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Personality Characteristics and the Decisions to Become and Stay Self-Employed

Based on a large, representative German household panel, we investigate to what extent the personality of individuals influences the entry decision into and the exit decision from self-employment. We reveal that some traits, such as openness to experience, extraversion, and risk tolerance affect entry, but different ones, such as agreeableness or different parameter values of risk tolerance, affect ...

In: Small Business Economics 42 (2014), 4, S. 787-814 | Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
SOEPpapers 550 / 2013

The Regional Distribution and Correlates of an Entrepreneurship-Prone Personality Profile in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom: A Socioecological Perspective

In recent years the topic entrepreneurship has become a major focus in the social sciences, with renewed interest in the links between personality and entrepreneurship. Taking a socioecological perspective to psychology, which emphasizes the role of social habitats and their interactions with mind and behavior, we investigated regional variation in and correlates of an entrepreneurship-prone Big Five ...

2013| Martin Obschonka, Eva Schmitt-Rodermund, Rainer K. Silbereisen, Samuel D. Gosling, Jeff Potter
SOEPpapers 531 / 2013

The Type to Train? Impacts of Personality Characteristics on Further Training Participation

Personality traits drive behaviors and attitudes, and determine socio-economic life outcomes for individuals. This paper investigates the relationship of six personality traits, the Big Five and Locus of Control, to individual participation in employment-related further education and training (FET) in a longitudinal perspective. Initial research suggests that training is a crucial determinant of life ...

2013| Judith Offerhaus
Monographien

Personality Characteristics and the Decision to Become and Stay Self-Employed

This paper systematically investigates whether different kinds of personality characteristics influence entrepreneurial development. On the basis of a large, representative household panel survey, we examine the extent to which the Big Five traits and further personality characteristics, which are more specifically related to entrepreneurial tasks, influence entry into self-employment and survival ...

Berlin: Freie Univ. Berlin, FB Wirtschaftswiss., 2011, 61 S.
(Discussion Paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2011,9)
| Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
SOEPpapers 487 / 2012

Education, Personality and Separation: The Distribution of Relationship Skills across Society

The reasons why the lower educated divorce more than the higher educated in many societies today are poorly understood. Distinct divorce risks by education could be caused by variation in pressures to the couple, commitment, or relationship skills. We concentrate on the latter explanation by looking at the distribution of personality traits across society and its impact on the educational gradient ...

2012| Diederik Boertien, Christian von Scheve, Mona Park
Sonstige Publikationen des DIW / Aufsätze 2012

Child Care Choices in Western Germany Also Correlated with Mother's Personality

2012| Liv Bjerre, Frauke H. Peter, C. Katharina Spieß
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Economic Preferences and Attitudes of the Unemployed: Are Natives and Second Generation Migrants Alike?

Purpose: The aim of this paper is to study the economic effects of risk attitudes, time preferences, trust and reciprocity and to compare natives and second generation migrants. Design/methodology/approach: This paper is based on the IZA Evaluation Dataset, a recently collected survey of a representative inflow sample into unemployment in Germany. The data include a large number of migrant-specific ...

In: International Journal of Manpower 32 (2011), 7, S. 825-851 | Amelie Constant, Annabelle Krause, Ulf Rinne, Klaus F. Zimmermann
Monographien

Germany's Next Top Manager: Does Personality Explain the Gender Career Gap?

Soenderborg: Syddansk Universitaet, 2010, 43 S.
(Danish-German Research Papers ; 3)
| Simon Fietze, Elke Holst, Verena Tobsch
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Germany's Next Top Manager: Does Personality Explain the Gender Career Gap?

Many studies have focused on the influence of human capital and other 'objective' factors on career achievement. In our study, we go a step further by also looking at the impact of self-reported personality traits on differences in career chances. For the first time - to our knowledge - we compare managers and other white-collar employees in Germany's private sector and find evidence that personality ...

In: Management Revue 22 (2011), 3, S. 240-273 | Simon Fietze, Elke Holst, Verena Tobsch
Monographien

Germany's Next Top Manager: Does Personality Explain the Gender Career Gap?

Bonn: IZA, 2010, 42 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 5110)
| Simon Fietze, Elke Holst, Verena Tobsch
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