered methods and psychometrics. He joined the CBA research group in 2017.

Personal Statement

"The great scientific advances of humanity have been achieved by small, steady steps. I aspire to contribute to this ongoing progress."

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Last updated on: Monday, 07 December 2020

Research Interests

  • Psychometrics
  • Personality
  • Education
  • Person-centered methods
  • Algorithmic item selection
  • Big Data

Projects

  • Dynamics of Academic Self-Concept in Everyday Life (DynASCEL): The DynASCEL project proposes to examine state aspects and dynamics in students’ academic self-concepts and their perceptions of instructional quality on a lesson-to-lesson basis by the use of e-diaries (ambulatory assessment/experience sampling).
  • The role of Conscientiousness skills as enhancers of academic success in secondary education (enhanCe): The enhanCe project proposes to examine students’ conscientiousness skills and the construction of corresponding short scales.



Last updated on: 04 Nov 2020

Franzen, P., van der Westhuizen, L., Arens, A., Fischbach, A. & Niepel, C. (2020, April) Does Conscientiousness Matter for Academic Success? Considering Different Facets of Conscientiousness and Different Educational Outcomes. Poster session at the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA, 17.04-21.04.2020 (Conference Canceled)

Franzen, P., Arens, A. K., Niepel, C (2019, September). The stability of academic self-concept profiles – a latent transition analysis. Poster presented at the 1st LuxERA Emerging Researchers’ Conference, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, 06.11.2019.

Franzen, P., Arens, A. K., & Niepel, C. (2019, September). Die Stabilität von akademischen Selbstkonzept-Profilen: Befunde einer „latent transition analysis [The stability of academic self-concept profiles: findings of a latent transition analysis]. Talk presented at the Joint Conference of the Sections Developmental Psychology & Educational Psychology (paEpsy 2019), Leipzig, Germany, 09.09.-12.09.2019.

Franzen, P., Niepel, C., Arens, A. K., Fischbach, A., & Greiff, S. (2019, September). Entwicklung und Validierung eines Kurzfragebogens zur Erfassung von sieben Facetten von Gewissenhaftigkeit [Development and validation of a short-form questionnaire for the assessment of seven conscientiousness facets]. Talk presented at the Joint Conference of the Sections Developmental Psychology & Educational Psychology (paEpsy 2019), Leipzig, Germany, 09.09.-12.09.2019.

Franzen, P., van der Westhuizen, L., Greiff, S., Fischbach, A., & Niepel, C. (2019, August). Developing and validating a short-form assessment of conscientiousness competencies. Talk presented at the 18th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, Aachen, Germany, 12.08.-16.08.2019.

Franzen, P., van der Westhuizen, L., Greiff, S., Fischbach, A., & Niepel, C. (2018, November). Developing and validating a short-form questionnaire for the assessment of seven conscientiousness facets in educational large-scale assessments. Talk presented at the 1st LuxERA Conference in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, 08.11-09.11.2018.

Talic, I., Franzen, P., Greiff, S., & Niepel, C. (2018, November). Replicating and extending the GI/E model: Social and dimensional comparison effects of achievement on test anxiety in math, physics, German, and English. Talk presented at the 1st LuxERA Conference in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, 08.11-09.11.2018.

 

For the complete list of publications, please refer here.



Last updated on: 04 Nov 2020

Teaching

  • Structural Equation Modeling 1 (in Master of Evaluation and Assessment)
  • Enhanced Test Evaluation (in Master of Psychological Intervention)
  • Competence Assessment in Professional Domains (in Master of Evaluation and Assessment)

Reviewing Activity

  • Thinking Skills and Creativity

Other Professional Experience

  • Editorial Assistant for the "Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie" (2017 – 2020)
  • Unit development for the adaptive problem solving assessment of the PIAAC 2021 cycle



Last updated on: 04 Nov 2020