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Achievement Motivation in the Industrial Company

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Diekershoff, Karl-Heinz (Institut für Selbsthilfe und Sozialforschung, Köln)
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Labour relations/conflict
  • Abstract

    Job situation, work motivation and attitude to co-determination among workers of selected branches of the economy. Topics: Degree of consensus with the company system of norms; determinants of achievement orientation; work motivation; work satisfaction (scale); integration in the company; status satisfaction; job judgement; judgement on the wage-performance relationship; relationship with superior and colleagues; attitude to co-determination; frequency and judgement on company meetings; function of the works council meetings; judgement on interactions between the works council and management; existence of company committees; conflicts with the works council; membership in the trade union and in clubs; judgement on the job of the works council; evaluation of the industrial relations law; participation in works council elections; judgement on measures to increase performance in the company; increase in performance through more co-determination; communication process within the company and recommendation system within the company; atmosphere at work; problems of upward social mobility; satisfaction with position in the company; safety at work and job security; perceived achievement pressure; time keepers in the company; wage system; judgement on the effects of rationalization and automation; size of team; attitude to further education; time worked each week and overtime; length of company employment; frequency of change of job; assessment of fluctuation in the company; frequency of times reported sick; presence and utilization of social facilities; leisure activities; party preference. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional position; income; household income; size of household; head of household; housing situation; social origins; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Employees in the branches of the economy mechanical engineering, textiles and in the chemical industry.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Two-stage, stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1550
    Number of Variables: 623
The employee survey presented here is part of a project in the framework of which also employers and works councils were interviewed. The data of the remaining surveys are not archived in the Zentralarchiv.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0394 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Diekershoff, Karl-Heinz: Leistungssteigerung durch besseres Zusammenwirken von Arbeitgeber und Arbeitnehmern im Betrieb. Köln: hektographiert 1970

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Diekershoff, Karl-Heinz (1965): Leistungsmotivation im Industriebetrieb. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.