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2016 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

Assistant Professor

Academic Unit of Social Contexts and Policies of Education


M.A. (TU Dresden), Dr. phil. (CAU Kiel)


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(852) 2241 5571


Room 217, Runme Shaw Building

Research Expertise

  • Civic Education
  • Diversity, Ethnicity and Identity
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Research Methods and Methodologies

AERA Social Studies Research SIG Early Career Award 2021


Faculty Early Career Research Output Award 2019


IEA Richard M. Wolf Memorial Award 2018

 Funded research projects

  • 'Digital citizenship education' (German collaborator: Prof. Dirk Lange, University of Hannover), Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme, Hong Kong SAR (01/2020–12/2021)

  • 'Civic education in times of change,' Seed Fund for Basic Research – The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR: HK$ 128,527 (06/2019–11/2020)

  • Collective identification and the protest movement in Hong Kong' (Co-Investigators: Dr. Wong, Dr. Fu, Prof. Law), Public Policy Research Funding Scheme, Hong Kong SAR: HK$ 466,867 (04/2020–11/2020)

  • ‘What teachers believe about the goals of civic education,’ Faculty Research Fund – The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR: HK$ 57,500 (11/2018–09/2019)

  • ‘Civics teaching in ‘young’ and ‘old’ democracies,’ Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship – National Academy of Education, Washington, DC, United States: US$ 70,000 (09/2016–12/2018)

  • ‘A cross-national analysis of teacher beliefs about the objectives of civic education,’ Faculty Research Fund – The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR: HK$ 29,952 (12/2017–09/2018)

  • ‘Drawing inferences about school effectiveness,’ Faculty Research Fund – The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR: HK$ 30,000 (11/2016–09/2017)

  • ‘The development of political competencies in teenagers and young adults and the impact of curriculum reforms,’ Postdoctoral fellowship – Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Cologne, Germany: € 38,036 (09/2014–12/2015)

Published books, chapters and journal articles since 2008

    • Reichert, F. (2021). How do student and school resources influence civic knowledge? Evidence from three cohorts of Australian tenth graders. Asia Pacific Education Review (Online First). DOI: 10.1007/s12564-021-09698-6
    • Reichert, F. (2021). How citizenship norms predict participation in different political activities. Political Science (Online First). DOI: 10.1080/00323187.2021.1923374
    • Reichert, F. (2021). Collective protest and expressive action among young adults in Hong Kong: Forms of political participation and associations between offline and online political behavior. Frontiers in Political Science, 2, 608203. DOI: 10.3389/fpos.2020.608203 (Open Access)
    • Sampermans, D., Reichert, F., & Claes, E. (2021). Teachers’ concepts of good citizenship and associations with their teaching styles. Cambridge Journal of Education (Online First). DOI: 10.1080/0305764X.2020.1861219
    • Reichert, F., Lange, D. & Chow, L. (2021). Educational beliefs matter for classroom instruction: A comparative analysis of teachers’ beliefs about the aims of civic education. Teaching and Teacher Education, 98, 103248. DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2020.103248
    • Reichert, F. (2020). Media use and youth civic engagement. In J. van den Bulck, D. Ewoldsen, M.-M. Mares, & E. Scharrer (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Media Psychology (pp. 1–8). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. DOI: 10.1002/9781119011071.iemp0115
    • Reichert, F., Torney-Purta, J., & Liang, W. (2020). Teachers’ organizational participation: Profiles in 12 countries and correlates in teaching-related practices. Theory & Research in Social Education, 48(4), 552–582. DOI: 10.1080/00933104.2020.1795764.
    • Reichert, F., Zhang, J., Law, N., Wong, G., & de la Torre, J. (2020). Exploring the structure of digital literacy competence assessed using authentic software applications. Educational Technology Research & Development, 68(6),2991–3013. DOI: 10.1007/s11423-020-09825-x.
    • Jin, K.-J., Reichert, F., Cagasan, L. P. [Jr.], de la Torre, J., & Law, N. (2020). Measuring digital literacy across three age cohorts: Exploring the dimensionality and performance differences. Computers & Education, 157, 103968. DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2020.103968.
    • Reichert, F., Lam, P., Loh, E. K. Y., & Law, N. (2020). Hong Kong Students’ Digital Citizenship Development: Initial Findings. [Published in English and in Chinese; Chinese title: 香港中小學生數碼公民素養:首階段研究報告.] Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong. URL:
      • Reichert, F., & Print, M. (2019). Participatory practices and political knowledge: How motivational inequality moderates the effects of formal political knowledge. Social Psychology of Education, 22(5), 1085–1108. DOI: 10.1007/s11218-019-09514-5
      • Reichert, F., & Torney-Purta, J. (2019). A cross-national comparison of teachers' beliefs about the aims of civic education in 12 countries: A person-centered analysis. Teaching and Teacher Education, 77, 112–125. DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2018.09.005. (Open Access)
      • Reichert, F., Chen, J., & Torney-Purta, J. (2018). Profiles of adolescents’ perceptions of democratic classroom climate and students’ influence: The effect of school and community contexts. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(6), 1279–1298. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-018-0831-8
      • Reichert, F. (2018). How important are political interest and efficacy in the prediction of political participation? Longitudinal evidence from Germany. International Journal of Social Psychology, 33(3), 459–503. DOI: 10.1080/02134748.2018.1482056
      • Reichert, F., & Print, M. (2018). Civic Participation of High School Students: The Effect of Civic Learning in School. Educational Review 70(3), 318–341. DOI: 10.1080/00131911.2017.1316239.
        • Reichert, F. (2017). Conditions and constraints of political participation among Turkish students in Germany. Cogent Psychology, 4(1), 1351675. DOI: 10.1080/23311908.2017.1351675(Open Access)
        • Reichert, F., & Print, M. (2017). Mediated and moderated effects of political communication on civic participation. Information, Communication & Society, 20(8), 1162–1184. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2016.1218524.
        • Reichert, F. (2017). Young adults' conceptions of 'good' citizenship behaviours: A latent class analysis. Journal of Civil Society 13(1), 90–110. DOI: 10.1080/17448689.2016.1270959.
        • Reichert, F. (2017). Content analysis: Juvenile delinquency in the press. SAGE Research Methods Cases. London: Sage. DOI: 10.4135/9781473994850.
        • Reichert, F. (2016). Who is the engaged citizen? Correlates of secondary school students’ concepts of good citizenship. Educational Research and Evaluation 22(5–6), 305–332. DOI: 10.1080/13803611.2016.1245148.
        • Reichert, F. (2016). Students’ perceptions of good citizenship: A person-centred approach. Social Psychology of Education 19(3), 661–693. DOI: 10.1007/s11218-016-9342-1.
        • Reichert, F. (2016). Learning for active citizenship: Are Australian youths discovering democracy at school? Education, Citizenship and Social Justice 11(2), 130–144. DOI: 10.1177/1746197915626090.
        • Reichert, F., & Print, M. (2016). Active citizenship in the political realm: The case of Australian secondary school students. Citizenship Education Research Journal 6(1), 51–67. (Open Access)
        • Reichert, F. (2016). How internal political efficacy translates political knowledge into political participation. Evidence from Germany. Europe’s Journal of Psychology 12(2), 221–241. DOI: 10.5964/ejop.v12i2.1095(Open Access)
            • Simon, B., Reichert, F., Schäfer, C. D., Bachmann, A., & Renger, D. (2015). Dual identification and the (de‑)politicization of migrants: Longitudinal and comparative evidence. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology 25(3), 193–203. DOI: 10.1002/casp.2206.
            • Reichert, F. (2015). How collective identities affect political interest and political efficacy among migrants. Journal of Identity and Migration Studies 9(1), 2–18. (Open Access)
            • Reichert, F. (2014). The prediction of political competencies by political action and political media consumption. Journal of Social Science Education 13(4), 90–109. DOI: 10.2390/jsse-v13-i4-1340(Open Access)
            • Reichert, F. (2014). Kognitive Vorbedingungen politischen Handelns bei Studierenden mit und ohne Migrationsgeschichte. [Cognitive preconditions of political action among university students with and without a migration history.] In K. B. Schnebel (Ed.), Europäische Minderheiten. Im Dilemma zwischen Selbstbestimmung und Integration. Berlin: Springer VS, pp. 201–236. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-04714-6_9.
              • Simon, B., Reichert, F., Grabow, O. (2013). When dual identity becomes a liability: Identity and political radicalism among migrants. Psychological Science 24(3), 251–257. DOI: 10.1177/0956797612450889.
              • Reichert, F. (2013). Operationalisierung und Messung von Begriffen, Indexbildung und Skalierungsverfahren. [Operationalisation and measurement of concepts, index construction, and scaling procedures.] In S. Maschke & L. Stecher (Eds.), Enzyklopädie Erziehungswissenschaft Online. Fachgebiet: Methoden der empirischen erziehungswissenschaftlichen Forschung, Quantitative Forschungsmethoden. Weinheim; Basel: Beltz Juventa. DOI: 10.3262/EEO07130309.
              • Reichert, F. (2013). Kognitive Politisierung bei Studierenden mit türkischer Migrationsgeschichte. Zum Einfluss von politischem Interesse und politischen Kompetenzen auf politisches Handeln sowie zur Rolle kollektiver Identitäten im Prozess kognitiver Politisierung. [Cognitive Politicization among University Students with Turkish Migration History. On the Influence of Political Interest and Political Competences on Political Action, and the Role of Collective Identities in Cognitive Politicization.] München: De Gruyter Oldenbourg. ISBN: 978-3-486-72113-3.
              • Reichert, F. (2013). Press reports about causes of juvenile crime and associated claims in the German press. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology 2, 328–347. (Open Access)
                  • Reichert, F. (2010). Political competences and political participation: On the role of ‘objective’ political knowledge, political reasoning, and subjective political competence in early adulthood. Journal of Social Science Education 9(4), 63–81. DOI: 10.4119/jsse-v9-i4-1145(Open Access)
                  • Reichert, F. (2010). Jugendkriminalität: ‚Media-Hype‘ und unterbelichtet im Boulevard? [Juvenile delinquency: Media reporting in daily and popular newspapers.] Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform 93(1), 69–86. DOI: 10.1515/mks-2010-930105.
                  • Reichert, F. (2009). Jugendkriminalität in den Medien – Informationsgrundlagen der Kriminalartikel zweier großer deutscher Tageszeitungen. [Youth crime in the media: Information bases of articles on criminality of two major German daily newspapers.] Kriminalistik 63(6), 339–343. URL:
                  • Reichert, F. (2009). Straflust in Zeitungsmedien: Gibt es in der Presse eine ‚Punitivität im weiteren Sinn‘? [Criminal lust in newspaper media: Is there a ‘punitiveness in further sense’ in the press?] Kriminologisches Journal 41(2), 100–114. DOI: 04200902100.
                  • Reichert, F. (2009). Jugendkriminalität. Deutungsmuster zweier großer deutscher Tageszeitungen. [Juvenile delinquency: Interpretative frames of two major German dailies.] Deutsche Jugend 57(6), 267–274. DOI: 10.3262/DJ0906267.
                  • Reichert, F. (2008). Ist das Gefängnis eine sinnvolle Strafmaßnahme für rechtsextreme jugendliche Gewalttäter? [Is prison a reasonable sanction for right-wing extremist juvenile violent criminals?] Psychosozial 31(3), 119–125. URL:
                  • Dümmler, K., & Reichert, F. (2008). Politische Bildung ohne demokratische Beteiligung? Eine empirische Untersuchung an sächsischen Schulen. [Political education without democratic participation? An empirical study at Saxon schools.] kursiv – Journal für politische Bildung 12(2), 54–62.

                  Board Memberships

                  Editoral Board, Journal of Youth and Adolescence

                  Steering Committee, Standing Group 'Citizenship' of the European Consortium for Political Research


                  Professional Memberships

                  American Educational Research Association (AERA)

                  American Political Science Association (APSA)

                  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft [German Educational Research Association] (DGfE)

                  Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft [German Association of Political Science] (DVPW)

                  Standing Groups ‘Citizenship’ and ‘Political Psychology’ of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

                  International Political Science Association (IPSA)

                  International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)


                  Recent journal reviewer activities (selection)

                  Asia-Pacific Journal of Education

                  Australian Journal of Political Science

                  Children and Youth Services Review

                  Education, Citizenship and Social Justice

                  Educational Psychology

                  Educational Review

                  Educational Studies

                  Information, Communication & Society

                  International Journal of Communication

                  Journal of Information Technology and Politics

                  ​Jounal of International Migration and Integration

                  Journal of Political Science Education

                  Journal of Youth and Adolescence

                  Journal of Youth Studies

                  ​Political Behavior

                  Political Psychology

                  Political Research Quarterly

                  Scandinavian Political Studies

                  Social Movement Studies

                  Teaching and Teacher Education

                  Telematics and Informatics

                  Turkish Studies

                  Youth & Society