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College Education and Profession

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Hornstein, Walter (Deutsches Jugendinstitut, München)
  • Kärtner, Georg (Deutsches Jugendinstitut, München)
Publication Date
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Post-compulsory education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
social background; income; course of education; course of academic studies; value-orientation; graduation (academic); gainful occupation; occupational choice
  • Abstract

    Retrospect on school and learning conditions of college graduates of the University and Technical College of Munich and judgement on current professional situation. Topics: 1. General information on social and financial situation: see Demography. 2. School and college education: city size of cities where school was attended; type of school; evaluation of the higher school regarding skills provided; assessment of social class of family at the time of attending higher school; point in time of personal decision or parents´ desire for taking up university studies; length of temporal interruption between high school graduation and studies as well as reasons for this interruption; most important criteria for the choice of college city (scale); faculty or subject area; intellectual interest besides personal field of specialization; continuity or interruption of studies; general judgement on time of studies and skills learned (scale); alternatives to university education; expected influence of size, location and image of the university on one´s own occupational chances; certainty of the profession idea during studies as well as reasons for uncertainty; professional alternatives considered; interest in acquisition of a higher university degree (doctorate, Habilitation); taking up further studies; length of interruption between examination and supplemental studies; type of activity exercised in this time; occupational activities during the second study; assumed professional or social advantages of a higher university degree; assumed advantages of a college graduate compared to professional colleagues without college education; assessment of the necessity of personal further education measures in the future; judgement on significance of selected final examinations or tests on general social position and professional career; point in time of decision for current professional career. 3. Professional situation: profession or ideas about future profession area and the desired professional position; length and type of activity; company size; status in profession; change of job and occupation as well as assessment of probability of future changes; assessment of significance of special knowledge or all-round education for one´s own professional position; judgement on practice-orientation of university education; self-assessment of career chances; atmosphere at work; most important factors for one´s own choice of profession and job (scales); most important employer expectations in selecting personnel (scale); assessment of decisive criteria in personally being hired (scale); assessment of influence of professional experience and achievement-orientation on career development; significance of type of college for professional advancement; salary classification due to age or achievement; assessment of future opportunities to earn for graduates; occupational future expectations; conduct with loyality conflicts with employer; importance of selected goals in life (scale); life and job satisfaction. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; income; city size; state; school education and type of college degree of father or mother or spouse; occupational position of father or mother; annual income of father or mother or spouse (classified); employment of mother or spouse; estimate of annual income in 10 years; receipt of scholarships or loans; receipt of financial support by parents; living in a group sharing a residence; personal share and share of spouse in total family annual income.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-05 / 1975-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Munich (DE-BY-MUC)
Sampled Universe
Sample of graduates of the University and the Technical College in Munich, who completed their studies in 1972.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 326
    Number of Variables: 178
Survey unit: university graduates###
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1458 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-23 | Issue Number: 246 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Hornstein, Walter; Kärtner, Georg (1985): Hochschulausbildung und Beruf. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.