Dr. Hansjörg Plieninger



Office hours:


L 13, 15 Room 526
+49 (0)621/181-1353
+49 (0)621/181-2129
plieninger   uni-mannheim.de

by appointment

Research Interests

  • Latent variable modelling (IRT, SEM)
  • Multilevel modelling
  • Response styles
  • Empirical educational research


  • Plieninger, H., & Heck, D. W. (2018). A new model for acquiescence at the interface of psychometrics and cognitive psychology. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 53, 633–654. doi:10.1080/00273171.2018.1469966 PDF
  • Plieninger, H. (2016). Mountain or molehill: A simulation study on the impact of response styles. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 77, 32-53. doi:10.1177/0013164416636655  pdf.
  • Plieninger, H. & Dickhäuser, O. (2015). The female fish is more responsive: Gender moderates the BFLPE in the domain of science. Educational Psychology, 35, 213-227.doi:10.1080/01443410.2013.814197.
  • Plieninger, H. & Meiser, T. (2014). Validity of multiprocess IRT models for separating content and response styles. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 74, 875-899. doi:10.1177/0013164413514998.