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SOEPpapers 589 / 2013

Locus of Control and Low-Wage Mobility

We investigate whether non-cognitive skills - in particular Locus of Control - are important determinants of the labour market processes at the low-wage margin. Based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we estimate dynamic multinomial logit models with random effects and investigate whether Locus of Control influences the probability of being higher-paid or low-paid as well as the probability ...

2013| Daniel D. Schnitzlein, Jens Stephani
Diskussionspapiere 1297 / 2013

Trick or Treat? Maternal Involuntary Job Loss and Children's Non-cognitive Skills

Negative effects of job loss on adults such as considerable fall in income have long been examined. If job loss has negative consequences for adults, it may spread to their children. But potential effects on children's non-cognitive skills and the related mechanisms have been less examined. This paper uses propensity score matching to analyze maternal involuntary job loss and its potential causal effect ...

2013| Frauke H. Peter
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The Returns to Cognitive Abilities and Personality Traits in Germany

We provide the first joint evidence on the relationship between individuals' cognitive abilities, their personality and earnings for Germany. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study, we employ scores from an ultra-short IQ-test and a set of measures of personality traits, namely locus of control, reciprocity and all basic items from the Five Factor Personality Inventory. Our estimates ...

In: Labour Economics 17 (2010), 3, S. 535-546 | Guido Heineck, Silke Anger
Data Documentation 56 / 2011

Die Messung individueller Vergebungstendenz im SOEP: Skaleneigenschaften der deutschen Version der Tendency-to-Forgive-Scale

This documentation presents the scale characteristics of a new scale measuring people's tendency to forgive. The tendency to forgive is understood here as an individual disposition to forgive other people when one has suffered injustice or harm from them. The scale is a German translation of a scale already validated in the USA. The scale was first tested in the 2009 SOEP Pretest (N=1,007) and showed ...

2011| Michael Weinhardt, Jürgen Schupp
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 1 / 2011

Zukunft der öffentlichen Personalwirtschaft: mehr Kooperation, besseres Marketing

Der Öffentliche Dienst befindet sich in einem fortdauernden Prozess der Veränderung. Hoher Kostendruck, der demographische Wandel sowie die wachsenden Erwartungen der Bevölkerung an die Leistungen der staatlichen Behörden führen zu ständigen Neugestaltungen. Zudem werden durch neue elektronische Technologien und eine veränderte Aufgabenstellung der öffentlichen Dienste, weg von den Behörden alten Stils ...

2011| Volker Halsch
Interview

"Die Persönlichkeit ist wichtig für unternehmerisches Handeln". Sieben Fragen an Alexander Kritikos

Das Interview mit Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos ist dem Wochenbericht des DIW Berlin Nr. 11/2011 entnommen. Es steht sowohl als pdf-Dokument zur Verfügung als auch als O-Ton. Weitere O-Töne (www.diw.de/interview) Weitere Wochenberichte

16.03.2011
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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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Short Assessment of the Big Five: Robust across Survey Methods Except Telephone Interviewing

We examined measurement invariance and age-related robustness of a short 15-item Big Five Inventory (BFI-S) of personality dimensions, which is well suited for applications in large-scale multidisciplinary surveys. The BFI-S was assessed in three different interviewing conditions: computer-assisted or paper-assisted face-to-face interviewing, computer-assisted telephone interviewing, and a self-administered ...

In: Behavior Research Methods 43 (2011), 2, S. 548-567 | Frieder R. Lang, Dennis John, Oliver Lüdtke, Jürgen Schupp, Gert G. Wagner
Monographien

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
Monographien

Searching for the Entrepreneurial Personality: New Evidence and Avenues for Further Research

Bonn: IZA, 2011, 11 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 5790)
| Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos
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