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Situation of Afro-Asian Students in the Federal Republic of Germany

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Aich, Prodosh (Forschungsinstitut für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • P. Aich, Forschungsinstitut fuer Soziologie, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
migration; African; Asian; student; national stereotype; social relations; political education; discrimination; social integration
  • Abstract

    Motives of foreign students for studies in Germany and evaluation of acceptance in the Federal Republic. Topics: Differences between the image of Germany before arrival and currently; type and sources of information about the FRG; length of stay; desired occupation; equal opportunities of choice of occupation with studies in native country; intensity of contacts with study colleagues and university personnel; organization of leisure time; letter contacts with home; difficulties in house-hunting; contacts with the German population; discrimination experienced; attitude to the German population (semantic differential); assumed heterostereotype; re-orientation of demands; political, cultural and economic knowledge about the FRG; political attitude; financial situation; language proficiency; media usage; social origins; time budget. Demography: age (classified); citizenship; marital status; number of children; age und number of siblings; religious denomination; religiousness, regional origins. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; presence of other persons; language proficiency; external impression.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1960-02 / 1960-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Heidelberg (DE-BW-HEI)
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
  • Tuebingen (DE-BW-TUE)
  • Munich (DE-BY-MUC)
  • Hamburg (DE-HH)
Sampled Universe
Male students, who in the winter semester 1959/60 had been studying for at least 2 semesters and come from the following countries: Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran and Jordan. Interviewed as control group were students from Ghana, Nigeria and Norway. The interviews were conducted in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Heidelberg and Tuebingen
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: 386
Survey unit: college students###
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0195 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Aich, Prodosh: Farbige unter Weißen. Köln: Kiepenheuer & Witsch 1962

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Aich, Prodosh (1960): Situation afro-asiatischer Studenten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.