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Company Status and Area of Life

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sozialforschungsstelle an der Universität Münster, Dortmund
Publication Date
  • Sozialforschungsstelle an der Universitaet Muenster, Dortmund (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Community, urban and rural life
  • Abstract

    Industrial working world and personal life-style in a small town in the Bergisches Land. Topics: Local ties; regional origins; local residency; judgement on housing situation; satisfaction with housing; rent costs; social ties; degree of motorization of family; decision criteria in choice of occupation; change of occupation and change of job; attitude to change of workplace; professional history; occupational satisfaction; criteria for occupation success; private contacts with colleagues; occupation of father and grandfather; wage satisfaction and wage equity; overtime and judgement on stress from shift work; attitude to the 5-day week; company social services; vacation arrangement in the company; frequency of vacation and vacation destinations; means of transport used on vacation trips; participation in tourist parties; interest in a company excursion; commuting times to work; acceptance of a job even outside of the city; judgement on the image of local companies; breakfast habits and meals together with the family; quiet time after work; free time and leisure activity; detailed determination of frequency and type of events attended; helping by the husband in housework; attitude to employment of women; age and occupation of children; attitude to a tenth required year of school; satisfaction with personal school education and the education of the children; media usage; political interest; detailed determination of shopping habits and judgement on shopping opportunities in the city; orders with mail-order firms; comparative judgement on the standard of living; assessment of the cost of living. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; further education; professional career; size of household; self-assessment of social class; social origins; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods membership; military service; health. Interviewer rating: interview surroundings; interruptions of interview; cabability of giving an opinion and willingness of respondent to cooperate; housing conditions of respondent and over-all impression of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1958-02 / 1958-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Langenberg (DE-NW-LBB)
Sampled Universe
Company employees of four medium-sized industrial companies in an industrial municipality of medium size with a one-sided commercial and industrial tradition and a high proportion of industrial workers.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 539
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0111 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Linde, H.; Ebel, H.; Krisam, R.; Schaginger, E.: Materialien über quantifizierbare Zusammenhänge zwischen persönlicher Lebensführung und industrieller Arbeitswelt. Dortmund: Sozialforschungsstelle an der Universität Münster 1959 (Als Manuskript vervielfältigter Forschungsbericht)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Sozialforschungsstelle an der Universität Münster, Dortmund (1958): Betrieblicher Status und Lebensbereich. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.