Choice of Major Subject under Admission Restriction Conditions

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Reintges, G. (Planungsstelle des Rektorats der Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • Schweitzer, Hartmut (Planungsstelle des Rektorats der Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Publication Date
  • Planungsstelle des Rektorats der Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
course of academic studies; admissions restriction; change of subject of study
  • Abstract

    Selection of major subject and attitude of students to the numerus clausus. Topics: citizenship; social origins; ZIP (postal) code and city size as well as state of high school graduation; point in time of high school graduation; type of high school graduation earned; point in time and university of first registration; time of registration at university in Bochum or Heidelberg; student status; number of semesters; change of subject; degree sought; desired subject before start of course of studies; influence factors in selection of first subject; influence of numerus clausus on selection of subject; realization of original studies desired or reasons for selection of other studies; planned change of subject; first registration at desired university city or reasons for selection of another university city; personal acceptance by universities other than Bochum and Heidelberg in first registration at university; most important sources of information about the numerus clausus; performance of military or civilian service; vocational training before studies and content similarities with current studies; preferred criteria or procedure for admission to a numerus clausus subject; acceptable justification for introduction of admission restrictions; desired additional information at start of studies.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-01
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • Baden-Württemberg (DE-BW)
Sampled Universe
Students registered at university in the winter semester 1971/72 at the universities of Bochum and Heidelberg
Probability: Simple random; Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1813
    Number of Variables: 82
Survey unit: college students###
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1448 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Schweitzer, Hartmut: Fachwahl unter Numerus-clausus-Bedingungen. Köln: Böhlau Verlag 1981.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22