Employee Study 1968

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • INFRATEST, München
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • Employment
  • Abstract

    The company situation of employees in the Federal Republic and their attitude to co-determination. Topics: characterization of job; length of company employment; change of companies; work satisfaction; judgement on the business and development chances of the area of business; relationship with superiors and colleagues; judgement on employee status in comparison with the status of a worker; attitude to continued payment of wages during sickness for workers; judgement on the job of the works council; characterization of the most important areas of co-determination for employees; satisfaction with co-determination possibilities; knowledge about so-called ´expanded co-determination´ and assessment of the chances of realization of such a demand by the trade unions; attitude to co-determination (scale); achievement-based pay; satisfaction with income; type of long-term savings program; savings goals and extent of savings; right to vacation, judgement on the appropriateness of vacation; union vacation or additional days of vacation; attitude to education leave; membership in a trade union; reasons for possible intent to leave or reasons for not joining; attitude to trade unions; knowledge about trade unions; knowledge about union representatives in the company or government office; attitude to trade unions as representation of all employees; judgement on the importance of selected trade union demands; attitude to strike calls by the trade union during wage negotiation conflicts as well as a political general strike; reading trade union magazines; judgement on the economic situation of the FRG and personal economic situation; judgement on the economic policy of the past few months and assignment of responsibility for these policies; judgement on the issue relevance and issue ability of the parties; judgement on equal opportunities in the FRG; satisfaction with country and society; judgement on political influence of selected special interest groups and media; political interest; sympathy scale for the CDU, SPD, FDP and NPD; behavior at the polls in the Federal Parliament election 1965; party preference and party ties; assessment of the result of the Federal Parliament election 1969; preferred government coalition; party preferences of family and friends; memberships; self-assessment of social class; importance of work and leisure time; athletic activities and organization of leisure time; most important criteria in judging people; topics of conversation within the family; friendships; media usage; knowledge of foreign languages. For the survey groups pensioners, self-employed and dependents of employees extensive supplemental questions were posed. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational training; occupation; employment; area of business of company; company size; income; household income; number of recipients of income; possession of durable economic goods; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; residential status; local residency; social origins; degree of urbanization; refugee status; union membership. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; interest in interview; reliability of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1968-09 / 1968-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 16 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 6892
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1204 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22