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Lecture series: Dr. Elisabeth Hahn talks about research project “Paths in Germany“

26.01.2017

The lecture series “Refugees in Germany – Educational Trajectories and Social Integration” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) started the new year with a contribution by Dr. Elisabeth Hahn, Saarland University. Hahn reported on “Paths in Germany (PaGe)”, a study analyz-ing factors that promote or inhibit the integration of people refugee backgrounds.

Dr. Elisabeth Hahn reported on “Paths in Germany (PaGe)”, a study analyzing factors promoting or inhibiting the integration of people from refugee backgrounds.  

In her talk, Hahn presented first results of her empirical study of people from refugee backgrounds in the Saarland. In this context, she discussed especially the influences that promote or inhibit inte-gration in the areas of noncognitive factors (e.g., motivation, self-concept, and self-efficacy) and personality aspects (e.g., self-regulation, visions of the future).  

Within the scope of the project carried out by Hahn, especially Syrian people with a refugee back-ground aged between 17 and 45 years were interviewed between March and July 2016. The sur-veys conducted in Arabian took place at the Refugee Reception Center of the German Federal State of the Saarland in Lebach and other municipalities of the Saarland. Another survey is sched-uled to take place in the second quarter or this year.  

The public lecture series “Refugees in Germany – Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”, which is hosted by the LIfBi as part of project “ReGES–Refugees in the German Educational System” whose funding is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), will continue in the coming weeks. All dates for 2017 can be found here.