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Teachers' Apprehension Study (The Academic Mind)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Lazarsfeld, Paul F. (Bureau of Applied Social Research, Columbia University, New York)
Publication Date
  • National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago, Ill. (Data Collector)
  • E. Roper and Associates (Data Collector)
  • National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago, Ill. E. Roper and Associates (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Attitudes of the academic profession to general college topics and political questions. Topics: Judgement on the political situation at college; assessment and jeopardy to academic freedom as well as assumed ideological supervision of instructors; political participation and courage of one´s convictions; perceived academic constraints and conditions; intended change of job for political reasons; misgivings against the political attitude of one´s own colleagues; comparison of current political climate with the time around 1948; presentation of one´s own opinion in instruction or preference for neutrality of conveying knowledge; influence of political career through membership in certain organizations; attitude to communism; inner-university problems; judgement on the role of students; social mobility; media usage; earlier voting decisions and party preference; memberships. Demography: age (classified); sex; race; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; party inclination; party identification; social origins; city size; regional origins; military service.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1955-04 / 1955-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States (US)
Sampled Universe
Instructors of undergraduate social sciences courses at four-year colleges.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Two-stage sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2451
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0179 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Lazarsfeld, Paul F.; Thielens, Wagner: The Academic Mind: Social Scientists in a Time of Crisis. Glencoe, Ill.: Free Press 1958

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 93 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Lazarsfeld, Paul F. (1966): Teachers' Apprehension Study (The Academic Mind). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.