Jan Dörendahl

Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
2, Avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

Jan Dörendahl, Ph.D. and member of the CBA research group.

Professional Summary

Jan Dörendahl is a Postdoctoral Researcher within the Computer-Based Assessment (CBA) Research Group at the University of Luxembourg. He was formerly a doctoral candidate within CBA and graduated as Doctor in psychology in December 2019 (Thesis: Assessment of Fundamental Motives). Jan focuses on Psychological Assessment, Motivation, Psychometrics and Complex Problem Solving.

Personal Statement

“I enjoy doing research because I feel that I can help students and adults to discover their daily motivators in education, at work, and other important areas of life.”

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Last updated on: lundi 07 décembre 2020

Research Interests 

  • Psychometrics
  • Structural Equation Modelling
  • Test Development
  • Motivation
  • Complex Problem Solving


  • The Training of Complex Problem Solving (TRIOPS): The TRIOPS project provides a framework and first software for the training of Complex Problem Solving (CPS), which adapts features from already existing training approaches of neighbouring fields of CPS but also entails new features unique to CPS. The focus of the training framework is on both specific cognitive and metacognitive processes, which are fostered by targeted interventions while also taking differences in student’s proficiency levels into account.

Last updated on: 04 nov 2020

Dörendahl, J., & Greiff, S. (2020). Are the Machines Taking Over?: Benefits and Challenges of Using Algorithms in (Short) Scale Construction. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 36(2), 217–219.

Gottschling, J., Dörendahl, J., Prell, T., Karbach, J., Bunz, M., Kindermann, I., Massaoui, J., Spinath, F. M., Wedegärtner, S., Witte, O. W., Greiff, S., & Segal, D. L. (2019). Measuring Anxiety in Older Adults: Development, Diagnostic Accuracy, and Preliminary Validation, and of a Short-Form of the German Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS-G-SF). Journal of Personality Assessment.


For the complete list of publications, please refer here.

Last updated on: 04 nov 2020

Assessment of Fundamental Motives (Ph.D. project supported by the Fonds National de la Recherche [FNR], Luxembourg; 2016-2019)

Last updated on: 04 nov 2020