Occupational Experience and Social Consciousness (Machine Fitters, Berlin)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Lempert, Wolfgang (Institut für Bildungsforschung in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Bildungsforschung in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • Employment
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
  • Abstract

    Occupational career, job situation and attitude to topics of company co-determination among machine fitters. Topics: Occupational position and occupational mobility; job situation during apprenticeship; assessment of the usefulness of the apprenticeship for occupational career; attitude to occupational further education; characterization of one´s own job as well as description of job situation; general work satisfaction (scale); general characterization of company and satisfaction with company; achievement-based pay and satisfaction with income; job preferences; current activity exercised and general advancement orientation; interest in a position as superior; attitude to technical progress and personal impact of rationalization measures; attitudes to company democracy; success and rights of the works council; willingness to be a candidate for works council member or union representative; attitude to co-determination with equal rights on the board, to self-administration of the company by workers and employees, to participation in decisions by teams on matters of their job and to strikes; assessment of the co-determination ability of workers´ representatives; assessment of the ability to avoid unemployment and attitude to conditions of social rule; social-political orientation; general attitude to entrepreneurs; assessment of salary differences between workers and employees; assessment of the power of the trade unions; attitude to strikes as trade union means to achieve their demands; willingness to participate in a strike; judgement on lock-out; personal political interest and political interest of parents; attitude of parents to trade unions; membership in a trade union and a youth group; attitude to social problems; wage form; proportion of overtime in income; changing shift; company size; housing situation; daily newspapers and monthly magazines read. Demography: age (classified); marital status; number of children; school education; vocational training; further education; occupation; professional position; professional career; type of company; income; social origins; present and past offices held; social surroundings. Interviewer rating: place of interview; length of interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate. Additionally the following was collected from files of the chamber of commerce: company doing the training; apprenticeship length; crediting other training towards the prescribed apprenticeship time; grades of apprenticeship final examination and repetition of test.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1969-01 / 1969-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Participants in the apprenticeship final examinations for machine fitters in 1959 in the chamber of commerce Berlin.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire and file analysis
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 270
    Number of Variables: 598
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0836 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Lempert, Wolfgang; Thomssen, Wilke: Berufliche Erfahrung und gesellschaftliches Bewußtsein: Untersuchung über berufliche Werdegänge, soziale Einstellungen, Sozialisationsbedingungen und Persönlichkeitsmerkmale ehemaliger Industrielehrlinge. Band I. Stuttgart: Klett Verlag 1974.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22