Education and Life

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Hummell, Hans J. (Fb 1, Fach Soziologie, Universität Gesamthochschule Duisburg)
  • Meulemann, Heiner (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Wieken-Mayser, Maria (Europäisches Hochschulinstitut, Florenz)
  • Wiese, Wilhelm (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Ziegler, Rolf (Institut für Soziologie, Universität München)
Publication Date
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Vocational education
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Family life and marriage
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
school career; course of education; job history; course of academic studies; social background; partner relationship; meaning of life
  • Abstract

    Re-interview of high school students after ca. 15 years on data on the course of private and occupational life as well as questions on attitudes. Topics: conclusion of education; contacts with former students; detailed information on school and occupational training as well as activities after leaving high school; type of entitlement to university admission and average grade in high school graduation; reasons for not attending college; questions on sequence of college and vocational training; interest in other training occupations and additional vocational training; desired studies; college goal; planned activity instead of college; identity of original studies desired and actual studies; preferred subjects; conclusion or discontinuation of studies; attitude to studies; change of major; detailed information about preliminary examinations, intermediate examinations and final examinations and information on points in time; sources of income or financing of studies; employment alongside studies and influence of this activity on duration of studies; usable experiences for studies and later occupational career from activities during studies; connection between main focus of studies and first occupational activity; year of first full-time employment; detailed information about occupational development; activity description and changes as well as length of time and area of business of first jobs; occupational position and time worked each week; income changes between start and end of the job; reasons for change of position; satisfaction with occupational development and expected development of one´s own occupational position in the next few years; satisfaction with education up to now; interest in employment; assumed point in time for start of employment; preferred occupation; participation in measures for occupational further education; detailed information about form and content of these courses; judgement on these measures for further education for occupational career; detailed determination of occupational training examinations and final examinations according to topics and point in time as well as grades; detailed information on social origins; occupation of father or substitute father; year of death of father or mother; living together or separation of parents; financial support of parents for personal livelihood; year of setting up one´s own household and members or size of this household; detailed information on partnership relationship; marriage intent; type and length of partnership; attitude to a church wedding; occupation and income of partner; social origins of partner; age difference with partner; number of children; age and sex of children; responsibility for child care; desired number of children; questions on raising children and education style; education aspiration; importance of family; attitude to age; self-classification as young person or adult; judgement on prior course of life and biographical wrong decisions; significant events in life; identification with groups and movements; attribution of occupational success in general as well as relative to oneself; assessment of social class; the meaning of life; importance of areas of life; general private and occupational satisfaction. Perceived equality of educational chances and general equal opportunities in the Federal Republic; attitude to environment, achievement and work; postmaterialism index; political interest; election biography since 1972; party preference of parents in youth of respondent; participation in demonstrations; and change of religious denomination. Demography: date of birth; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; housing conditions and possession of a telephone; consent of respondent to a later re-interview. Interviewer rating: number of contact attempts; presence of third persons during interview and their influence on the conversation; judgement on reliability of responses; length of interview and date of interview. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-06 / 1985-08
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Students and of the school year 1969/70 in the 10th grade from 121 various classes at 68 high schools.
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Two-stage cluster sample. The sample is identical to ZA Study No. 0600. Of the original initial sample (3295 cases) it was possible to obtain 2999 current addresses. Based on this information 1989 persons were interviewed.
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1989
    Number of Variables: 1511
Survey unit: adults### A part of the respondents could not be reached for oral interviews (some were living abroad). For this reason various respondents were interviewed by mail with the same questionnaire that had been re-worked for a written survey. This survey ended in January 1986. Studies in connection with this project are archived under the following numbers: Primary Surveys: ZA Study No. 0600 ´School Student Survey´ ZA Study No. 0639 ´Parent Survey´ ZA Study No. 0640 ´Teacher Survey´ ZA Study No. 0996 ´Principal Survey´ Re-Interview: ZA Study No. 1440 ´Social Origins and School Career of High School Students´
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1441 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
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  • Meulemann, Heiner: Jugend als Lebensphase - Jugend als Wert. In: Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, 34, 1988, S. 65 - 86.
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  • Wiese, Wilhelm: Die Adressenlokalisation bei einer Wiederbefragung nach 10 bzw. 13 Jahren. In: ZA-Information 14, Mai 1984, S. 27.
  • Ziegler, Rolf; Brüderl, Josef; Diekmann, Adreas: Stellensuchdauer und Anfangseinkommen bei Hochschulabsolventen: Ein empirischer Beitrag zur Job-Search-Theorie. In: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, 108, 1988, S. 247 - 270.
  • Eckstein, Daniela: Bildungschancen von Frauen in Schulen und Hochschulen: Eine theoretisch-empirische Arbeit über die Determinanten von Ungleichheit im höheren Bildungssystem. Köln, Universität, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Diplomarbeit 1988.
  • Kühnel, Steffen; Mays, Anja: Lässt sich in der Langzeitbeobachtung ehemaliger Gymnasiasten eine protestantische Ethik finden? Empirische Spurensuche zu Max Weber in Heiner Meulemanns Gymnasiastenpanel. In: Beckers, Tilo; Birkelbach, Klaus; Hagenah, Jörg; Rosar, Ulrich (Hrsg.): Komparative empirische Sozialforschung. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010, S. 93-111
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  • Meulemann, Heiner; Hummell, Hans-Joachim; Wieken-Mayser, Maria; Ziegler, Rolf; Wiese, Wilhelm: Lebensplanung und Lebenserfolg in privilegierten Lebensläufen. 2.Teil: Ergebnisbericht. Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln 1987.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-23 | Issue Number: 251 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22