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The Social Situation of the Chemistry Worker

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Fürstenberg, Friedrich (Hochschule für Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Linz)
Publication Date
  • Hochschule fuer Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Linz (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • Employment
  • Abstract

    Attitudes and company situation of chemistry workers. Topics: The data were collected in two separate interviews. The following questions were posed in the first interview: job satisfaction after Bullock (scale); extent to which informed about the production process or the end product produced; type of training at work; contacts with colleagues due to work; necessity of observing work rules; number of direct superiors; particular evaluation of material or non-material advantages of personal work; desired changes regarding work; particular work stress and perceived changes in recent time; necessity of particular experience for one´s own work; persons influencing one´s own work or personal possibilities to influence the work of others; conversation contacts with colleagues during work; person to confide in at work for personal or factual questions; contacts with colleagues outside work; friends at work; interest in a different job. The following questions were posed in the second part of the interview: judgement on general as well as personal prospects of promotion in the company; assumption about willingness of the company to help in a personal situation of need; most important company social service and desired changes; working conditions particularly influencing one´s own work; ideal characteristics of a superior as well as of company management; consideration of employee opinion in the company; measures to strengthen employee demands; recommendations on improving the situation of workers in the company; personal understanding of co-determination; integration in the company (scale); commuting time to the company; leisure behavior; desired leisure activities; conversations about work within the family; secondary income; savings habits; preferred educational goals; assessment of general prospects for the future; satisfaction with the goal in life reached; attitude to technical progress; driving forces of technical progress. Demography: year of birth; sex; marital status; position at work; gross income; start of work (classified); length of company employment; frequency of change of company or change of department within the company; shift and pay form; earlier occupation; commuter or not commuter; shift work.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1966-03 / 1966-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Maximum 100 respondents each among employees from 7 selected companies (or company divisions) in the chemical industry having a rationalized or automated company division
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 669
    Number of Variables: 76
Of the 669 respondents in the first wave it was possible to interview 540 persons in the second wave about three months later.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1462 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Fürstenberg, Friedrich: Die Soziallage der Chemiearbeiter: Industriesoziologische Untersuchungen in rationalisierten und automatisierten Chemiebetrieben. Neuwied: Luchterhand 1969.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Fürstenberg, Friedrich (1986): Die Soziallage der Chemiearbeiter. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.