The Resource Is it all in your head? : personality in the context of intergenerational reproduction of inequality, Susanne Schührer

Is it all in your head? : personality in the context of intergenerational reproduction of inequality, Susanne Schührer

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Is it all in your head? : personality in the context of intergenerational reproduction of inequality
Title
Is it all in your head?
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personality in the context of intergenerational reproduction of inequality
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Susanne Schührer
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Language
eng
Summary
This thesis brings together psychological and sociological research approaches to examine the role of personality in the reproduction of educational and labour market inequality. The first research question examines the influence of personality on educational and labour market outcomes. The second research question relates to the extent to which differences in personalities of children and parents can explain the reproduction of educational inequality. The third research question inquires to what extent supportive parenting influences the development of favourable or unfavourable personality traits. The thesis employs an empirical approach and uses quantitative methods. The German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) and its sub-sample from the Youth Questionnaire are used to conduct the analyses. To capture personality, the Big Five and Locus of Control are applied. The educational outcomes investigated are maths grades and school placement for 17-year-old, as well as years of education and income for adults. The study uses data on education, socio-economic background, and personality measures spanning two generations: the parents and the children. With respect to the first research question, results indicate positive effects of Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness and Locus of Control, and a negative effect of Neuroticism on school placement. Effects of personality on grades were found to a lesser degree. In auto-regressive cross-lagged models, personality and income have reciprocal effects over a time span of 10 years, where different personality traits show different patterns over time. Regarding the second research question, results indicate that personality does not explain the effect of parental education on children’s school outcomes, however it is found post-hoc, that parents’ personality traits mediate the effect of socio-economic status measured with the Erikson-Goldthorpe class scheme. Results for the third research question suggest, that children who report a high degree of supportive parenting show a stronger development of beneficial personality traits
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Schührer, Susanne
Date time place
Defence date: 27 November 2017
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2017
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non fiction
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theses
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • Equality
  • Equality
  • Education
  • Education
  • Personality
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Is it all in your head? : personality in the context of intergenerational reproduction of inequality, Susanne Schührer
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/49125
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Examining Board: Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, European University Institute; Professor Diego Gambetta, Ph.D., European University Institute; Professor Dr. Sabine Weinert, Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg; Professor Michelle Jackson, Ph.D., Stanford University
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-169)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xiv, 260 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1021879413
Label
Is it all in your head? : personality in the context of intergenerational reproduction of inequality, Susanne Schührer
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/49125
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, European University Institute; Professor Diego Gambetta, Ph.D., European University Institute; Professor Dr. Sabine Weinert, Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg; Professor Michelle Jackson, Ph.D., Stanford University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-169)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xiv, 260 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1021879413

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