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College Education and Profession

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Hornstein, Walter (Deutsches Jugendinstitut, München)
  • Kärtner, Georg (Deutsches Jugendinstitut, München)
Publication Date
1985
Contributor
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
Language
German
Classification
  • 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
Description
  • 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
Note
Survey unit: university graduates###
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
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1458