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Justice as Profession

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Heldrich, Andreas (Institut für internationales Recht der Universität München)
  • Schmidtchen, Gerhard (Psychologisches Institut, Abt. Sozialspychologie der Universität Zürich)
Publication Date
1983
Contributor
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
Description
  • Abstract

    The vocationally oriented philosophy of life of prospective and trained jurists as well as prospective teachers. Topics: 1. The following questions were posed to all respondents: attitudes to the economic and political order of the FRG; the unemployed as a danger to social order; attitude to private property; judgement on the FRG as a democratic state under the rule of law (scale); limits to freedom of the press (scale); areas of necessary reforms; attitude to demonstrations, strikes, civil disobedience and use of force (scale); basic attitude to people as good or bad beings; judgement on the moral upbringing of youth today; institutions that should be strengthened; attitude to church; priority of national interests or personal freedom; guilt and compensation in the thalidomide case; judgement on ex-convicts; law and practical justice; attitude to legal advice centers for the needy; preferred way to fight against crime; consideration of social points of view in administration of justice; attitude to a dignified external appearance in the administration of justice in the form of lavish buildings and symbols in trial rooms; image of others or self-image of the jurist (scale); attitude to compensatory education in school; judgement on emotional behavior of teachers and jurists; personal social conduct and mediation of cases of conflict; personal work style and significance of a clear organization for written work; occupational goal and occupational perspectives; jurists in one´s family; judgement on studies in general; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; interest in college policies; originally desired studies and change due to restricted admission. Also encoded were: identification of interviewer; place of interview; date of interview. 2. Additional questions for high school graduates intending to study law: interest in an honorary activity in a legal advice center; attitude to the coaching system; demand of the study of law; intended career. 3. High school graduates intending to study secondary education: occupational goal. 4. Law students: besides the questions of the general part also the questions for law high school graduates were posed to the law students and beyond this the following questions: perceived shortcomings of university law education; judgement on the need for reform of law education (scale); judgement on the practice orientation of the education; satisfaction with studies; expected resistance to a reform of the course of studies. 5. Students of secondary education: judgement on shortcomings in the university education for prospective teachers; judgement on the need for reform of the studies of prospective teachers; judgement on the practice orientation of the education of prospective teachers; expected resistance to reform of the course of studies. 6. Legal trainees as well as judges for a probationary period and lawyers: willingness to perform an honorary activity in a legal advice center; attitude to the coaching system; judgement on the shortcomings in the jurist education; assessment of the need for reform of legal education (scale); satisfaction with studies; expected resistance to a reform of the course of studies. 7. Student teachers: judgement on the shortcomings in the education of prospective teachers; assessment of the need for reform of the education of prospective teachers (scale); satisfaction with studies; expected resistance to a reform of the course of studies. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; commuter status; residential status; degree of urbanization; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978-04 / 1978-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
195 high school graduates intending to study law, 206 high school graduates intending to study secondary education, 503 law students in the first and second semester, 485 students for the teaching profession in the first and second semester; 527 law students in the 7th or higher semesters, 520 legal trainees, 445 student teachers, 458 judges for a probationary period and 508 lawyers.
Sampling
Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3850
    Number of Variables: 333
Note
For the nine different subpopulations 8 different questionnaires were used. Beyond the part common to all questionnaires the questionnaires differed in supplemental questions relative to the subpopulation.
Availability
Delivery
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Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1254 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Heldrich, Andreas; Schmidtchen, Gerhard: Gerechtigkeit als Beruf: Repräsentativumfrage unter jungen Juristen. München: Beck 1982.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 74 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Heldrich, Andreas; Schmidtchen, Gerhard (1983): Gerechtigkeit als Beruf. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1254