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

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • INFRATEST, München
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
course of academic studies; choice of studies; university policy; political attitude
  • 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.
Non-probability: Quota; Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample (type of college, university city, areas of studies, sex and number of semesters)
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3952
Survey unit: college students### The college instructors were also interviewed in the framework of the college barometer project; see ZA Study No. 0859.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0858 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • INFRATEST-Sozialforschung (Hrsg.): Hochschulbarometer: Befragung von Studierenden, Wintersemester 1973/74. München: unveröffentlichter Forschungsbericht, 6 Bände, 1974.

Update Metadata: 2020-11-23 | Issue Number: 101 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22