The Bebras Contest in Austria – Do Personality, Self-concept and General Interests Play an Influential Role?

  • Andreas Bollin
  • Heike Demarle-Meusel
  • Max KesselbacherEmail author
  • Corinna Mößlacher
  • Marianne Rohrer
  • Julia Sylle
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11169)


The Bebras (Beaver) contest aims at testing of and motivating for Informatics and Computer fluency, and as such it is designed to be a contest for all pupils between 8 and 19. But, does it really attract and favor all types of children likewise? This paper takes a closer look at different types of personality, self-concept and interests of the winners of the Bebras contest in Austria and discusses those factors that might contribute to a successful participation. It concludes with some recommendations that might help in increasing the number of participation at the event.


Bebras contest Personality Self-concept 



We want to express our deepest thanks to all the participants of the study and to all the colleagues that helped us in gathering the data. A big Thank You goes to Max Kesselbacher for implementing (maintaining) the KAUA platform and for investing countless hours in dealing with the data used in this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Bollin
    • 1
  • Heike Demarle-Meusel
    • 1
  • Max Kesselbacher
    • 1
    Email author
  • Corinna Mößlacher
    • 1
  • Marianne Rohrer
    • 1
  • Julia Sylle
    • 1
  1. 1.Alpen-Adria-Universität KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria

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