SOEP-IS Innovative Modules

SOEP-IS Innovative Modules (outdated)

  • Adaptation in Very Old Age
  • Adaptation to Major Life Events
  • Adaptive General Ecological Behaviour Scale
  • Ageing in a Changing Society
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Assessment of Contextualized Emotions
  • Attitude Inferences and Interviewer Effects
  • Awareness of Age-Related Change
  • Collective vs. Individual Risk Attitudes
  • Comparing Measures of Experimential and Evaluative Well-Being
  • Comparison of Different Measurements of Donating
  • Comparison of Different Measurements of Volunteering
  • Computer-Assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifications in Surveys (CAMCES)
  • Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale (CHAOS)
  • Conspiracy Mentality Questionnaire (CMQ)
  • Control Strivings
  • Couples' Prediction Accuracy for Food Preferences
  • Cross-Cultural Study of Happiness
  • Day Reconstruction Method
  • Decisions from Description and Experience
  • Dementia Worry
  • Determinants of Ambiguity Aversion
  • Determinants of Attitudes to Income Redistribution
  • Determinants of Not Wanting to Know
  • Diversity of Living-Apart-Together-Couple
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Epigenetic Markers of Stress
  • Expected Financial Market Earnings
  • Family Care
  • Fiscal Crisis in the EU and European Solidarity
  • Flourishing Scale
  • Future Life Events
  • Future Time Perspective
  • Grit and Entrepreneurship
  • Happiness Analyzer Smartphone Application
  • Impostor Phenomenon
  • Inattentional Blindness
  • Inequality and Other-Regarding Preferences and Risk Taking
  • Inequality Attitudes
  • Internalized Gender Stereotypes Vary Across Socioeconomic Indicators
  • Internet Based Psychotherapy
  • Job Preferences and Willingness to Accept Job Offers
  • Job Task Survey
  • Just Sustainable Development Based on the Capability Approach (GeNECA)
  • Justice Sensitivity
  • Language Skills, Income and Employment
  • Lottery Play: Expenditure, Frequency, and Explanatory Variables
  • Multilingualism, Language Attitudes and Their Socioeconomic Reflection
  • Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ-S)
  • Ostracism Modul
  • Pension Claims
  • Perceived Discrimination
  • Personal and Economic Relations
  • Physical Attractiveness
  • Preference for Leisure
  • Prenatal Testosterone Exposure (2D:4D) and Economic Preferences
  • Private or Public Health Care: Evaluation, Attitudes, and Social Solidarity
  • Regional Identification
  • Representations of Scientific Information
  • Resilient Behavior in the Workplace
  • Self-Control: Measurement, Predictors, Consequences and Policy Implications
  • Self-Evaluation and Overconfidence in Different Life Domains
  • Self-Regulated Personality Development
  • Separating Systematic Measurement Error Components Using MTMM in Longitudinal Studies
  • Sickness Presenteeism
  • Sleep Characteristics
  • Smartphone Usage
  • Socio-economic Effects of Physical Activity
  • Status Confidence and Anxiety
  • Subjective Social Status
  • Temporal Self-Continuity
  • Working Time Preferences

  • Adaptation in Very Old Age

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Denis Gerstorf Developmental Psychology at Humboldt University Berlin ;
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    Of major interest for the current study module were the challenges of daily life in old age and how older partners help or hinder one another in handling these. From both partners, we concurrently collected data at physiological (e.g., cortisol), behavioral (e.g., cognitive performance), and experiential levels (e.g., self-reports about affect, activities, social interactions, stress and coping, body contact, and personality).

    Data availability: 04/2019

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    Adaptation to Major Life Events

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Annette Brose Humboldt University of Berlin ;
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    Major life events (e.g. divorce) often require considerable adaptation and pose a risk for some people. Yet, many people cope rather well with such events, and some feel even better after wards. In this IS-module, we use in-depths psychological assessments (experience sampling, cognitive assessments) to explain diversity in developmental trajectories.

    Data availability: 04/2019

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    Adaptive General Ecological Behaviour Scale

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Sigmar Otto Otto-von-Guericke-University, Madgeburg ;
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    Florian G. Kaiser ;
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    The adaptive General Ecological Behavior scale (a-GEB) was designed to provide an economic assessment of a person’s propensity to engage in an ecological lifestyle. As such, it is especially useful for promoting sustainable development in science-based policy making. Its construct validity and external validity were previously established for non-adaptive versions (e.g., Kaiser, Byrka, & Hartig, 2010; embargo ended 04/2015).

    Data availability: 04/2015

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    Ageing in a Changing Society

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Maria Pavlova University of Vechta ;
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    We investigate psychological factors that shape different ageing trajectories in our changing society. To this aim, we add three ageing-related constructs to the SOEP-IS: perceived societal expectations for active ageing, age stereotypes, and preparation for old age in three key domains (physical health, mental health, and activity).

    Data availability: 04/2019

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    Anxiety and Depression

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Elmar Brähler Universität Leipzig ;
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    Markus Zenger ;
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    Anxiety and depression are the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in Germany. The Patient-Health Questionnaire-4 (PHQ-4) is an ultra-short screening instrument that asks for the two core symptoms of both disorders during the previous two weeks. The PHQ-4 is a well-validated instrument with good reliability and criterion validity (Kohlmann et al., 2014).  

    Reference:
    Kohlmann S, Gierk B, Löwe B (2014). PHQ-4. Patient Health Questionnaire-4. In C.J. Kemper, E. Brähler & M. Zenger (eds.), Psychologische und sozialwissenschaftliche Kurzskalen. Standardisierte Erhebungsinstrumente für Wissenschaft und Praxis. (S. 242-244). Berlin: Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft.

    Data availability: 04/2015

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    Assessment of Contextualized Emotions

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Ursula Hess Humboldt University of Berlin ;
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    Denis Gerstorf
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    The Assessment of Contextualized Emotions portrays emotional expressions of sadness, disgust and anger that are socially engaging (three persons in a group). It measures both Accuracy and Bias (perceiving additional emotions to those expressed) in emotion recognition and has been shown to relate meaningfully to social interaction outcomes.

    Data availability: 04/2020

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    Attitude Inferences and Interviewer Effects

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Simon Kühne DIW Berlin ;
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    Both respondents and interviewers were asked about their attitudes towards ongoing political and social issues. In addition, information on the mutual perceptions of respondents and interviewers was obtained. The unique database provides new opportunities for investigating the mechanisms underlying the occurrence of interviewer effects in face-to-face surveys.

    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Awareness of Age-Related Change

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Hans-Werner Wahl Heidelberg University ;
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    Based on the 10-item “Awareness of Age-Related Change” (AARC) modul in the SOEP-IS 2018 administered to individuals 40 years and older, we focus on the associations between AARC and socio-economic indicators such as gender, SES, and living conditions and various indicators of health and cognitive functioning both cross-sectionally and longitudinally.

    Data availability: 04/2021

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    Collective vs. Individual Risk Attitudes

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Olga Gorelkina Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods ;
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    Household decision making with regard to consumption and investment relies on its members’ risk attitudes. The SOEP-IS data collected in this experiment will look at how the individual risk preferences are aggregated in a household and how joint decisions about risky investments are made.

    Data availability: 04/2019

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    Comparing Measures of Experimential and Evaluative Well-Being

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Richard E. Lucas Michigan State University ;
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    Asking about people’s feelings throughout the day as they go through their lives (experience sampling method, ESM) allows us to get an overall sense of how a person’s life is going by measuring how they feel on a moment-to-moment basis. Further, this allows us to examine how specific day-to-day activities affect quality of life.

    Data availability: 04/2017

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    Comparison of Different Measurements of Donating

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Karsten Schulz-Sandhof Deutsches Zentralinstitut für soziale Fragen
    The module „Comparison of Different Measurements of Donating” is a survey experiment. It compares the donation question asked in the SOEP with the donation question asked in the GfK CharityScope Panel. The reason for the experiment is that the results of these two surveys differ strongly with regard to the donation rate and the donation volume in Germany.
    Data availability: 04/2021

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    Comparison of Different Measurements of Volunteering

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Nadiya Kelle German Centre of Gerontology (DZA)

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    Luise Burkhardt German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) ;
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    The definition and measurement of volunteering has implications for estimating prevalence rates of volunteers in a population. The SOEP-IS module allows to compare different measures of volunteering rates by using an experimental approach. Specifically, the module allows to estimate and to compare the volunteer rates with unspecified and specified time frames by using original and modified SOEP and FWS questions.

    Data availability: 04/2021

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    Computer-Assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifications in Surveys (CAMCES)

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Jessica Herzing University of Mannheim ;
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    Silke Schneider GESIS (Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), Mannheim ;
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    To overcome incompleteness in the case of long-list factual questions, a database query was incorporated in the survey procedure. To test different database interfaces, a split-ballot experiment was conducted using the example of educational attainment comparing a dynamic text field, a search tree and a long list.

    Data availability: 04/17

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    Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale (CHAOS)

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Wolfgang Rauch University of Heidelberg ;
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    Children growing up in chaotic homes, i.e. homes characterized by noise, crowding, and a lack of structure are more likely to develop behavioral and other problems. The CHAOS module in the SOEP-IS allows the replication and extension of previous results on the association of home chaos with child development outcomes.

    Data availability: 04/2017

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    Conspiracy Mentality Questionnaire (CMQ)

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Peter Haffke University of Konstanz ;
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    The five-item Conspiracy Mentality Questionnaire (CMQ) is designed to efficiently assess the general propensity to believe in conspiracy theories. The CMQ examines meaningful associations with personality measures, generalized political attitudes (e.g. right-wing authoritarianism), individual differences (e.g. perceived socio-political control), and measurement equivalence across three language versions has already been established.

    Data availability: 04/2016

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    Control Strivings

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Denis Gerstorf Developmental Psychology at Humboldt University Berlin ;
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    Jutta Heckhausen University of California ;
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    The goal of this project is to quantify the motivational and self-regulatory strategies people use to meet the challenges they face throughout life. Drawing from the Motivational Theory of Life-Span Development (Heckhausen et al., 2010), we distinguish control strivings related to goal engagement from those related to goal disengagement and goal reengagement and assess these in key domains of life: work, family, and health.

    Data availability: 04/2015

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    Couples' Prediction Accuracy for Food Preferences

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Benjamin Scheibehenne University of Geneva, Switzerland ;
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    The goal of this study was to identify and empirically test variables that indicate how well partners in relationships know each other’s food preferences.

    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Cross-Cultural Study of Happiness

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Yukiko Uchida Kyoto University Kokoro Research Center, Japan ;
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    Gisela Trommsdorff University of Konstanz ;
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    The goal of this project is to explore how culture-specific meanings of happiness give rise to differences both across cultures (Germany and Japanese) and within cultures.

    Data availability: 04/2017

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    Day Reconstruction Method

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Richard E. Lucas Michigan State University ;
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    Experiential measures of subjective well-being assess affective reactions over time, either by sampling experiences as they happen or by retrospectively recreating experiences soon after they occur. In this module, respondents reconstruct a full day, describing what they did, who they were with, and how they felt throughout the day.

    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Decisions from Description and Experience

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Rui Mata University of Basel, Switzerland ;
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    The SOEP-IS Risk Module consists of two incentive-compatible behavioral risk taking tasks involving described and experienced risk and extends the GSOEP by providing an assessment of individual differences that may predict real-world outcomes such as employment, financial, and health decisions that are partly guided by individuals’ risk tendencies.

    Data availability: 04/2017

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    Dementia Worry

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Eva-Marie Kessler MSB Medical School Berlin ;
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    Dementia worry may affect a range of important behaviours, such as how people interpret evidence of their own or others’age-related cognitive changes, how they interact with people with dementia, how they anticipate and plan for their future, how they engage in screening and prevention behaviours and how they exploit healthcare resources.

    Data availability: 04/2015

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    Determinants of Ambiguity Aversion

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Christina Leuker Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin ;
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    In many areas of life—whether medical, financial, or social—people have to make decisions under ambiguity—that is, without knowing the precise probabilities of the possible outcomes. This study investigates changes in ambiguity preferences and risk-taking propensity across the lifespan.

    Data availability: 04/2020

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    Determinants of Attitudes to Income Redistribution

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Panu Poutvaara Ifo Institute, Munich ;
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    We introduce two questions measuring attitudes towards income redistribution and two questions on the beliefs of the causes of low and high income. Together with existing SOEP questions, these allow estimating the relative importance of self-interest, fairness considerations, and various other factors in explaining attitudes towards redistribution.

    Data availability: 04/2017

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    Determinants of Not Wanting to Know

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Ralph Hertwig Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin ;
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    Would you like to know the exact day of your death? The goal of this SOEP-IS module is to examine the determinants of people’s knowledge preferences, and more specifically, the reasons behind the puzzling and sometimes strong desire for explicitly not wanting to know (cost-free) information.

    Data availability: 04/2017

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    Diversity of Living-Apart-Together-Couple

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Nicole Hameister Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen ;
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    Couples who live apart together (LAT), i.e. who do not share a household, do so for a variety of reasons. We measure two major indicators to determine respondents’ LAT type: how easily cohabitation would be feasible and how much respondents would actually desire to live together in the future.

    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Emotion Regulation

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Matthias Romppel University of Bremen ;
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    Using a short form of the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ; Gross & John, 2003) we examine associations of the use of two habitual emotion regulation strategies, suppression and reappraisal, with demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, indicators of health, quality of life, and social functioning, and with life events and chronic stressors.

    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Epigenetic Markers of Stress

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Roland Weierstall Medical School Hamburg ;
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    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Expected Financial Market Earnings

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Tobias Schmidt

     An investment experiment was run. Respondents invest in a safe asset and a risky asset whose return is tied to the German stock market. The module elicits several aspects of respondents’ asset portfolio (liquid assets, debt, retirement savings), financial literacy and attitudes towards savings and risk.

    Data availability: 04/2015

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    Family Care

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Ulrike Ehrlich Deutsches Zentrum für Alternsforschung (DZA) Homepage
    Nadiya Kelle Homepage
    The SOEP-IS module allows for a more detailed and thorough measurement of family care in Germany. First, it provides an attempt to trace selectivity into family care. Second, it comprises detailed characteristics for family caregivers providing care within their own household and for those caring elsewhere, i.e. in another private household or in an institutional setting.
    Data availability: 04/2019

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    Fiscal Crisis in the EU and European Solidarity

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Holger Lengfeld Leipzig University ;
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    The module investigates attitudes toward the willingness to show solidarity with European Union countries faced with severe economic troubles. It contains of three elements: (1) attitudes toward Germany’s financial support for crisis countries within and outside the European Union, (2) the willingness to pay a hypothetical direct aid contribution in the form of a permanent income tax with three tax rates proposed, (3) attitudes on austerity measures to be implemented by the country receiving financial aid.

    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Flourishing Scale

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Ralf Schwarzer Freie Universität Berlin ;
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    Judith Mangelsdorf Freie Universität Berlin ;
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    Including the Flourishing scale into the SOEP-IS would enable researchers to measure the impact of major life events and other variables of the SOEP not only on satisfaction but improvement or impairment of critical psychological domains associated with psychological and physiological health, well-being and happiness.

    Data availability: 04/2017

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    Future Life Events

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Julia Zimmermann FernUniversität Hagen ;
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    Maike Luhmann University of Cologne ;
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    Many life events do not happen out of the blue but can be anticipated beforehand. To investigate these kinds of anticipation effects, participants were asked to indicate how likely it was that different events would occur in the next 12 months. Events from various life domains (e.g., family, work, mobility) were included.

    Data availability: 04/2017

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    Future Time Perspective

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Jörg Korff University of Mannheim ;

    Torsten Biemann
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    Data availability: 04/2020

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    Grit and Entrepreneurship

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Alexander S. Kritikos DIW Berlin ;
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    Grit is a personality characteristic that receives increasing attention in psychology and also in economics. Individuals scoring high in his characteristic are expected to combine perseverance and passion for realizing certain long-term goals. We investigate how grit influences various labor-related outcomes and find a positive influence of grit on some of these measures.

    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Happiness Analyzer Smartphone Application

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Kai Ludwigs Happiness Research Organisation ;
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    Richard E. Lucas Michigan State University ;
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    Understanding whether nationally representative datasets can be collected using apps to collect data is crucial. To address this question, we built a new happiness app. In the first year (2015), participants did not receive any reward, and in the second year (2016), a different group of participants received a 50 Euro Amazon voucher for their participation:

    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Impostor Phenomenon

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Mirjam Neureiter Universität Salzburg ;
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    The IP-Module includes a short scale of the CIPS to assess the impostor phenomenon. The impostor phenomenon describes an internal experience of intellectual and professional phoniness despite objective evidence indicating the opposite. Sufferers are unable to internalize their successful experiences and tend to neglect the objective evidence of their competence

    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Inattentional Blindness

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Dalton Conley Princeton University ;
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    Inattentional blindness (IB) is the failure to notice salient events while one is paying attention to something else. IB has been widely replicated but has never been measured in a nationally representative sample. We measure IB’s prevalence and its association with ADHD and autism, and with socio-demographic background.

    Data availability: 04/2017

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    Inequality and Other-Regarding Preferences and Risk Taking

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Dietmar Fehr University of Heidelberg ;
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    Data availability: 04/2020


    Inequality Attitudes

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Steffen Mau Humboldt University of Berlin ;
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    Data availability: 04/2020


    Internalized Gender Stereotypes Vary Across Socioeconomic Indicators

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Julia Dietrich University of Jena ;
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    We propose that one important cause of gender inequality is the presence of gender stereotypes in society. We describe two approaches to measure gender stereotypes: an explicit questionnaire based on rating scales and an Implicit Association Test. Findings indicate that gender stereotypes are related to socioeconomic and social variables.

    Data availability: 04/2014

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    Internet Based Psychotherapy

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Jennifer Apolinário-Hagen FernUniversität Hagen ;
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    Christel Salewski FernUniversität Hagen ;
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    The utilization of new media technologies is a relatively novel phenomenon in mental healthcare, although numerous German citizens are familiar with using the Internet for health information purposes. This module aims to identify the awareness of Internet-based psychotherapy, experience with psychotherapy and online counselling, and use of online health information.

    Data availability: 04/2019

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    Job Preferences and Willingness to Accept Job Offers

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Katrin Auspurg Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main ;
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    Thomas Hinz University of Konstanz ;
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    The factorial survey module on job preferences and willingness to accept job offers provides multidimensional, experimental measurements of job preferences and demanded compensations for (un-)favorable working conditions. It enables deeper insights on the impact of gender, household structures, and job conditions on inequalities in the labor market.

    Data availability: 04/2016

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    Job Task Survey

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Dennis Görlich Kiel Institute for the World Economy ;
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    Job tasks carried out by individuals can differ significantly even within narrowly defined occupations. This module asks respondents about the job tasks they carry out at their workplace, hence allowing for a detailed look into occupations. Subsequent waves of this module would allow analyzing job changes due to idiosyncratic shocks.

    Data availability: 04/2016

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    Just Sustainable Development Based on the Capability Approach (GeNECA)

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Ortrud Leßmann Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg ;
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    The GeNECA data collected in 2012 covers a broad range of issues: quality of life, capabilities, expectations about the preservation of living conditions for next generations, attitudes towards justice and the environment, actors for sustainable development, regional currency and sustainable consumption with regard to car use and organic food.

    Data availability: 04/2015

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    Justice Sensitivity

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Thomas Schlösser University of Cologne ;
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    Anna Baumert University of Koblenz - Landau, Landau ;
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    Individuals differ systematically in how readily they perceive situations to be unjust and how strongly they react to subjective injustice – cognitively, emotionally, and behaviorally. Justice sensitivity from the perspectives of a victim, observer, beneficiary, and perpetrator can be measured reliably with two items per perspective.

    Data availability: 04/2014

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    Language Skills, Income and Employment

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Bengt-Arne Wickström Humboldt University of Berlin ;
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    This SOEP-IS module is concerned with the investigation of the relationship between foreign language skills and labour market outcomes, in particular income and employment status. The dataset includes information not only on the languages known by respondents, but also their level of proficiency, and the factors that contributed to language acquisition.

    Data availability: 04/2019

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    Lottery Play: Expenditure, Frequency, and Explanatory Variables

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Jens Beckert Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
    Mark Lutter University of Wuppertal   ;
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    This SOEP-IS module measures lottery play (expenditure, frequency, individual vs. social play) plus three possible explanatory variables: A “daydreaming”-scale, measuring individual tendencies to indulge in fantasies about positive future states; an “alienation”-scale, measuring senselessness and dissatisfaction with daily (work) routines, and a “work-ethic”-scale, measuring attitudes toward work and effort.

    Data availability: 04/2017

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    Multilingualism, Language Attitudes and Their Socioeconomic Reflection

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Albrecht Plewnia Institut für Deutsche Sprache ;
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    Astrid Adler ;
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    This module collects data on language profiles and language attitudes. First, it specifies the respondents’ repertoire regarding languages (i.e. mother tongues, languages spoken at home, and other languages) and dialects (i.e. own dialect, regional accent, parents’ dialect). Second, it gathers attitudes on languages and regional dialects.

    Data availability: 04/2020


    Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ-S)

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Mitja D. Back University of Münster ;
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    Our SOEP-IS module is concerned with the investigation of narcissism, its development and interpersonal, intrapersonal, and institutional consequences. Including a theoretically sound, reliable, and efficient measure of narcissism (NARQ-S) enables researchers to investigate a variety of focal research questions with wide-ranging implications on individual, social, and societal levels.

    Data availability: 04/2016

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    Ostracism Modul

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Selma Rudert University Koblenz-Landau

    Ostracism, to be excluded and ignored by others, is a threatening and painful experience for individuals. The Ostracism model assesses how often people felt ignored or excluded within the previous two months.

    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Pension Claims

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Markus Grabka DIW Berlin ;
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    Perceived Discrimination

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Rainer Stocker Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes ;
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    The module measures perceived discrimination on different grounds and in various areas of life. The data allow for investigating how discrimination is related to demographic and socioeconomic variables as well as indicators such as health or life satisfaction. Subsequent waves would also enable to test if changes in the respondents’ lives affect self-reports of discrimination.

    Data availability: 04/2019

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    Personal and Economic Relations

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Sabine Hommelhoff Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg ;
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    This module is concerned with the coincidence of personal and economic ties. On the one hand, there are questions on prenuptial agreements (i.e., situations in which economic thoughts infringe on a personal relationship). On the other hand, the module includes items on workplace romance (i.e., situations in which the private sphere finds its way into the workplace).

    Data availability: 04/2019

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    Physical Attractiveness

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Reinhard Schunck GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften in Mannheim ;
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    The respondents’ physical attractiveness is rated by the interviewer on a seven-point scale.
    Data availability: 04/2019

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    Preference for Leisure

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Marion Collewet Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) ;
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    The module aims at deriving measures of labour supply preferences at the individual level from hypothetical questions. Four questions ask respondents what change in earnings would compensate them for a change in their weekly working time. One question measures how their labour supply would change after a shock to their non-earned income.

    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Prenatal Testosterone Exposure (2D:4D) and Economic Preferences

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Levent Neyse German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) ;
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    Second-to-fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) of human hands, a putative marker of prenatal testosterone exposure, has been argued to be one potential explanation for heterogeneity in economic preferences. In a pre-registered study based on a much larger sample than in previous studies, we test if 2D:4D is associated with economic preferences (risk taking, altruism, negative reciprocity, positive reciprocity and trust).
    Data availability: 04/2021


    Private or Public Health Care: Evaluation, Attitudes, and Social Solidarity

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Ellen Immergut Humboldt University of Berlin ;
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    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Regional Identification

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Franz J. Neyer Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena ;
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    Julia Zimmermann FernUniversität Hagen ;
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    The globalization of life has turned mobility into an essential feature of everyday life. This implies that individuals must engage with questions regarding their geographical placement, which in turn means that regional identification may be relevant for individuals in the 21st century (cf. Zimmermann et al. , submitted for publication; Schubach, Zimmermann, Noack, & Neyer, in press). It was therefore measured with one single item with the established SOEP item on regional identification.

    Data availability: 04/2016

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    Representations of Scientific Information

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    Miriam Brandt

    Leibniz-Institut für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung (IZW) im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. ;
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    Sophia Kimmig

    This module investigates how different forms of presenting factual information influence people’s knowledge about, risk perception of an attitudes towards foxes. The results will be valuable for designing effective knowledge transfer tools, since attitudes and risk perception in the general public are crucial determinants for the success of conservation measures.

    Data availability: 04/2019 and 04/2020

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    Resilient Behavior in the Workplace

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    Roman Soucek Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg ;
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    A comprehensive view on resilience should describe behavioral strategies that help dealing with demanding situations. Based on this rationale, resilient behavior differentiates among several facets of behavioral strategies to cope with adverse situations in the workplace, namely emotional coping, positive reframing, comprehensive planning, and focused action.

    Data availability: 04/2019

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    Self-Control: Measurement, Predictors, Consequences and Policy Implications

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    Deborah Cobb-Clark University of Sydney ;
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    Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf ;
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    Data availability:04/2020

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    Self-Evaluation and Overconfidence in Different Life Domains

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    Nicolas Ziebarth Cornell University, Ithaca/ NY, USA ;
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    We measure overconfidence in various domains of life and over several waves. These measures, in combination with the rich panel structure in the SOEP, allow us to examine the prevalence of overconfidence in different domains and how overconfidence responds to life events. We also investigate how overconfidence affects labor-market outcomes.

    Data availability: 04/2017

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    Self-Regulated Personality Development

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    Jule Specht Humboldt University of Berlin ;
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    Marie Hennecke University of Zurich, Switzerland ;
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    We are interested in identifying why and through which processes personality is changing throughout adulthood by analyzing whether individuals actively change their own personality traits. Specifically, we measure (a) the subjective desirability of personality change, (b) the subjective feasibility of personality change, and (c) actual personality change.

    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Separating Systematic Measurement Error Components Using MTMM in Longitudinal Studies

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    Alexandru Cernat University of Manchester, UK ;
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    Daniel Oberski Utrecht University, NL ;
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    In this project we develop a new research design that enables us to measure and disentangle multiple types of error: method, social desirability, acquiescence (tendency to select first category) and random error. Furthermore, we investigate how these errors change in time and how they compare cross-culturally.

    Data availability: 04/2017

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    Sickness Presenteeism

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    Heiko Breitsohl Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria

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    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Sleep Characteristics

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    Andreas Stang Universitätsklinikum Essen ;
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    Melanie Zinkhan Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg ;
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    Sleep is a fundamental behavior that can affect most domains of life and can also in turn be affected by a multitude of variables. In this module, participants were asked several questions measuring the participants’ sleep characteristics. This data, including information on sleep quality and sleep-related behaviors, can be used to investigate associations between sleep and other constructs measured in SOEP, such as life satisfaction, health or socio-economic factors.

    Data availability: 04/2016

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    Smartphone Usage

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    Cornelia Wrzus Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz ;
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    Data availability: 04/2018

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    Socio-economic Effects of Physical Activity

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    Michael Lechner University of St. Gallen, Switzerland ;
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    Tim Pawlowski University of Tübingen ;
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    To overcome the lack of reliable measures of physical activity, this SOEP-IS module consists of thoroughly developed questions on the kind of physical activity, the frequency and intensity, as well as, the organizational format a sport is practiced and the possible persistence of activity patterns over the span of life.

    Data availability: 04/2016 and 4/2020

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    Status Confidence and Anxiety

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    Jan Delhey Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg ;
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    Data availability: 04/2019


    Subjective Social Status

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Philipp Süssenbach Professional school of the middle class (FHM)
    Data availability:04/2019

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    Temporal Self-Continuity

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Corinna E. Löckenhoff Cornell University (Ithaca, USA)

    Denis Gerstorf Humbold-Universität zu Berlin

    This module assesses perceived self-continuity with a visual scale indicating the degree of overlap between the present self and temporally distant selves. It extends prior research which used single-item measures by assessing self-continuity across three temporal distances (1, 5, and 10 years) and for both past and future.

    Data availability:04/2020

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    Working Time Preferences

    Corresponding Researcher(s) Institute Contact
    Prof. Dr Wenzel Matiaske IPA Institut für Personal und Arbeit, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität/Uni BW Hamburg

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    Prof. Dr. Beate Beermann Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA)
    The survey of the difference between actual and desired working time of employees is the focus of various practical and theoretical research interests. However, the results of the surveys differ considerably depending on the sequence, anchor points and filter guides in the questions. The module tests the survey effects of common variants (ILO/Destatis, BAuA, SOEP) in a survey experiment.
    Data availability:04/2020

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