The Student in College
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AbstractSocial situation, study conditions, occupation concepts and socialconduct of philology and physics students at three German universities. Topics: Earlier vocational training and employment before start ofcourse of studies; study motivation; advice centers in the choice ofsubject; satisfaction with advice on studies; change of college;examination sought; examinations passed; judgement on supervision ofperformance through earning certificates and intermediate examinations;general work and study conditions; use of institute libraries anduniversity library; difficulties in obtaining literature; factual andpersonal integration; participation in tutoring groups; scientific andpersonal contact with college instructors; study work during thesemester and in semester breaks; working on material after lectures;intensity of study work; number of hours registered and attened eachweek; attending courses outside of subject; studies expectations andstudies reality; concepts of later occupation; judgement on relevanceof studies to occupation; assessment of occupation prospects andsignificance of examination grades; delaying examination for the sakeof better grades; attitude to a stronger regimentation of studies inthe beginning semesters; personal participation in introductioncourses; attitude to teams and voluntary examinations; attitude toobjectivation of examinations; assessment of the duration of studiesand reasons for lengthening studies; attitude to a time limit forstudies; attitude to second studies; possession and purchase oftechnical literature; financial security of studies and work during thesemester as well as in semester breaks; distraction from studiesthrough work; average money expenditures each month; membership inorganizations; illnesses; student housing; social and regional origins;school education of siblings, parents and grandparents; engagement. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; religiousdenomination; city size. Interviewer rating: length of interview and place of interview.
Update Metadata: 2022-05-17 | Issue Number: 104 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21