Intergenerational Identity Development

SELF Project Line 2

Project Line 2 investigates components of the general worldviews (e.g., values or gender role attitudes) of migrants and their families. In particular, intergenerational differences in the subjective emphasis of independent or interdependent self-aspects could be studied here. Given that young migrants are often exposed to different (and sometimes colliding) cultural models of agency, one central question is under what conditions cultural/national identities evolve in an exclusive and clearly separated, or hybrid and mixed way.

Download the long description of project line 2, including potential research questions on intergenerational identity development.

Supervisors in Project Line 2: Intergenerational Identity Development

Dr. Mandy Boehnke
Director of Studies
Tel.: +49 421 218 66430

Research Interests

  • Social Inequality
  • Families in the Context of Migration
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Value and Transitions

Prof. Dr. Klaus Boehnke
Tel.: +49 421 200 3401

Research Interests

  • Political Socialization (Xenophobia, Right-wing extremism)
  • Value Change and Value Transmission
  • Social Cohesion


Methods Expertise

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Latent Growth Modeling
  • Nonparametric Statistics
  • Structural Equation Modeling

Prof. Dr. Johannes Huinink
Tel.: +49 421 218 67340

Dr. Jan Lorenz
Tel.: +49 421 200 3034

Research Interests

  • Opinion Dynamics and Collective Decision
  • Agent-based and Data-driven Dynamical Modeling