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Katharina Tornau (Dipl.-Psych.)

Contact

Room

21a

Tel & Fax

+49 (0) 641 - 99 26 013
+49 (0) 641 - 99 26 229

Email

katharina.tornau@psychol.uni-giessen.de

Biographical Notes

since 10/2006 Research project "Personal Initiative and Job Performance" funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
since 01/2005 Research assistant and PhD student at the Department of Work and Organizational Psychology (Prof. M. Frese), University of Giessen
Okt 04 Master (Diplom) in Psychology, University of Giessen
10/2003-04/2004 Diplomarbeit (Master thesis): Job Crafting in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry: A New Form of Work Behavior and its Meaning
02/2002-04/2002 Internship at the Department of Public Information at the United Nations, New York
07/2001-09/2001 Internship at trendence Institute for Personnel Marketing, Berlin
04/2001-07/2004 Graduate research assistant at the Department for General and Experimental Psychology (Prof. G. Haubensak), University of Giessen
10/1998-10/2004 Undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Giessen (psychology, minor: business administration)

Research Interests

Personal Initiative and Proactive Behavior

Work Engagement

Citizenship Performance

Training

Meta-Analysis

Research Projects

DFG-Research Project "Personal Initiative and Job Performance"

Courses & Seminars

2005 Seminar "Theories in Work Psychology"
2006 Seminar "Training"
2005/2006 Seminar "Socialization and Career Development"
2005 Seminar "Meta-Analyses"
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Publications & Presentations

Articles & Book Chapters

Frese, M., Tornau, K., & Fay, D. (2008). Forschung zur Analyse und Förderung der Eigeninitiative: Love it, leave it or change it. Personalführung, 3, 48-57. Download

Talks & Presentations

Tornau, K. & Frese, M. (2007, July). Proactivity pays off: A longitudinal study on the effects of personal initiative on objective career success. Poster presented at the 10th European Congress of Psychology, Prague, Czech Republic.
Tornau, K. & Fay, D. (2005, September). Job Crafting in der Gastronomie: Eine neue Form des Arbeitsverhaltens und ihre Bedeutung. [Job Crafting in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry: A New Form of Organizational Behavior.] Paper presented at the 4th meeting of the Section Work and Organizational Psychology of the German Psychological Society, Bonn, Germany.
Tornau, K. & Fay, D. (2006, July). Job Crafting in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry: A New Form of Organizational Behavior. Paper presented at the 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece.
Tornau, K. (2009, May). A close-up of proactivity: Examining similarities and differences of proactivity concepts. Paper presented at the 14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Talk
Tornau, K. & Kunze, N. (2008, June). The nomological network of proactivity: A meta-analytic investigation. Paper presented at the IWP Conference, Sheffield, UK. Talk
Tornau, K. (2007, June). Personal initiative and performance. Presentation at the Workshop on Proactivity and Personal Initiative in the Workplace, Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK.

PROF. FRESE

NEW APPOINTMENT

Prof. Frese has left University of Giessen to work at University of Lueneburg and National University of Singapore.

You can still download his articles under the link below.

LINKS

Univ. of Lueneburg

NUS

Publications

LATEST PUBLICATION BY OUR TEAM

TITLE

Focus on opportunities as a mediator of the relationships between business owners' age and venture growth

JOURNAL

Journal of Business Venturing

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LATEST PRESENTATION BY OUR TEAM

TITLE

Die Paradoxie des Innovation Championings: Wenn Handeln und Kontext im Widerspruch stehen

DATE

September 2009

VENUE

6. Tagung der Fachgruppe Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie der DGPs, Wien

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