Parental Home and Education Chances

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Baur, Rita (Arbeitsgruppe für empirische Bildungsforschung, Heidelberg)
  • Jäger, Annemarie (Arbeitsgruppe für empirische Bildungsforschung, Heidelberg)
  • Spitzmüller, Ruth (Arbeitsgruppe für empirische Bildungsforschung, Heidelberg)
  • Institut für Demoskopie, Allensbach
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Demoskopie, Allensbach (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Compulsory and pre-school education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
secondary school; expectation; parents; educational opportunity; occupation
  • Abstract

    Decision criteria and decision-making process in parental home for the transfer of children to high school or secondary school. Topics: Reasons for not registering the child for a secondary school after the 4th grade; reasons for or against the choice of school made; firmness of the decision and time of decision; teachers as advisers in the decision; judgement on the school achievements of the child; school grades at the end of the fourth grade; contacts with teachers; participation in parents evenings and talks with other parents of schoolchildren; judgement on teachers and school before transfer; image of the school types; social contacts and reference groups; reactions of the neighborhood on the transfer to a different type of school; assessment of the pleasure at learning or school difficulties of the child; supervision of homework; tutoring; participation in talent tests and results; educational goals of school and parents; sanction practices with poor school achievements; socialization through school and parental home; education goals and occupation plans; financial aspects of instruction; watching television by the child; reading newspapers, magazines and books; main focus areas of interests and most important problems of the parents; general contentment with life; general image of society; trust in progress; satisfaction with personal school education and assessment of the importance of school education for professional career; dealing with other persons with difference in status; personal education and occupational training; prospects of promotion; assessment of personal job security. Demography: reading newspapers, magazines and books; personal school and occupational training; employment; number, age, training of all siblings of child; social origins; party preference (Sunday question); age (classified); sex; marital status; position in sibling sequence; religious denomination; religiousness; occupation; professional position; employment; income; size of household; economic area; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods; media usage. Interviewer rating: general judgement on respondent; assessment of social class of respondent, dialect spoken; length of interview; weekday of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1968-06 / 1968-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Baden-Württemberg (DE-BW)
Sampled Universe
Parents of schoolchildren who in autumn 1967 completed the transfer from the 4th grade of elementary school to the 5th grade of high school, secondary school or junior high school.
Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random 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: 1729
    Number of Variables: 553
Survey unit: parents### The survey of the teachers of the parents of schoolchildren interviewed here is stored under ZA Study No. 0894. See the panel survey data archived under ZA Study No. 1151.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0893 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Baur, Rita: Elternhaus und Bildungschancen: Eine Untersuchung über die Bedeutung des Elternhauses für die Schulwahl nach der 4. Klasse Grundschule. Weinheim: Beltz 1972. (Schriftenreihe der Arbeitsgruppe für Empirische Bildungsforschung, Band 4).

Update Metadata: 2020-10-23 | Issue Number: 100 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22