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The Stewardesses of the German Lufthansa

Resource Type
  • Sawitzki, Hans-Henning (Institut für Mittelstandsforschung, Soziologische Abteilung, Köln)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Mittelstandsforschung an der Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
  • Abstract

    Investigation of the structure of the occupation of stewardess in view of occupational orientation, character of training as well as degree of professionalization. Topics: Recommendations and criteria in choice of occupation; occupational self-image; occupational prestige and prospects of promotion as stewardess; occupation of father, grandfather and mother; regional origins and mobility of parents; memory of application and subjective hopes for hiring by Lufthansa; conduct in case of not being hired; attitude of parents to application; expectations of the occupation; good and bad sides of the job as stewardess; occupational satisfaction; image of the occupation (semantic differential); leisure activity. Demography: age (classified); marital status; religious denomination; school education; further education; social origins; regional origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1963
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Stewardesses of Lufthansa.
Conduct of the survey at the airports Hamburg and Frankfurt.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 120
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0112 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Sawitzki, Hans-Henning: Die Stewardeß. In: Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (Hrsg.): Soziologische Probleme mittelständischer Berufe. 2. Teil. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1967, S.17 - 50 (Abhandlungen zur Mittelstandsforschung, Nr.23).

Update Metadata: 2019-03-26 | Issue Number: 82 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Sawitzki, Hans-Henning (1964): Die Stewardessen der Deutschen Lufthansa. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.