Persönlichkeit und Bildungseffekte (PEB) im Rahmen des Verbundprojektes „Bildungserträge im Lebenslauf“

Our aim is to prepare a concept for the description of non-monetary return on education for the education report of the federal government on the basis of theoretical and empirical approaches. The subproject „Personality and education effects“ examines to what extent education variables predict personality changes in childhood and adolescence and whether these effects are independent of the students’ cognitive competences or whether the cognitive competences have an effect on personality beyond the influence of education. Furthermore the subproject investigates whether adults’ level of competence and (previous) participation in education determines personality pattern and changes. Additionally, interaction effects of personality and competences on outcome variables (e.g. life satisfaction) will be examined. The central data sources are the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and especially the additional national longitudinal study PIAAC-L.

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In cooperation with:

  • Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Corinna Kleinert
  • Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS), Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt & Dr. Daniel Danner

Project management: Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt & Dr. Daniel Danner (GESIS)

Contact: Dr. Daniel Danner (daniel.danner[at]

Duration: 01.02.2016 – 15.02.2019

Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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