Parental Home and School (Social Class, Intelligence and School Success)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Oevermann, Ulrich (Institut für Bildungsforschung in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin)
  • Krappmann, Lothar (Institut für Bildungsforschung in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin)
  • Kreppner, Kurt (Institut für Bildungsforschung in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Bildungsforschung in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Compulsory and pre-school education
    • Family life and marriage
    • Children
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
social background; education; intelligence; vocabulary
  • Abstract

    Child-raising style, school success and social structure. Topics: The data set contains four different survey parts: 1. Schoolchildren: intelligence test (PSB after Horn); Frankfurt vocabulary test (WSP 5-6 after Anger/Bargmann/Hylla). 2. School grades and in part occupation of father were obtained from the class registers. 3. From the school records it was later determined whether transfer to a secondary school had taken place. 4. Survey of parents of children tested: child-raising style (scale); social origins of children and social class of parents; conflicts and communication (reading aloud) with the children; book possession. Demography: age; sex; family composition; age and number of siblings; position in sibling sequence; occupation; employment; professional career; household income; social origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1969-12 / 1970-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
    Greater Frankfurt am Main
Sampled Universe
11 classes of the 4th school year from 4 randomly selected elementary schools in Oberursel (9 classes) and one suburb of Frankfurt.
Total universe/Complete enumeration; Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Content coding
  • Psychological measurements and tests
  • Written survey as well as psychological tests and file analyses
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 357
    Number of Variables: 114
Survey unit: students; parents### The current data set contains both the data of the schoolchildren as well as the parents. The data of the parents are assigned to those of the schoolchildren.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0826 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0826
  • Oevermann, Ulrich; Kiper, Marianne; Rothe-Bosse, Sabine; Schmidt, Michael; Wienskowski, Peter: Die sozialstrukturelle Einbettung von Sozialisationsprozessen: Empirische Ergebnisse zur Ausdifferenzierung des globalen Zusammenhangs von Schichtzugehörigkeit und gemessener Intelligenz sowie Schulerfolg. In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie 1976, 5, S. 167 - 199.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 100 | Registration Date: 2011-03-16