Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak



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  • Research synthesis methods in psychology
  • Big data in psychology

Selected Publications

Rosman, T., Kerwer, M., Steinmetz, H., Chasiotis, A., Wedderhoff, O., Betsch, C., & Bosnjak, M. (in press). 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

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.

Yu, G.B., Sirgy, M., Bosnjak, M., & Lee, D.-J. (advance online). 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.

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. /a000431

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.

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.

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.

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.