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Industry Work and Worker Consciousness

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kern, Horst (Soziologisches Seminar, Universität Göttingen)
  • Schumann, Michael (Soziologisches Seminar, Universität Göttingen)
Publication Date
  • Soziologisches Seminar, Universitaet Goettingen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
  • Abstract

    Current job situation, trade union attitudes and assumed effects of technical development as well as automation on job stress. Topics: School and occupational career; satisfaction with occupational life up to now and current job; working conditions and job demands at current job; change of occupation and job in the past; relationship with colleagues and superiors; prospects of promotion; wage fairness; evaluation of different wage forms and of one´s own job security; contact at work; evaluation of the job of the works council; understanding and evaluation of automation; evaluation of technical progress and its consequences for the standard of living, job stress, working hours, the employment situation and occupational advancement; impact of short time work; perceived possibilities of cooperation between workers and employers in the company; necessity of trade unions; attitude to co-determination and the power of the trade unions; membership in a trade union; political interest; form of housing. With transfer within the company: reasons for the transfer within the company and modalities of communication; attending retraining courses; general judgement on the new job; comparison with earlier job. Demography: age; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; income; social origins; regional origins; membership in a trade union. Interviewer rating: date of interview; credibility and cabability of giving an opinion of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-04 / 1967-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    selected cities in the FRG
Sampled Universe
Workers 15 - 67 years old in 9 selected industrial companies of various areas of business impacted by technical adjustment processes. No information about survey cities is available.
Sampling Procedure Comment: No specific information
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 981
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0876 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Kern, Horst; Schumann, Michael: Industriearbeit und Arbeiterbewußtsein: Eine empirische Untersuchung über den Einfluß der aktuellen technischen Entwicklung auf die industrielle Arbeit und das Arbeiterbewußtsein. Teil I und II. Frankfurt: Europäische Verlagsanstalt 1970.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Kern, Horst; Schumann, Michael (1967): Industriearbeit und Arbeiterbewußtsein. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.