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Academics in Afghanistan

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sawitzki, Hans-Henning (Seminar für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • H.-H. Sawitzki Seminar fuer Soziologie, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Elites and leadership
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
Afghanistan; social background; school education; academic; studies (academic); occupational choice; alien
  • Abstract

    Education, professional situation, foreign contacts and political views of Afghan academics about the social development of their country. Topics: job satisfaction; chances for promotion; activities preferred; long-range professional goal; professional activity appropriate to education; evaluation of profession; jobs held since finishing education; decision process in choice of profession; social origins; language proficiency; attendance at schools abroad or in Afghanistan; reasons for university studies; beginning of studies; changes in field of study; preference for other fields; professional further education; studies with foreign teachers; origins of wife; degree of kinship with wife; stays abroad; contacts or professional cooperation with foreigners; knowledge of development projects in which foreigners take part; evaluation of the foreigners´ work; support of Afghanistan by other countries; country with model character for Afghanistan; evaluation of professions according to their importance for the development of the country; most important social changes necessary in the country. Demography: age; marital status; family composition; number of children; school education; vocational training; place of birth; regional origins. Interviewer rating: place of interview; length of interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1967-01 / 1967-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Afghanistan (AF)
Sampled Universe
Male Afghans, who competed studies at the University of Kabul.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 200
Survey unit: university graduates### 10 days after starting, the survey was officially prohibited. After objections to the questionnaire had been overcome, the project was resumed on March 10, until it was finally prohibited the beginning of May.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0423 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Sawitzki, Hans-Henning: Die Elitegruppe der Akademiker in einem Entwicklungsland dargestellt am Beispiel Afghanistans. Meisenheim am Glan: Anton Hain 1972.
  • Sawitzki, Hans-Henning: Alte und neue Elite in einem Entwicklungsland. Die Akademiker in der afghanischen Gesellschaft. In: König, Rene: Aspekte der Entwicklungssoziologie. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1969, S. 237 - 256. (Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Sonderheft 13).

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 102 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Sawitzki, Hans-Henning (1967): Akademiker in Afghanistan. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.