Social Factors of the Attitude to Learning of Adults

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Schulenberg, Wolfgang (Oldenburg)
Publication Date
  • INFAS, Bonn-Bad Godesberg (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
course of education; job history; adult education; gender role; social justice; attitude towards education
  • Abstract

    Education consciousness as well as knowledge and assessment of further education possibilities. Education readiness and participation in education events. Topics: 1. On education in general: judgement on one´s own education and training; main focus areas of one´s own education; assumed attitude of spouse to attendance at further education events; expected influence of social position of parents on school education of children; preferred education of children; opinion on the class structure of society; assumed reasons for the hypothetical classes in society; recommendations on raising the general education level in the FRG; reason for the value of a high education level. 2. On further education: attitudes to institutions of adult education and knowledge of further education facilities, such as e.g. adult education center; attendance at further education events; reading books and magazines; general desire to learn; attitude to adults in school; significance of television for education or further education; use of the third television station; media usage. 3. Miscellaneous: important aspects of work satisfaction (scale); influence of technical progress on occupation practiced; interest in co-determination; authority structure in one´s family; political interest; education and occupation of spouse; regional mobility; city size; company size; party preference; party membership; possession of car and telephone; assumed income development; religiousness; personal membership in a trade union as well as that of father; social origins. Demography: age (classified); marital status; religious denomination; school education; employment; type of company; household income; occupational group; household composition; residential status; social class of respondent; local residency; state. Interviewer rating: length of interview. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-03 / 1973-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 18 and older.
Probability: Simple random; Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
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: 4150
    Number of Variables: 347
Survey unit: adults### The current data set of a trend survey contains excerpts from omnibus surveys. The individual waves were conducted in March, April and June 1973 with about 1000 interviews each. The study contains replications of questions from ZA Study Nos. 0021 and 0022. See also ZA Study No. 1017.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1021 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Schulenberg, Wolfgang; Löber, Heinz-Dieter; Löber-Pantsch, Uta; Pühler, Susanne: Soziale Faktoren der Bildungsbereitschaft Erwachsener: Eine empirische Untersuchung. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta 1978. (Schriften zur Erwachsenenbildung: Materialien zur Erwachsenenbildung).
  • Schulenberg, Wolfgang; Löber, Heinz-Dieter; Löber-Pantsch, Uta; Pühler, Susanne: Soziale Lage und Weiterbildung. Braunschweig: Westermann 1979.
  • Meulemann, Heiner: Bildungsexpansion und Wandel der Bildungsvorstellungen zwischen 1958 und 1979: Eine Kohortenanalyse. In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 11, 1982, S. 227 - 253.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22