Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Gröpel


Journal Articles

Altermann, W., & Gröpel, P. (2024a). Effects of 8-week endurance, strength, and coordination exercise interventions on attention in adolescents: A randomized controlled study. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Altermann, W., & Gröpel, P. (2024b). Physical fitness is related to concentration performance in adolescents. Scientific Reports, 14, 587.

Kopp, P. M., Möhler, E., & Gröpel, P. (2024). Physical activity and mental health in school-aged children: a prospective two-wave study during the easing of the COVID-19 restrictions. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 18, 4.

Lubert, V. J., Chełkowska-Zacharewicz, M., & Gröpel, P. (2024). “My mind varied its focus quite a bit”: A thematic analysis of the attentional focus of aspiring professional violinists and violists during performance. Music & Science, 7, 1-14.

Rupprecht, A., Tran, U., & Gröpel, P. (2024). The effectiveness of pre-performance routines in sports: A meta-analysis. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 17(1), 39-64.

Altermann, W., & Gröpel, P. (2023). Effects of acute endurance, strength, and coordination exercise interventions on attention in adolescents: A randomized controlled study. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 64, 102300.

Kessler, L., Gröpel, P., Aichner, H., Aspalter, G., Kuster, L., Schmölzer, G. M., Berger, A., Wagner, M., & Simma, B. (2023). Eye-tracking during simulated endotracheal newborn intubation: a prospective, observational multi-center study. Pediatric Research, 94, 443–449.

Lubert, V. J., Nordin-Bates, S. M., & Gröpel, P. (2023). Effects of tailored interventions for anxiety management in choking-susceptible performing artists: a mixed-methods collective case study. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, 1164273.

Giordano, V., Bibl, K., Felnhofer, A., Kothgassner, O. D., Steinbauer, P., Eibensteiner, F., Gröpel, P., Scharnowski, F., Wagner, M., Olischar, M., Berger, A., & Steyrl, D. (2022). Relationship between psychological characteristics, personality traits, and training on performance in a neonatal resuscitation scenario: a machine learning based analysis. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 10, 1000544.

Gröpel, P., Wagner, M., Bibl, K., Schwarz, H., Eibensteiner, F., Berger, A., & Cardona, F. S. (2022). Provider visual attention correlates with the quality of pediatric resuscitation: An observational eye-tracking study. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 10, 867304.

Lubert, V. J., & Gröpel, P. (2022). Testing interventions for music performance under pressure: A randomized control study. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 11(1), 93-105.

Krois, W., Schmölz, L., Wagner, M., Gröpel, P., Unger, E., Berger, A., Metzelder, M. L., & Reck-Burneo, C. A. (2022). Cysto-vaginoscopy of a 3D-printed cloaca model: A step toward a personalized non-invasive preoperative assessment in patients with complex anorectal malformations. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 32(2), 210-214.

Wagner, M., den Boer, M., Jansen, S., Gröpel, P., Visser, R., Witlox, R., Bekker, V., Lopriore, E., Berger, A., & te Pas, A. (2022). Video-based reflection on neonatal interventions during COVID-19 with eye-tracking glasses: An observational study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 107, F156-F160.

Wagner, M., Gröpel, P., Eibensteiner, F., Kessler, L., Bibl, K., Gross, I. T., Berger, A., & Cardona, F. S. (2022). Visual attention during pediatric resuscitation with feedback devices: a randomized simulation study. Pediatric Research, 91, 1762–1768.

Bibl, K., Wagner, M., Steinbauer, P., Gröpel, P., Wimmer, S., Olischar, M., Berger, A., & Hladschik-Kermer, B. (2021). NeoAct: A randomized prospective pilot study on communication skill training of neonatologists. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 9, 675742.

Krois, W., Palmisani, F., Gröpel, P., Feil, P., Metzelder, M. L., Patsch, J. M., & Reck-Burneo, C. A. (2021). Assessment of sacral ratio in patients with anorectal malformations - Can magnetic resonance imaging replace conventional radiographs? Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 56(11), 1993-1997.

Schönbrodt, F. D., Hagemeyer, B., Brandstätter, V., Czikmantori, T., Gröpel, P., Hennecke, M., Israel, L. S. F., Janson, K., Kemper, N., Köllner, M., Kopp, P. M., Mojzisch, A., Müller-Hotop, R., Prüfer, J., Quirin, M., Scheidemann, B., Schiestel, L., Schulz-Hardt, S., Sust, L., Zygar-Hoffmann, C., & Schultheiss, O. C. (2021). Measuring implicit motives with the Picture Story Exercise (PSE): Databases of expert-coded German stories, pictures, and updated picture norms. Journal of Personality Assessment, 103(3), 392-405.

Tief, V. J., & Gröpel, P. (2021). Pre-performance routines for music students: An experimental pilot study. Psychology of Music, 49(5), 1261–1272.

Abula, K., Beckmann, J., He, Z., Cheong, C., Lu, F., & Gröpel, P. (2020). Autonomy support in physical education promotes autonomous motivation towards leisure-time physical activity: Evidence from a sample of Chinese college students. Health Promotion International, 35, e1–e10.

Bibl, K., Gröpel, P., Berger, A., Schmölzer, G. M., Olischar, M., & Wagner, M. (2020). Randomised simulation trial found an association between rescuers’ height and weight and chest compression quality during paediatric resuscitation. Acta Paediatrica, 109(9), 1831-1837.

Bibl, K., Gröpel, P., Berger, A., Schmölzer, G. M., Olischar, M., & Wagner, M. (2020). Response to letter to the editor regarding article “Randomised simulation trial found an association between rescuers' height and weight and chest compression quality during paediatric resuscitation”. Acta Paediatrica, 109(9), 1910-1911.

Chovanec, L., & Gröpel, P. (2020). Effects of 8-week endurance and resistance training programmes on cardiovascular stress responses, life stress, and coping. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38(15), 1699-1707.

Gröpel, P., Mesagno, C., & Beckmann, J. (2020). Pre-shot routines to improve competition performance: A case study of a group of elite pistol shooters. Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4(1), 52-57.

Gröpel, P., Gross, T. I., & Wagner, M. (2020). Differences in intubators' visual attention during neonatal endotracheal intubation. Resuscitation.

Kopp, P. M., Senner, V., & Gröpel, P. (2020). Regular exercise participation and volitional competencies. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 9(2), 232-243.

Kopp, P. M., Senner, V., Kehr, H. M., & Gröpel, P. (2020). Achievement motive, autonomous motivation, and attendance at fitness center: A longitudinal prospective study. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 51, 101758.

Krois, W., Gröpel, P., Metzelder, M. L., Wood, R. J., Levitt, M. A., & Reck-Burneo, C. A. (2020). The effect of pediatric colorectal short-term medical service trips on self-reported confidence in patient care in volunteers in the home country. Annals of Global Health, 86(1):28, 1-5.

Krois, W., Reck-Burneo, C. A., Gröpel, P., Wagner, M., & Metzelder, M. L. (2020). Joint attention in a laparoscopic simulation-based training - A pilot study on camera work, gaze behavior, and surgical performance in laparoscopic surgery. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 30(5), 564-568.

Wagner, M., Gröpel, P., Bibl, K., Olischar, M., Auerbach, M., & Gross, I. (2020). Eye-tracking during simulation-based neonatal airway management. Pediatric Research, 87, 518-522.

Wergin, V. V., Beckmann, J., Gröpel, P., & Mesagno, C. (2020). Investigating cumulative effects of pre-performance routine interventions in beach volleyball serving. PLoS ONE 15(1): e0228012.

Gröpel, P., & Mesagno, C. (2019). Choking interventions in sports: A systematic review. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12, 176-201.

Gurnakova, J., & Gröpel, P. (2019a). Potenciál riešenia simulovaných úloh pre zvyšovanie kvality výkonu profesionálov v zdravotnej záchrannej službe [The benefits of simulation-based exercises for performance quality of emergency medical services professionals]. Urgentni Medicina, 22(4).

Gurnakova, J., & Gröpel, P. (2019b). Prior participation in simulation events is associated with in-simulation team performance among emergency medical services professionals. Simulation in Healthcare, 14, 235-240.

Mesagno, C., Beckmann, J., Wergin, V. V., & Gröpel, P. (2019). Primed to perform: Comparing different pre-performance routine interventions to improve accuracy in closed, self-paced motor tasks. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, 73-81.

Mesagno, C., Garvey, J., Tibbert, S. J., & Gröpel, P. (2019). An investigation into handedness and choking under pressure in sport. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 90, 217-226.

Wagner, M., Bibl, K., Hrdliczka, E., Steinbauer, P., Stiller, M., Gröpel, P., Goeral, K., Salzer-Muhar, U., Berger, A., Schmölzer, G. M., & Olischar, M. (2019). Effects of feedback on chest compression quality: A randomized simulation study. Pediatrics, 143(2):e20182441.

Abula, K., Gröpel, P., Chen, K., & Beckmann, J. (2018). Does knowledge of physical activity recommendations increase physical activity among Chinese college students? Empirical investigations based on the transtheoretical model. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 7, 77-82.

Cross-Villasana, F., Gröpel, P., Ehrlenspiel, F. & Beckmann, J. (2018). Central theta amplitude as a negative correlate of performance proficiency in a dynamic visuospatial task. Biological Psychology, 132, 37-44.

Gröpel, P., Urner, M., Pruessner, J. C., & Quirin, M. (2018). Endurance- and resistance-trained men exhibit lower cardiovascular responses to psychosocial stress than untrained men. Frontiers in Psychology.

Gröpel, P., & Beckmann, J. (2017). A pre-performance routine to optimize competition performance in artistic gymnastics. The Sport Psychologist, 31, 199-207.

Abula, K., Beckmann, J., Chen, K., & Gröpel, P. (2016). Validation of the Chinese version of the physical activity stages of change questionnaire. Cogent Psychology, 3: 1228509.

Gröpel, P. (2016). Self-focused attention and motor skill failure: The moderating role of action orientation. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 5, 206-217.

Gröpel, P., Wegner, M., & Schüler, J. (2016). Achievement motive and sport participation. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 27, 93-100.

Stopps, T., & Gröpel, P. (2016). Motivation zum Risikosport: Eine qualitative Untersuchung mit professionellen Freeskiern [Motivation for high-risk sports: A qualitative study with professional freeskiers]. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 23, 13-25.

Cross-Villasana, F., Gröpel, P., Doppelmayr, M. & Beckmann, J. (2015). Unilateral left-hand contractions produce widespread depression of cortical activity after their execution. PLoS ONE 10 (12): e0145867.

Gröpel, P., Schoene, L., & Wegner, M. (2015). Implizite und explizite Motive von Leistungs- und Freizeitsporttreibenden. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 22, 6-19.

Gröpel, P., Baumeister R. F., & Beckmann, J. (2014). Action vs. state orientation and self-control performance after depletion. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 476-487.

Gröpel, P., & Kehr, H. M. (2014). Motivation and self-control: Implicit motives moderate the exertion of self-control in motive-related tasks. Journal of Personality, 82, 317-328.

Beckmann, J.*, Gröpel, P.*, & Ehrlenspiel, F. (2013). Preventing motor skill failure through hemisphere-specific priming: Cases from choking under pressure. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 679–691.

Gröpel, P., & Dovičovičová, K. (2012). Pracovná flexibilita ako nástroj zvyšovania rovnováhy životných oblastí: Je flexibilita vhodná naozaj pre každého? [Job flexibility as a tool supporting work-life balance: Is the flexibility really helpful for everyone?]. Československá Psychologie, 56, 56-63.

Kellmann, M., Gröpel, P., & Beckmann, J. (2011). Evaluation und Qualitätsoptimierung der sportpsychologischen Betreuungsarbeit im deutschen Spitzensport [Evaluation and quality optimization of sport psychological coaching in German high performance sport]. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 18, 49-59.

Heiss, Ch., Ziegler, M., Engbert, K., Gröpel, P., & Brand, R. (2010). Self-leadership and volition: Distinct and potentially supplemental constructs? Psychological Reports, 107, 447-462.

Gröpel, P., & Kuhl, J. (2009a). Maintaining balance in life: Action orientation as a buffer against life stress. Studia Psychologica, 51, 137-141.

Gröpel, P., & Kuhl, J. (2009b). Work-life balance and subjective well-being: The mediating role of need fulfillment. The British Journal of Psychology, 100, 365-375.

Ivanovičová, M. & Gröpel, P. (2009). Iracionálne presvedčenia a spokojnosť so životom: Korelačná štúdia [Irrational convictions and life satisfaction: A correlation study]. Československá Psychologie, 53, 84-91.

Gröpel, P., & Steel, P. (2008). A mega-trial investigation of goal setting, interest enhancement, and energy on procrastination. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 406-411.

Gröpel, P. (2008). Affect Regulation and Motive-Incongruent Goal Orientations: Relation to Well Being. Studia Psychologica, 50, 137-146.

Gröpel, P. (2006). Rovnováha životných oblastí vo vzťahu k naplnenosti potrieb a spokojnosti so životom [Balancing work and personal life: Relations to needs fulfillment and life satisfaction]. Československá Psychologie, 50, 71-83.

Gröpel, P., & Kuhl, J. (2006). Having time for life activities: Life balance and self-regulation. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 2, 54-63.

*Authors contributed equally

Books and Book Chapters (Selected)

Gröpel, P., & Lubert, V. J. (2022). Interventions for performance under pressure in sports and the performing arts. Psychologie in Österreich, 42(2), 134-139.

Mesagno, C., Ehrlenspiel, F., Wergin, V., & Gröpel, P. (2021). Choking under pressure. In E. Filho & I. Basevitch (Eds.), Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology: Research Directions To Advance the Field (pp. 31-45). Oxford University Press.

Gröpel, P., & Tief, V. (2019). Nudging tools to promote physical activity at the workplace. In Österreichischer Betriebssport Verband (Ed.), Bewegung im Setting Arbeitswelt in einer sich wandelnden, modernen Gesellschaft (pp. 46-54). Vienna: ÖBSV.

Gröpel, P., & Beckmann, J. (2017). Personality systems interaction in skilled motor performance: Implications for sport psychology. In N. Baumann, M. Kazén, M. Quirin, & S. Koole (Eds.), Why people do the things they do: Building on Julius Kuhl’s contribution to motivation and volition psychology (pp. 323-341). Göttingen: Hogrefe. ISBN 978‐0-88937-540-6

Gurňáková, J., Sedlár, M., & Gröpel, P. (2017). Who Is the Champion? Performance Confidence and Actual Performance among Emergency Medical Services Crew Leaders. In J. Gore & P. Ward (Eds.), Naturalistic decision making and uncertainty (pp. 217-220). Bath: The University of Bath. ISBN 978-0-86197-194-7

Gröpel, P., & Kossak, T. (2015). Handlungskontrolltheorie. In M. Galliker & Uwe Wolfradt (Hrsg.), Kompendium psychologischer Theorien (pp. 177-180). Berlin: Suhrkamp. ISBN 978-3-518-29754-4

Gröpel, P. (2014). Unbewusstes nutzen: Mehr Willenskraft durch innere Motivation [Use the subconscious: More willpower through internal motivation]. Forschung & Lehre, 4, 304-305. ISSN 9455604

Gröpel, P., & Kazén, M. (2014). Self-control performance and individual differences in motivation. In A. M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 99 (pp. 113-129). New York: Nova Publisher. ISBN 978-1-63321-286-2

Beckmann, J., Gröpel, P., & Ehrlenspiel, F. (2012). Practicing with both brain hemispheres. In A. Mornell (Ed.), Art in Motion II: Motor Skills, Motivation, and Musical Practice (pp. 63-73). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag. ISBN 978-3-631-62263-6

Ehrlenspiel, F., & Gröpel, P. (2012). Sportpsychologische Diagnostik. In D. Beckmann-Waldenmayer & J. Beckmann, (Hrsg.), Handbuch sportpsychologischer Praxis: Mentales Training in den olympischen Sportarten (pp. 33-48). Balingen: Spitta-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-94196-469-3

Gröpel, P. (2007). On the Theory of Life Balance: The Relation to Subjective Well-Being and the Role of Self-Regulation. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller. ISBN 978-3-8364-4578-8 [Re‑published in 2012 by Akademiker Verlag; ISBN 978-3-639-42491-1]

Gröpel, P., Kuhl, J., & Kazén, M. (2004). Toward an integrated self: Age differences and the role of action orientation. Proceedings of the 2nd SELF Research Conference [CD-Rom]. Sydney: SELF Research Centre.