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The Cologne Students

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Haas, Heidrun (Seminar für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Seminar fuer Soziologie, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Post-compulsory education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
earning a doctorate; graduation (academic); social background; study requirements; career prospect; career planning; subject of study; course of academic studies; duration of studies; choice of studies; occupational choice
  • Abstract

    Studies and occupational socialization at the university. Topics: Social origins; study plans and occupation expectation; attitudes to future occupation; opinions on occupational situation; motives for studies; attitude of relatives to studies; contacts within and outside of the university; assessment of social rank of the individual faculties; self-image of the academic; contacts with academics; working hours; attending lectures and coach; satisfaction with studies; importance of areas of life; assessment of the social prestige of various occupations; housing situation; cost of living; memberships. Demography: age; sex; marital status; age und number of siblings; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; occupation; employment; income; size of household; composition of household; self-assessment of social class; city size; refugee status. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; presence of other persons; residential furnishings.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1959-05 / 1959-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
Sampled Universe
Students of all faculties of the University of Cologne in the winter semester 1959-1960.
Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 166
Survey unit: college students###
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0172 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Haas, Heidrun: Die Kölner Studenten: Nach einer Erhebung aus dem Jahre 1959/60. Köln, Universität, Soziologisches Seminar, Dipl. Arb. 1961/62

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 100 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Haas, Heidrun (1959): Die Kölner Studenten. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.