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Lindie van der Westhuizen

Lindie van der Westhuizen

Research and Development Specialist

Faculté ou Centre Faculté des Sciences Humaines, des Sciences de l'Éducation et des Sciences Sociales​
Department Département Sciences comportementales et cognitives
Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Bureau sur le campus MSH, E03 25-370
E-mail
Téléphone (+352) 46 66 44 5057
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 35057

Lindie van der Westhuizen, Research and Development Specialist and member of the CBA research group.

Professional Summary

Lindie van der Westhuizen is a Research and Development Specialist within the Computer-Based Assessment research group at the University of Luxembourg. She holds a Masters of Commerce in Industrial Psychology (MCom Industrial Psychology)​​​​​ from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and is a Registered Industrial Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Since joining the University of Luxembourg in 2017, Lindie has worked on the enhanCe Project which investigates the role of conscientiousness skills as enhancers of academic success in secondary education. Her research areas and interests are Psychological Assessment, Psychometrics, Personality Psychology and Academic Motivation. In addition, Lindie is currently the Editorial Assistant for the European Journal of Psychological Assessment and a representative on the Board of the Department of Cognitive and Behavioural Science. Prior to joining the University of Luxembourg, Lindie worked as a consultant in applied research and talent management across various industries and lectured part-time at the University of Stellenbosch.

Personal Statement

"Research ... is nothing but a state of mind-a friendly, welcoming attitude toward change; going out to look for a change instead of waiting for it to come. Research, for practical men, is an effort to do things better....” (Charles F. Kettering)

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Research Interests

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Psychometrics
  • Structural Equation Modelling
  • Personality Psychology
  • Academic Motivation
  • Recruitment and Selection

Projects

  • 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

Van der Westhuizen, L., Arens, A., Keller, U., Greiff, S., Fischbach, A. & Niepel, C. (2020, Apr 17 - 21). Self-concept, interest, and achievement within and across math and verbal domains in first and third graders [Paper Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA (Conference Canceled)

Franzen, P., van der Westhuizen, L., Arens, A., Fischbach, A. & Niepel, C. (2020, Apr 17 - 21). Does conscientiousness matter for academic success? Considering different facets of conscientiousness and different educational outcomes [Poster Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA (Conference Canceled)

Van der Westhuizen, L., Franzen, P., Arens, A.K., Greiff, S., Fischbach, A., & Niepel, C. (2020, Jul 14-17). The development and validation of a short seven-facet conscientiousness questionnaire for large-scale educational assessment. Paper presented at the 12th Conference of the International Test Commission, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. (Conference Canceled)

Van der Westhuizen, L., Arens, A. K., Keller, U., Greiff, S., Fischbach, A., Niepel, C. (2019, Nov 11). Dimensional and social comparison effects on domain-specific academic self-concepts and interests with first- and third-grade students. Talk presented at the 1st LuxERA Emerging Researchers’ Conference, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

Van der Westhuizen, L., Arens, A. K., Greiff, S., Fischbach, A., & Niepel, C. (2019, Aug 12-16). Assimilation and contrast effects of dimensional comparisons in self-concepts, interests and anxieties. In C. Niepel, & J. Möller (Eds.), Dimensional comparisons through the lens of the Generalized I/E Model: Recent developments. Symposium conducted at the 18th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, Aachen, Germany.

Franzen, P., van der Westhuizen, L., Greiff, S., Fischbach, A., & Niepel, C. (2019, Aug 12-16). 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.

Van der Westhuizen, L., Talic, I., Greiff, S., Fischbach, A., & Niepel, C. (2018, Nov 8-9). Dimensional and social comparison effects on domain-specific self-concepts and interests: a study of elementary school children from Luxembourg across two waves. Paper presented at the 1st LuxERA Conference in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

Franzen, P., van der Westhuizen, L., Greiff, S., Fischbach, T., & Niepel, C. (2018, Nov 8-9). Developing and validating a short-form questionnaire for the assessment of seven conscientiousness facets in educational large-scale assessments. Poster presented at the 1st LuxERA Conference in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

 

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Last updated on: 04 nov 2020

Teaching

  • Competence Assessment in Professional Domains (in Master of Evaluation and Assessment, 2020)

Other Professional Activities

  • Registered Industrial Psychologist (Practice number: PS0129208) with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (2015-current)
  • Editorial Assistant for the European Journal of Psychological Assessment (2018-current)
  • Secretary of the Local Organizing Committee of the 12th  Conference of the International Test Commission (2017-2020)
  • Member of the Sponsorship Committee of the International Test Commission (2019-2020)
  • Technical Staff Representative on the Board of the Department of Cognitive and Behavioural Science (2020-current)
  • Item Developer for the Programme for the 2021 International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Adaptive Problem Solving Competency

Memberships

  • Member of the Luxembourg Education and Research Association (2018-current)
  • Member of the International Test Commission (2018-current)

Awards

  • Recipient of the Schuman Medal for the Best Master of Commerce Student of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Stellenbosch (2015)
  • Best BCom Honours Student of the Department of Industrial Psychology, University of Stellenbosch (2010)
  • Recipient of the Harry Crossly Merit Bursary for academic excellence, University of Stellenbosch (2011-2012)



Last updated on: 11 nov 2020