Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak



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  • Research synthesis methods in psychology
  • Big data in psychology

Selected Publications

Betsch, C., Bosnjak, M., Korn, L., Burgard, T., Gaissmaier, W., Felgendreff, L., Eitze, S., Sprengholz, P., Böhm, R., Stollorz, V., Ramharter, M., Promies, N., De Bock, F., Schmid, P., Renner, B., Wieler, L. (accepted). The four weeks before lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany: A weekly serial cross-sectional study on risk perceptions, knowledge, public trust and behaviours in March 2020. Eurosurveillance

Silber, H., Tvinnereim, E., Stark, T.H., Blom, A.G., Krosnick, J.A., Bosnjak, M., Clement, S.L., Cornilleau, A., Cousteaux, A.-S., John, M., Jónsdóttir, G.A., Lawson, K., Liao, P.-S., Lynn, P., Martinsson, J., & Shamshiri-Petersen, D. (in press). Lack of replication or lack of generalization? Differences in cultural values across countries to explain the appearance and disappearance of a classic question wording effect across cultures. Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology.

Struminskaya, B. & Bosnjak, M. (in press). Panel conditioning: Types, causes and empirical evidence of what we know so far. In P. Lynn (Ed.), Advances in Longitudinal Survey Methodology. Hoboken, NY: Wiley.

Yu, G.B., Sirgy, M., & Bosnjak, M. (in press). The effects of holiday leisure travel on subjective well-being: The moderating role of experience sharing. Journal of Travel Research.

Bosnjak, M., Wedderhoff, N., & Steinmetz, H. (2021). Hotspots in Psychology – 2021 Edition. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 229(1), 1–2.

Burgard, T., Bosnjak, M., & Studtrucker, R. (2021). Community-augmented meta-analyses (CAMAs) in Psychology: Potentials and current systems. Zeitschrift für Psychologie 229(1), 15-23.

Colmsee, I., Hank, P, & Bosnjak, M. (2021). Low self-esteem as a risk factor for eating disorders: A meta-analysis. Zeitschrift für Psychologie 229(1), 48–69.

Rosman, T., Kerwer, M., Steinmetz, H., Chasiotis, A., Wedderhoff, O., Betsch, C., & Bosnjak, M. (2021, advance online). Will COVID-19-related economic worries superimpose virus-related worries, reducing nonpharmaceutical intervention acceptance in Germany? A prospective pre-registered study. International Journal of Psychology.

Wedderhoff, N., Gnambs, T., Wedderhoff, O., Burgard, T. & Bosnjak, M. (2021). On the structure of affect: A meta-analytic investigation of the 24 dimensionality and the cross-national applicability of the positive and negative affect schedule (PANAS). Zeitschrift für Psychologie 229(1), 24–37.

Yu, G.B., Sirgy, M., Bosnjak, M., & Lee, D.-J. (2021). A pre-registered study of the effect of shopping satisfaction during leisure travel on satisfaction with life overall: The mitigating role of financial concerns. Journal of Travel Research.

Batzdorfer, V., Steinmetz, H., & Bosnjak, M. (2020). Big Data in der Radikalisierungsforschung: Eine systematische Übersichtsarbeit.Psychologische Rundschau, 71, 96-102.

Betsch, C., Wieler, L. Habersaat, K., Korn, L., Felgendreff, L., Eitze, S., Schmid, P., Sprengholz, P., Schmich, P. Stollorz, V., Ramharter, M., Bosnjak, M., Omer, S.B., Scherzer, M., & Salvi, C. (2020). Monitoring behavioural insights related to COVID-19. The Lancet, 395(10232), 1255-1256.

Bosnjak, M. (2020). Aktuelle Forschungsthemen am Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID).Psychologische Rundschau, 71(2), 85–88.

Bosnjak, M., Ajzen, I., & Schmidt, P. (2020). The theory of planned behavior: Selected recent advances and applications. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 16(3), 352-356.

Bosnjak, M., Cheung, M. W. L., & Viechtbauer, W. (Series Eds.).SpringerBriefs in Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis [Edited book series]. Available from

Bosnjak, M., & Wedderhoff, N. (2020). Hotspots in Psychology - 2020 Edition. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 228(1), 1-2.

Burgard, T., Bosnjak, M. & Wedderhoff, N. (2020). Response rates in online surveys with affective disorder participants. A meta-analysis of study design and time effects between 2008 and 2019.Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 228(1), 14-24.

Burgard, T., Wedderhoff, N., & Bosnjak, M. (2020). Konditionierungseffekte in Panel-Untersuchungen: Systematische Übersichtsarbeit und Meta-Analyse am Beispiel sensitiver Fragen. Psychologische Rundschau, 71, 89-95.

Daikeler, J. & Bosnjak, M. (2020). How to conduct effective interviewer training: A meta-analysis (pp. 47-62). In K. Olson, J. Smyth, J. Dykema, A. Holbrook, F. Kreuter and B. West (Eds.),Interviewer Effects from a Total Survey Error Perspective. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press.

Sirgy, M.J., Kim, M.Y., Joshanloo, M., Lee, D.-J., & Bosnjak, M. (2020). The relationship between domain satisfaction and domain importance: The moderating role of depression.Journal of Happiness Studies, 21, 2007–2030.

Steinmetz, H., Batzdorfer, V., & Bosnjak, M. (2020). The ZPID lockdown measures dataset.ZPID Science Information Online, 20(1).

Steinmetz, H., Isidor, R., & Bosnjak, M. (2020). Meta-analytische Strukturgleichungsmodelle: Potenziale und Grenzen illustriert an einem Beispiel aus der Organisationspsychologie.Psychologische Rundschau, 71(2), 111-118.

Weber, B., Bosnjak, M., Weichselgartner, E. & Rosman, T. (2020). Perspektiven wissenschaftlicher Informationsinfrastruktur-Einrichtungen am Beispiel Psychologie: Trends, Herausforderungen, Lösungen. Password Online.

Wedderhoff, N., & Bosnjak, M. (2020). Erfassung der Primärstudienqualität in Meta-Analysen: Eine systematische Übersichtsarbeit. Psychologische Rundschau, 71(2), 119–126.

Weiß, B., Das, M., Kapteyn, A., Bosnjak, M. and Schaurer, I. (2020). Open probability‐based panels. In Wiley StatsRef:Statistics Reference Online(Eds. N. Balakrishnan, T. Colton, B. Everitt, W. Piegorsch, F. Ruggeri and J.L. Teugels).

Bosnjak, M. & Gnambs, T. (2019). Hotspots in Psychology – 2019 Edition.Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 227(1), 1-3.

Daikeler, J., Bosnjak, M., & Lozar-Manfreda, K. (2019). Web versus other survey modes: An updated and extended meta-analysis comparing response rates.Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 1-27.

Emmer, C., Bosnjak, M., & Mata, J. (2019).  The association between weight stigma and mental health: A meta-analysis.
Obesity Reviews, 1-13.

Grube, M.M., Scheidt-Nave, C., Gaertner, B., Lüdtke, D., Bosnjak, M., Heinrich , S., Lahmann, N., Meyer, G., Rapp, K., Riedel-Heller, S., Schäufele, M., Wolf-Ostermann, K., Zank, S., & Fuchs, J. (2019).  Public Health Monitoring 65+ in Deutschland - Auswahl und Definition von Indikatoren. Journal of Health Monitoring, 4(2), 93-105.  

Knezevic, G., Lazarevic, L., Puric, D., Bosnjak, M., Teovanovic, P., Petrovic, B., & Opacic, G. (2019). Does Eysenck’s personality model capture psychosis-proneness? A systematic review and meta-analysis.Personality and Individual Differences, 143, 155-164.

Silber, H., Schröder, J., Struminskaya, B., Stocké, V., & Bosnjak, M. (2019). Does panel conditioning affect data quality in ego-centered social network questions?Social Networks, 56, 45-54.

Sirgy, M.J., Kim, M.Y., Joshanloo, M., & Bosnjak, M. (2019).
Is subjective ill-being related to Islamophobia in Germany? In search for moderators. Journal of Happiness Studies,1-21.

Sirgy, M.J., Kim, M.Y., Joshanloo, M., Lee, D.-J., & Bosnjak, M. (2019). 
The relationship between domain satisfaction and domain salience: The moderating role of depression.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 1-21.

Sirgy, M.J., Yu, G.B., Lee, D.-J., Joshanloo, M., Bosnjak, M., Jiao, J., Ekici, A., Gurel Atay, E., & Grzeskowiak, S. (2019).  The dual model of materialism: Success versus happiness materialism on present and future life satisfaction.Applied Research in Quality of Life, 1-20.

Bosnjak, M. (2018).  Evidence-based survey operations: Choosing and mixing modes (pp. 319-330). In D.L. Vannette & J.A. Krosnick (Eds.).The Palgrave Handbook of Survey Research. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Bosnjak, M. & Erdfelder, E. (2018).  Hotspots in Psychology – 2018 Edition. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 226(1), 1-2.

Bosnjak, M., Bauer, R., & Weyandt, K. (2018).  Mixed-devices in online surveys: Prevalence, determinants, and consequences (pp. 53-65). In A. Theobald (Ed.), Mobile Research. Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer Gabler.

Bosnjak, M., Dannwolf, T., Enderle, T., Schaurer, I., Struminskaya, B., Tanner, A., & Weyandt, K.W. (2018).  Establishing an open probability-based mixed-mode panel of the general population in Germany: The GESIS Panel. Social Science Computer Review, 36(1), 103-115.

Čehovin, G., Bosnjak, M., & Lozar-Manfreda, K. (2018). Meta-analyses in survey methodology: A systematic review.Public Opinion Quarterly, 82(4), 641-660.

Cornesse, C., & Bosnjak, M. (2018). Is there an association between survey characteristics and representativeness? A meta-analysis.Survey Research Methods, 12,(1), 1-13.

Das, M., Kapteyn, A., & Bosnjak, M. (2018).  Open probability-based panel infrastructures (pp. 199-209). In D.L. Vannette & J.A. Krosnick (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Survey Research. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Ekici, A., Sirgy, M.J., Lee, D.-J., Yu, G., & Bosnjak, M. (2018). The effects of shopping well-being and shopping ill-being on consumer life satisfaction. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 13(2), 333-353.

Kaiser, A., Kuhlmann, B.G., & Bosnjak, M. (2018). A meta-analysis of inhibitory-control deficits in patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia.Neuropsychology, 32(5), 615-633.

Silber, H., Daikeler, J., Weidner, L., & Bosnjak, M. (2018). Web Survey.Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online.

Stark, T., Silber, H., Krosnick, J.A., Blom, A.G., Aoyagi, M., Belchior, A., Bosnjak, M., Lund Clement, S., Cornilleau, A., Cousteaux, A.-S., John, M., Jónsdóttir, G.A., Lawson, K., Lynn, P., Martinsson, J., Shamshiri-Petersen, D., Tvinnereim, E., & Yu, R.-R. (2018). Generalization of classic question order effects across cultures.  Sociological Methods & Research, 1-36.

Bosnjak, M. (2017).  Mixed-mode surveys and data quality: Meta-analytic evidence and avenues for future research (pp. 11-25). In S. Eifler & F. Faulbaum (Eds.),Methodische Probleme von Mixed-Mode-Ansätzen in der Umfrageforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien.

Rammstedt, B., Danner, D., & Bosnjak, M. (2017).  Acquiescence response styles: A multilevel model explaining individual-level and country-level differences. Journal of Research in Personality, 107(1), 190-194.

Blom, A.G., Bosnjak, M., Cornilleau, A., Cousteaux, A.-S., Das, M., Douhou, S., & Krieger, U. (2016). A comparison of four probability-based online and mixed-mode panels in Europe.Social Science Computer Review, 34(1), 8-25.

Bosnjak, M., Das, M., & Lynn, P. (2016).  Methods for probability-based online and mixed-mode panels: Recent trends and future perspectives.Social Science Computer Review, 34(1), 3-7.

Knezevic, G., Lazarevic, L., Bosnjak, M., Puric, D., Petrovic, B., Teovanovic, P., Opacic, G. & Bodroza, B. (2016).  Towards a personality model encompassing a disintegration factor separate from the big five traits: A meta-analysis of the empirical evidence.Personality and Individual Differences, 95, 214-222.

Lazarevic, L., Bosnjak, M., Knezevic, G., Petrovic, B., Puric, D., Teovanovic, P., Opacic, G. & Bodroza, B. (2016).  Disintegration as an additional trait in the psychobiological model of personality: Assessing discriminant validity via meta-analysis.Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 224(3), 204-215.

Bosnjak, M., Haas, I., Galesic, M., Kaczmirek, L., Bandilla, W., & Couper, M.P. (2013).  Sample composition biases in different development stages of a probabilistic online panel. Field Methods, 25(4), 339-360.

Aguirre-Rodriguez, A., Bosnjak, M., & Sirgy, M.J. (2012).  Moderators of the self-congruity effect on consumer decision-making: A meta-analysis.Journal of Business Research, 65(8), 1179-1188.

Bosnjak, M., Metzger, G., & Gräf, L. (2010).  Understanding the willingness to participate in mobile surveys: Exploring the role of utilitarian, affective, hedonic, social, self-expressive, and trust-related factors. Social Science Computer Review, 28(3), 350-370.

Couper, M. & Bosnjak, M. (2010). Internet surveys (pp. 527-550). In J.D. Wright & P. V. Marsden (Eds.),Handbook of Survey Research (2nd edition). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Bosnjak, M. & Viechtbauer, W. (2009).  Die Methode der Meta-Analyse zur Evidenz-basierung von Gesundheitsrisiken: Beiträge der Sozial-, Verhaltens- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften.Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie, 59(11), 322-333.