Technical Progress and Microelectronics

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Knötig, Paul (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Wien)
  • Reichardt, Robert H. (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Wien)
  • Steurer, Karl (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Wien)
Publication Date
  • Oesterreichisches Gallup Institut, Wien (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Technology, Energy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social change
    • Science and technology
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to technical progress, in particular to computerization and automation. Topics: besides the demography and the question of professional position this excerpt from an omnibus survey contains only a scale measuring the attitude to technical progress on the following dimensions: technical interest; future problems from technical progress; the problem of data protection and protection of the private sphere; threat from technical progress; automation in professional life; personal impact of changes through technical progress; knowledge and definition of the term microelectronics. Demography: age (classified); age; sex; marital status; number of children; school education; occupational position; employment; number of persons subordinate to respondent in current occupation; household income; number of earners or persons with regular payments in household; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; city size; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
Sampled Universe
The Austrian population 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: 1000
    Number of Variables: 41
The current data set is part of an omnibus survey.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1364 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Reichardt, Robert H.: Segregationstendenzen in der Einstellung zur Technik. In: Journal für Sozialforschung, 23, 1983, S. 261 - 271.
  • S.W.S.-Meinungsprofile: Einstellung zum Technischen Fortschritt. In: Journal für Sozialforschung, 23, 1983, S. 245 - 260.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22