Values, Attitudes and Behavioor

The research on values, attitudes and behavior is mainly based on data collected by GESIS (e.g. ALLBUS, CSES, ESS, Eurobarometer, EVS, GESIS Panel, GLES, ISSP, PIAAC und WVS). On the one hand, this ensures that the data service offered is research-based. On the other hand, research benefits from a sound knowledge of the data and its fundamentals. Research priorities are consistent with the data priorities, ensuring maximum synergy between research and data service.

One focus of this research area is the analysis with repeated cross-sectional surveys and panel data. Another focus is international comparative analysis. Thematic research is conducted on migration and integration as well as topics such as national identity, social values, inequality, gender ideology, environment, health, religion, and social capital.

  • Volle, Jonas, Andreas Schmitz, Haiko Lietz, and Richard Münch. 2024. "Group formation in science between homogenization and differentiation: Modeling the development of U.S. and German sociology." International Journal of Sociology. doi:
  • Quandt, Markus, and Peter Schmidt. 2024. "Introduction to the special issue of the International Journal of Comparative Sociology on “National identity, nationalism, patriotism, and globalization”." International Journal of Comparative Sociology 2024 (65, 2): 101-111. doi:
  • Quandt, Markus, and Vera Lomazzi. 2023. "Solidarity: A European Value?" In Values - Politics - Religion: The European Values Study, edited by Regina Polak, and Patrick Rohs, Philosophy and Politics - Critical Explorations, 249–280. Cham: Springer. doi:
  • Hepper, Erica G., Constantine Sedikides, Tim Wildschut, Wing Yee Cheung, Georgios Abakoumkin, Gizem Arikan, Mark Aveyard, Einar B. Baldursson, Olga Bialobrzeska, Sana Bouamama, Imed Bouzaouech, Marco Brambilla, Axel Burger, Sylvia Xiaohua Chen, Sylwia Cisek, Didier Demassosso, Lucia Estevan-Reina, Roberto González Gutiérrez, Li Gu, Rita Guerra, Nina Hansen, Shanmukh Kamble, Takashi Kusumi, Camille Mangelinckx, Veronika V. Nourkova, R. F. Élena Pinna, Aino Rantasila, Timothy D. Ritchie, Albina B. Salikhova, Elena Stephan, Mihaela Sterian, Yuk-yue Tong, Suzanne Van Even, Normando José Queiroz Viana, Ad Vingerhoets, Courtney von Hippel, Artem S. Zatsepin, and Bettina Zengel. 2024. "Pancultural Nostalgia in Action: Prevalence, Triggers, and Psychological Functions of Nostalgia Across Cultures." Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 153 (3): 754-778. doi:
  • Lietz, Haiko, Mohsen Jadidi, Daniel Kostic, Milena Tsvetkova, and Claudia Wagner. 2024. "Individual and gender inequality in computer science: A career study of cohorts from 1970 to 2000." Quantitative Science Studies online first 1-24. doi:
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A Next-Generation Randomised Citizen Council for Encouraging Political Participation at the Local Level (NexCiCo)
2024-05-01 2025-04-30 Stiftung
Entwicklung und Bedeutung sozialer Beziehungen im Kontext der Covid-19-Pandemie (LoneCovid)
2023-02-01 2026-01-31 Bund
Dehumanization Online: Measurement and Consequences (Professorinnenprogramm) (DeHum)
2021-01-01 2026-09-30 SAW (Leibniz)

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