personal goals; work; family; pregnancy; grandparenthood; transitions; middle adulthood; young adulthood; life plans; long-term care; couples; career development; gender; transition; parenthood; motivation; goals; strategies
Wiese Bettina S., Arling Viktoria (2015), Erwerbstätigkeit und Familie, in Hill Paul B., Kopp Johannes (ed.), Springer, Heidelberg, 641-673.
Heidemeier Heike, Wiese Bettina S. (2014), Achievement goals and autonomy: How person-context interactions predict effective functioning and well-being during a career transition, in Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
, 19(1), 18-31.
Weiss David, Freund Alexandra M., Wiese Bettina S. (2012), Mastering Developmental Transitions in Young and Middle Adulthood: The Interplay of Openness to Experience and Traditional Gender Ideology on Women's Self-Efficacy and Subjective Well-Being, in Developmental Psychology
, 48, 1774-1784.
Jaeckel Dalit, Seiger Christine P., Orth Ulrich, Wiese Bettina S. (2012), Social support reciprocity and occupational self-efficacy beliefs during mothers' organizational re-entry, in Journal of Vocational Behavior
, 80(2), 390-399.
Wiese Bettina S., Heidemeier Heike (2012), Successful return to work after maternity leave: Self-regulatory and contextual influences, in Research in Human Development
, 9(4), 317-336.
Wiese Bettina S., Ritter Johannes O. (2012), Timing Matters: Length of Leave and Working Mothers' Daily Reentry Regrets, in Develpmental Psychology
, 48, 1797-1807.
Wiese Bettina S., Knecht Michaela, Socialization into organizations and balancing work and family, in Vuori Jukka, Blonk Roland, Price Richard H. (ed.), Springer, New York.
Grether Thorana, Wiese Bettina S., Stay at home or go back to work? Antecedents and consequences of mother's return to work after childbirth, in Matthews Russell A., Spitzmueller Christiane (ed.).
Based on an action-oriented perspective on life-management, I am approaching the question of how people shape their developmental trajectories by focusing on two central life domains: work and family. My research aims at specifying and testing the importance of individual and systemic influences for successful management of work-family demands in different phases of family life. More precisely, it focuses on the transition to parenthood as a sample transition for young adults and on how middle-aged adults’ life-management and personal goal systems are challenged by normative and non-normative changes (here: youngest child leaving home, transition to grandparenthood, having an old parent in need of practical and personal care). To test my research assumptions, I will mainly use longitudinal designs.