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Dr. Katja Wehrle

 

Akademische Rätin



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Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

 

Seit 08/2023

Akademische Rätin, Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

03/2023 – 06/2023

Gastwissenschaftlerin, Deakin University and the Deakin University's Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education (CREATE), Burwood, VIC, Australia

04/2017 – 02/2023

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin und Doktorandin
Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

01/2018 – 02/2018 Gastwissenschaftlerin, University of Michigan and Center for Positive Organizations, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

10/2014 – 03/2017

M. Sc. Psychologie mit Auszeichnung, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Masterthesis: How Can I Go On? Identity Threats and Psychological Growth Phenomena Among Refugees, betreut durch Frau Prof. Ute-Christine Klehe, Ph.D., Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie

08/2015-12/2015 Auslandsaufenthalt, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

10/2011 – 09/2014

B. Sc. Psychologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Bachelorthesis: Soziale Kompetenz in Paarbeziehungen: Der Einfluss der Emotionserkennungsleistung, selbsteingeschätzter sozialer Unsicherheit und paranoiden Denkens auf die Zufriedenheit in Partnerschaften, betreut durch Herrn Prof. Dr. Gerhard Blickle, Arbeits-, Organisations- und Wirtschaftspsychologie

 

Forschungsinteressen

  • Refugees' vocational behavior and labor market integration
  • Career transitions, career development, and coping with change
  • Identity at work
  • Healing and growth-fostering potential of work among disadvantaged populations
  • Adversarial growth at work
  • Positive psychological phenomena and processes at work
  • Social support

 

Lehrveranstaltungen

  • Fälle der Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie (B.Sc.)
  • Positive Organizational Scholarship (M.Sc.)
  • Systemisches Coaching und Veränderungsmanagement (M.Sc.)
  • Agiles Management (M.Sc.)
  • Notfallkommunikation (M.Sc.)

 

Auszeichnungen

2021 Outstanding Reviewer Award der Careers Division der Academy of Management (AoM)
2017

Best Symposium Award der Careers Division der Academy of Management (AoM) für das Symposium Refugees in Europe: Careers and Labor Market Integration (beitragende Autorin)

 

Publikationen

Publikationen in wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften

  • Wehrle, K., Kira, M., Klehe, U.-C., & Hertel, G. (2023). Scorched Earth: Employers’ Breached Trust in Refugees’ Labor Market Integration. Business & Society. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/00076503231202022 

  • Wehrle, K., Kira, M., & Klehe, U.-C. (2019). Putting career construction into context: Career adaptability among refugees. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 111, 107-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2018.08.007

  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., Kira, M., & Zikic. J. (2018). Can I come as I am? Refugees’ vocational identity threats, coping, and growth. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 105, 83-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2017.10.010

 

Preprints

  • Hellmann, J. H., Schlechter, P., Knausenberger, J., Wehrle, K., Schiefer, D., Arian, M., … Echterhoff, G. (2022, April 21). Social media use by refugees residing in Germany: Prevalence and a potential relationship with migration forcedness. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/wjhav

 

 Eingeladene Buchkapitel

  • Wehrle, K., & Fasbender, U. (2019). Self-concept. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences (pp. 1-5). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2001-1

 

 

 Editorinnen-Aktivitäten

  • Associate Editor für die Sektion Work and Organizational Psychology in Applied Psychology: An International Review (International Association of Applied Psychology)
  • Gasteditorin im Special Issue "Effective strategies for humanitarian migrants’ employment, inclusion and integration" im Journal of International Management (Elsevier). Zugriff unter https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-international-management/call-for-papers/effective-strategies-for-humanitarian-migrants
  • Editorial Board Member des Journal of Vocational Behavior (Elsevier)
  • Editorial Board Member des Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (The British Psychological Society)

 

Vorträge auf nationalen Konferenzen

  • Hofer & K. Wehrle (Chairs, 2023). (Forced) migration – Refugees, migrants, expats, and international mobility: How career barriers and resources shape (forced) migrants’ career development. Symposium accepted at the 13th Congress of the Section Work-, Organizational- and Business Psychology of the German Psychological Society, Kassel, Germany, September 12-15.
  • Wehrle, K., Kira, M., & Klehe, U.-C. (2023). “It’s exhausting and requires strength at the same time”: Identity threats, threat emotions, and identity work among workers suffering from Post-COVID. In A. Hofer & K. Wehrle, How careers develop and transitions unfold: Examining the role of the worker, context, and time from a career perspective. Symposium accepted at the 13th Congress of the Section Work-, Organizational- and Business Psychology of the German Psychological Society, Kassel, Germany, September 12-15.
  • Wehrle, K., Kira, M., & Klehe, U.-C. (2022). Professional Identity Development Among Medical Residents: The Influence of an Established Professional Identity in an Intra-Institutional Work Role Transition. In K. Wehrle & A. Hofer (Chairs), Tales of Change: Towards a Broader Understanding of Career and Work Role Transitions in the New World of Work. Symposium at the 52nd Conference of the German Psychological Society, Hildesheim, Germany, September 10-15.
  • Niemann, L., & Wehrle, K. (2022). Seeking to Gain a Foothold in the New Country: Individual and Organizational Factors Shaping Migrants’ Labor Market Integration. Symposium at the 52nd Conference of the German Psychological Society, Hildesheim, Germany, September 10-15.

  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., & Kira, M. (2021). Fostering Refugees’ Labor Market Integration: The Interplaying Roles of Businesses and Host Country Agencies. In K. Wehrle & U.-C. Klehe (Chairs), Migrants’ Long Road Towards Occupational Integration. Symposium at the 12th Congress for Work, Organizational, and Economic Psychology and Human Factors, September 22-24.

  • Schwarz, L. M., Klehe, U.-C., Wehrle, K., & Fasbender, U. (2021). That certain something – A look at the factors that underlie the relationship between job insecurity and stress. In E. Selenko & Klug, K. (Chairs), Precarious Employment: New Perspectives on Job Insecurity and Economic Stressors. Symposium at the 12th Congress for Work, Organizational, and Economic Psychology and Human Factors, September 22-24.

  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., & Kira, M. (2019). Seeing a Silver Lining: Refugees’ Experience of Meaningful Work. In K. Wehrle, U.-C. Klehe, & K. Otto (Chairs), Refugees’ Vocational Resettlement Experiences: The Role of the Individuals and Organizations. Symposium accepted at the 11th Conference of the Section Work-, Organizational- and Business Psychology of the German Psychological Society, Braunschweig, Germany, September 25-27.

  • Wehrle, K., Kira, M., & Klehe, U.-C. (2018). Career Construction Among Refugees. In K. Wehrle, U.-C. Klehe, & A. L. Aydin (Chairs), It Takes Two to Tango - Perspectives on Refugees’ Labor Market Integration in Germany. Symposium at the 51st Conference of the German Psychological Society, Frankfurt, Germany, September 15-20.

  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., Kira, M., & Zikic, J. (2017). Can I Come as I Am? Refugees’ Vocational Identity Threats, Coping, and Growth. In U.-C. Klehe, H. Zacher, & K. Wehrle (Chairs), Under threat: Refugees’ Threatened Identities and Time Perspective - and how They Cope. Symposium at the 10th Conference of the Section Work-, Organizational- and Business Psychology of the German Psychological Society, Dresden, Germany, September 13-15.

Vorträge auf internationalen Konferenzen

  • Wehrle, K., Kira, M., & Klehe, U.-C. (2023). “It’s exhausting and requires strength at the same time”: Identity threats, threat emotions, and identity work among workers suffering from Post-COVID. In C. D. Bataille, M. M. George, A. S. Mudiyanselage, & H. C. Vough (Chairs), Advancing Research on Identity Threat. Symposium accepted at the 82th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA, USA, August 4-8.

  • Klehe, U.-C., & Wehrle, K. (2023). Safe haven? – Refugees' challenges and threats in the receiving country's labor market, their coping, and avenues towards adversarial growth and meaningfulness. Invited Issued Speaker at the 21st Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Katowice, Poland, May 24-27.

    Wehrle, K., Kira, M., & Klehe, U.-C. (2023). Medical residents’ identity baggage: Dynamics between an established and emerging professional identity in an intra-institutional work role transition. In K. Wehrle & A. Hofer (Chairs), Career and work role transitions across different career stages: Insights from Europe. Symposium accepted to the 21st Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Katowice, Poland, May 24-27.

  • Wehrle, K., Kira, M. (presenter), & Klehe, U.-C. (2022). “I Fight With Time. ... That is my War”: How Refugees Craft Meaningful Careers. Presentation accepted in the research track Crafting Meaningful Work in The Face of Disruption at the Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) Research Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, June 23-24.

  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., Kira, M., & Hertel, G. (2022). Like Scorched Earth: Trust Erosions in the Stakeholder Ecosystem in Refugees’ Integration. In K. Wehrle & U.-C. Klehe (Chairs), Tracing Refugees’ Journey From Entering a New Country to Arriving in Organizations. Symposium accepted at the 20th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Glasgow, Scotland, January 11-14.

  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., Kira, M., & Häusser, J. A. (2021). “When You Try, and Try, and Try and Don’t Progress”: Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Refugees’ Self-Regulation During Resettlement. Presentation at the 6th ENESER EAWOP Small Group Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, August 31-September 2.

  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., Kira, M., & Hertel, G. (2021). Scorched Earth: Employers’ Eroding Trust in Refugees’ Integration. In L. Baranik, & R. Williamson Smith (Chairs), Unexpectedly Pursuing Employment in a New Country: How Refugees Overcome Vocational Barriers. Symposium at the 81th Virtual Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, July 29-August 4.

  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., & Kira, M. (2021). Fostering Refugees' Labor Market Integration: The Roles of Businesses and Host Country Agencies. In L. Baranik, & R. Williamson Smith (Chairs), Unexpectedly Pursuing Employment in a New Country: How Refugees Overcome Vocational Barriers. Symposium at the 81th Virtual Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, July 29-August 4.

  • Klehe, U.-C., & Wehrle, K. (2020). Migrants' career related self-management on their road towards better and meaningful work. In IAAP Webinar 16, Supporting people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to access education and work to enhance their integration and resettlement. Online presentation at the International Association of Applied Psychology Division, August 17, 2020.
  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., Kira, M., & Häusser, J. A. (2020). Refugees’ Self-Regulation in Job Search and Vocational Integration: Learning Independent Action. In K. Wehrle, & A. Newman (Chairs), Examining Best Practices in Fostering Refugees’ Careers and Labor Market Integration. Symposium at the 80th Virtual Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 7-11.
  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., & Kira, M. (2019). Seeing a Silver Lining: Refugees’ Experience of Meaningful Work. In K. Wehrle, & M. Kira (Chairs), Meaningful Work in Times of Uncertainty and Career Crises. Symposium at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, USA, August 9-13.

  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., & Kira, M. (2019). Seeing a Silver Lining: Refugees’ Experience of Meaningful Work. In K. Wehrle, & U. Fasbender (Chairs), Dealing With Job Search and Career Crises: Adjusting and Developing One’s Career. Symposium at the 19th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Turin, Italy, May 29-June 1.

  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., & Kira, M. (2019). Seeing a Silver Lining: Refugees’ Experience of Meaningful Work. In A. Belgrade (Chair), Finding Strength Through Adversity: Post Adversarial Growth Among Immigrants and Refugees. Symposium at the International Convention for Psychological Science, Paris, France, March 7-9.

  • Wehrle, K. (2019). Identity Threat, Coping, and Growth Among Refugees and the Role of Career Adaptability and Adaptive Responses in Refugees’ Career Management. Keynote speaker p.p.* at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology's Refugees & Work Event, Glasgow, Scotland, January 21.
  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., & Kira, M. (2018). Refugees in Germany: Career- and Identity-Related Adaptation Processes During Involuntary Career Transitions. Presentation at the P&SC Brown Bag, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, January 25.

  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., & Kira, M. (2018). Career Construction During Involuntary Career Transitions Among Refugees. Presentation at the Adderley Positive Research Incubator of the Center for Positive Organizations, University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, USA, January 11.

  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., Kira, M., & Zikic, J. (2017). Can I Come as I Am? Identity Threats, Coping, and Growth Among Refugees. In M. Latzke, & K. Pernkopf (Chairs), Refugees in Europe: Careers and Labor Market Integration. Symposium at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, USA, August 4-8.
  • Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., Kira, M., & Zikic, J. (2017). Can I Come as I Am? Identity Threats, Coping, and Growth Among Refugees on Their Path to Integration Into Their Host Country’s Work and Society. Presentation at the 33rd EGOS Colloquium in Copenhagen, July 6-8.

 

Eingeladene internationale Workshops

  • Wehrle, K. (2023). Qualitative research and interviewing: Conducting research via a qualitative interview design. Invited workshop at the 21st Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Katowice, Poland, May 24.
  • Wehrle, K. (2023). Qualitative data analysis and writing it up: How to establish rigor in qualitative research. Invited Workshop at the 21st Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Katowice, Poland, May 24.

 

Internationale Workshops 

  • Sarnecki, A., Wehrle, K., Backmann, J., Cojuharenco, I., de Jong, B., Fang He, V., Gerpott, F., Kauppila, O.-P., Patient, D., & Richter, A. (2023). Finding a job in Europe. Professional Development Workshop accepted at the 82th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA, USA, August 4-8.

  • Voloshyna, V., Wehrle, K., Paunova, M., Newman, A., Zikic, J., Dunwoodie, K., Morillas, M., Ortlieb, R., Reiche, S., Puffer, S., & Fitzsimmons, S. (2022). Inclusive and Reflexive Research with International Migrants. Professional Development Workshop at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, USA, August 5-9.

  • Leicht-Deobald, U., Wehrle, K., Chen, Y., Dwertmann, D., Froidevaux, A., Jones, D. A., Li, H., & Sun, S. (2022). Can We Do It, Yes We Can: Strategies for Non-US Scholars to Succeed in the US Jobs Market. Professional Development Workshop at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, USA, August 5-9.

  • Leicht-Deobald, U., Wehrle, K., Backmann, J., Hartmann, S., & Sarnecki, A., (2022). How to Find a First Academic Job in Europe. Virtual Workshop of the Organizational Behavior Global Committee of the Academy of Management, January 26.
  • Wehrle, K., Newman, A., Leicht-Deobald, U., Froidevaux, A., Greer, L., Jones, D., & Schouten, M. (2021). Can We Do It, Yes We Can: Strategies for Non-US Scholars to Succeed in the US Jobs Market. Professional Development Workshop at the 81th Virtual Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, July 29-August 4.
  • Hartmann, S., Backmann, J., Sarnecki, A., Leicht-Deobald, U., & Wehrle, K. (2021). How to Find a First Academic Job in Europe. Virtual Workshop of the Organizational Behavior Global Committee of the Academy of Management, January 28.

  • Wehrle, K., Newman, A., Leicht-Deobald, U., Froidevaux, A., Greer, L., Jones, D., & Schouten, M. (2020). Can We Do It, Yes We Can: Strategies for Non-US Scholars to Succeed in the US Jobs Market. Professional Development Workshop at the 80th Virtual Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 7-11.

  • Wehrle, K., Newman, A., De Roeck, K., Greer, L., Jones, D., & Khattab, J. (2019). Can We Do It, Yes We Can: Strategies for Non-US Scholars to Succeed in the US Jobs Market. Professional Development Workshop at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, USA, August 9-13.

  • Wehrle, K., Paunova, M., Alkhaled, S., Rockstuhl, T., Stahl, G., van Dijk, H., Van Laer, K., Zikic, J., & Zilinskaite, M. (2018). A Multi-Divisional Perspective on What's Next in International Migration and Displacement Research. Professional Development Workshop at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, USA, August 10-14.

 

Komiteearbeit

  • Leiterin des Strangs "Flucht und Migration" des EAWOP Impact Incubators, European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (Europe policymaking | Eawop Impact Incubator)
  • Leitung der Sektion Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
  • Mitglied des Internationalen Komitees der Academy of Management (AoM) Organizational Behavior Division

 

Mitgliedschaften

  • Forschungsteam-Mitglied des Deakin University Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education (CREATE), Burwood, Australia.

  • Migration, Business & Society Network, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Österreich.

  • Academy of Management (AoM)
    - Internationales Komitee der Organizational Behavior Division
  • European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
  • DGPs Fachgruppe AOW-Psychologie

 

Weiterbildungen

  • Geprüfter Systemischer Coach und Change Manager, vergeben vom INeKO - Institut an der Universität Köln
  • Geprüfter Basic Agile Master, vergeben vom INeKO - Institut an der Universität Köln

 

Praktische Erfahrung

Seit 10/2020

INeKO - Institut an der Universität zu Köln

Prüferin und Supervisorin Systemisches Coaching und Change Management

Seit 05/2020

Abteilung für Personalentwicklung der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Trainerin im JLU-internen Fort- und Weiterbildungsprogramm

Seit 10/2019

INeKO - Institut an der Universität zu Köln

Co-Dozentin Systemisches Coaching und Change Management

10/2018 – 01/2020

BZH Bildungszentrum Handel und Dienstleistungen gGmbH, Gießen

Pädagogische Fach- und Lehrkraft

05/2016 – 06/2018

Verein für Jugendfürsorge und Jugendpflege e.V., Lich

Pädagogische Fachkraft

07/2016 – 03/2017

Abteilung für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, Justus-Liebig- Universität Gießen

Studentische Hilfskraft

10/2016 – 11/2016

Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH, Düsseldorf

Praktikantin im Bereich Management Diagnostics & Development

07/2016 – 09/2016

Zentraler Polizeipsychologischer Dienst Hessen, Wiesbaden Praktikantin in der Einsatz- und Ermittlungsunterstützung

05/2015 – 05/2016

Caritasverband Gießen e.V., Gießen

Pädagogische Fachkraft

10/2013 – 09/2014

goals international gmbh, Bonn

Studentische Hilfskraft

02/2013 – 07/2013

3k personalberatung GmbH, Bonn

Studienbegleitende Tätigkeit als Projektassistentin