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Department of Psychology

red. prof. dr. Melita Puklek Levpušček

Melita Puklek Levpušček is a full professor of educational psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Ljubljana.

1994 - graduated in psychology, University of Ljubljana

1997 - MA in psychology from University of Ljubljana with the thesis “Sociocognitive Aspects of Social Anxiety and Its Developmental Trend in Adolescence”

2001 - PhD in psychology from University of Ljubljana by defending the thesis “Development of Psychological Individuation of Adolescents in Different Social Contexts”

2003 - Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology

2005 - Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology

2011 - Associate Professor in Educational Psychology

2016 - Full Professor in Educational Psychology

In recent years she has been a member of different research groups and projects financed by the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and the Slovenian Research Agency. She was a principal investigator for the Slovenian part in the international project Emerging Adulthood and Individuation in Austria, Slovenia and USA. She was a project member of the COMENIUS project PAM-INA (Perception, Attitude, Movement-Identity Needs Action) financed by the European Comission within the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme and the PESCA (Italian-Slovenian crossboard project about the healthy food and senzory education.

Current projects:

Personality and problematic types of social media and mobile phone use in emerging adults (PI: Dr Chris Bjornsen. Longwood University, USA, P5-0062)

Effectiveness of different types of scaffolds in self-regulated e-learning (PI: Dr Cirila Peklaj, financed by the Slovenian Research Agency, J5-9437)

Digital citizenship in emerging adults: Comparison of Australia, Canada and Slovenia (PI: Dr Randy Connolly, Mount Royal University, Calgary, P5-0062)

Research interests:

Psychosocial development of adolescents (social anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, individuation in relation to parents and friends, learning autonomy); representations of adulthood and individuation in emerging adults; academic motivation and career development in emerging adults; digital citizenship; personality and social media use in emerging adults; multiple social contexts (family, peers, school) and adolescent development; personality, motivational and social determinants of academic achievement; professional development of teachers in higher education.

Monographies

Puklek Levpušček, M., & Marentič Požarnik, B. (2005). Skupinsko delo za aktiven študij [Students Working in Groups]. Ljubljana: Educational Centre, Faculty of Arts.

Puklek Levpušček, M. (2006). Socialna anksioznost v otroštvu in mladostništvu: razvojni, šolski in klinični vidik [Social Anxiety in Childhood and Adolescence: Developmental, Educational and Clinical Perspective]. Ljubljana: Scientific Research Centre, Faculty of Arts.

Ingles, C., Torregrosa, M. S., Mendez, X. F., Hidalgo, M. D., Puklek Levpušček, M., & Zupančič, M. (2008). Vprašalnik o medosebnih težavah v mladostništvu (VMTM) [The Questionnaire about Interpersonal Difficulties in Adolescence (QIDA)]. Ljubljana: Psychological Test Publishing, Assessment and Consultancy.

Puklek Levpušček, M. (2008). Lestvica socialne anksioznosti za mladostnike (LSAA) [Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SASA)]. Ljubljana: Psychological Test Publishing, Assessment and Consultancy.

Puklek Levpušček, M., & Zupančič, M. (2009). Osebnostni, motivacijski in socialni dejavniki učne uspešnosti [Personality, motivational and social determinants of academic achievement]. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete.

Peklaj, C., Kalin, J., Pečjak, S., Puklek Levpušček, M., Valenčič Zuljan, M., & Ajdišek, N. (2009). Učiteljske kompetence in doseganje vzgojno-izobraževalnih ciljev v šoli [Teachers competencies and achieving educational goals in primary schools]. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete.

Puklek Levpušček, M. (ur.) in Zupančič, M. (ur.) (2011). Študenti na prehodu v odraslost [Students at the transition to adulthood]. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete.

Puklek Levpušček, M., Podlesek, A. in Šterman Ivančič, K. (2012). Dejavniki bralne pismenosti v raziskavi PISA 2009, (Digitalna knjižnica, Dissertationes, 21). Ljubljana: Pedagoški inštitut. http://www.pei.si/Sifranti/StaticPage.aspx?id=124.

Zupančič, M. (ur.) in Puklek Levpušček, M. (ur.) (2018). Prehod v odraslost : sodobni trendi in raziskave [Emerging adulthood: Current trends and research]. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete.

Puklek Levpušček, M. (ur.) in Depolli Steiner, K. (ur.) (2021). Izzivi in prakse poučevanja psihologije v srednjih šolah. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete.

Chapter in monography

Puklek Levpušček, M., & Zupančič, M. (2007). Slovenia. In J. J. Arnett (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 2 vols (pp. 866-877). Routledge: Taylor & Francis: New York, London.

Puklek Levpušček, M. (2010). Academic motivation, learning behaviour and achievement. In C. Peklaj (Ed.), Teacher competencies and educational goals (pp. 75-106). Aachen: Shaker Verlag.

Ilc Klun, M., & Puklek Levpušček, M. (2014). Europe and the EU: relationship between attitudes and knowledge among Slovenian students. In A. Klonari and T. Resnik Planinc (Eds.), European identity at the crossroads (pp. 123-138), Europa lernen, vol. 3. Zürich; Berlin: LIT.

Puklek Levpušček, M. (2015). Motiviranje otrok za zdravo prehrano. V: A. Podlesek (ur.), Otrok tega noče jesti - kaj pa zdaj? : senzorni pristop k vzgoji za zdravo prehranjevanje (str. 47-56). Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete.

Puklek Levpušček, M. (2018). Mladi, študij in karierna pričakovanja. V: M. Zupančič (ur.) in M. Puklek Levpušček (ur.), Prehod v odraslost: sodobni trendi in raziskave (str. 157-192). Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete. 

Uršič, L. in Puklek Levpušček, M. (2020). Učenci zadnje triade OŠ in dijaki o učenju na daljavo med epidemijo COVID-19. V: LEP, Žan (ur.), HACIN BEYAZOGLU, Kaja (ur.). Psihologija pandemije : posamezniki in družba v času koronske krize. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete. 2020, str. 191-203. https://e-knjige.ff.uni-lj.si/znanstvena-zalozba/catalog/download/243/3…

Articles

Puklek Levpušček, M.(2006). Adolescent individuation in relation to parents and friends: Age and gender differences. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 3, 238-264.

Puklek Levpušček, M., & Videc, M. (2008). Psychometric properties of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SASA) and its relation to positive imaginary audience and academic performance in Slovene adolescents. Studia Psychologica, 50(1), 49-65.

Puklek Levpušček, M., & Zupančič, M. (2009). Math achievement in early adolescence: The role of parental involvement, teachers’ behavior, and students’ motivational beliefs about math. Journal of Early Adolescence, 29(4), 541-570.

Pečjak, S., Puklek Levpušček, M., Kalin, J., Valenčič Zuljan, M., & Peklaj, C. (2009). Student’s social behaviour in relation to their academic achievement in primary and secondary school : teacher’s perspective. Psihologijske teme, 18(1),55-74.

Puklek Levpušček, M., & Gril, A. (2010). Patterns of individuation in Slovenian adolescents and their relationship with adolescents’ perceptions of parents, friends, and teachers. Behavioral Psychology/Psicologia Conductual,18(1), 119-138.

Zupančič, M., Ingles, C. J., Bajec, B., & Puklek Levpušček, M. (2011). Reliability and validity evidence of scores on the Slovene version of the Questionnaire about interpersonal difficulties for adolescents. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 42, 349-366.

Garcia-Lopez, L. J., Inglés, C. J., García-Fernández, J. M., Hidalgo, M. D., Bermejo, R., & Puklek Levpušček, M. (2011). Psychometric properties and clinical cut-off scores of the Spanish version of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents. Journal of Personality Assessment, 93(5), 474-482.

Puklek Levpušček, M., & Berce, J. (2012). Social anxiety, social acceptance and academic self-perceptions in high-school students. Društvena istraživanja, 21, 405-419.

Valenčič Zuljan, M., Peklaj, C., Pečjak, S., Puklek Levpušček, M., & Kalin, J. (2012). Didactic competencies of teachers from the learner’s viewpoint. Educ. stud., 38, 51-62.

Zupančič, M., Komidar, L. & Puklek Levpušček, M. (2012). Individuation in relation to parents : A case with Slovene emerging adult Students. Cogn. creier comport.,16, 265-292.

Puklek Levpušček, M., Zupančič, M., & Sočan, G. (2013). Predicting achievement in mathematics in adolescent students : The role of individual and social factors. Journal of Early Adolescence,33,523-551.

Brković, I., Keresteš, G., & Puklek Levpušček, M. (2014). Trajectories of change and relationship between parent-adolescent school-related conflict and academic achievement in early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 34(6), 792-815.

Komidar, L., Zupančič, M., Sočan, G., & Puklek Levpušček, M. (2014). Development and construct validation of the Individuation test for emerging adults (ITEA). Journal of Personality Assessment, 96, 503-514.

Zupančič, M, Komidar, L., & Puklek Levpušček, M. (2014). Individuation in Slovene emerging adults: its associations with demographics, transitional markers, achieved criteria for adulthood, and life satisfaction. Journal of Adolescence, 37, 1421-1433.

Zupančič, M., Friedlmeier, W., Puklek Levpušček, M., Sirsch, U., Bruckner, J., & Horvat, M. (2014). Perceptions of achieved criteria for adulthood among Austrian, Slovene, and U. S. students. SAGE open, okt. - dec. 2014. http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/4/4/2158244014556997.

Puklek Levpušček, M., Ingles Saura, C. J., Marzo Campos, J. C., & Garcia-Fernandez, J. M. (2015). School anxiety inventory: reliability and validity evidence in a sample of Slovenian adolescents. Psychology in the Schools, 52(9), 860-873.

Komidar, L., Zupančič, M., Bjoernsen, C., & Puklek Levpušček, M. (2016). Development of the short version of the Individuation Test for Emerging Adults (ITEA-S) and its measurement invariance across Slovene and U.S. emerging adults. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98(6), 626-639.

Puklek Levpušček, M., Rauch, V., & Komidar, L.(2018). Individuation in relation to parents as a predictor of career goals and career optimism in emerging adults. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 59(2), 146-156.

Kavčič, T., Puklek Levpušček, M., Zupančič, M., Poredoš, M., & Bjornsen, C. A. (2019). Personal correlates of problematic types of social media and mobile phone use in emerging adults. Human Technology, 15(2), 256-278.

Karatas, S., Puklek Levpušček, M., & Komidar, L. (2019). Demographic factors and individuation in relation to parents predicting attachment avoidance and anxiety in Turkish emerging adults. Current Psychology, 38(6), 1443-1455. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s12144-017-9691-8.pdf

Šterman Ivančič, K., & Puklek Levpušček, M. (2020). Branje mladih leta 2009 in leta 2018 ter razlike v branju glede na spol in izobraževalni program. Šolsko polje: revija za teorijo in raziskave vzgoje in izobraževanja, 31(1/2, 11-33 https://www.pei.si/ISSN/1581_6044/1-2-2020/1581-6044.31(1-2).pdf

Puklek Levpušček, M., & Cukon, M. (2020). That old devil called 'statistics': statistics anxiety in university students and related factors. CEPS journal : Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal.  https://www.cepsj.si/index.php/cepsj/article/view/826/434

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10. 09. 2020
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28. 09. 2020
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10. 09. 2020
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28. 09. 2020
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04. 11. 2020
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