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Time Budget Study - Osnabrueck

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Szalai, Alexander (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)
  • Ebel, Heinrich (Institut für vergleichende Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Rosenbladt, Bernhard von (Institut für vergleichende Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Sozialforschungsstelle an der Universität Münster, Dortmund
Publication Date
  • Sozialforschungsstelle an der Universitaet Muenster, Dortmund (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Leisure
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Time use
  • Abstract

    Determination of the course of the day over 24 hours as well as description and time length of activities conducted specifying place and interaction partners. Topics: Time budget; performing shopping and trips to government offices; influential persons in shopping decisions; social integration; club membership and participation in club events; regional mobility; media usage; leisure activity; attitude to a Saturday without school and the day school; occupation with children; attitude to personal further education; route to work and means of transport used; pet possession; religiousness; sympathy scale for CDU, SPD and FDP; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1961; assessment of personal social class and that of friends (scale); local residency. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; further education; occupation; professional position; employment; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; regional origins; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: type of building; residential area; housing conditions; distance to center of city; interview surroundings; length of interview; weekday of interview; weather on the day of survey; presence of other persons and degree of relationship to the respondent; interruption of interview; reliability of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-09 / 1965-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Osnabrück (DE-NI-OSN)
    Osnabrueck and surrounding area
Sampled Universe
Age: 18-64.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection. Substitute persons were selected according to the quota procedure.
Collection Mode
  • Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 979
The study is part of an international comparative investigation (ZA Study Nos. 0266 to 0279). This is a data set with hierarchic data structure. The specified number of cards refers to the maximum number of cards per respondent. A reduced data set in a rectangular format, contining only number, length and type of activities as well as demography and the additional survey topics, is also available.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0267 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Szalai, Alexander (Hrsg.): The Use of Time: Daily Activities of Urban and Suburban Populations in Twelve Countries. The Hague, Paris: Mouton 1972
  • Schneider, Annerose: Expressive Verkehrskreise: Eine empirische Untersuchung zu freundschaftlichen und verwandtschaftlichen Beziehungen. Köln, Universität, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwiss. Fak., Diss., 1969

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Szalai, Alexander; Ebel, Heinrich; Rosenbladt, Bernhard von; Sozialforschungsstelle an der Universität Münster, Dortmund (1966): Zeitbudget-Studie Osnabrück. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.