Diana Boer

Diana Boer


  • MSc (Georg-August-University, Goettingen, Germany)
  • PhD (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)


Category: Alumni

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Areas of interest

Cross cultural psychology and research methods; personal and cultural values and identities; prosociality; wellbeing; music preferences across cultures; organizational diversity; organizational behaviour including leadership

Selected publications

Fischer, R. & Boer, D. (2011). What is more important for national well-being: Money or autonomy? A meta-analysis of well-being, burnout and anxiety across 63 societies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 164-184. doi: 10.1037/a0023663

Boer, D., Fischer, R., Strack, M., Bond, M. H., Lo, E. & Lam, J. (2011). How shared preferences in music create bonds between people: Values as the missing Link. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Published on May 4, 2011. doi:10.1177/0146167211407521

Boer, D., & Fischer, R. (2011). Towards a holistic picture of functions of music: A culturally decentred qualitative approach. Psychology of Music. Published on January 14, 2011, doi: 10.1177/0305735610 381885

Boer, D., & Fischer, R. (2011). The functions of music-listening across cultures: The development of a scale measuring personal, social and cultural functions of music. In F. Deutsch, M. Boehnke, U. Kuehnen, & K. Boehnke (Eds.), Crossing Borders: Cross-Cultural and Cultural Psychology as an Interdisciplinary, Multi-Method Endeavour. Bremen: Jacobs-University.


You can access Diana's thesis here.