The Occupational Situation of Social Workers

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Lingesleben, Otto (Institut für Selbsthilfe und Sozialforschung, Köln)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Selbsthilfe und Sozialforschung, Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
  • Abstract

    Occupational situation and self-image of the social worker. Topics: General attitude to occupation; recommendations on choice of occupation; course of training and government recognition; satisfaction with technical training received; attitudes to problems of occupational newcomers; type and extent of duty area; burden from paperwork; available means of transport; size of work district; time losses through commuting times; work activities in the evening; vacation arrangement; overtime; interruption of leisure time by those seeking help; attitude to living in the work district; reading technical journals; exercising secondary and honorary activities or offices; satisfaction with duty area; satisfaction with working conditions and further education opportunities; lack of work aids; desired topics for future further education events; prospects of promotion; type, extent and limits of readiness for advancement; satisfaction with economic conditions; social origins; satisfaction index. Specification of salary group. Scales: relative social prestige, work satisfaction and attitude to the occupation of social worker. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; school education; vocational training; further education; occupation; professional position; professional career; income; housing situation; party membership; city size; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1964-11 / 1965-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Social workers with training at a higher technical college including occupational practical training and government recognition.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2255
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0546 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Lingesleben, Otto: Die Berufssituation der Sozialarbeiter. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1968. (Forschungsberichte des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen Nr. 1907).
  • Lingesleben, Otto: Die Berufssituation der Sozialarbeiter und Tendenzen zur Professionalisierung. In: Otto, Hans-Uwe; Utermann, Kurt: Sozialarbeiter als Beruf: Auf dem Wege zur Professionalisierung? München: Juventa 1971, S. 31 - 66.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22