Persönlichkeit und Bildungseffekte (PEB)

Projekt im Rahmen des Verbundprojekts “Bildungserträge im Lebensverlauf“

Team: Dr. Clemens Lechner
Leader: Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt & Dr. Daniel Danner
Scientific unit: Survey Design and Methodology (SDM)


Our aim is to prepare a concept for the description of non-monetary return on education for the education report of the federal government on the basis of theoretical and empirical approaches. The subproject „Personality and education effects“ examines to what extent education variables predict personality changes in childhood and adolescence and whether these effects are independent of the students’ cognitive competences or whether the cognitive competences have an effect on personality beyond the influence of education. Furthermore the subproject investigates whether adults’ level of competence and (previous) participation in education determines personality pattern and changes. Additionally, interaction effects of personality and competences on outcome variables (e.g. life satisfaction) will be examined. The central data sources are the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and especially the additional national longitudinal study PIAAC-L.



01.02.2016 – 30.06.2019


  • Prof. Dr. Corinna Kleinert, Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe (LIfBi), Bamberg