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
Universit├Ąt Bremen
Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualification, and Diversity (UB)
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
Constructor University
Methods Center Chair (BIGSSS)
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. em. Johannes Huinink
Universit├Ąt Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 218 67340

Prof. Dr. Jan Lorenz
Constructor University
Tel.: +49 421 200 3034

Research Interests

Emergence of social complexity


Methods Expertise

  • Social Data Science with R
  • Mathematics for the Social Scientist
  • Data Visualization (with R)