• Janina Roloff Henoch
  • Uta Klusmann
  • Oliver Lüdtke
  • Ulrich Trautwein
Translated title of the contributionOccupational self-regulation in university education : The relationship with Big-Five personality dimensions and subjective well-being.
Occupational self-regulation describes the ability to budget personal resources in the professional context. It has been shown to be relevant for professional performance and well-being. Individual differences in occupational self-regulation already become apparent in the phase of university education. The present study investigates the relation between occupational selfregulation and general personality characteristics as well as the well-being of university students. Data were obtained from a sample of 1 349 university students who took part in the longitudinal study Transformation of Secondary School Systems and Academic Careers (TOSCA). Particularly, neuroticism and conscientiousness predicted occupational self-regulation, while aspects of university education did not. In line with our expectations, students who were able to budget their personal resources reported the highest well-being. They felt less stressed and were comparatively satisfied with their life and studies. Consequences for higher education are discussed.
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)25-39
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 01.2016

    Research areas

  • Implementation research - Higher education, professional competence, self-regulation, well-being, personality

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