Nir Madjar

STEPS Research Fellow

Faculty of Education, Bldg 6
Monash University, Clayton Campus
Melbourne VIC 3800 AUSTRALIA
Office Tel: +613 9902 4960

Prior Qualifications

2011 PhD Education (Dissertation Title: Personal epistemology and achievement goal orientations among students)
2009 MA Educational Psychology
2006 BA Behavioural Sciences and Education
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


Currently I am a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. In 2011 I completed a doctoral degree in Education at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. During the past six years I have been teaching and supervising students in various levels. I developed a research seminar for undergraduate students titled Student Motivation and Personal Epistemology, tutored and taught Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods for undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Ben-Gurion University and Sapir College. In addition, I taught Introduction to Psychology and Theories of Personality at Sapir College. My main research interests are contextual factors (such as classroom goal structure, teacher gender and expectations) which affect students’ motivation, engagement and performance in school. My study is based primarily on the theoretical frameworks of Achievement Goal Orientations and Expectancy-Value Theory. I am also highly interested and have experience in the implementation of advanced and contemporary research methods (such as growth curve models, hierarchical linear modeling, and structural equation modeling) in educational research.

Research Interests

Future Plans

My future goal is to elaborate my study within the field of educational psychology in a research-oriented institute.


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Selected Conference Presentations

Nir is associated with the STEPS program of research