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College Barometer (Survey of Students, Winter Semester 1973/74)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • INFRATEST, München
Publication Date
1974
Contributor
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
Description
  • Abstract

    Representative survey among students at scientific colleges and universities for applied science in the Federal Republic. The following topic complexes were dealt with: 1. General studies data, 2. Studies and college in the judgement of the students, 3. Attitudes to college policies and politics in general, 4. Financing studies and housing situation. Topics: 1. Type of personal entitlement to university admission; existence of a curriculum as well as an intermediate examination; hours per week per semester registered; degrees sought; reasons for lengthening one´s own study time; personal impact of restricted admission and change of original study desire; personal interim course of study and change of college; personal studies abroad; reasons for change of subject; help in deciding on the choice of subject. 2. Judgement on study advice; general judgement on the situation at the colleges and expectations of studies (scale); contact with instructors; weekly study time, organized according to courses, library work, study-groups, coach and homework. 3. Means of college political activities preferred, conducted or classed as effective; attitude to fixed mandate for students representative; general judgement on college political groups, parties and organs of the university; attitude to a college reform; participation in elections at the university; personal candidacy for the student parlament and membership in college committees or college groups; extent to which informed about the general outline of a law providing guidelines for universities; personal attitude to college reform (scale); attitude to radicals in the civil service; judgement on the educational goals and functions of the college; political interest; party preference; judgement on the job of the Federal Government and opposition (scale); desired image of the Federal Republic (semantic differential). 4. Sources of income and financial support for studies received (student aid); attitude to support for loans; preferred form of housing; housing situation and monthly rent costs; number of siblings in training or education degrees of siblings. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; school education; vocational training; income; composition of household; self-assessment of social class; city size; state. Interviewer rating: interest and willingness of respondent to cooperate. Also encoded was: city code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-11 / 1974-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
German students at scientific colleges and universities for applied science.
Sampling
Quota sample (type of college, university city, areas of studies, sex and number of semesters)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3952
Note
The college instructors were also interviewed in the framework of the college barometer project; see ZA Study No. 0859.
Availability
Delivery
C - Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor’s written authorization. For this purpose the Data Archive obtains a written permission with specification of the user and the analysis intention.
Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0858 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
Publications
  • INFRATEST-Sozialforschung (Hrsg.): Hochschulbarometer: Befragung von Studierenden, Wintersemester 1973/74. München: unveröffentlichter Forschungsbericht, 6 Bände, 1974.

Update Metadata: 2019-03-23 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

INFRATEST, München (1974): Hochschulbarometer (Befragung von Studierenden, Wintersemester 1973/74). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.0858