Jelena Matić Bojić

Research associate

  • Researcher’s unique code: 334986
  • Job title: Research associate
  • Field of interest: psychology of education, personality, prejudice

Qualifications, scientific advancement and education


Research associate in social sciences, field of psychology


PhD in Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Title of the thesis: The association between personality, cognitive ability and proneness to prejudice towards different social groups


MA in Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb


BA in Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

Research projects

2023 –

Critical ChangeLab: Democracy meets arts: critical change labs for building democratic cultures through creative and narrative practices

2021 –

Hand in hand: Empowering teachers across Europe to deal with social, emotional and diversity related career challenges

2021 –

The role of personality, motivation and socio-emotional competences in early-career teachers’ occupational well-being


National monitoring of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 earthquake on the organization of the educational process and the well-being of students and educators in the Republic of Croatia

2020 – 2023

Thematic network Lifelong education accessible to all (TEMCO)


Support for the integration of third country nationals in need of international protection

2017 – 2020

Hand in Hand: Social and Emotional Skills for Tolerant and Non-discriminative Societies (A Whole School Approach)


The attitude of Zagreb citizens towards the integration of migrants and their human rights

2016 – 2019

Educational Aspirations of Pupils at Transitional Periods of Croatian Elementary Education: Nature, Determinants and Change

2015 –

Research on the political literacy of high school students

2014 – 2015

Regional support to inclusive education in South East Europe

2013 – 2016

Secondary school pupils’ civic competence, prejudice and discrimination experiences

2013 – 2015

Developing Curricula Culture: Empowering schools to develop and implement school curriculum

2012 – 2013

Competences for knowledge-based society and national curriculum in Croatia

Selected bibliography

Löw, A., Puzić, S., & Matić Bojić, J. (2022). Anti-immigrant prejudice in a post-socialist context: the role of identity-based explanations. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 45(1), 113-132.

Bratko, D., Matić Bojić, J., & Pocrnić, M. (2021). Genetic and environmental contribution to social dominance orientation and its overlap with HEXACO personality traits: a twin study. Psihologijske teme, 30(1), 1-29.

Matić Bojić, J. (2020). Odnos ličnosti i predrasuda: Teorijska osnova i pregled empirijskih nalaza [Personality - prejudice relation: Theoretical basis and overview of empirical findings]. Psihologijske teme, 29(3), 707-728.

Matić, J., Löw, A. & Bratko, D. (2019). Personality and ideological bases of anti-immigrant prejudice among Croatian youth. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 45(13), 2387-2406.


Teaching activity

  • 2015 - 2020 Introduction to psychology and Social psychology, Study Center for Social Work, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, external associate
  • 2014 Psychology of education: Motivational and social processes, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, external associate