Florian Hartmann

Dr. Florian G. Hartmann
Senior Scientist

Department of Psychology
Hellbrunner Straße 34, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43(0)662 / 8044 – 5167

ORCiD ID: 0000-0002-0394-562X
Loop Profile: 721942


  • 2010-2016 PhD at the Universität der Bundeswehr München (Department of Human Sciences, Institute of Educational Sciences)
  • 2004-2010 Studies in education, psychology and statistics at theLMU München

Academic positions:

  • since 2022 Senior Scientist at the Department of Psychology, Division of Psychological Assessment, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg
  • 2010-2022 Research associate at the Institute of Educational Sciences, Social Science Research Methods, Universität der Bundeswehr München


Florian Hartmann gives lectures on psychological assessment, personality psychology and statistics and methods in social sciences. In addition, he supervises students’ theses and regularly participates in advanced training courses on university didactics.


Predominantly using quantitative methods Florian Hartmann’s research is about the assessment of attitudes such as parenting goals and personality traits such as vocational and teaching-related interests. He also investigates the conditions and effects of person-environment fit in educational and occupational contexts. Florian G. Hartmann is a Review Editor for Assessment, Testing and Applied Measurement for the Journal Frontiers in Education and the author of the R package holland, which provides methods to quantify the core concepts of Holland’s theory of vocational choice.


  • Ortner, T. M., Hartmann, F. G., Badstuber, N., & Breuer, S. (2023). 17. Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (DPPD): Vielfalt forschen, Vielfalt leben. doi:  10.25598/dppd23abstractband
  • Hartmann, F. G., & Ertl, B. (2023). Big Five personality trait differences between students from different majors aspiring to the teaching profession. Current Psychology, 42(14), 12070-12086. doi:  10.1007/s12144-021-02528-3
  • Hartmann, F. G., Kopp, J. & Lois, D. (2022): Sozialwissenschaftliche Datenanalyse. Eine Einführung. 3. Auflage. Springer VS. doi:  1007/978-3-658-36322-2
  • Hartmann, F. G., Mouton, D., & Ertl, B. (2022). The Big Six interests of STEM and non-STEM students inside and outside of teacher education. Teaching and Teacher Education, 112. doi:  1016/j.tate.2021.103622
  • Hartmann, F. G., Heine, J.-H., & Ertl, B. (2021). Concepts and coefficients based on John L. Holland’s theory of vocational choice—examining the R package holland. Psych, 3, 728–750. doi:  3390/psych3040047
  • Ertl, B. & Hartmann, F. G. (2019). The interest profiles and interest congruence of male and female students in STEM and non-STEM fields. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. doi: 3389/fpsyg.2019.00897

Statistical Programming – R Packages:

R package holland