Cross-Cultural Studies

Cross-cultural studies involve the systematic comparisons of different cultures that aim to understand variations of human behavior as it is influenced by cultural context. I focus on cross-cultural differences in achievement motivation and achievement-related behavioral choices.


  1. 2022 Mastery-Approach Goals: A Large-Scale Cross-Cultural Analysis of Antecedents and Consequences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. doi. Preprint version.

  2. 2022 The Equality Paradox: Gender Equality Intensifies Male Advantages in Adolescent Subjective Well-Being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. doi. Preprint version.

  3. 2021 Relations of Epistemic Beliefs With Motivation, Achievement, and Aspirations in Science: Generalizability Across 72 Societies. Journal of Educational Psychology. doi. Preprint version.

  4. 2019 Countries, parental occupation, and girls' interest in science The Lancet. Preprint version.

  5. 2020 Psychological Comparison Processes and Self–Concept in Relation to Five Distinct Frame–Of–Reference Effects: Pan–Human Cross–Cultural Generalizability over 68 Countries. European Journal of Personality. Preprint version.

  6. 2020 Illusory gender-equality paradox, math self-concept, and frame-of-reference effects: New integrative explanations for multiple paradoxes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Preprint version.

  7. 2021 The immigrant paradox and math self-concept: An SES-of-origin-country hypothesis Learning and Instruction. Preprint version.