The Impact of Personality on Participation Decisions in Surveys

A Contribution to the Discussion on Unit Nonresponse

Authors: Saßenroth, Denise

  • ​Publication in the field of social sciences

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Increasing nonresponse rates in surveys are a matter of concern internationally, as low response rates put the quality of survey data into question. The risk of biased data is high if nonrespondents differ significantly from respondents. In arguing that sample persons’ personality traits are decisive in survey participation decisions, Denise Saßenroth investigates the mechanisms causing increasing nonresponse rates. Based on a modification of the Social Isolation Hypothesis, she analyses the impact of sample persons’ personality on participation decisions with data from the German General Social Survey and the LISS Panel from the Netherlands.

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Dr. Denise Saßenroth is a social scientist and research associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Saßenroth, Denise

    Pages 17-21

  • Survey Nonresponse

    Saßenroth, Denise

    Pages 23-63

  • Sample Persons’ Personality and Survey Refusals

    Saßenroth, Denise

    Pages 65-91

  • Personality Effects on Participation in the GGSS (ALLBUS)

    Saßenroth, Denise

    Pages 93-128

  • Personality Effects on Participation in the LISS Panel

    Saßenroth, Denise

    Pages 129-160

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
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Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-658-01780-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Impact of Personality on Participation Decisions in Surveys
Book Subtitle
A Contribution to the Discussion on Unit Nonresponse
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-01781-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-01781-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-01780-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 176
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
Topics