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Helping and Accepting Help

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bick, Wolfgang (Institut für angewandte Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Müller, Paul J. (Institut für angewandte Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Scheuch, Eerwin K. (Institut für angewandte Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • IFAK, Taunusstein (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Group
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
  • Abstract

    Determination of intensity and opportunities to use private assistance. Topics: attitude to giving as well as to receiving assistance (scale); importance of relations with friends; potential helpers in emergencies; detailed recording of possibilities in one´s circle of friends to find help with repairs on motor vehicle or house and advice on tax questions as well as legal questions and insurance; personally providing advice or giving assistance. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; occupational position; employment; number of recipients of income; household income; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; person managing household; residential status; city size; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
The residential population on the first level and quota sample (according to gender, age and occupation) on the second level. Age: 14 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2047
    Number of Variables: 97
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1186 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Bick, Wolfgang; Müller, Paul J.; Scheuch, Eerwin K. (1981): Helfen und helfen lassen. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.