Social Scientists in Public Administration

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Hegner, Friedhart (Fakultät für Soziologie, Universität Bielefeld)
  • Grunow, Dieter (Fakultät für Soziologie, Universität Bielefeld)
Publication Date
  • Fakultaet fuer Soziologie, Universitaet Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Post-compulsory education
  • Abstract

    Courses of occupation, job situation and occupation opportunities of social scientists in public administration. Topics: Point in time and reasons for entering public administration; subjects of studies and conclusion of course of study; earned supplemental qualifications; type of preparation for entry or arranging of position; occupation career; content and formal task assigned; changes of main focus areas of occupation in the last few years; requirements for current activity; subject area of predecessor in current position and of immediate superior; judgement on room for action and disposition; type of work supervision and comparison with supervision among other academics; atmosphere at work and teamwork; type of decision-making processes; used sources of information and adequate provision with information to carry out the job; particular problems of social scientists in obtaining information; occupational mobility and interest in a change of position; scientific publication and participation in scientific congresses since taking position; judgement on the study of social science and recommendations for change; assessment of the opportunities actively to direct political processes in the government office; intervention by politicians and special interest groups in the government office; status as employee and salary group; interest in transfer into the civil service; earlier participation in student self-administration committees and political college groups; employment of father in public administration; approval for the study of sociology by one´s own children. Demography: Membership in a party or in associations and functions taken on there; social origins; age; sex; vocational training; professional position; income; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-07 / 1975-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Employees in public administration (federal, state and municipal): graduated sociologists, graduated political scientists, graduated social economists, graduated economists of social science orientation or social scientists with adequate degrees, such as e.g. M.A., Dr. or PhD.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 277
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0955 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Grunow, Dieter; Hegner, Friedhart; Bücker-Gärtner, Heinz; Neubauer, Georg: Sozialwissenschaftler in der öffentlichen Verwaltung. Frankfurt: Campus 1977.

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