The Self-Image of Women Academics in Occupation and Family

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bimmer, Brigitte (Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften der Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen)
Publication Date
  • Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften der Justus-Liebig-Universitaet, Giessen (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
academic (female); female university teacher; social background; working woman; image of women; gender role; course of academic studies
  • Abstract

    The self-image and situation of women academics in occupation and family. Topics: Social origins and financing of college; attitude of parents to taking up studies; employment before start of course of studies; length and reasons for an interruption of studies; degree and examination year; examination subjects; number of semesters and change of major; occupational status at the college; intent to obtain post-doctoral qualification as university lecturer; reasons for and against this; chance of receiving a university chair; advantages and disadvantages of women in occupation and at the university; assumed reasons for the small number of female instructors; preferred activities in instruction or research; employment outside the university; requirements of the profession as college instructor; existence of typically female characteristics; position of husband; marriage length; point in time and place of getting to know husband; assumed reasons for the frequency of divorce among academics; perceived jeopardy to marriage with large differences in education; particular difficulties among academic marriages; effects of the profession on raising children and care for one´s own children during employment; difficulties founding a family with long training time; assessment of the differences of prospects of promotion among men and women. Demography: age, number and training of siblings; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; occupation; professional position; social origins; regional origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1969-10 / 1970-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
Sampled Universe
All women academics 25 years old and older with examination employed at one of the four Hessian colleges (Marburg, Giessen, Frankfurt, Darmstadt) on 16 Oct. 1969.
Total universe/Complete enumeration; Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 218
Survey unit: university graduates###
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0875 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Bimmer, Brigitte: Das Selbstverständnis der Akademikerin in Beruf und Familie: Eine empirische Untersuchung an hessischen Hochschulen. Gießen, Universität, Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften, Diss., 1972.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 101 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22