Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Ulrike Sirsch
T: +43-1-4277-47475

Shim, S., Sorgente, A., Bhatia, S., Crespo, C., Dunai, J., Fonseca, G., Lep, Ž., Martos, T., Negru-Subtirica , O., Portugal, A., Ranta, M., Relvas, A. P., Sallay, V., Singh, N., Sirsch, U., Vosylis, R., Zupancic, M., Lanz, M., & Serido, J. (2022). Financial identity scale: Testing the international validity of its variable-centered and person-centered models across ten countries.. Paper presented at 17th European Congress of Psychology, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Zupancic, M., Sirsch, U., & Poredoš, M. (2022). How do personality, relatedness, and autonomy contribute to subjective well-being of emerging adults?. Paper presented at Jahrestagung der ÖGP 2022, Klagenfurt, Austria.


Sorgente, A., Atay, B., Aubrey, M., Bhatia, S., Crespo, C. A. M., Fonseca, G., Güneri, O. Y., Lep, Ž., Lessard, D., Negru-Subtirica , O., Portugal, A. P. M., Ranta, M., Relvas, A. P., Singh, N., Sirsch, U., Zupancic, M., & Lanz, M. (2021). TESTING THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL SUBJECTIVE FINANCIAL WELL-BEING SCALE ACROSS NINE COUNTRIES. Paper presented at SSEA - 10th Conference on Emerging Adulthood , United States.



Sirsch, U., Zupančič , M., Levec, K., & Friedlmeier, M. (2019). Daughter or Son? Does Maternal and Paternal Financial Socialization Differ?. Paper presented at XVI European Congress , Moscow, Russian Federation.


Sirsch, U. (2018). Challenges regarding the concept of emerging adulthood. In M. Zupančič, & M. Puklek Levpušček (Eds.), Prehod v odraslost: Sodobni trendi in raziskave (pp. 51-80). Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani.

Sirsch, U., Kavčič , T., & Zupančič , M. (2018). Does „OCEAN” make a Difference? Separation-individuation in Relation to Mother and Personality Traits among Austrian Emerging Adults. Paper presented at 13th Alps Adria Psychology Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Sirsch, U., Kavčič , T., & Zupancic, M. (2018). Emerging adults’ child-parents-relationships and the perception of adulthood. Paper presented at Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA). Thematic Conference 2018 , Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Rollett, B., & Sirsch, U. (2018). Erziehungsberatung. In D. H. Rost, J. R. Sparfeldt, & S. R. Buch (Eds.), Handwörterbuch Pädagogische Psychologie (5 ed., pp. 158-165). Beltz Verlag.

Levec, K., Poredoš, M., Sirsch, U., & Zupančič , M. (2018). Pathways towards healthy financial functioning: Slovene and Austrian fresh(wo)men's financial socialization. Paper presented at 13th Alps Adria Psychology Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Poredoš, M., Zupančič , M., & Sirsch, U. (2018). Personality and individuation in relation to mother shaping emerging adults‘ subjective well-being in Slovenia and Austria. Paper presented at 13th Alps Adria Psychology Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Zupancic, M., & Sirsch, U. (2018). Različni vidiki prehoda v odraslost. In M. Zupančič, & M. Puklek Levpušček (Eds.), Prehod v odraslost: Sodobni trendi in raziskave (pp. 11-49). Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani.

Zupancic, M., Sirsch, U., & Poredoš, M. (2018). Upravljanje z denarjem in življenjsko zadovoljstvo na prehodu v odraslost. In M. Zupančič, & M. Puklek Levpušček (Eds.), Prehod v odraslost: Sodobni trendi in raziskave (pp. 193-222). Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani.

Komidar, L., Sirsch, U., & Zupancic, M. (2018). Validation of the Individuation Test for Emerging Adults – Short Form (ITEA-S) in Austrian and German Emerging Adults. Paper presented at Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA). Thematic Conference 2018 , Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Thun-Hohenstein, M-I., & Sirsch, U. (2017). Geschlechtsunterschiede und der Einfluss von Persönlichkeit in der Rekonstruktion der Eltern-Kind-Beziehung im Laufe des Erwachsenwerdens. Paper presented at Jugend - Lebenswelt - Bildung. Perspektiven für Jugendforschung in Österreich., Innsbruck, Austria.

Christiansen, A., Levec, K., Unterharnscheidt, L., & Sirsch, U. (2017). Partnerschaft, Erziehungsstil und mütterliche Individuation. Paper presented at Jugend - Lebenswelt - Bildung. Perspektiven für Jugendforschung in Österreich., Innsbruck, Austria.

Emerging Adulthood – Erwachsen werden oder Erwachsen sein.

Ulrike Sirsch (Speaker)

4 Feb 2014

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Do different educational pathways have an impact on the perception of becoming adult?

Ulrike Sirsch (Speaker)

29 Aug 2012

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Das Erleben des Erwachsenwerdens in Abhängigkeit von der Ausbildung

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

12 Apr 2012

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Das Erleben des Erwachsenwerdens in Abhängigkeit von der Ausbildung

Ulrike Sirsch (Speaker)

2012 → …

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How do young people perceive emerging adulthood in USA, Slovenia, and Austria?

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

4 Jul 2011

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Perceived adult status among students in Austria, Slovenia and the U.S.

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

4 Jul 2011

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Conceptions of adulthood in Austrian, Slovene and U.S. emerging adults

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

16 Sep 2010

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Identity exploration and future perspectives of male and female emerging adults in different countries

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

16 Sep 2010

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Risk and Protective Factors for Mental Health and Well-Being in Austrian Adolescents and Adolescents with Migration Background

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

16 Sep 2010

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Mental health of migrant adolescents from war-affected countries - risk and protective factors.

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

26 Nov 2009

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Do Austrian, Slovenian and US-American emerging adults refer to fulfilled criteria to evaluate their adult status?

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

18 Aug 2009

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Migrant adolescents from war-affected countries - Risk and protective factors for mental health problems and well-being.

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

16 Apr 2009

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Attachment style, friendship, and romantic relationship among emerging adults in Spain and Austria

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

7 May 2008

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Main features of the transitions to adulthood among Austrian emerging adults

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

7 May 2008

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Socio-demographic characteristics - Do they make me feel like an adult in Austria?

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

7 May 2008

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Transition to adulthood: what inhibits, what promotes?

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

7 May 2008

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Erwachsenfühlen im Zuge der Entwicklungsphase "emerging adulthood"

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

24 Apr 2008

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Fleissiges Lieschen und fauler Hans? Welche Faktoren die Mitarbeit von Kindern im Haushalt beeinflussen können.

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

24 Apr 2008

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Kriterien des Erwachsenwerdens bei "emerging adults" sowie fördernde und hemmende Einflüsse auf das Erwachsenwerden

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

24 Apr 2008

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Übergänge ins Erwachsenenalter: Entwicklungsaufgaben und Kompetenzprofile

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

24 Apr 2008

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Der Weg ins Erwachsenenalter - relevante Eigenschaften für die eigene Entwicklung

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

24 Sep 2007

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Was bedeutet Erwachsen werden, was ist wichtig?

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

24 Sep 2007

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Relevant attributes from the late teens through the twenties - how Austrian emerging adults think about development

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

21 Aug 2007

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Transition to Adulthood - Important Criteria for Reaching Adulthood in Austria

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

15 Feb 2007

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Rollenverteilung im Haushalt

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

16 Jun 2006

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Der Schulwechsel aus unterschiedlicher Perspektive.

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

20 Sep 2005

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Der Schulübertritt in die weiterführende Schule aus Kind-,Eltern- und Lehrersicht.

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

14 Sep 2005

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Bonding secure - love for sure? Maternal bonding behavior and romantic relationship in young adulthood.

Ulrike Sirsch (Contributor)

24 Aug 2005

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Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology

Liebiggasse 5
1010 Wien
Room: O1.50

T: +43-1-4277-47475

ulrike.sirsch@univie.ac.at