Dr. Holger Steinmetz


Holger Steinmetz ist Arbeitspsychologe mit methodischem Schwerpunkt. Sein Fokus liegt auf Strukturgleichungsmodellen und kausaler Inferenz, Meta-Analysen und Machine Learning. Daneben beschäftigt er sich mit Fragen der Arbeitspsychologie, des Entrepreneurship und der kreuzkulturellen Forschung.





Ab 2022Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl für Unternehmensführung
2019-2021Leiter des Bereichs "Big Data in der Psychologie" am Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie

Wissenschaftlicher Leiter der „Paderborn Unit for Research on Entrepreneurship“ (PURE)

2013-2018Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und Dozent am Lehrstuhl für International Business an der Universität Paderborn 
2008-2013Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und Dozent am Fachbereich BWL, Lehrstuhl für Personal, Mittelstand und Entrepreneurship an der Universität Gießen
2006-2008Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie an der Universität Gießen
2002-2005Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in DFG-Projekt „Mobilzeit“ an der Universität Gießen
Seit 2007Selbstständiger nebenberuflicher Berater (Beratung mit wissenschaftlichem/methodischem Fokus)
2002-2007Promotion in der Arbeitspsychologie, Universität Gießen
1994-2001Studium der Psychologie mit Nebenfach Medizin, Universität Gießen
1988-1989Verwaltungsfachangestellter im Sozialamt in der Stadtverwaltung Friedrichsdorf
1985-1988Lehre zum Verwaltungsfachangestellten in der Stadtverwaltung Friedrichsdorf

Wissenschaftliche Publikationen in Fachzeitschriften

Yahyaoui, Y., Jakob, E. A., Steinmetz, H., Wehner, M. C., Isidor, R., & Kabst, R. (2023). The equivocal image of young social enterprises—How self- versus other-oriented values influence external perceptions. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 1, 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1002/nml.21552 

Steinmetz, H., & Block, J. (2022). MASEM: New tricks of the trade. Management Review Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11301-022-00293-6 

Schmidt, P., Gordoni, G., Ajzen, I., Beuthner, C., Davidov, E., Silber, H., Steinmetz, H., & Weiß, B. (2022). Twitter Users’ Privacy Behavior: A Reasoned Action Approach. Social Media + Society8(3). https://doi.org/10.1177/20563051221126085

Burgard, T. & Steinmetz, H. (2022). Evidence in management science related to psychology. Benefits, tools, and an example of a community-augmented meta-analysis. Management Review Quarterly, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11301-022-00270-z
(Article, dataset

Block, J., Hansen, C., Steinmetz, H. (2022). Are family firms doing more innovation output with less innovation input? A replication and extension. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
(Working paper versiondataset)

Batzdorfer, V., Steinmetz, H., Biella, M., & Alizadeh, M. (2021). Conspiracy theories on Twitter: emerging motifs and temporal dynamics during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Data Science and Analytics, 23, 45-59. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41060-021-00298-6 

Hansen, C., Steinmetz, H. & Block, J. (2021). How to conduct a meta‑analysis in eight steps: a practical guide. Management Review Quarterlyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11301-021-00247-4

Jakob, E.A., Steinmetz, H., Wehner, M.C., Engelhardt, C., & Kabst, R. (2021). Like It or not: When corporate social responsibility does not attract potential applicants. Journal of Business Ethics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-021-04960-8 

Rosman, T., Kerwer, M., Steinmetz, H., Chasiotis, A., Wedderhoff, O., Betsch, C., & Bosnjak, M. (2021). Will COVID-19-related economic worries superimpose virus-related worries, reducing nonpharmaceutical intervention acceptance in Germany? A prospective pre-registered study. International Journal of Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12753 
(Article, R code)

Bittermann, A., Batzdorfer, V., Müller, S. M., & Steinmetz, H. (2021). Mining Twitter to Detect Hotspots in Psychology. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 229(1), 3–14. https://doi.org/10.1027/2151-2604/a000437
(Article, R code)

Steinmetz, H., Isidor, R., & Bauer, C. (2021). Gender Differences in the Intention to Start a Business: An Updated and Extended Meta-Analysis. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 229(1), 70–84.
(Articledataset, R code)

Steinmetz, H., Bosnjak, M., & Isidor, R. (2020). Meta-analytische Strukturgleichungsmodelle: Potenziale und Grenzen illustriert an einem Beispiel aus der Organisationspsychologie [Meta-analytical structural equation modelling: Potentials and limitations illustrated with an example from organizational psychology]. Psychologische Rundschau, 71, 111-118.  

Steinmetz, H., Batzdorfer, V., & Bosnjak, M. (2020). The ZPID lockdown measures dataset for Germany. ZPID Science Information Online, 20(1). https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.3019  

Batzdorfer, V., Steinmetz, H., & Bosnjak, M. (2020). Big Data in der Radikalisierungsforschung. Psychologische Rundschau, 71(2), 96-102. https://doi.org/10.1026/0033-3042/a000480 

Batzdorfer, V., & Steinmetz, H. (2020). Reviewing radicalization research using a network approach. Journal for Deradicalization(23), 45-95. 

Jakob, E. A., Isidor, R., Steinmetz, H., Wehner, M. C., & Kabst, R. (2019). The other side of the same coin–How communal beliefs about entrepreneurship influence attitudes toward entrepreneurship. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 112, 431-445. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2018.12.007

Heim, E., Steinmetz, H., Zeigenfuse, M. D., Maercker, A., & Margraf, J. (2018). The circular structure of values: The case of China. International Journal of Psychology, 53(5), 339-348. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12390

Weber, P., Steinmetz, H., & Kabst, R. (2017). Trust in politicians and satisfaction with government–a reciprocal causation approach for european countries. Journal of Civil Society, 13(4), 392-405. https://doi.org/10.1080/17448689.2017.1385160  

Steinmetz, H., Knappstein, M., Ajzen, I., Schmidt, P. & Kabst, R. (2016). How effective are behavior change interventions based on the theory of planned behavior? A three-level meta-analysis. Journal of Psychology, 224(3), 216-233. https://doi.org/10.1027/2151-2604/a000255 

Schneid, M., Isidor, R., Steinmetz, H., & Kabst, R. (2016). Age diversity and team outcomes: A quantitative review. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 31(1), 2-17. doi.org/10.1108/JMP-07-2012-0228  (


 Zapkau, F., Schwens, C., Steinmetz, H., & Kabst, R. (2015). Disentangling the effect of prior entrepreneurial exposure on entrepreneurial intention. Journal of Business Research, 68(3), 639–653. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2014.08.007 

Isidor, R., Steinmetz, H., Schwens, C., & Kabst, R. (2014). Linking transaction cost and social exchange theory to explain strategic alliance performance: A meta-analytic structural equation model. International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 3, 140–167. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSBA.2014.062333 

Steinmetz, H. (2013). Analyzing observed composite differences across groups: Is partial measurement invariance enough? Methodology, 9(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1027/1614-2241/a000049 

Haus, I., Steinmetz, H., Isidor, R., & Kabst, R. (2013). Gender effects on entrepreneurial intention: A meta-analytical structural equation model. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 5(2), 130-156. doi.org


Steinmetz, H., Isidor, R., & Baeuerle, N. (2012). Testing the circular structure of human values: A meta-analytical structural equation modeling approach. Survey Research Methods, 6(1), 61-75. https://doi.org/10.18148/srm/2012.v6i1.5096

Steinmetz, H., Schwens, C., Wehner, M. C., & Kabst, R. R. (2011). Conceptual and methodological issues in comparative HRM research: The cranet project. Human Resource Management Review, 21(1), 16-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2010.09.008 

Steinmetz, H., Park, Y.-K., & Kabst, R. (2011). The relationship between needs and job attitudes in South Korea and Germany. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 26(7), 623-644. https://doi.org/10.1108/02683941111164517 

Steinmetz, H., Davidov, E., & Schmidt, P. (2011). Three approaches to estimate latent interaction effects: Intention and perceived behavioral control in the theory of planned behavior. Methodological Innovations Online, 6(1), 95-110. https://doi.org/10.4256/mio.2010.0030 

Haun, S., Steinmetz, H., & Dormann, C. (2011). Objective work–nonwork conflict: From incompatible demands to decreased work role performance. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79(2), 578-587. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2011.05.001

Steinmetz, H., & Schmidt, P. (2010). Subjective health and its relationship with working time variables and job stressors: Sequence or general factor model? Work & Stress, 24(2), 159-178. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678373.2010.489784  

Steinmetz, H., Schmidt, P., Tina-Booh, A., Schwartz, S. H., & Wieczorek, S. (2009). Testing Measurement invariance using multigroup CFA: Differences between educational groups in human values measurement. Quality and Quantity, 43 (4), 599-616. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-007-9143-x 

Steinmetz, H., Frese, M., & Schmidt, P. (2008). A longitudinal panel study on antecedents and outcomes of work-home interference. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, 231-241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2008.05.002  

König, C., Steinmetz, H., Frese, M., Rauch, A., & Wang, Z.-M. M. (2007). Scenario-based scales measuring cultural orientations of business owners. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 17(2), 211-239. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-87910-7_9 


Buchkapitel und Bücher

Steinmetz, H. (2014). Lineare Strukturgleichungsmodelle – Eine Einführung mit R. In Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsmethoden, 2. Auflage, hrsg. von M. Spieß & W. Matiaske. München: Rainer Hampp-Verlag.

Steinmetz, H. (2010). Estimation and comparison of latent means across cultures. In P. Schmidt, J. Billiet, & E. Davidov (Eds.), Cross-cultural analysis: Methods and applications (pp. 85–116). Oxford: Routledge.