Dr. Frederick De Moll

Frederick De Moll

Postdoctoral researcher

Fakultät oder Zentrum Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, Erziehungswissenschaften und Sozialwissenschaften
Department Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E03 45-130
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 9626

Frederick de Moll joined ECCS as a postdoctoral research associate in February 2019. He works with the research group of Andreas Hadjar. Frederick’s interests include educational inequality, parenting, and family processes. He also focuses on children’s attitudes towards school and learning, and how these are associated with academic achievement. Prior to coming to work at Luxembourg, Frederick was a faculty member in the education department at Goethe University Frankfurt, where he received his doctorate degree in 2016. He was educated at Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, where he studied education, sociology, and psychology.

Last updated on: Montag, den 01. Februar 2021


Goethe University Frankfurt Doctorate, summa cum laude, Educational Science, 2016.

Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg


Diplom (Univ.) with Distinction, Educational Science, Minor: Sociology, 2008.

Preliminary diploma in Educational Science, Minor: Psychology, 2005.

Academic Positions

Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education, University of Luxembourg
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2019–present
Research Unit: Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS)

Institute of Education and Society


Faculty of Educational Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2017–2019
Project: EDUCAREplus (Milieu-specific self-views and practices of children, parents and educators in early education and care settings and middle childhood)


Faculty of Educational Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt

Doctoral Research Associate, 2011–2015
Project: EDUCARE (Childhood education and care from the perspective of policy makers, professionals in kindergartens and primary schools, parents and children)


Faculty of Human Sciences,
Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg
Research Assistant, 2008–2011
Project: MAUSeval (Evaluation of the Mannheim Support System for Schools)

Research Visits

Fondation nationale des sciences politiques (Sciences Po), Observatoire sociologique du changement (OSC), Paris (France)

Postdoctoral research visitor, February–April 2018
Host: Agnès van Zanten

Funding: IDeA Interdisciplinary Research Centre


Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, University of Notre Dame, Indiana (USA) Research Visitor/Doctoral Fellow, January–May 2014

Host: William Carbonaro
Funding: IDeA-Centre / LOEWE – Hesse State Offensive for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence



Last updated on: 10 Apr 2019

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See detailUngleichheiten in schulischen Gesundheitsproblemen und subjektivem Wohlbefinden bei luxemburgischen Grund- und Sekundarschüler/innen
Hadjar, Andreas; de Moll, Frederick

in Heinen, Andreas; Samuel, Robin; Willems, Helmut Erich; Vögele, Claus (Eds.) Wohlbefinden und Gesundheit im Jugendalter. Theoretische Perspektiven, empirische Befunde und Praxis (2022)

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See detailPIONEERED: Elaborating the link between social and educational policies for tackling educational inequalities in Europe
Hadjar, Andreas; Aigul, Alieva; Jobst, Solvejg; Skrobanek, Jan; Grecu, Alyssa; Gewinner, Irina; de Moll, Frederick; Toom, Auli

in socialpolicy.ch (2021), early online

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See detailSchool Alienation Among Adolescents in Switzerland and Luxembourg: The Role of Parent and Peer Supportive Attitudes Toward School and Teacher Autonomy Support
Morinaj, Julia; de Moll, Frederick; Hascher, Tina; Hadjar, Andreas; Grecu, Alyssa

in Youth and Society (2021), early online

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See detailChanges in school alienation profiles among secondary school students and the role of teaching style: Results from a longitudinal study in Luxembourg and Switzerland
Hadjar, Andreas; Grecu, Alyssa; Scharf, Jan; de Moll, Frederick; Morinaj, Julia; Hascher, Tina

in International Journal of Educational Research (2020), early online

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See detailAnalyzing Drawings to Explore children’s Concepts of an Ideal School: Implications for the Improvement of children’s Well-Being at School
Simoes Lourêiro, Kevin; Grecu, Alyssa Laureen; de Moll, Frederick; Hadjar, Andreas

in Child Indicators Research (2019), early online

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See detailLuxembourg. ECEC Workforce profile
de Moll, Frederick; Kemp, Valérie; Simoes Lourêiro, Kevin; Hadjar, Andreas; Kirsch, Claudine

in Oberhuemer, Pamela; Schreyer, Inge (Eds.) Early Childhood Workforce Profiles in 30 Countries (n.d.)

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