Industry Work and Culture Change in Nigeria

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Seibel, Hans D. (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
Publication Date
  • H. D. Seibel, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Occupation career, job situation, work orientation as well as the family and financial situation of industry workers in Nigeria. Topics: Actual and desired number of wives; reasons for monogamy; marriage form; number of children; desired school education and occupations for one´s own children; living together with wife and children; reasons for being separated; frequency of visits by the wife; occupational activities of wife; detailed information on number, type and length of earlier employments; reasons for change of position; activities in times of unemployment; age at taking first position; interest in change of position; preferred occupation; work satisfaction; mode of pay; reasons for preference for monthly wage payment; base earning and overtime earning; amount of debts and savings; form of savings; motives for saving; creditors and reasons for debts; mode of repayment; work motivation; frequency of illness; number, length and reasons for visits home; reasons for migration into the city and interest in remigration to the country; reasons for city/country preference; financial contributions to the family; number of wives and occupation of father; number of siblings; number of siblings living in the city; school education and occupation of siblings; those guilty or reasons for unemployment in Nigeria; possible measures against unemployment; interest in living together with parents; additional activities in the evening; leisure activities and leisure partner; occupation, place of work, ethnic group affiliation as well as place of getting to know the best friend; listening to the radio and reading newspapers; participation in further education courses; distance and commuting times to workplace; means of transport used on the way to workplace; type of building and residential status; co-residents; satisfaction with housing situation; amount of rent; furniture possession and residential furnishings; problems at work as well as in the rest of life; contentment with life; reasons for poor standard of living; necessary minimum income for a good life; judgement on the occupational activity in comparison to training; perceived recognition at work; preference for occupational cooperation with people of one´s own or a different ethnic group; detailed information on monthly income and monthly expenditures (budget analysis); larger acquisitions in the last year and preferred area for more expenditures; ethnic group affiliation; preferred ethnic group. Demography: number of children; participation in further education courses; party membership; regional origins; religiousness; age (classified); marital status; religious denomination; income; social origins; place of birth. Also encoded was: language of interview; name and location of the company in which the interview took place.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1963-08 / 1964-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Lagos (NG-LA)
  • Oyo (NG-OY)
Sampled Universe
Industry workers from the wage lists of 10 industrial companies in the areas of business: food and beverage industry, textile industry, printing, metal and plastics processing.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 520
Of the 520 respondents 350 answered all parts of the questionnaire. With 159 respondents the budget analysis is missing and 11 respondents only answered the budget analysis. The greater part of the interview was conducted in English, while for about 5% of the respondents an interpreter intermediated. See also the survey of Liberian mine workers under ZA Study No. 0947.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0946 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Seibel, Hans D.: Industriearbeit und Kulturwandel in Nigeria. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1968.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22