Karoline Schubert (M.Sc.)

Research associate 

Karoline Schubert has been working in the department since April 2023. She supports the department through excellent teaching (teaching award for innovative examination achievements, WiSe 2023/2024), participation in third-party funded projects (e.g., LeA) and, since January 2024, as project manager of the “Interactive Career Atlas”. 

In her PhD studies she is working on the topic of “Idle Time at Work” and her research interests include new work, work and mental health as well as the topic of reduced working hours (e.g., 4-day workweek). 

She completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology at the University of Leipzig. 


Markusplatz 3, Raum M3/01.20 
Phone: 0951 863-1740 
E-Mail: karoline.schubert(at)uni-bamberg.de 



Short bio

01/20 – now PhD student, Work and Organizational Psychology (University of Leipzig) 

  • Topic: Idle time at work 

  • Research interest: new work, work and health, reduced working time (e.g., 4-day workweek) 

07/18 – Work and Organizational Psychology (University of Leipzig) 

  • Teaching: seminars on occupational health psychology, on the basics of work and organizational psychology, accompanying students’ research projects 

10/21 – 09/22 Psychological Methodology (University of Leipzig) 

  • Teaching: Exercise on multivariate statistics & research methodology in R and on computer-aided data analysis in R 

10/12 – 09/17 Anamnesegruppe Leipzig, Ehrenamtliche Tutorentätigkeit 

  • Tutorial on professional conversations with clinical patients, teaching constructive feedback 

08/13 – 03/17 Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften 

  • Support of research activities (MRI, EEG, behavioral) 

10/16 – 12/16 Universität Leipzig, Psychologische Diagnostik 

  • Tutorial on data analysis with R 



Volmer, J., Menhardt, A.-K., & Schubert, K. (2024). Digital führen: Gesundheitsförderung durch Coachings und die App "e-relate". Personal Quarterly, 2, 24-29. 

Zeschke, M.; Schubert, K.; Zacher, H. (2023) Effects of Idle Time on Well-Being: An Experimental Study. Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie A&O. 68(2), 93-106. https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/10.1026/0932-4089/a000422 

Schubert, K.; Zeschke, M.; Zacher, H. (2023). What to do when there is nothing to do? Toward a better understanding of idle time at work. Current Psychology, 42(1-2), 11871–11890. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-02445-5