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Susanne Schürkmann

US - D 421
Phone:+49 (0271) 740 - 2412
+49 (0271) 7401 - 2412
 E-mail: schuerkmann@zoebis.de

Current Teaching

    Interest and research priorities

    • Financial Literacy - FILS - Studie
    • Economic Literacy

    PhD thesis

    Various studies deal with the assessment of financial literacy. However, it is not always obvious whether actual competencies are assessed or if it is rather a measurement of knowledge or attitudes. Furthermore, it is questionable if the construct that is supposed to be assessed is valid.  Using the Financial Literacy Study (FILS) as an example, the dissertation project describes how the underlying theoretical construct can be validated. The validation is based on the measurement of financial literacy through Rasch-modelled values, which are verified by means of structural equation models.

    Selected Presentations and Publications


    "FILS – Financial Literacy – Valid Content Levels Necessary for Children" Presentation with Prof. Dr. Schlösser at the conference of the CEE (Council of Economic Education) - 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference, Dallas, Texas, USA (08.10.2014-11.10.2014)

    "Basic Financial Skills of Adults - FILSA Study Results" Presentation with Prof. Dr. Schlösser at the conference of the EDINEB (Educational Innovation in Economics and Business) - University of Limerick, Irland (04.06. - 06.06.2014)


    Schuhen, Michael / Schürkmann, Susanne (2014): Construct validity of financial literacy. In: International Review of Economics Education; ISSN 1477-3880, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iree.2014.07.004.


    Deutsche Gesellschaft für ökonomische Bildung (DEGÖB)  

    Gesellschaft für empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF)   

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