College Barometer (Survey of Instructors at Colleges, Summer Semester 1974)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • INFRATEST, München
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
university teacher; university policy; job history
  • Abstract

    Occupation situation, career course and judgement on the situation at the colleges from the view of instructors. Topics: 1. Instructing activity and instructing situation: type and extent of instructing activity in current semester; primary or part-time instructing activity; subjects taught; begin of instructing activity after conclusion of course of study and type of interruptions of instructing activity; requirements of college instructors; number of hours of preparation and evaluation for courses conducted and number of participants in current semester; type of support by colleagues; decision-making responsibility in establishing courses available; entitlement to conduct examinations; general characterization of the situation in field of specialization (scale); assumed reasons for lengthening time of studies by students. 2. Occupation data and career course: current and earlier designations of office; current functions at the college; examinations passed, according to type of examination and type of college; type and number of appointments rejected and accepted. 3. Financial and retirement situation: public employee and salary group; proportion of income from college activity in total income; number of colleagues to whom authorized to issue directives. 4. College reform and co-determination in self-administration committees: general attitude to college reform (scale); attitude to establishing assistent professor positions in one´s own field of specialization; attitude to introduction of polytechnics and a federally uniform college organization law; personal membership in co-determination committees and other organizations; judgement on the distribution of co-determination rights and the voting behavior of the ´others qualified as post-doctoral university lecturers´; boycott behavior of certain groups in co-determination committees. 5. General political and college policy attitudes: personal interest in college policy questions; attitude to political college groups; preferred measures to cover an increased need for instructors and personal willingness to increase service; attitude to radicals in the civil service; party preference. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional position; professional career; income; social origins. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1974-05 / 1974-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons conducting an instructing activity in the summer semester 1974 at scientific colleges and universities for applied science in the Federal Republic and in West Berlin.
Probability: Multistage; Non-probability: Quota; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample and (enhancing) quota sample
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: 1887
Survey unit: academic staff### In the framework of the college barometer project a representative survey was also conducted among the students. The data are available under ZA Study No. 0858.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0859 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • INFRATEST-Sozialforschung (Hrsg.): Hochschulbarometer: Befragung von Lehrenden an Hochschulen, Sommersemester 1974. München: unveröffentlichter Forschungsbericht, 4 Bände 1974.
  • INFRATEST-Sozialforschung (Hrsg.): Lehrende an den Hochschulen der Bundesrepublik und Westberlins: Daten einer Repräsentativbefragung im Sommer 1974. München: Selbstverlag 1976.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 103 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22