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SOEPpapers 807 / 2015

Examining the Effects of Birth Order on Personality

This study examined the long-standing question of whether a person’s position among siblings has a lasting impact on that person’s life course. Empirical research on the relation between birth order and intelligence has convincingly documented that performances on psychometric intelligence tests decline slightly from firstborns to laterborns. By contrast, the search for birth-order effects on personality ...

2015| Julia M. Rohrer, Boris Egloff, Stefan C. Schmukle
SOEPpapers 539 / 2013

Stepping Forward: Personality Traits, Choice of Profession, and the Decision to Become Self-Employed

We argue that entrepreneurial choice proceeds in at least in two steps, with vocational choice nearly always preceding choice of employment status, whether that be self-employment or dependent employment. Since the two decisions are interrelated, analysis of entrepreneurial choice as a single act may lead to inconsistent estimates of the factors that determine the decision to launch a business venture. ...

2013| Michael Fritsch, Alina Sorgner
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Partnership Longevity and Personality Congruence in Couples

Evidence of assortative mating according to personality was reported in a previous SOEP-based study (Rammstedt & Schupp, 2008). Based on population representative data of almost 7000 couples, high levels of congruence between spouses were found, which increased with marriage duration. Almost 5000 of these couples were tracked over a five-year period with personality assessed at the beginning and end ...

In: Personality and Individual Differences 54 (2013), 7, S. 832-835 | Beatrice Rammstedt, Frank M. Spinath, David Richter, Jürgen Schupp
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Biological Pathways and Genetic Mechanisms Involved in Social Functioning

Purpose: To describe the major findings in the literature regarding associations between biological and genetic factors and social functioning, paying special attention to: (1) heritability studies on social functioning and related concepts; (2) hypothesized biological pathways and genetic variants that could be involved in social functioning, and (3) the implications of these results for quality-of-life ...

In: Quality of Life Research 22 (2013), 6, S. 1189-1200 | Juan R. Ordonana, Maike Bartels, Dorret I. Boomsma, David Cella, Miriam Mosing, Joao R. Oliveira, Donald L. Patrick, Ruut Veenhoven, Gert G. Wagner, Mirjam A.G. Sprangers
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Is Entrepreneurial Success Predictable? An Ex-ante Analysis of the Character-Based Approach

This paper empirically analyzes whether the character-based approach, which is based on the personality structure and the human capital of business founders, allows prediction of entrepreneurial success. A unique data set is used consisting of 414 previously unemployed persons whose personal characteristics were screened by different methods, namely a one-day assessment center (AC) and a standardized ...

Frankfurt / Oder: Europa-Universität Viadrina, 2007, 36 S.
(Discussion Paper / European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Department of Business Administration and Economics ; 259)
| Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos
SOEPpapers 455 / 2012

Examining Mechanisms of Personality Maturation: The Impact of Life Satisfaction on the Development of Big Five Personality Traits

Individuals are expected to mature with increasing age, but it is not yet fully understood which factors contribute to this maturation process. Using data of a representative sample of Germans (N = 14,718) who gave information about their Big Five personality traits twice over a period of 4 years, we identified satisfaction with life, which was reported yearly, as an important variable for explaining ...

2012| Jule Specht, Boris Egloff, Stefan C. Schmukle
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Does Democracy Foster Trust?

The level of trust inherent in a society is important for a wide range of microeconomic and macroeconomic outcomes. This paper investigates how individuals' attitudes toward social and institutional trust are shaped by the political regime in which they live. The German reunification is a unique natural experiment that allows us to conduct such a study. Using data from the German General Social Survey ...

In: Journal of Comparative Economics 37 (2009), 2, S. 251-269 | Helmut Rainer, Thomas Siedler
Research Notes 26 / 2007

Persönlichkeitsmerkmale im Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP): Konzept, Umsetzung und empirische Eigenschaften

Die psychologische Persönlichkeitsforschung hat in den letzten Jahren zu einem weitgehenden Konsens hinsichtlich einer Taxonomie von Persönlichkeitsdimensionen gefunden, die nun auch andere Disziplinen zur Erforschung von Ursachen und strukturell bedeutsamen Konsequenzen von Persönlichkeitseigenschaften einlädt. Die sogenannten Big Five repräsentieren dabei fünf breite Dimensionen, in denen sich Individuen ...

2007| Max Dehne, Jürgen Schupp
Diskussionspapiere 609 / 2006

Does Democracy Foster Trust?

The level of trust inherent in a society is important for a wide range of microeconomic and macroeconomic outcomes. This paper investigates how individuals' attitudes toward social and institutional trust are shaped by the political regime in which they live. The German reunification is a unique natural experiment that allows us to conduct such a study. Using data from the German General Social Survey ...

2006| Helmut Rainer, Thomas Siedler
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