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Faculty of Educational Science and Psychology

Katharina Molitor

Main research topics

  • Reduction of educational inequality
  • Mediation of family background
  • Relation among motivational factors and educational attainment

Office hours

by appointment

Academic background

  • since 11/2019: PhD student at the IFS
  • 2019: M.A. Sociology, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • 2016: B.A. Sociology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Professional background

  • Currently working in project NEPS (National Educational Panel Study)
  • since 11/2019: research assistant in team McElvany at the IFS

Further Information

Current Projects:

  • National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), project duration: since 01.07.2009

Past Projects:

  • Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2019 − Teilprojekt Unterrichtsqualität (TIMSS2019-UQ)
  • Molitor, K., Fabian, P., Thums, K. & McElvany, N. (2021, September). Mediieren motivationale Faktoren den Einfluss der sozialen Herkunft auf das Erreichen des Abiturs. Tagung der Fachgruppen Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie (PAEPSY) der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), digitale Konferenz.